Meerensee, meaning "lake and sea", lies on the outskirts of Zululand & Maputaland's Richards Bay Harbour, and is a lovely upmarket Richards Bay suburb, where you can relax in peaceful surroundings swathed in lush subtropical evergreens.
For both holiday makers and business people alike, Meerensee, Richards Bay accommodation is in abundance, where you can unwind in comfortable surroundings, and enjoy gracious living. Cradled between the Indian Ocean and Lake Mzingazi, Star Graded Richards Bay, Meerensee Bed & Breakfast accommodation will spoil you with fully licensed bar and a-la-carte restaurant facilities, and Richards Bay, Meerensee Hotel accommodation at one of the longest established hotels in Richards Bay - 'Protea Hotel The Richards', offers 4 Star luxury in the heart of Zululand & Maputaland. To see the full accommodation menu, visit the Where to Stay Meerensee accommodation page.
For a unique dining experience, treat yourself at the Meerensee Cadilac Diner. Think ... happy days, drive-ins, rock n' roll and loved classic cars - put it all together and you have a clear picture of the Cadillac Diner. Like the classic diner of the movies, this Richards Bay Meerensee restaurant serves everything from breakfast to milkshakes to burgers to steak to deserts.
For the golfer staying overnight in Meerensee, Richards Bay accommodation, the Richards Bay Country Club is situated along the shores of beautiful Zululand Lake Mzingazi, and sporting facilities available include squash, swimming, tennis and of course golf. This Par 71 golf course co-designed by Gary Player offers one of the most scenic and challenging layouts in Zululand & Maputaland.
Meerensee, Richards Bay is regarded as a portal from which one can explore Zululand & Maputaland, and is packed with everything visitors expect from their stay. Meerensee, Richards Bay is geared towards outdoor recreation, such as swimming, surfing, fishing and beachcombing on some of the most unspoilt beaches on the KwaZulu Natal North Coast. For wonderful scenic drives in and around Meerensee Richards Bay, you'll be amazed by the magnificent sandbanks, mud flats, extensive mangroves, freshwater pans and forest areas. For avid bird watchers, a visit to the Richards Bay Game Reserve is a must, where you'll be treated to sightings of Flamingos and the rare Pink-backed Pelican, as well as 300 other species of birds. Also look out for hippos and crocs, who love the spectacular Zululand & Maputaland lagoon wetlands.
When in Meerensee Richards Bay, take time out to visit these nearby places of interest:
- Richards Bay Minerals located in Kwambonambi - meaning "Place where the Chiefs gather" (32km from Meerensee accommodation), is home to the mining giant and to timber companies Sappi and Mondi. Richards Bay Minerals operates just north of Meerensee Richards Bay, in a 2km by 17km strip of mineral-rich sand dunes. Zululand & Maputaland, Kwambonambi is about a half hour drive to two of the oldest game parks in Africa, Mfolozi and HluHluwe, and to the wetlands and coastline of St Lucia, home to hundreds of various bird species.
If you're visiting Zululand & Maputaland, Kwambonambi on business, see the Where to Stay Kwambonambi accommodation page for Kwambonambi Bed & Breakfast accommodation options, where you can work then sit back and enjoy the tranquil ambience of country living.
- Lake Mzingazi (7.8km from Meerensee accommodation), is a 970 hectare freshwater lake fantastic for birdwatching. Also near Meerensee, Lake Mzingazi is the Mzingazi Golf Estate situated on the strip of land between Lake Mzingazi and the Zululand Indian Ocean. Besides golfers, the golf course is often visited by hippos which make their way from the adjacent Mzingazi Lake.
Just on the other side of Lake Mzingazi, and only 15 minutes from Meerensee, you can fly into the independently managed Zululand & Maputaland, Richards Bay Airport. From there it's only 10km to Richards Bay, the official gateway to Zululand and Maputaland. In Richards Bay you'll find all that comprises a great family holiday or business trip - big chain stores, movie houses, a huge variety of restaurants, great fishing spots, deep sea charters and Blue Flag, Richards Bay, Alkantstrand Beach, with lifeguards on duty all year round - ideal for surfers and bathers who flock to Richards Bay to enjoy the waves. On Alkantstrand Beach you can picnic, braai or eat at the on-site restaurant, and there are ablution facilities, parking and sheltered areas for those windy days.
There's tons of Richards Bay accommodation available to suit all needs. Richards Bay Self Catering accommodation is very popular for the longer stay, and you'll find Richards Bay Self Catering Cottage accommodation situated near the Richards Bay Boardwalk Shopping Mall, and Richards Bay Self Catering Apartment accommodation within walking distance of Alkantstrand Beach and the Richards Bay Ski Boat Club. For overnighters, Star Graded Richards Bay Bed & Breakfast accommodation with views of the Richards Bay harbour mouth and ocean is in abundance. For more on Richards Bay accommodation, go see the Where to Stay Richards Bay accommodation page.
Things to do in Richards Bay:
- Go bluewater big game fishing for Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo and Dorado with Blackwatch Marlin Fishing, or charter a 42ft Rodman Sport Fisher Pro from Reel Magic Big Game Fishing Charters for an unforgettable adventure.
- In nearby Empangeni (21.5km from Richards Bay accommodation), you'll find Tusk Umfolozi Casino, the vibrant Zulu themed resort where guests can enjoy a range of entertainment options like the colourful casino, outdoor adventure park, gourmet dining and children's entertainment. If you prefer to stay in Empangeni, see the Where to Stay Empangeni accommodation page for Empangeni bed & breakfast accommodation options.
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