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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.

VBC Guesthouse rooms are spacious and modern with a veranda and fitted with sliding glass doors. The beds are fitted with snow white linen and towels. Hair dryer available on request. Our bathrooms are fitted with state of the art showers and baths for total relaxation.

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.

Empangeni Accommodation

VBC Guesthouse

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 BayZulu-land.

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Empangeni, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Situated in attractive hilly country side, overlooking a flat coastal plain, 90 to 150 metres above sea level with panoramic views of Richards Bay and the Indian Ocean from the higher lying suburbs.

Established as a mission station by the Norwegian Missionary Society on the banks of the Empangeni River in 1851, Empangeni today is one of Zululand’s largest towns. The town serves a large agricultural and timber growing area and has all modern amenities.

The Norwegian Missionary Society established a station on the banks of the Mpangeni River in 1851, which was later moved to Eshowe. The river was named after the profusion of Mpange trees (Treema guineensis) growing along its banks, and the settlement that formed around the station took the Anglicised name of the river.

In 1899 a magistracy was established. The Zululand Railway reached the town in 1903. In 1906 Empangeni became a village.

Activities

Empangeni Art & Crafts Centre

Variety of arts and crafts made by the local communities.

Empangeni Art & Cultural Museum

A fascinating museum boasting regular temporary exhibitions and a permanent display including Zulu heritage art and the Harrison collection of the pioneer sugar farmers

Game Ranches

Hunting/nature trail facilities and accomodation are offered in the area.

Empangeni Country Club

Tennis, Golf, Bowls, Squash or Conferencing in beautiful natural surroundings.

Enseleni Game Reserve

Meaning “lair of the badger” in Zulu, this 295ha reserve includes mangroves, papyrus and many antelope species as some of it’s attractions.

Felix Mill

One of the largest in the country.

Jabulani Crafts

Wonderfully made crafts made by the physically handicapped are for sale.

University of Zululand

The attractive campus of this university, founded in 1959 can be visited

Historical View

Empangeni Museum

Opened in 1996 in the renovated old Town Hall (1916). Art, Zulu cultural heritage, Harrison Collection on pioneer sugar farmers, exhibitions, workshops, talks and video’s

Nature

Enseleni Nature Reserve

Enseleni Nature Reserve was proclaimed on 22 January 1948 and is 293 ha in extent. The reserve consists of coastal grasslands and forest and the Nseleni river provides a freshwater habitat. The reserve is situated north of Empangeni and west of Richards Bay.

Empangeni Accommodation

VBC Guest House

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.

Empangeni, Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal Accommodation

In 1851, the Norwegian Missionary Society established a station on the banks of the Mpangeni River. The river was named after the profusion of Mpange trees growing along its banks, and the settlement that formed around the station took the slightly Anglicised name of the river.

VBC Guest HouseEmpangeni Accommodation

The root of the world, like the trees, is in the soil, as it refers to its remarkable fertility. This attribute led to the growth of what is now the commercial, agricultural and communications centre for the sugar cane and timber industrial area of the coast above the Tugela River.

Empangeni is a thriving, friendly town in the beautiful surroundings of the Mpangeni Valley.

Empangeni Accommodation:

VBC Guest House
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.

Empangeni Activities:

Empangeni Art & Crafts Centre
Variety of arts and crafts made by the local communities.

Empangeni Art & Cultural Museum
A fascinating museum boasting regular temporary exhibitions and a permanent display including Zulu heritage art and the Harrison collection of the pioneer sugar farmers.

Empangeni Country Club
Tenni, golf, bowls, squash or conferencing in beautiful natural surroundings.

Enseleni Game Reserve
A 295ha reserve, whose name is isiZulu for ‘lair of the badger’. Mangroves, papyrus and many antelope species are some of the wildlife attractions.

Felix Mill
A small village near Empangeni housing a sugar mill labour force. The sugar mill here is one of the largest in the country.

Game Ranches
Hunting/nature trail facilities and accomodation are offered by the Nayala and Mfuli ranches.

Jabulani Crafts
Wonderfully made crafts by physically handicapped persons are on sale.

University of Zululand
The attractive campus of this university, founded in 1959 can be visited.

VBC Guest House

If you are planning a KwaZulu-Natal stay, or want to stay at a Guest House in Empangeni, or a Bed & Breakfast near Richards Bay, or are looking for that perfect Zulu Cultural Getaway, then why not visit VBC Guest House for that ultimate Zululand Experience! A stay at VBC Guest House includes FREE BREAKFAST!