Located 100 mi/160 km northeast of Durban, South Africa, Richards Bay began as a makeshift harbor set up in 1879 by a Commodore of the Cape, Sir Frederick Richards, during the Anglo-Boer War.
Today it's a modern town and the largest industrial port in South Africa. Apart from a few good beaches and a well-designed urban center surrounding a series of canals and a lagoon, there is not too much to attract visitors. But it is the gateway to some wonderful game reserves in northern KwaZulu-Natal s... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2018 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.