More about Richards Bay
Why go to Richards Bay?
Richards Bay is the gateway port to many of the region's attractions including nature reserves
You won't find much of anything to do or see in the port itself, which is mostly industrial
If you want to get a taste of African wilderness, you can do it from Richards Bay
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
The local currency is the South African rand; current exchange rates can be verified at www.xe.com and ATMs are readily available in town.
In South Africa, you might hear chattering in any one of 11 (that's not a typo) official languages, but English is spoken pretty much everywhere. Specifically, in the Richards Bay area, after English, you're most likely to hear the isiZulu language of the Zulu people or Afrikaans.