Things to do nearby


Beach within walking distance – Alkantstrand, Richards Bays main beach as well as Bay Hall and Pelican Island recreational areas that The Ridge overlooks.

  • Stand up paddling
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking / surf skiing
  • Harbour boat cruises
  • Deep sea fishing charter 


All the above activities can be arranged subject to availability and weather conditions.


  • Dolphin viewing platform – one minute drive away
  • Umfolozi & Hluhluwe Game Reserves – 45 min drive, Big Five Tours can be arranged (day trip / overnight in Parks Board accommodation – arranged with prior notice)
  • Birdwatchers feast your eyes on our area's natural beauty.
  • Shakaland Heritage village – 1 hour drive, tour can be arranged (day trip)
  • St Lucia Wetlands Heritage Site – 30 min drive, river boat cruises to view the renowned Hippopotamus, to be arranged (day trip)
  • Reptile City – crocodiles, snakes, birds, monkeys etc. 20 min drive north on the N2 - a fun outing for kids
  • Golf – 18 hole golf course on the shores of Lake Mzingazi, 5 min drive
  • Virgin Active gym – 10 min drive to the CBD, gym towels supplied at reception on request
  • Shopping – Boardwalk Inkwazi Shopping Centre 10min drive to the CBD. There are shops closer please enquire for directions to the nearest facilities.