Empangeni at a glance
Empangeni’s subtropical climate makes Empangeni a perfect all year-round holiday destination for everyone. Despite being a developing modern town, Empangeni has managed to maintain its original small town charm and al tourist and locals can expect to be treated to warm and friendly hospitality.
The local museum offers a look at the history of the sugar pioneers who forged the path of development in Empangeni with the opening of the mill in 1911 and other exhibits include Zulu culture and art displays.
The arts and crafts centre allows all visitors to witness the making of authentic Zulu crafts, taste traditional Zulu cuisine and purchase charming Zulu mementoes.
Empangeni was established as a Norwegian Mission in 1841 and has become the commercial centre of the City of uMhlathuze. Today, it is regarded as one of the most important retail and service centre for the surrounding areas.
With its original small town charm, visitors to Empangeni can expect to be treated with warm and friendly hospitality.