Duck Inn B&B in Richards Bay KwaZulu Natal South Africa
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Host: Susan Duckles

Guestrooms: 6 + 2 self catering cottages.

Address: Duck Inn B&B, 3 Dageraad, Meerensee, Richards Bay, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Telephone: +27(0)35 753 4147,
Cell: +27(0)83 269 4946

Fax: +27(0)35 753 3001

Activities/Attractions: Situated on KwaZulu-Natal's fertile North coast, Richards Bay started out as a holiday town and has developed into a major port. It is situated on a lagoon in the Mhathuze river and its potential as a great natural harbour were confirmed in 1897 after a detailed survey was carried out. Originally, the lagoon provided a home for a vast population of aquatic birds, attracted to the area by a rich supply of fish.

Crocodiles, sharks and hippos frequented the lagoon, as did hunters and fisherman in search of trophies. A monster crocodile (6.7m) was shot here. The area of sheltered water was twice that of Durban’s harbour.

The mouth was open to the sea and the depth, though only three meters, could be dredged to allow passage for very large vessels. When development started, conservationists objected and in 1935 the 1 200 hectare lagoon was declared a game reserve, whilst in 1945 the adjacent land was declared Richards Bay Park.

The town of Richards Bay was laid out alongside this park, on the elevated northern slope of the lagoon, overlooking a fine stretch of water. Today Richards Bay is a thriving industrial port with a direct rail connection to the mines for coal and other mining exports. The town was named after Admiral Sir F.W. Richards, a commander of the British Naval Division during the Anglo-Zulu War.

Duck Inn is a birders delight with 35 different specious visiting the garden. Plenty of benches or deck chairs, to find the spot in the garden to look for those birds.


  • The Zululand Chamber of Business Awards 2005 & 2006
  • Winner of the Tourism KZN Service Excellence Awards B&B and Guesthouses 2004
  • Winner of the Zululand Chamber of Commerce Service Excellence Award 2003

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General Information: Welcome to Duck Inn Bed and Breakfast ... offering accommodation in the finest traditions of hospitality and comfort with gracious and attentive service. Ideally situated in a quiet road in the suburb of Meerensee, Richards Bay, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, we are only 2 kms from the beach and shopping centre, one hour by car to Hluhluwe and Umfolozi Game Reserves and one and a half hours from Durban.

Duck Inn is 3 star graded and is fully licensed. You are cordially invited to stay with us! We would enjoy the opportunity to get acquainted with you and extend our hospitality to you. Six guest rooms, all are en-suite, and attractively decorated. Remote control TV's with DSTV, tea and coffee making facilities, together with air-conditioners and fans are in every room. There are also two self catering cottages in the garden.

  • Each guest room remains true to the old-fashioned charm of the Inn
  • With comfortable beds
  • En suite bathrooms
  • Air conditioner and fans
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • A well stocked bar fridge
  • TVs with DSTV for your enjoyment
  • Plush towels and plenty of space to make you feel at home
  • All rooms are unique and separate, offering guests their own entrances and privacy

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners.

Rates: (Prices quoted in RSA Rand).

R300-450/night/person

Breakfast, each morning you may help yourself to home made muffins or scones and partake in a delicious full breakfast prepared for you to enjoy in the comfort of the conservatory.

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