Richards Bay

Giraffe on safari, Richards Bay, South Africa
Giraffe on safari, Richards Bay, South Africa
Hippos in Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Richards Bay - South Africa

Situated on a huge lagoon off the Mhlatuze River, Richards Bay is a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and has the deepest natural harbour in the Southern hemisphere.

The modern, thriving port town is surrounded by vast expanses of untouched indigenous scenery, natural lakes and marshes. Its unspoilt wetlands are teeming with wildlife including hippos, crocodiles and over 300 species of bird, which makes this natural paradise a much-sought-after destination.

Named after a British naval commander who landed troops on the Zululand coast in 1879, Richards Bay was a small fishing village until the port opened in 1976. The town offers excellent recreational activities and visitors enjoy art galleries, fishing, beachcombing, bird watching, swimming, canoeing and some classic drives around the bay.

Cruises to Richards Bay

African Wildlife & Indian Ocean Islands

African Wildlife & Indian Ocean Islands

Departs: Cape Town • Thu 31 Oct 2019
28 nights • Boudicca • D192627

  • From going in search of the ‘Big Five’ on exhilarating safari adventures and discovering fauna-rich coral reefs to exploring unspoilt islands and indulging in pure relaxation at picture-perfect beaches, this enthralling cruise packs in memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences throughout.
  • You can tour to breathtaking South African game reserves from Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay; seek-out lemurs, chameleons and much more in Madagascar; marvel at the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon at Mayotte; and see giant land tortoises on the uninhabited island of Moyenne in the Seychelles.
  • Quintessential Seychelles beaches such as idyllic Anse Lazio await at Praslin Island, before calls at Malé and Colombo offer a taste of authentic Maldivian and Sri Lankan life. Then, in the Andaman Sea, the natural beauty of the Andaman Islands and fabulous Phuket awaits you.

African Wildlife & Landscapes

African Wildlife & Landscapes

Departs: Cape Town • Thu 31 Oct 2019
14 nights • Boudicca • D1926

  • There will be chances to encounter a diverse array of fascinating wildlife, from going in search of the ‘Big Five’ and rare white rhinos on unforgettable safari adventures to exploring coral reefs teeming with colourful fauna and flora, on this epic journey of discovery aboard Boudicca.
  • You can tour to breathtaking South African game reserves from Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay; seek-out lemurs, chameleons and much more in Madagascar; marvel at the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon at Mayotte; and see giant land tortoises on the uninhabited island of Moyenne in the Seychelles.
  • That’s not all though, this 14-night cruise also packs in the iconic landmarks of Cape Town; an opportunity to visit DumaZulu for a fascinating insight into the Zulu Kingdom’s way of life; and time to indulge in pure relaxation at picture-perfect paradise beaches.

From £1,299pp

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