Empangeni has a wide variety of accommodation establishments to offer the holiday maker, tourist or businessman. The town of Empangeni abounds with B&B accommodation to suit all pockets, guest house accommodation, self catering accommodation, backpackers and lodges.
There is also an abundance of restaurants and Coffee Shops, ranging from Family restaurants, to more intimate Seafood restaurants, as well as pizzarias and take aways.
Empangeni is a town in KwaZulu-Natal Province situated only 15 kilometers from Richards Bay, the main harbour town in KwaZulu Natal. Empangeni is approximately 160 kilometres north of Durban, situated in hilly country side of the Uthungulu District, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The City of uMhlathuze was formed by joining the towns of Empangeni and Richards Bay together. Empangeni overlooks a flat coastal plain and has a sub tropical climate with an average climate of 28.4oC in summer and 14.5oC in winter.
In 1851, the NMS (Norwegian Missionary Society) established a mission station on the banks of the Empangeni river. The Empangeni river was named after the Mpange trees (Treema guineensis) growing along its banks.
Located in Empangeni, is ideal for leisure and family travelers and is conveniently situated near the best dining, entertainment, and other nearby attractions in the uThungulu District Municipality, near Richards Bay, Zulu-land.