The Boardwalk shopping mall in Richards Bay offers the ultimate shopping experience in Zululand, the traditional home of the Zulu people in KwaZulu-Natal. The variety of shops, boutiques and eating outlets caters for all needs and makes Boardwalk Inkwazi a great shopping destination.

Did you know?

Inkwazi is the Zulu name for the African Fish Eagle, one of South Africa's favourite raptors?

Rave reviews of the Boardwalk shopping mall in Richards Bay leave no room for speculation. Over the years Boardwalk Inkwazi has grown into the shopping capital of South Africa’s vibrant Zululand region. The well laid-out 65 000 square metres of retail space is home to over 150 boutiques, quality fashion stores and shops specialising in different products. Whatever you need for your Zululand adventure, this Richards Bay shopping mall will deliver.

The Boardwalk shopping mall is the right place to come to when you are in search of the culinary convenience of restaurants, the instant gratification of yummy fast-food chains or grocery shopping at famous South African favourites like Checkers, Pick 'n Pay or Woolworths stores, where you will find daily staples, clothing and more. It says a lot that Boardwalk Inkwazi is lovingly described as 'remaining not only a welcoming shopping destination but a comprehensive haven of retail mastery' in this beautiful corner of KwaZulu-Natal.

This shopping mall in Richards Bay serves shoppers of all kinds in Zululand and should not be confused with the similarly named Boardwalk complex on the Port Elizabeth beachfront – further south on the coast in the Eastern Cape.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

Boardwalk Inkwazi management
Tel: +27 (0)35 789 7251/2

How to get here

When exiting the Richard's Bay airport, carry on straight, turn right into Nkoninga Street, at the first stop street turn left into East Central Arterial, go straight for about 3km, go over main intersection of North Central Arterial and you will have the Boardwalk Inkwazi mall on your right.

From the N2, take the first Richards Bay/Empangeni turnoff, turn right. Carry on straight for about 20km until you see the sign board Arboretum/North Central Arterial Road. Turn left into North Central Arterial, carry on straight until the main intersection of East Central Arterial, turn left into East Central Arterial you will have the Boardwalk Inkwazi mall on your right.

Best time to visit

The Boardwalk Inkwazi mall is open from 11am to 10pm (Monday to Thursday), 11am to midnight (Friday), 9am to midnight (Saturday) and 10am to 8pm (Sunday and public holidays).

Around the area

Richard’s Bay offers beautiful beaches and functions as a gateway to the greater Zululand region.

Length of stay

You’ll easily spend a couple of hours at the Boardwalk shopping mall in Richard’s Bay.