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Richards Bay Marlin Mecca South Africa

Richards Bay is situated 200 km north of Durban and 150 km from the new King Shaka International Airport, a mere 90 minutes drive away. There is also the Richards Bay Airport, which has daily flights from Johannesburg and Durban. Reel Magic Lodge has its own transport available to and from the airport by arrangement. Richards bay is a deep-water port with major industry and coal transport operations. The town is expanding at a rapid pace with modern shopping centres and tourism abounding.

Richards bay is situated in one of the richest wildlife areas of South Africa, with numerous 5 star game lodges and wildlife attractions a short drive away. Not only can one view the big 5 on land, but one can catch the big six at sea too!! (Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Spearfish and Broadbill Swordfish) Not to mention all the other game fish species that frequent its shores.

There are also Tiger fish to be caught at the Jozini Dam, close to  Richards Bay. There is safe bathing on the main beach, a beautiful golf course and other sports facilities. There is good surfing and excellent kite boarding. Did we mention that the fishing was world class!!?