The Bay Lodge
Arboretum (Richards Bay)
About The Bay Lodge
The Bay Lodge is situated in Richard's Bay and offers quality accommodation for holidaymakers, a family or a group of friends. It is within easy reach of numerous shops, restaurants, the beach, activities, and attractions.
The Lodge comprises 12 bedrooms to choose from. Of the 12 bedrooms 7 are fitted with 2 single beds in each, 2 have a king-size bed and 1 single bed and 1 has a king-size bed only. The other 2 bedrooms have 5 single beds in each, ideal for groups traveling together.
There is a communal kitchen that is equipped with a stove, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee and tea making facilities, crockery, and cutlery. Meals can also be prepared for larger groups at an additional cost. There are lovely braai facilities available for guests’ use during their stay. Guests are afforded secure parking on the premises.
The town of Richards Bay lies at the sea edge of an ancient floodplain, almost halfway between Durban and Kosi Bay and forms the tourist gateway to Zululand and Maputaland. Richards Bay began its life as a makeshift harbour, set up by Sir Frederick Richards, after whom it is also named, during the Anglo-Boer War of 1879.
For many years, the town was little more than a sleepy fishing town until a hydrographic survey revealed that Richards Bay had even greater development potential than Durban. However, the transformation of Richards Bay into the country’s largest harbour and the world’s largest coal terminal only happened in 1976.
Check-In Time: 14:00.
Check-Out Time: 10:00.
The Bay Lodge Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling