Property in Richards Bay
Richards Bay Properties
The fast-developing tourist town of Richard’s Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, boasts South Africa’s largest harbour as well as an interesting past. Sir Frederick Richards, the Commodore of the Cape, established the makeshift harbour during the Anglo Boer war, which soon prompted a bustling settlement to spring up around it that expanded into today’s Richard’s Bay.
Today the area is growing from strength to strength, with desirable residential properties, as well as business and commercial real estate. Known predominantly as an industrial town and seaside-vacation destination, the area strongly promotes the idea of industrial tourism. This allows people access to mines and plants via informative, guided tours.
Aside from the buzzing harbour which is a hive of perpetual activity and amusement, the glimmering beaches present a wonderful opportunity to relax in the sunshine, lying on the golden sand immersed in a good book or to delight in the various water sports on offer. Try fishing for your own supper, go surfing and catch a wave or two, hop on board a luxurious yacht for a decadent cruise or simply enjoy a dip in the inviting sea.
Richard’s Bay is also famed for its diversity of terrains, from lush wetlands to thornveld, sandbanks, dune forests and mud flats. This makes it a bird watcher’s paradise, with a number of species habituating the area. Nature lovers will also delight in the nature reserves in and nearby the vicinity, including the Enseleni Nature Reserve which offers scenic self-guided tours and lovely picnic and braai facilities.
The Richard’s Bay Game Reserve is renowned for its varied landscape, incorporating swamp forests, as well as tidal mudflats. Birders will revel in the Thulazihleka Bird Hide located within the swamp region, where over 300 different species of birds have been recorded, including the rare pink-back pelican. The striking lagoon is also home to resident hippos and crocodiles, as well as numerous species of fish.
The Boardwalk Shopping Centre has a plethora of shops and restaurants to choose from, as well as cinemas, while the Richard’s Bay Country Club is the place to go for a chat with the locals or to relish a challenging game of golf, tennis or squash. The upmarket Tuzi Gazi Waterfront hosts myriad exclusive restaurants and shops and offers an exciting playground for water sport fans.
Richard’s Bay continues to flourish, offering an appealing, varied lifestyle and superior quality of life, with a wealth of amenities and natural features available to its visitors and residents.