Richard's Bay

South Africa

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Cruises to Richard's Bay

Situated on the deepest natural harbour in the Southern Hemisphere, Richard's Bay will thrill both nature and culture seekers. Spend the day walking through the Umlalazi Nature Reserve where you might see one of the rarest birds of pray in South Africa, the Palm-Nut vulture. Catch some sun or some waves at Aklantstrand Beach or learn about South African history and art at the Empangeni Museum.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Richards Bay. Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Standard Time Zone. UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Zulu and English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    The local currency in South Africa is the rand.
    • Famous For
      Richard's Bay is located on one of the largest harbours in South Africa and the deepest harbour in the Southern Hemisphere.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The constant wind that blows through Richard’s Bay from the North East make it a popular kite surfing destination.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Alkantstrand Beach was the site of the South African Surf Championship in 2015.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Bunny Chow is a popular curried dish that originated in the Indian community in South Africa.

Richard's Bay TOP EXCURSIONS

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We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Shakaland

Relive the history of King Shaka, King of the Zulus, during this enriching visit to the tribal village of Shakaland. ...

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St. Lucia Wetland Park

Marvel at South Africa’s abundant bird and wildlife species during this scenic cruise in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, ...

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Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Revel in South Africa’s sublime natural beauty and wildlife during this superb game drive at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park....

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Dumazulu Cultural Village

Explore the culture and traditions of the Zulu tribe during this enlightening visit to the entrancing DumaZulu Tradition...

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Santorini, Greece

28-Day South Africa from Cape Town to Athens: Seychelles, Egypt, Israel & Greece

Go from Cape Town to Athens on the all-new Norwegian Spirit. | Stay overnight at the vibrant Richard’s Bay, South Africa.
SHIP Norwegian Spirit
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Cape Town (South Africa);
Mossel Bay (South Africa); Port Elizabeth (South Africa); Richard's Bay (South Africa); Pointe Des Galets (Reunion); Port Louis (Mauritius); Port Victoria (Seychelles); Safaga (Egypt); Suez Canal (Egypt); Ashdod (Israel); Haifa (Israel); Limassol (Cyprus); Rhodes (Greece); Santorini (Greece);
DISEMBARK Athens (Piraeus) (Greece);
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Muscat, Oman

18-Day from Dubai to Cape Town: Reunion, Seychelles & South Africa

Discover Norwegian Jade’s extensive renovations.
SHIP Norwegian Jade
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Dubai (United Arab Emirates);
Muscat (Oman); La Digue (Seychelles); Port Victoria (Seychelles); Nosy Be (Madagascar ); Port Louis (Mauritius); Pointe Des Galets (Reunion); Richard's Bay (South Africa); Port Elizabeth (South Africa); Mossel Bay (South Africa);
DISEMBARK Cape Town (South Africa);
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Kruger National Park, South Africa

21-Day African Safari and Seychelles

Sail in luxury and style on the updated Norwegian Dawn. | Overnight in beautiful Seychelles, Richard’s Bay and Cape Town.
SHIP Norwegian Dawn
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Dubai (United Arab Emirates);
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates); Port Victoria (Seychelles); Nosy Be (Madagascar ); Port Louis (Mauritius); Pointe Des Galets (Reunion); Richard's Bay (South Africa); Port Elizabeth (South Africa); Mossel Bay (South Africa);
DISEMBARK Cape Town (South Africa);
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