The Naked Barista… May/June 2015
What can we say about Richards Bay…
Well, it is South Africa’s largest harbour and it is the gateway to Zululand.
Being one of the closest seaside towns to Gauteng, it is rapidly growing in popularity as a north coast vacation destination. It also provides amazing beaches and enjoys a warm climate year-round. This town not only provides the most northern Blue Flag Beach in South Africa, Alkantstrand (meaning ‘both sides beach’), but also beautiful nature and wildlife.
This area provides cultural and historical significance as this is where Shaka built his Zulu kingdom. This traditional way of life still carries on today as Zulu villages and kraals can be viewed by the public. Here you can find Shakaland and DumaZulu.
Another attraction is Richards Bay Game Sanctuary, where water birds, crocodile and sharks can be spotted.
We were superblessed to have found a lovely self-catering flat, apart from the mainstream – ‘Tussen die Maroela’s’ guesthouse.
There are many restaurants on the waterfront. While having lunch one day on the deck, we saw – a first for me – a magnificent school of trumpet fish swimming by.
Also, an edible experience we had: Bethesda was told by our friend, Marnus, about the amazing “Bunny Chow” being sold at a corner shop on the pier at the waterfront and obviously, we had to try it out… and it definitely did not disappoint…
Superblessed with work and play!
8 March 2021
PS: We visited Richards Bay a few times at the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017. We took our accommodation at Imvubu Lodge. My granddaughter, Alexia’s daddy, Joe, had to be there for chemo treatments and we were my daughter’s support. Sadly Joe died in Richards Bay on 27 March 2017.
Gratitude for living our best life!