On the coast of KwaZulu-Natal situated on the 30 square kilometre lagoon of the Mhlatuze River, lies the town of Richards Bay. Bordered by sugar-cane fields, magnificent wetlands and gorgeous beaches, property for sale here boasts everything nature has to offer in a very close proximity. It is no surprise that houses for sale in Richards Bay have risen in popularity for those seeking a quiet beachside lifestyle. 

This area has retained its natural splendour whilst growing into a sophisticated, highly industrialised business centre that offers top-class conveniences and accommodation to both international and local visitors and homeowners. Property for sale in Richards Bay varies from large free standing houses to smaller, more compact flats. Find out more about houses and flats to rent or buy below. 

Richards Bay is the foremost Bulk Cargo port boasting one of the world’s prime coal terminals. The Port has the potential to develop over time into one of the principal global ports by expanding up the Mhlathuze River floodplain, offering unlimited expansion. Whether for work, an investment or a holiday indulgence, flats to rent in Richards Bay allow you to make the most of this business centre and the exquisite natural surrounds.

Explore Richards Bay

Nature and wildlife

Nature and wildlife

Within driving distance from Richards Bay, one can enjoy an abundance of game parks & experience the Big 5. This region is known for birding; the Richards Bay Game Sanctuary is home to water birds, crocodiles, sharks & a range of other animals. The original wetland habitat surrounding Richards Bay has been preserved as a nature reserve, so walking through the many forests & game spotting are popular pursuits amongst residents.



Situated on the banks of Lake Mzingazi, the Richards Bay Country Club boasts a variety of sporting facilities and hosts many sporting competitions. Visitors can also amble over to the end of the North Breakwater Pier at Alkantstrand Beach and enjoy viewing the Humpback dolphins that frequent this beautiful coastline. The attractive beaches are ideal for water sports.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Adrenalin junkies can experience the local scenery from the air (helicopter and mircolight flights) or on foot (walking trails) or on “wheels” (mountain- and quad-biking). Breath-taking harbour cruises and boat trips are a great way to soak up the beautiful. The popular annual Fishing Festival ("Bonanza") is held in Richards Bay over the Easter weekend.



The Waterfront is home to the up market hotels and restaurants, the yacht club and picturesque property for sale, including flats to rent. 

Living in Richards Bay

Areas near to Richards Bay

Amanzimtoti, Ballito, Berea, Durban, Durban North, Hibberdene, Kokstad, La Lucia, Margate, Montclair, Mount Edgecombe, Newcastle, Pinetown, Port Edward, Port Shepstone, Scottburgh and Pennington, The Midlands, Umdloti, uMhlanga, Umtentweni, Underberg, Upper Highway, Westville,


The popular schools that service the Richards Bay area are Veld & Vlei primary Richards Bay Hoerskool.


Netcare’s The Bay Private Hospital is situated in the heart of Richards Bay. There us also  the Ngwelezaan (provincial) hospital located in nearby Empangeni.


For some much needed retail therapy, pop into the beautifully designed Boulevard shopping complex, with more than 65 000 m² of shops to enjoy.


Richards Bay has an independently run airport with flights to OR Tambo in Johannesburg. Richards Bay is situated off the N2 highway.


For example Camps Bay or Mauritius