EXPLORE Empangeni


Situated in a hilly countryside 15 kilometers from the coast town of Richards Bay is a small town Empangeni.

Empangeni boasts sub-tropical weather and temparatures seldom drop below 15 °C which makes it and ideal destination for quik weekend getaway.The town was initially set up as a Norwegian mission station on the banks of eMpangeni River but the mission was later moved to Eshowe.The town has since remained a centre for the production of sugar cane,timber and cotton and  sheep farming. Empangeni is also famous for its museum which exhibit the history of sugar can production, the Zulu culture and lifestyle and contemporary art.

13 kilometers north of Empangeni is the Enseleni Nature Reserve and if you are visiting the town making a turn there is worth the while. The reserve offers hiking and walking opportunites and here you can get up close and personal with various wildlife. Picnics can also be enjoyed here as it offers a number of very good spots. For a good relaxation moment,  the 8-hole Empangeni Golf Course is a great plae to spend the day.

Accommodation in Empangeni offers a range of good places to stay.From homely guest houses and welcoming bed and breakfasts to self-catering units Empangeni accommodation offers a good place to rest.

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