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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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... More Info

From R545 pps

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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... More Info

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... More Info

From R2500 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... More Info

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... More Info

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Empangeni
Generally nice place.
- Sidney Dhlamini