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Featured Guest House
eSangweni Guest House Richards Bay is freshly renovated and offer comfortable and tastefully decorated bedrooms.
Set in the tranquil suburb of Birdswood, you are conveniently only a few minutes from the airport, and a short drive away you have a choice of restaurants and shops in a modern regional shopping mall.
Come enjoy a comfortable and relaxed stay in one of our individually decorated en-suite rooms;
Set up base-camp with us, and explore the sights and sounds that Zululand has to offer - Amanda, owner of eSangweni
The Richards Bay Small Craft Harbour has a vibrant leisure area filled with restaurants and pubs, ideal for long afternoons and evenings relaxing with friends.
The local beach has been declared one of 41 South African beaches and five marinas awarded the international Blue Flag status for excelling in safety, cleanliness, provision of amenities and environmental information and management.
Exploring further afield, the Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park is only 76km away, along with the St Lucia Wetlands World Heritage Site, Cape Vidal and much more just an easy day trip away.
After a busy day exploring, unwind by the swimming pool and relax in their carefully tended garden.
Established in 1991, Advantage Tours St Lucia obtained a permit for boat based whale watching since 1998.
In this year they also launched their Hippo & Croc estuary boat cruises, having been granted an operating permit from KZN Wildlife. As an iSimangaliso Concessionaire in St Lucia ideally places Advantage within the greater iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
They offer Hippo & Croc Tours on the St Lucia Estuary, with 2 hour tours 3 to 4 times daily. Their vessel has high sides for added safety making it child friendly and safe.
On hand is a full cash bar, and there are both ladies and gents toilet facilities available. There is ample room for the avid photographer to move around, with plenty opportunity to capture the magic of the estuary.
The prolific bird life over the St Lucia shores is nothing short of stunning, with over 526 different species counted to date, ranging from the smallest Malachite Kingfisher of between 10-13cm, to the Goliath Heron with it’s wingspan of close to 2.3m…the majesty of the Fish Eagle with his Soul stirring cry…truly the voice of Africa.
There are Hippo’s and Crocs a-plenty, Waterbuck, Kudu, Duiker, Zebras., and should you want to know anything about the animals, birds, or just general info on the estuarine system, the friendly and knowledgeable skipper and guide is on hand to assist.
- Wheel Chair Friendly
- Child Safe
- Cash Bar on Hand
Estuary Cruises run throughout the year, and to avoid disappointment bookings are essential.