Lake Mzingazi

Lake Mzingazi serves as Richards Bay's primary water supply, and extends from the suburbs into the tribal area in a north east direction. There are no protected areas around its perimeter with the possible exception of the "proposed conservation area" stretching from the Richards Bay Sharks Board base station to Ferelli Alley along the lake edge, and to the John Ross highway in the south. The forested areas consist mainly of climax dune forest, grasslands, wetlands and marshes as well as an area mainly described as "sand forest", which is considered a rare biome. The edge of the lake is covered largely by swamp forest, papyrus and phragmites reed beds. Excellent views over the lake can be obtained along the private road which connects Meerensee suburb with Arboretum.

The nine hundred and seventy hectare lake serves as a well liked destination for birdwatching, easily accessible via the various trails running through the area. A track which heads in a Westerly direction leads visitors to the edge of Lake Mzingazi. The forest which flanks the freshwater lake provides visitors with decent birding opportunities, with Wattle-eyed Flycatcher, Narina Trogon, Green Coucal, Scaly-throated Honeyguide, as well as Blue-mantled, Paradise and Fan-tailed Flycatcher being regularly sighted there. Also near to Lake Mzingazi is the Mzingazi Golf Estate, which is situated on the strip of land between the Mzingazi Lake and the Indian Ocean. The golf course is often visited by hippos which make their way there from the adjacent Mzingazi Lake.

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Sleeps: 35 in 12 units/rooms
From R 330,00
Per person, per night sharing.

La Rochelle Inn

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Meerensee

2.4km South East of center of Lake Mzingazi

Be welcome to relax in 9 elegant en-suite double rooms and 5 self-catering units, ( 1 x 5-sleeper + 1 x 4-sleeper + 1 x family unit (sleep 4) + 2 x 2-sleeper ) situated in a huge tropical garden full of birdlife around 2 swimming pools.

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Aristo Manor Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Richards Bay

2.6km North West of center of Lake Mzingazi

Aristo Manor offers both the corporate or leisure guest all the comforts of a private home in true 5 star luxury styling. Set in the leafy suburb of Birdswood, guests can enjoy peace and quiet yet are minutes away from the airport, CBD and local attractio

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Sleeps: 4
From R 680,00
Per site, per night.

71 Waterbessie

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Richards Bay

2.8km South East of center of Lake Mzingazi

Waterbessie no 71 is a secure duplex unit on Kitefish road in Meerensee, there are 24Hr security guards on the property, and there is a communal pool. It is within a kilometre to the beach Alkantstrand, the Richards bay Ski boat club .

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Sleeps: 6
From R 770,00
Per unit, per night.

Beach Dunes Holiday Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Richards Bay

3.0km South East of center of Lake Mzingazi

Beach Dunes no 5 is a luxury secured duplex unit situated in Trappie Truter Draai in Meerensee within walking distance from Alkant strand, the Caravan Park, Strandloper Cafe and Richards Bay ski-boat club.

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Sleeps: 6

Via Lalicia 11

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Richards Bay

3.4km West of center of Lake Mzingazi

Via Lalicia 11 is a luxury fully air-conditioned and secured townhouse . . Three bedrooms , 2 bathrooms and double garage. Open living area. Wheelchair-friendly .

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Sleeps: 6

Via Cassiandra 3

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Richards Bay

3.5km West of center of Lake Mzingazi

Via Cassiandra 3 is a luxury fully air-conditioned, secured unit situated in near the Boardwalk Shopping Mall & Bay Hospital. Only 5 minutes drive from harbour, Alkant Beach & Richardsbay Ski-boat club.

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Sleeps: 7 in 2 units/rooms

Raptor's Rest Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Empangeni

20.5km West of center of Lake Mzingazi

All eight bedrooms have their own unique style and feel. Each with their own entrance from the garden is extremely comfortable with remote air conditioning and television and everything else the Tourism Grading Council of S.A. deems essential for ...

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Sleeps: 21 in 9 units/rooms
From R 500,00
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Panorama Place

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Empangeni

20.7km West of center of Lake Mzingazi

This beautiful African style guesthouse presents hospitality of the finest standards with the true spirit of Africa! From the tranquil location of Panorama Hill in a peaceful, quiet location, it will be an experience of a lifetime.

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Janet's Ukuthula Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Mtubatuba

36.1km North of center of Lake Mzingazi

For overseas tourist our chalets are ideal providing a welcomed "Home from Home" resting place. We book the usual Game Reserve and beach excursions and could fill your holidays with exciting African experiences to remember (beach umbrellas, mats, ...

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Fish Eagles Self Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Mtunzini

37.9km South West of center of Lake Mzingazi

Fish Eagles boasts 3 separate self catering cottages nestled in a beautifully landscaped garden skirting the golf course with lagoon and beach views.

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