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Pelican Island

Richards Bay 3900, South Africa
+27 35 907 5000
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Break away

Difficult to get to with a normal car, but delightfully remote while close to the harbor. The trash... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
957Gail
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Germiston, South Africa
My little bit of paradise in Richards Bay

This must be one of my favourite places to visit in Richards Bay. Once you drive over the causeway... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
WillemLab
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Richards Bay, South Africa
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good52%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“warm water” (3 reviews)
“main beach” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Richards Bay 3900, South Africa
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+27 35 907 5000
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Difficult to get to with a normal car, but delightfully remote while close to the harbor. The trash situation was sad. I would not go there alone as Richards Bay has a major problem with safety. We were warned numerous times to take care.

Thank 957Gail
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This must be one of my favourite places to visit in Richards Bay. Once you drive over the causeway towards the island, and on your left you can see the sun rise out of the see. I recently took my niece and my dog for...More

Thank WillemLab
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Lovely beach with very warm water in the lagoon. Great for kids as the waters were calm and shallow and literally warm. Lovely!

Thank Edith N
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This might be a very nice place to visit NOT during any peak season. We visit it in December just after Christmas day. There where just no parking, over crowded for the amount of beach and lake side. Lots of rubbish and left overs from...More

Thank Christa S
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

If you want to just lay back on the beach and enjoy the peace and quiet this is the place to go. you could enjoy a nice picnic, or spend the day fishing. You get a few people walking their dogs as the island is...More

Thank pinkfloy502
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This "island" is accessed by dirt road , one car at a time. The island is inside the large Richardsbay Harbour and well protected for swimmers who don't like the rough east coast of Africa big waves. This small land mass provides two beach fronts...More

Thank TheRobert32
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This must be one of the best beaches in the aria. Very well kept and clean sand. Love spending time here.

Thank andries_steyn
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Pelican Island was build around 1976 when the original Richards Bay Harbour was established and is utilized by the locals as a place to relax and play in the sun. Plans are however in place to turn this into a upmarket commercial and residential area....More

Thank Jacques S
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places and a lovely "island" to take your dog for a walk. It only takes about 40min at a leisure pace to walk around the island. It also gives your dog the opportunity to have a safe swim in the warm...More

1  Thank WillemLab
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Pelican island is a nice spot if you want to be away from the main beach busyness. You can braai,sit and do nothing. the view is perfectly overlooking the Tuzi Gazi harbor. Its worth visiting

Thank silindilec
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mandiebenecke1980
6 January 2017|
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Response from silindilec | Reviewed this property |
The Protea hotel at Marriot is very nice and right at the waterfront/closer to pelican island. You can also check Airbnb they have very nice accomodation listed and reasonable prices.
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