Things to do in
Richards Bay

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From Richards Bay: Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve Day Trip

1. From Richards Bay: Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve Day Trip

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve set in the heart of Zululand where Africa’s Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhinoceros) roam the flourishing savannah. Established in 1895 this is the oldest park in South Africa and encompasses over 98000 hectares of beautiful African landscape. This tour is in a closed vehicle. The Park contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is characterised by hilly topography. The list of animals at the park is long and varied. Hluhluwe Game Reserve makes up the northern top half of the reserve which is renowned for its diverse variety of bird and animal life. South of Hluhluwe is the Imfolozi Game Reserve which makes up half of the park. These two reserves were joined together to create the largest reserve in KwaZulu Natal.

From Richards Bay: Guided St Lucia Estuary Boat Safari

2. From Richards Bay: Guided St Lucia Estuary Boat Safari

This day tour is focused on the Unesco site, the Isimangaliso Greater St Lucia estuary, which is South Africa's third largest protected area covering 280km of coastline. The main stop is the Boat Safari on the St Lucia estuary which will be guided by the local expert guide.

Emdoneni Wildcat Project Day Tour From Richards Bay

3. Emdoneni Wildcat Project Day Tour From Richards Bay

Emdoneni Cat Project offers a guided tour about South Africa’s endangered wild cat species. The aim of the Emdoneni Cat Project is to care for the various wild cat species which have been orphaned or injured in the wild and need care and rehabilitation. Emdoneni’s guided tour offers visitors a unique and exciting opportunity to literally get up close and personal with their magnificent cat species. There are five species of wild cats at Emdoneni; African Wildcat, Caracal, Cheetah and Serval. This once in a lifetime opportunity can be enjoyed whilst being educated on a tour. This activity is very popular!

From Richards Bay: DumaZulu Cultural Village Day Trip

4. From Richards Bay: DumaZulu Cultural Village Day Trip

DumaZulu Cultural Village is located near the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve in the heart of Zululand. Translated as “Thundering Zulu” DumaZulu is South Africa’s largest Zulu cultural village boasting a large tradition sibaya and over 50 Zulu locals who live and work at DumaZulu. This village is depiction of what Zulu culture was like before modernization and is considered living museum. The village is laid out in the tradition Zulu design of Zulu beehive huts arranged in a circle around a cattle kraal. Visitors are welcomed by a local DumaZulu tour guide who explains and shares interesting traditions and customs of the Zulu people. The locals display traditional basket-weaving, spear and shield making skills and techniques. Guests enjoy buying decorative beadwork from the locals, viewing the village Sangoma perform tradition bone throwing as well as an impressive Zulu dancing and singing performance.

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What people are saying about Richards Bay

Overall rating

(16 reviews)

This turned out to be an excellent experience, no thanks to 1stZulu tours. Guide/driver was excellent but our tour was hastily cobbled together after our booking through G Y G was "lost". If we hadn't contacted the office regarding the time our ship docked, there would have been no-one to meet us. My daughter has used GYG many times before and recommended them. I would not suggest anyone book tours out of Durban if 1stZulu is the supplier.

Absolutely fantastic activity highlighting Zulu culture lots of information about their history life and culture Highly recommend

Excellent day with Aaron. Everything went smoothly and Aaron was a great driver and guide.

Aaron was a great guy who made a great job. We can recommend tour an him as a guide.