Richards Bay is a large natural harbor on South Africa’s eastern coast, about 90nm NE of Durban. Although it is a large commercial port, it is a pleasant port of call for yachts being the holiday destination of the Natal coast. The game reserves within 1-2 hours drive north of Richards Bay are the best in the country and definitely worth a visit.
Docking here is also on floating walk-on pontoons, although at this marina they are very low.
The Marina access is restricted by a locked gate. This means you can open it from the Marina side but will not be able to re-enter the Marina without a key. Keys are available from the Marina office between 8:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday.
During the weekends, music from the discos and restaurants can be very noisy.
Space in all marinas can become very limited in the Autumn when a great number of boats arrive, and berths are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis, not by advance reservation.