Empangeni Accommodation

The town of Empangeni is a reasonably small settlement 160 kilometres east of Durban in KwaZulu Natal. Apart from being easily accessible, the town also boasts a good climate and excellent proximity to some of KwaZulu Natal's most popular game reserves.

The town is situated in the hilly landscape surrounding Richard's Bay. Empangeni is a mere 15 kilometres from this port town, and looks out over a flat coastal plain. It was established in 1931 and soon grew into a farming hub where sugar, cotton, cattle and timber are the most lucrative products.  Despite its growth and development into a thriving commercial town though, Empangeni is often praised for maintaining its small town charm and traditional Zululand hospitality.

Empangeni, like most of the KwaZulu Natal coastline, experiences a subtropical climate which can be unbearably hot and humid. However the upside is that winters are pleasant - warm and sunny and perfect for a visit to the beach or a hike. Enseleni Nature Reserve for example, is situated 13 kilometres north of Empangeni, and is home to zebra and impala (among other mammals and birds), a number of picnicking spots and a 7 kilometre long hiking trail.

Empangeni is a pleasant enough place in its own right, but there can be no denying that it is most popular as a stop-over place en-route to KwaZulu Natal's game reserves such as Hluhluwe and Imfolozi. Many of the reserves in this area are home to the famous Big 5 and therefore especially popular among wildlife fiends.

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Babbling Brook

From R300 pps

We have 7 Double rooms, all fitted with remote controlled Aircons and Tvs, which have 9 channels (5 DSTV). A Tea/Coffee tray is supplied in each room. Six of the rooms have their own outside access a... Read More

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Raptor's Rest Bed and Breakfast

From R750* unit

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Raptor's Rest is a true Bed & Breakfast i.e. we invite you to come stay in our home. It is not an inn or a lodge but a home where you will always be able to relax and where your privacy, safety and we... Read More

Canefields Country House

From R415 pps

Canefields Country House is a traditional sugar cane mansion converted into a homely country hotel. Set in the tranquil surroundings and rolling hills of a sugar cane estate, Canefields offers traditi... Read More

Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve

From R2800 pps

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Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve, family owned & operated, is situated in Zululand, South Africa, only 45 minutes from Richards Bay harbour & airport, 45 min from Hluhluwe / Umfolosi Game Re... Read More

Protea Hotel Empangeni

From R1175* unit

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In the heart of Empangeni's business district, yet off a quiet side avenue, lies the Protea Hotel Empangeni - the latest addition to Protea Hotels in Kwazulu Natal. Empangeni is ideally situated for... Read More

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From R830* unit

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Seagull Lodge
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Set in the lovely quiet suburb of Arboretum extension in Richards's bay, this three star lodge is situated approximately 1.5 km from the CBD and Boardwalk shopping complex where you will find numerous... Read More

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Empangeni Reviews

Generally nice place.
- Sidney Dhlamini