Richards Bay Cruise Liner Activities

Richards Bay Cruise Liner Activities and Shore Excursions

Docking in Richards Bay on a Cruise Liner and looking for some activities, why not travel to the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve? This Big 5 reserve is 96000 hectares in size and offers some delightful sightings of both wildlife and scenery. Not only has one an opportunity to witness the Big 5 but also Cheetah and Wild Dogs to mention but a few of the magnificent wildlife found within the reserve.

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Heritage Tours & Safaris offers various Richards Bay Cruise Liner Activities and Shore Excursions. These include transfers to and from Richards Bay in mini air-conditioned buses. Open Game Drive Safari Vehicles within the various reserves as well as closed luxury 4x4 vehicles.

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The company also offers a fleet of vessels on the St Lucia Estuary a magnificent way to discover this world heritage site, home to 1000 hippos and 800 Nile Crocodiles not to mention the abundance of bird life that one will encounter while cruising up the estuary. Other incredible activities include iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, the company offers daily outings into this world heritage site and includes half-day and full-day outings to both the western shores and eastern shores of the reserve.

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Safaris, this park is world-renowned for its Save the Rhino campaign when less than 100 Rhinos roamed the planet. The park is large and covers an area of 96000 hectares. It is home to the African Big 5, Cheetah, and Wild Dogs to mention but only the larger animals.

Heritage Tours & Safaris offers Exclusive Shore Excursions from Richards Bay. These include either Full-Day or Half-Day Big 5 Safaris.

Richards Bay Cruise Liner Activities - Big 5 Safaris

Richards Bay Cruise Liner Activities and Shore Excursions

Richards Bay Cruise Liner Activities

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is the very first world heritage site in South Africa and rightly so with its incredible wildlife and biospheres. See firsthand the second-highest vegetated dunes in the world or swim and snorkel in the protected bay of Cape Vidal all the while enjoying some spectacular scenery and wildlife.

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The company offers small exclusive to large group safari activities from Richard's Bay. Not only will one be assured of service excellence but also be assured of an excellent fleet of Open Game Drive Safari Vehicles, knowledgeable Game Rangers, and unique bush catering.

Heritage Tours & Safaris was established in 2003 and has since grown in leaps and bounds to date Heritage Tours & Safaris is the largest privately owned safari specialist company in the area. All travelers are thus assured of reliability and being a family-owned and run company you are assured of incredible service.

Richards Bay Cruise Liner Activities - iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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Richards Bay Cruise Liner Activities


Richards Bay and Surrounding area:

Richards Bay is situated in Zululand, approximately 100km north of Durban. Richards Bay has one of the largest Harbors in South Africa and therefore hosts numerous Ocean Liners on a yearly basis. Richards Bay is well situated to accommodate various activities for the cruise liners namely day safari and overnight safari tours.

Travelling from Richards Bay north one will quickly be surrounded by sugar cane plantations and then into bush country.  Not only can one experience bush but warm tropical Indian Ocean Beaches. Richards Bay is the epicenter of the north coast. With all the amenities that one could need it remains a good base from where to experience various activities. Richards Bay has one of the largest Coal Terminals in Africa this terminal opened in 1976 with an operating capacity of 12 million tons per annum. To date, the coal terminal has an operating capacity of 91 million per annum.

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Richards Bay has for years been known for its well-organized yachting facilities, this has greatly contributed to hosting numerous yachts from around the world year after year. Mooring is comfortable and safe with some truly incredible services. With dry docks, and well-managed working yards one has the opportunity to also make easy repairs all the while enjoying some extraordinary Activities in and around Richards Bay. It is no wonder why Richards Bay has fast become a top destination for Cruise Liners.

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heritage tours and safaris TripAdvisor 2024


Great full day in iSimangaliso

We went out to iSimangaliso for the day. Theo, our guide, was very friendly and shared great knowledge. Having worked in the bush for many years myself, I was very pleased to learn new things from Theo.
We were extremely lucky to have a gorgeous sighting of a male leopard - that was truly memorable, especially in this park.
The food prepared for breakfast and lunch was very pleasant and I appreciated that they had a great vegetarian option.
I would recommend the full-day tour with Heritage!

Excellent Experience

Had an excellent tour with Heritage Tours. Would highly recommend it. We arrived by cruise ship and Heritage modified their schedule to meet ours.

Bush and Boat Safari

We had an amazing experience with the bush and boat safari. Both guides were very friendly and went out of their way to make the experience memorable and ensure we saw as many animals as possible. Would recommend it for first-time visitors to the area. Made our trip to the area worry-free.

Frequently Asked Richards Bay Cruise Liner Activities

Arriving at RichardsBay Port one has a multitude of outings available mostly of which include wildlife game viewing. The province of KwaZulu Natal is famous for its wildlife. 

The top cruise liner shore excursion has to be game viewing in either the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park or the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. 

The Hluhluwe Park is the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park is South Africa's very first world heritage site. 

We would suggest that you try and research as much as possible beforehand. TripAdvisor is always a very good website to utilize prior to booking any excursion. 

Please make sure that you are booking a safari with a reputable company, to avoid disappointment. 

A key element should be that any company that you are considering booking with is SATSA-accredited. 

Group bookings (large Groups) are fun, and a nice way to enjoy the surrounding area. 

Exclusive or smaller group bookings are more exclusive and offer more value for money with a personalized ranger for the day. However please do be aware that certain companies do charge a lot more. 

Heritage Tours & Safaris offers you peace of mind and a secure shore excursion. Established in 2003 the company has a large fleet of Open Game Drive Safari Vehicles, Transfer Vehicles, and infrastructure to assure you of a wonderful outing. 

The pricing structures offered for any shore excursion from RichardsBay are by no means over-inflated. Travel with a company that you can trust with years of experience.