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Richards Bay
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Richards Bay

Richards Bay is a city located in KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. It is situated on the eastern seaboard of South Africa, about 320 kilometres (200 mi) north of Durban. It is a deep-water harbour and is the only port between Durban and Maputo. Richards Bay is a major centre of industry, being home to the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone, one of the largest industrial complexes in Africa.

Richards Bay is a popular tourist destination, and is known for its large natural harbour, its long sandy beaches, and its abundant wildlife. The harbour is home to many species of marine life, including whales, dolphins and seabirds.

Richards Bay is also the site of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, which took place in 1879 during the Anglo-Zulu War. This battle was immortalised in the film Zulu, and is now a popular tourist attraction.

Richards Bay has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and mild, dry winters. The average annual temperature is about 21 °C (70 °F). The city is prone to severe storms, and is often affected by tropical cyclones.

Richards Bay is an important cultural centre, and is home to a number of museums and galleries. The city also hosts a number of festivals and cultural events throughout the year.

Richards Bay is an important economic centre in South Africa, and is home to a number of industries. The city is home to the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone, which is one of the largest industrial complexes in Africa. The city is also home to a number of manufacturing plants, as well as a major port.

Excursion tips for a day in Richards Bay

Richards Bay in South Africa offers plenty of activities for tourists to enjoy on a day trip. Here is a list of suggestions:

1. Visit the uMhlathuze Bird Park and get up close to exotic bird species from around the world.

2. Take a boat tour of the harbor and get a unique view of the city from the water.

3. Spend the day at the beach and soak up the sun on the golden sand.

4. Explore the Richards Bay Game Reserve and get a glimpse of the local wildlife.

5. Go fishing in the harbor and try your luck at catching some of the local fish.

6. Take a guided tour of the city and learn about its history and culture.

7. Visit the Alkantstrand Beach and enjoy the stunning views and sunsets.

8. Go shopping at the Boardwalk Mall and pick up some souvenirs to take home.

9. Take a tour of the Zululand Brewing Company and sample some of their craft beers.

10. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants and sample the local cuisine.

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The climate in Richards Bay

Richards Bay in South Africa experiences a subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild, dry winters. During the summer months, temperatures reach an average high of 28°C and an average low of 20°C. The winter months see temperatures drop to an average high of 22°C and an average low of 10°C. The area typically experiences heavy rainfall during the summer months, with an average of 150mm of precipitation per month. The winter months are generally much drier, with an average of 30mm of precipitation per month.

Cruise weather for Richards Bay

Our weather forecast for Richards Bay helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 20.8 °C
min: 15.5 °C
20.2 m/s
38.9 m/s
33.0 %
24.1 m
65.0 %
1,021 hPa
06:39:20
17:17:49
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 12.7 °C
14.0 m/s
28.1 m/s
12.1 %
24.1 m
66.3 %
1,017 hPa
06:38:47
17:18:23
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 27.1 °C
min: 14.1 °C
17.6 m/s
50.4 m/s
5.6 %
24.1 m
67.1 %
1,014 hPa
06:38:13
17:18:56
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 23.3 °C
min: 14.6 °C
25.2 m/s
45.4 m/s
31.1 %
24.1 m
49.1 %
1,013 hPa
06:37:37
17:19:29
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 21.5 °C
min: 12.9 °C
19.8 m/s
49.0 m/s
28.2 %
24.1 m
48.5 %
1,019 hPa
06:37:00
17:20:02
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 21.9 °C
min: 13.9 °C
22.7 m/s
51.1 m/s
33.9 %
23.1 m
55.4 %
1,017 hPa
06:36:22
17:20:36
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 19.8 °C
min: 12.7 °C
20.3 m/s
40.7 m/s
29.2 %
23.6 m
52.3 %
1,031 hPa
06:35:43
17:21:09
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 24.3 °C
min: 11.2 °C
13.0 m/s
39.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
51.2 %
1,033 hPa
06:35:02
17:21:42
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 12.3 °C
19.8 m/s
49.7 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
45.1 %
1,023 hPa
06:34:20
17:22:16
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 34.0 °C
min: 14.7 °C
15.8 m/s
49.7 m/s
0.8 %
24.1 m
30.5 %
1,014 hPa
06:33:37
17:22:49
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 16 °C
14.8 m/s
23.8 m/s
3.8 %
24.1 m
74.3 %
1,011 hPa
06:32:53
17:23:22
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 23.1 °C
min: 14.9 °C
21.6 m/s
32.4 m/s
72.9 %
24.1 m
68.7 %
1,019 hPa
06:32:08
17:23:55
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 25.5 °C
min: 15.8 °C
24.1 m/s
56.5 m/s
25.0 %
24.1 m
62.0 %
1,024 hPa
06:31:22
17:24:28
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 15.9 °C
32.4 m/s
52.1 m/s
15.2 %
24.1 m
60.1 %
1,019 hPa
06:30:34
17:25:01
Aug. 8th 2024 Aug. 8th 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 17 °C
16.9 m/s
31.1 m/s
34.2 %
24.1 m
69.0 %
1,026 hPa
06:29:46
17:25:34

Cruises to Richards Bay

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Scheduled ship calls in Richards Bay, South Africa
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 29th 2024 Friday, 29th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Dawn 06:30 pm 12:00 am
Nov. 30th 2024 Saturday, 30th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Dawn 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Voyager 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Sky 08:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Dec. 2024 Azamara Quest 08:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Sky 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Dec. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Dec. 2024 Azamara Quest 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Dec. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 10:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Dec. 2024 Azamara Quest 07:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Dec. 2024 Azamara Quest 12:00 am 10:00 pm
Jan. 1st 2025 Wednesday, 1st of Jan. 2025 Seven Seas Splendor 10:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 2nd 2025 Thursday, 2nd of Jan. 2025 Seven Seas Splendor 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 8th 2025 Wednesday, 8th of Jan. 2025 Azamara Quest 08:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 9th 2025 Thursday, 9th of Jan. 2025 Azamara Quest 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Jan. 12th 2025 Sunday, 12th of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 10:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 13th 2025 Monday, 13th of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 12:00 am 05:00 am
Jan. 20th 2025 Monday, 20th of Jan. 2025 Azamara Quest 07:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Jan. 2025 Azamara Quest 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Jan. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 06:00 pm 12:00 am
Jan. 22nd 2025 Wednesday, 22nd of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 1st 2025 Saturday, 1st of Feb. 2025 Azamara Quest 08:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Feb. 2025 Azamara Quest 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Feb. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Feb. 2025 Silver Spirit 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 13th 2025 Thursday, 13th of Feb. 2025 Azamara Quest 07:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Feb. 2025 Azamara Quest 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Feb. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Feb. 2025 Silver Spirit 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 22nd 2025 Saturday, 22nd of Feb. 2025 MS Insignia 07:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 23rd 2025 Sunday, 23rd of Feb. 2025 MS Insignia 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Mar. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Mar. 2025 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Mar. 2025 Silver Spirit 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 7th 2025 Friday, 7th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 10:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 8th 2025 Saturday, 8th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 12:00 am 05:00 am
Mar. 10th 2025 Monday, 10th of Mar. 2025 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Mar. 2025 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 10th 2025 Saturday, 10th of May 2025 Norwegian Sky 10:00 am 12:00 am
May 11th 2025 Sunday, 11th of May 2025 Norwegian Sky 12:00 am 05:00 am
May 16th 2025 Friday, 16th of May 2025 MS Nautica 12:00 pm 12:00 am
May 17th 2025 Saturday, 17th of May 2025 MS Nautica 12:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Nov. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 06:30 pm 12:00 am
Nov. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Nov. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Nov. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Nov. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 15th 2026 Thursday, 15th of Jan. 2026 MS Nautica 03:00 am 10:00 pm
Jan. 23rd 2026 Friday, 23rd of Jan. 2026 MS Nautica 12:00 pm 12:00 am
Jan. 23rd 2026 Friday, 23rd of Jan. 2026 Seven Seas Voyager 09:30 am 06:30 pm
Jan. 24th 2026 Saturday, 24th of Jan. 2026 MS Nautica 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 31st 2026 Saturday, 31st of Jan. 2026 Seven Seas Voyager 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 14th 2026 Saturday, 14th of Feb. 2026 Norwegian Dawn 11:15 am 12:00 am
Feb. 15th 2026 Sunday, 15th of Feb. 2026 Norwegian Dawn 12:00 am 06:30 am
Feb. 15th 2026 Sunday, 15th of Feb. 2026 Silver Muse 11:00 am 12:00 am

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Maritime AIS Data Richards Bay

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