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Richards Bay is a city of 57,000 people (2011) in KwaZulu-Natal. It is a gateway to Zululand, and an area popular with foreign tourists because of its large game parks and the diverse wildlife on offer. It is also a destination for watersport enthusiasts.


Richards Bay is a lagoon of the Mhlatuze River. It is one of the country's largest harbours, and is the deepest natural harbour on the African continent.

The town is surrounded by natural lakes and marshes, making it a picturesque place.

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  • 1 Richards Bay Airport (RCB  IATA). Airlink from Johannesburg-OR Tambo Richards Bay Airport (Q7330281) on Wikidata Richards Bay Airport on Wikipedia

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Richard's Bay Northern Breakwater

The lagoon allows for many different watersports.

There is a golf course that is home to hippos, crocodiles, fish eagles, and monkeys, which make for unusual challenges.

Watch whales and humpback dolphins from the viewing platform at Alkantstrand Beach.

The Enseleni Nature Reserve is home to wildebeest, reedbuck, and zebra, and has hiking trails.






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