Tour of Richards Bay Suburbs


Arboretum is a beautiful neighbourhood in Richards Bay. The housing here is affordable and most have great views overlooking the Mzingazi lake. This area is situated close to local amenities and attractions meaning residents don’t have to go far if they are looking for something to do.


Birdswood properties are spacious and often have large outside areas like decking or gardens. The area is close to the Richardsbaai-lughawe and the Mzingazi. Birdswood is situated next to many local amenities including schools and the University of Zululand.

Richards Bay Central

Richards Bay Central is located at the heart of Richards Bay and is a lively and vibrant area. Residents here have easy access to the Boadwalk Mall and other amenities. The University of Zululand is also found here which means this is a perfect location to live if you are a student or work at the university.

Meer En See

Meer En See is a residential area in Richards Bay that is situated between the Mzingazi and the ocean, which means there are great views from two different angles. Here the streets are lined with local stores and eateries. Nearby there are the surf beaches of Alkanstrand and Two-Mile Beach where you can also fish, sail and go on game park excursions.

Explore Richards Bay

Things to know before moving to Richards Bay

There is plenty to do in Richards Bay. Tuzi Gazi waterfront is filled with restaurants, craft shops and water sport facilities. The marina here is beautiful to take a stroll down and the Broadwalk Shopping Centre will fulfil all your shopping needs! There is also a Dolphin Viewing Platform that is situated at the end of the North Breakwater Pier at Alkantstrand Beach, allowing visitors to view the Humpback Dolphins that frequent the Richards Bay coastlines.

There are some brilliant eateries in the area including the family friendly establishment, Portuguese on the Bay. If you are looking for some good coffee and cakes, then the Elephant and I restaurant and Coffee Shop Is the place to go. Other great restaurants include Porky’s Seafood and Steakhouse and Nam Jai House

Universities & Colleges in Richards Bay

Richards Bay has some amazing schools in the area. For primary schools there are Richards Bay Primary School, Veldenvlei Primary School and Arboretum Primary. Schools for older children include Grantleigh Schools, Richards Bay Christian School, Felixton College, BirdsView Academy, Richards Bay High School, John Ross College and Umfolozi TVET College. There is also the University of Zululand in the area for those who are considering getting a diploma.

Looking to make the move to Richards Bay?

Local Suburbs Nearby:

  • Macekane
  • Bhejane
  • Shizu
  • Nseleni A

Local Places Nearby:

  • Ellingham
  • Gobandlov
  • Amadaka
  • Ongoye