The Ridge is a proposed mixed-use development located in Meer-en-See, a waterfront suburb of Richards Bay, in the uMhlathuze Municipality on KwaZulu-Natal’s north coast. It is situated at the southern end of Meer-en-See, approximately 1km from Alkanstrand Beach and less than 300m from the Mzingazi lagoon, which is located within the Port of Richards Bay.
Meerensee is middle to high income suburban area of Richards Bay which is buffered by the Mzingazi lake in the west and the Indian Ocean in the east. The proposed development will consist of a lifestyle shopping centre, high density residential consisting of approximately 200 units that will range from 2-bedroom units to 4-bedroom penthouse units and a hotel.
The lifestyle shopping centre will consist of approximately 7,000 square meters that will consist of a supermarket, gym, hardware, restaurants and quick service food outlets to cater to the upmarket consumers of the Meer-en-See area and visitors to the greater Richards Bay area. The retail supply in the Meer-en-See area does not cater to all the needs of residents of Richards Bay and aims to create a tenant mix that is complimentary to the current retail offering in the area.