Richmond And Byrne
The so-called Byrne Scheme of 1850 tempted settlers from Britain with a 'promised land'...but the reality carried a price. Most were shipwrecked as they approached the entrance to Port Natal-Durban, and their allotted territory now known as Richmond & Byrne - once they reached it -was a far cry from the gentle farmlands of the 'Old Country'. Many returned on the first available passage, but the hardiness of those who stayed to meet the challenge is a constant echo.
The legacy of indentured Indian labour adds an exotic dimension to the mix of colonial heritage and rural Zulu lifestyle. Richmond has become an important seat of local government, in addition to serving the educational, business and transport needs of the surrounding community.
Byrne is only 24 minutes' drive from Richmond via the Beaulieu Dam, and is a popular and attractive stop off en route. It’s a great place to fish and have a picnic.
Accommodation in the Richmond area
Places to stay with Accommodation in Richmond and Byrne which includes hotels, self catering accommodation, guest houses, bed and breakfast, lodges etc
In and around Richmond are a series of privately owned game and nature reserves which offer one many choices of things to do such as, hiking, fishing, rock climbing and white water rafting. Richmond also has a museum dedicated to the horse, which is one of the only two in the world.
A great selection of Restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!