Richards Bay

South Africa

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Richards Bay, South Africa

Situated on the deepest natural harbor in the Southern Hemisphere, Richards 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.


  • 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
      Richards Bay is located on one of the largest harbors in South Africa and the deepest harbor in the Southern Hemisphere.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The constant wind that blows through Richards 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.

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