Richards Bay was named after British naval commander Rear Admiral Sir Frederick William Richards, who landed troops on the Zululand coast in 1879; this was a small fishing village until the port was opened in 1976. Richards Bay now boasts the largest export coal terminal in the world - loading 65 million tons every year - and the specialised ships that call are a must-see for maritime buffs. The enormous operations of Richards Bay Minerals top the list of industrial tourism opportunities for the curious-minded.
Richards Bay offers some of the most spectacular wetland scenery and unspoilt beaches. The Zululand Birding Route includes Richards Bay Harbour and the Game Reserve, known also as New Mouth, on its route. This part of the route covers sandbanks, mud flats, extensive mangroves, freshwater pans and forest areas and bird watchers can spot a number of rarities such as the cuckoo hawk and pygmy goose. New Mouth features a number of aquatic birds as well as hippos and crocodiles.
Accommodation in Richards Bay
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Richards Bay Activities
A diverse range of activities are available.
A great selection of Restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!
Richards Bay forms part of the Zululand Birding Route, for more info please visit www.zululand-birding-route-info.co.za/routes