Duck Inn B & B
Duck inn, established 1995, is an owner-run and managed B&B, offering accommodation that is service-driven and provides a friendly base for a holiday or productive business trip.
Duck Inn is a “home from home” for people who enjoy fine accommodation as well as personal service and hospitality, ideally situated in a quiet road in the suburb of Meerensee, Richards Bay. An original “old” Richards Bay house (1936), the Duck Inn offers six guest rooms, each with en suite bathrooms. Here you can relax in comfortable surroundings and enjoy a style of gracious living.
Breakfasts are served in the conservatory overlooking the pool and we offer both full English style and continental. Each morning you may help yourself to homemade muffins or scones fresh fruit salad, yoghurt cereals and orange juice and then partake in a delicious full breakfast prepared for you to enjoy
There are a number of different teas and coffees to try on the tea table
Our guest rooms each remains true to charm of the Inn. All have their own entrances from the garden. Comfortable beds, en suite bathrooms. Air conditioner and fans, tea/coffee making facilities and a well stocked bar fridge, TVs and DSTV for your enjoyment and books and magazines to read and relax. Plush towels and plenty of space to make you feel at home
At Duck Inn all the staff strive for that 100% personal service and have been at Duck Inn since it opened, all have been trained in Hospitality and the Proudly SA programme
Duck Inn is fully licensed. Service Excellence Award-winning B&B where you can relax in a very peaceful and tranquil garden, a bird lover’s delight with more than 35 different specious visiting the garden, plenty of benches and chairs to find the spot in the garden to look for those birds.
On the warm summer days and also in winter the temperatures are just right for a relaxing swim in the large pool.
Plenty of off road parking behind a secure electronic gate for the ‘comfort of your car’
Richards Bay is famous for being the site where the longest crocodile ever recorded in South Africa was shot by hunter John Dunn in 1891.
Another of the lagoon’s claim to fame is for being the starting point of Huberta the hippo’s trek. She made her way down the east coast in 1928, only to finish up on display in the Kaffrian Museum in King William’s Town.
In 1935 work started to transform the lagoon into a harbour, much to the dismay of conservationists.
Therefore the Richards Bay Harbour was designed in an attempt to accommodate the needs of both industry and the natural environment. It was decided to divide the lagoon by means of a wall built across the bay. The waters to the north of the wall became the industrial harbour and the area to the south remained a sanctuary for waterfowl and wildlife.
A new estuary was cut through the dunes and coastal bush to allow lagoon floodwaters to flow directly into the sea. Numbers of wildlife and birds in the reserve are ever-increasing and the rare pink-backed pelican has been seen in the area. Flamingos, cormorants and various species of waders attract birdwatchers from far and near.
This area is also an important nursery ground for marine fish such as grunter, salmon, perch and yellowfin. It is a natural, living example of how both commerce and nature are able to exist side by side in harmony
You are cordially invited to stay with us! We would enjoy the opportunity to get acquainted with you and extend our hospitality to you
Sue and Staff
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This page was last updated: 17 May 2012