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Nice and out of the way

This is a nice place to frolic on the beach away from the hustle and bustle of the main beach... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Richards Bay, South Africa
Pelican Island Paradise

This is beautiful little island with a small beach within Richards Bay harbour area, ideal for... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Gideon B
Richards Bay, South Africa
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“warm water”(3 reviews)
“main beach”(3 reviews)
“harbour area”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Richards Bay 3900, South Africa
+27 35 907 5000
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All reviews warm water main beach harbour area lovely beach nice place causeway dogs swim picnic waves fishing
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the island is one of the best island I ever visited before, there are lot of friendly security officers and other people working at the beach who are always and willing to show us the views and the beach sites.

Thank Footprints818520
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We went here 2 days in a row, very friendly swimming conditions, beautiful beach with a great sunset. There are no public toilets on the island. Plenty of parking available and felt very safe to be there. We took a picnic both days as there...More

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is a nice place to frolic on the beach away from the hustle and bustle of the main beach, Alkanstrand. The small dirt road linkng the mainland to the island makes for a nice if not nervy drive as you can easily drive off...More

Thank PHM_Law
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Pelican Island is potentially a great place to be able to fish and picnic, but it has been allowed to become strewn with litter. Great pity that maintenance of a clean picnic spot is almost zero I would not recommend this spot.

1  Thank David P
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is beautiful little island with a small beach within Richards Bay harbour area, ideal for swimming, photo-shoots, to bring your dogs for a swim. The waves are small and there are no strong currents. There is access and parking for vehicles close to the...More

Thank Gideon B
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
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

1  Thank WillemLab
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 EdithN215
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
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

1  Thank pinkfloy502
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6 January 2017|
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.