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View of Richard's Bay harbour entrance with directions to the customs dock.

This view shows the entrance to Richard's Bay. The red line indicates the path to the customs dock.

20 minute walking or taxi route to Meerensee.

It is only a 20 minutes walk to the Meerensee shopping mall. There is a modern Pick and Pay supermarket on the left side of the intersection and a Spar supermarket across the street on the right. There is a good hardware store on the left side of Pick and Pay, an ATM inside, and a good local dental facility, a post office, petrol station, and other amenities.

Richard's Bay Small Craft Harbour. All arriving vessels must proceed to the Customs Dock.

This view shows the location of the Customs Dock. All arriving yachts from overseas must call Richard;'s Bay Port Control on VHF channel 16 or 13. They will be instructed to proceed to the Customs Dock and await the arrival of both customs and immigration officers. This may take some time, as much as 24 hours. It is advisable to periodically remind Port Control officials that you are awaiting check in procedures. There are no charges involved.

Route to Richard's Bay shopping.

It is approximately 4 kilometers to the Richard's Bay Boardwalk Mall. There are several large modern supermarkets, numerous banks and ATMs. Hardware stores and other yachting supplies can be found in a nearby industrial park. The easiest way to get there is via Falcon Taxi, 082 720 2600. This reliable taxi service will meet you at the Tuzi Gazi Marina in about 5 minutes.. The normal rate is R40 each way.


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