Don't Miss in Richards Bay
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park: Visits to two equally worthwhile nature reserves can typically be combined in one lengthy full-day excursion. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park offers ranger-guided, 4x4 game drives that propose potential encounters with the Big 5, along with plenty of other large game (zebras, giraffe, antelope, etc.) and bird life in a wilderness setting rife with rivers, valleys, hills and watering holes. Perhaps most impressively, the reserve's lauded conservation efforts have ensured its standing as one of the best places on the planet to sight rhinos in the wild.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park: Back along the coast, hop on a boat trip on Lake St. Lucia in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for fascinating encounters with herds of hippos, lurking Nile crocodiles and any of more than 500 different bird species.