Richards Bay, on a lagoon of the Mhlatuze River in KwaZulu-Natal, is rapidly becoming the premier holiday destination of South Africa's north coast. Collect your rental car from Richards Bay Airport and enjoy spectacular scenery and unspoilt beaches in year-round balmy temperatures.
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About Richards Bay Airport, South Africa
Richards Bay Airport is an independently managed airport in Richards Bay, South Africa. It currently serves about 80,000 passengers annually, with flights running exclusively to Johannesburg-OR Tambo Airport. Richards Bay Airport is about 11.5km from the town of Richards Bay.
About Richards Bay
Richards Bay is situated in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on a 30-square-kilometre lagoon of the Mhlatuze River. This gives it one of South Africa's biggest harbours. With a balmy subtropical climate and a beach, Richards Bay is a relaxing spot to base yourself. Renting a car in Richards Bay is the only practical way to get around as public transportation of any kind is virtually nonexistent.
Richards Bay is the gateway to Zululand, a long-overlooked corner of the African continent swathed in exceptionally beautiful and astonishingly diverse landscapes. Golden beaches to the east are lapped by the warm waves of the Indian Ocean, with the coastline extending some 350km from the Mozambique border in the north to the mouth of the Tugela River in the south. The coastal plains are characterised by pristine beaches, coastal conservation areas, and the largest estuary system in South Africa.