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Get to know Empangeni (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Empangeni. To help you make friends with Empangeni before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

The town of Empangeni, South Africa, is located in KwaZulu-Natal, the so-called garden province. More than one hundred ten thousand people live in Empangeni, which is close to the Zulu tribal lands. It is around thirty kilometres inland from Richards Bay. The town is named after the Mpange trees. They grow along the banks of the Empangeni River running through the valley in which the town is situated. If you want to get there, take a bus from Durban -- the bus service runs at least once a day and it takes around three hours. Alternatively, you can go from Durban to Empangeni by car within two hours.

The climate is classified as sub-tropical. A real winter does not exist. In winter, travelers can expect average temperatures of fourteen degrees Celsius. In summer, temperatures around twenty-nine degrees Celsius are usual.

If you want to stay in this town, you can find bed-and-breakfast places and hotels; there are limited options for a Empangeni, South Africa hostel. The quality and the level of the accommodation varies, however, most places offer free Wi-Fi and free parking. Your Empangeni, South Africa hostel is around fifteen kilometres west of the town centre in the middle of nature. If you do not have your own car, taxi is the best option to get to a hostel in Empangeni, South Africa.

If you like a relaxed sport, you can check out the local golf club; they provide clubs and carts for hire. The Empangeni Golf and Country Club was founded at the turn of the twentieth century. It is popular with the wealthier residents of the Empangeni and Richards Bay. The facilities include a bar and a restaurant.

Culture lovers cannot miss the Empangeni Arts and Cultural History Museum. This museum puts a collection of contemporary Kwa-Zulu Natal pieces of art on display. Additionally, the development of the important local sugar farming industry is told. Enseleni Nature Reserve is situated fourteen kilometres northeast of the town. Various colourful birds, zebras, impalas, waterbucks, and more species can be found in this reserve.

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FAQ about Empangeni Hostels

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Travel Tips for Empangeni - from the Community

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Empangeni is close to Richards Bay, which means that the beach is not far. The town is hot and humid, so check that you stay somewhere where there are air conditioners if possible.

Melanie Grant

Hi, I live in Empangeni, always have. It's quite a dangerous place, especially the rail area. Just be cautious and never walk alone or at night and you'll be fine! The temperature here is higher than that of any other nearby towns, so come prepared with sunscreen. The heat goes up to 45C with humidity to kill!


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Your Packing List for Empangeni

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