Richards Bay is situated in Zululand, and is the ideal gateway to explore & marvel at one of the world’s most unique sites, the greater St. Lucia Wetlands – a world heritage site. Sodwana Bay, further to the north, is one of South Africas’ great diving meccas. Inland from Richards Bay, is Ulundi, a distance of 150 kms & the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, where traditional homes and villages as well as ancient battle sites can be visited. Birdwatchers can see over 300 species in the game parks that lie to the north of Richards Bay.
The big 5 can be seen roaming the famous Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Game Park, the Tembe Elephant Park, as well as Ndumo & Ithala Game Reserve. Phinda Game Reserve is also well known for it's diversity of game. Turtle watching in St.Lucia is highly recommended.
Accommodation ranges from basic camping facilities to the most luxurious tented camps. Access to many of these facilities is via the N2 highway, and many are no more than an easy 4 hour drive from Richards Bay.
We are conveniently situated close to the CBD in Richards Bay, on Bullion Boulevard, the Richards Bay Branch of Avis Van Rental is no more than 10 minutes from local hotels as well as the Richards Bay Regional airport, and is adjacent to the Alton Industrial area as well as Hillside Aluminium.
The branch currently has on fleet the latest models, low mileage vehicles ranging in size from half ton Corsa utilities in diesel & petrol, as well as one ton diesel & petrol vans of all makes which are fitted with canopies as well as towballs & electric plugs in the event that towing is required. Our one tonners can also be modified to accommodate a cargo canopy, useful in transporting high volume low bulk goods such as bread.
- Hilton Wheeler - Operations Director
- Karen Wheeler - Financial Director
- Caryn Scharneck - Branch Supervisor
- Desire Du Rand - Key Account Manager
- Tarin van Niekerk - Rental Sales Agent
- Sharon Blackman - Admin Manager
- Carly Taylor - Operations Manager
- Chris Dubuzana - Driver
- Bheki Khoza - Driver
- Lucky Masondo - Driver
We offer a 4 ton semi-insulated cargo van, useful for transporting bread, fruit & veg, bulk foods as well as furniture. This vehicle can also transport frozen items over short distances.
We offer 4x4 vehicles for the commercial & leisure markets in both Single Cab & Double Cab formats. All vehicles come with canopies if required as well as towballs and electric plugs.
A strict vehicle servicing policy is followed according to manufacturer specifications in order to maximise vehicle reliability for our customers. We offer a 24 hour vehicle replacement policy in the event of accidental or mechanical failure, all vehicles are fitted with a live GPS tracking unit, and for longer term rentals we are able to offer fuel cards. We deliver vehicles within a 20 km radius of Richards Bay, free of charge. Similarly our vehicles can be collected & delivered to / from Richards Bay Airport if you are flying in, or at any location of your choice within Northern KZN. Should you require a trailer with the van we can arrange for this as well.
Richards Bay is one of the fastest growing industrial nodes in South Africa, and is the largest deep water harbour in Southern Africa. It is home to some of the world’s largest corporations namely Anglo American (Mondi), Rio Tinto (Richards Bay Minerals) & BHP Billiton (Hillside & Bayside Aluminium), as well as Ticor. Other large South African companies operating in Richards Bay include Bell Equipment, Foskor Fertilisers & Richards Bay Coal Terminal. Richards Bay / Empangeni & Ulundi are also home to the regional departments of several government offices.
The Bustling town of Richards Bay began as a makeshift harbour set up by a Commodore of the Cape, Sir Frederick Richards during the Anglo-Boer War of 1879, and settlement sprang up around a port now named after Richards.
The town is vibrant and fast becoming the north coast holiday destination, offering spectacular scenery and unspoilt beaches. It is one of the closest sea destinations from Gauteng and enjoys a summer climate all year round.
Besides rapid industrial expansion, the tourism industry of this region is flourishing. The commercial and industrial development of Richards Bay has been a bonus for the sophisticated tourist and holiday maker. Its bustling business centre has every modern facility and the town boasts excellent recreational facilities for residents and visitors alike.
The town boasts the counrty's largest harbour and some of its most magnificent wetland scenery. "Industrial Tourism" is actively promoted and groups are able to visit industrial plants, mines and other operations.
The town also offers the visitor entrance to Zululand. This once forgotten corner of the African continent is a land of exquisite beauty characterised by incredible diversity. On its eastern boundary its golden shores are gently caressed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
The coastline stretches some three hundred and fifty kilometres from the mouth of the mighty Tugela River in the south to the Mozambique border in the north. The coastal plains include endless unspoilt beaches and coastal conservation areas and incorporate the largest estuarine system in Southern Africa.
A new concept in tourism, offering an informative day-trip for those in town for business.
Surfing, hiking, fishing and bathing, and the requisite facilities.
Richards Bay Game Reserve
Set up to protect lagoon animals formerly subjected to intensive slaughtering, the reserve features a prodigious number of aquatic birds and animal species including hippos and crocodiles.
Get your discounted van, bakkie or 4x4 from Avis Van Rental Richards Bay.
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