In a nutshell
GraaffReinet, the closest “large town”, is 135km away. The distance to Colesberg is 146km and to Bloemfontein 370km.
The Oercy supermarket stocks all necessities. You’ll also find a Standard Bank, an ATM, a bottle store, two mechanics, a few cafés and, of course, a fuel station. There is no pharmacy but the hospital can assist with prescriptions.
There are state hospitals in Richmond and in Colesberg, and a private hospital in Bloemfontein.
The local Driefontein retirement village is on the premises of the former Richmond Hotel.
There are three state schools in Richmond: Bennie Groenewald Primary, Ikhaya Senior Primary and Richmond High School.
Richmond falls under the local Ubuntu municipality.