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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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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: 22 in 11 units/rooms

Flamboyant

Self Catering Rooms With Communal Kitchen in Richards Bay

3.2km South West of center of Lake Mzingazi

Central situated close to hospital, Broadwalk Shopping centre cul de sac stree

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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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VIA CASSIANDRA COMPLEX

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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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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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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Zini Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Mtunzini

38.3km South West of center of Lake Mzingazi

This tastefully decorated 2 bedroom, 1full suite cottage is very spacious and idea as a family unit, it offers many comforts including : Sea view, Dstv, Air conditioning, over head fans

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Sleeps: 20 in 9 units/rooms

One-On-Hely

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Mtunzini

38.8km South West of center of Lake Mzingazi

Mtunzini - A village blessed with a sub tropical climate offering stunning views over the Umlalazi Nature Reserve and the warm Indian Ocean is set in a Nature Conservancy and has no high rise buildings.

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Sleeps: 8 in 2 units/rooms

Baton Rouge On Sea

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Mtunzini

39.2km South West of center of Lake Mzingazi

Baton Rouge on Sea is an elegantly furnished bed and breakfast. It is situated high on a residential ridge, with spectacular views of the nearby Indian Ocean and Umlalazi Lagoon which is nestled in lush coastal forests...

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