Some of South Africa’s most spectacular wetland scenery can be seen at the Richards Bay Game Reserve, a lagoon where aquatic birds and animal species, including hippopotamus and crocodile are protected. Numbers of wildlife and birdlife in the Richards Bay Game reserve are ever-increasing and the rare pink-backed pelican has been sighted in the area. Flamingos, cormorants and some waders are prevalent in the reserve. This area is also an important nursery ground for marine fish such as grunter, salmon, perch and yellowfin. The Richards Bay Lagoon Reserve is a natural, living example of how both commerce and nature are able to exist side by side in harmony.