About Richards Bay

Situated on a lagoon in South Africa's Mhatuze River, Richard's Bay -  named after the British admiral who directed British naval operations during the Anglo-Zulu War - is home to the area by a rich supply of fish.

Before Richard's Bay was transformed from a small 19th century holiday town to a major port, crocodiles, sharks and hippos frequented its lagoon; indeed, the town was famous as the site where hunter John Dunn shot the longest crocodile ever recorded in South Africa - a whopping 6.7 metre beast - in 1891.

Today, part of the lagoon is a nature reserve surrounded by verdant Richard's Bay Park and its inhabitants are rather less scary. While enjoying one of our Richard Bay cruises, rare pink-backed pelicans have been spotted alongside flamingos, cormorants and waders while the waters are a nursery for grunter, salmon, perch and yellowfin. So do not forget your camera and binoculars when you go ashore from cruises to Richard Bay.


Shore excursions in Richards Bay

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