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Richards Bay  In  South Africa  

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Richards Bay

Richards Bay is a large deepwater port and coal terminal on the Zululand Coast. Richards Bay was named after Rear Admiral Sir Frederick William Richards. At age 15 he joined the Royal Navy and was appointed British Commander for the West Coast of Africa in 1878. During one of his visits to the Cape he learned of the British defeat at the hands of the Zulu force of Cetshwayo in Zululand. In 1879 he landed at Port Dunford (just south of the current Richards Bay) to take revenge. Richards Bay was named after him in 1879. In 1906 Zululand Fisheries was founded and the first ox wagon track to Empangeni was pioneered. In 1928 a hotel and store were built. The town was a small fishing village until the opening of the Port of Richards Bay in 1976. Since then it has grown into one of the most picturesque, progressive and dynamic towns in KZN.
  • Richards Bay Game Reserve - Set up to protect lagoon animals.