Population: 252,968

Living in Richards Bay, South Africa:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Richards Bay, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Richards Bay what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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4 comments on “Richards Bay”

Richards Bay has one of the largest harbors for commercial ships and can also accommodate passenger cruise liners. Versatile ocean lives with lots of fishermen and charters. We have tropical weather all through the year. The harbor was once the largest coal exporting facility but this has changed over the years.

Zikhona, says: 2020

Richards bay is a small city that has a lot to offer. There is a singular, centralized CBD with a moderately big mall. There are plenty of beaches only a short drive away. Richards bay is a popular tourist attraction during the holiday seasons as it has an abundance of wildlife and nature to offer. The suburbs are kept clean and therefore make living in Richards bay pleasant.

Desiree, says: 2020

Richards Bay is an industrial city where there’s a lot of buzz. There are several malls including The Boulevard, Inkwazi Boardwalk and The Bay Plaza. Lastly, the exquisite beach is the pride of the city located just outside of its CBD. I would say it has several lounge areas where one can enjoy themselves with friends and family outlooking the ocean.

Lethabo, says: 2020

Richards Bay is a very small town with minimal activities to enjoy. The main attractions are the small craft harbour, the Mzingazi Golf Estate and a variety of pubs and restaurants. Richards Bay is an industrial town with companies such as Transnet, Richards Bay Minerals, Richards Bay Coal Terminal and South32.

Phozisa, says: 2020

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