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About Empangeni

 

Located in one of the most fertile sections of land in the KwaZulu-Natal Province, the bustling town of Empangeni is surrounded by kilometres of green sugar cane fields and blue gum forests. These vast plantations have made Empangeni a major commercial sugar and timber producing... read more

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bed and breakfast, cottages, game lodges, guest houses, guest lodge, hotels, self catering.

10 accommodation listings in Empangeni. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Raptor's Rest B&B

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Empangeni

Each of our 4 Star rooms has it's own entrance from our sub-tropical garden where you can relax listening to the bird...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Bar
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV
WiFi
Gym

FROM

R750.0

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Thula Thula Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Game Lodges in Empangeni

Only 2 hours north of Durban, in Zululand, Thula Thula Private Game Reserve is a 4500 ha wildlife sanctuary and home ...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
Bar
Parking on Premises
Aircon

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R3000.0

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Bernevece Bed & Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge in Empangeni

Situated in the heart of Empangeni, Bernevece Bed & Breakfast is a tranquil stop for corporate and leisure guests ali...

Parking on Premises
Aircon
TV
WiFi
Laundry facilities

FROM

R770

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Footprints Inn

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Empangeni

Your home from home in the heart of Zululand
Remove yourself from the hustle and bustle. Footprints Inn offers you a...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Bar
Braai Area
Aircon
DSTV

FROM

R500

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VBC Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Empangeni

At VBC Guest House your pleasure is our priority. When you stay at our Guest House you’ll find less stress, more rest...

Swimming Pool
Laundry facilities
DSTV
TV

FROM

R550

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Yellowwoods B&B

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Empangeni

Yellowwoods bed & breakfast offers 7 luxury air conditioned and ensuite rooms with DSTV, bar fridge, pool and secure ...

Swimming Pool
DSTV
TV
Parking on Premises
Internet access

FROM

R855

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Mfuli Game Ranch

Game Lodges, Self Catering in Empangeni

Mfuli Game Ranch is nestled in the fertile and scenic Nkwalini Valley which is known as the "Valley of the Virgin War...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
Bar

FROM

R580

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Nyala Park Inn

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Empangeni

We currently have four en suite bedrooms. We can accommodate up to eight guests. All comfortable beds with ample cupb...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Internet access
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Wheelchair Friendly
DSTV

FROM

R935

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Dumami Lodge

Guest Houses in Empangeni

In the heart of Empangeni's business district, lies Dumami Lodge. Empangeni is ideally situated for a business or lei...

Parking on Premises
Aircon
Internet access
Wheelchair Friendly
Bar
WiFi
DSTV

FROM

R1417

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Canefields Country House

Bed and Breakfast, Hotels in Empangeni

Canefields Country House is a gorgeous traditional sugar cane mansion that has been converted into a lovely country h...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Bar
Laundry facilities
Conference Facility
DSTV

FROM

R750

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More info about Empangeni

 

Located in one of the most fertile sections of land in the KwaZulu-Natal Province, the bustling town of Empangeni is surrounded by kilometres of green sugar cane fields and blue gum forests. These vast plantations have made Empangeni a major commercial sugar and timber producing area.  

Established as a mission station in the mid-1800s, Empangeni is possibly named after the Mpange tree, widespread along the river that winds its way through the town. The climate is sub-tropical and in summer, Empangeni experiences days that reach into the mid-30s (Celsius).

Less than 20 minutes from the warm Indian Ocean and on the route to the oldest game reserve in Africa, Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, Empangeni is a restful stopover to best enjoy the region’s attractions.

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Empangeni

1. The Umfolozi Hotel Casino Resort is 5km from Empangeni. Throw the dice at the casino or visit to enjoy a meal while the children are entertained at the Magic Company. Friday nights are Karaoke Night at the Sugar Room Bar and Lounge.

2. Empangeni has a number of small shopping centres and strip malls to purchase local goods and curios. The Five Ways Mall occasionally hosts events that attracts the crowds.

3. Parts of the Battlefields Route can be undertaken between Gingindlovu and Eshowe, where bloody battles took place between the British and the Zulus in 1879. It’s best to hire a guide to fully appreciate the magnitude of the clashes and travel to the most interesting sites.

4. The Enseleni Nature Reserve lies alongside a river thickly populated by crocodile and hippo. Various antelope species roam the park which has 2 hiking trails that pass through forest and grassland. There is a picnic site near the entrance.

5. Mountain biking is a popular sport around Empangeni where trails lead from the town in all directions. The lush green vegetation over rolling hills makes for a scenic ride. Hire a bicycle and obtain route maps from the tour office in the town centre.

6. The nearest beach is only a 15km drive to Richards Bay. The Alkantstand Beach has shark nets and the waves are uniform thanks to the construction of a jetty. Spend the day catching rays and enjoying the warm sea water.

 

Transport

Empangeni has its own airfield for chartered flights. The nearest domestic airport is Richards Bay Airport 23km away, and Durban’s King Shaka International Airport is 136km from Empangeni. Car rental agencies are stationed in the town and at the airports, otherwise order a vehicle online. The Greyhound Luxury Bus Liner travels between Durban and Pretoria daily and stops off in Empangeni outside the tourist office at 10h30. Booking in advance is essential.

 

Did you know?

Sections of the Mpange tree are used for medicinal and nutritional purposes; the leaves are eaten and the bark and roots are said to cure ailments ranging from stomach pain to respiratory infections. The tree is commonly found along river banks.

The Zikulise Community Upliftment Project is a non-profit organisation setup to assist local crafters with selling and marketing of their products that include traditional beaded attire and jewellery, clay pottery, reed and grass bags, etc. These sensational products can be ordered online.