Empangeni is a KZN coastal town which has its roots in forestry and sugar plantations. The town was established in 1851 after the soil was found to be very fertile and the government planted eucalyptus trees in 1905 as part of an experimental timber plantation which bore fruits and the town started expanding with these two major industries to what it is today.
The sugar mills which came with the farming of sugar cane brought the town to a steady rate of growth and stability which has been in existence since the middle 1800’s and the town was officially proclaimed in 1931.
Other major industries which support the town and further development are cotton and cattle framing which are all related to the fertile soil in the region.
Empangeni is a well-established suburb and has all the amenities in place with the major benefit that it is a highly sought after tourist destination due to the proximity to the coast and nature.
There are ample schools to choose from in Empangeni including Empangeni High School, St Catherine’s Convent, Old Mill Secondary School, Grantham Park, Heuwelland Primary School and Empangeni Preparatory School.
Malls in Empangeni are also ample with Five Ways Mall, Power Spar Centre, Ithala Centre Empangeni Rail, Mkuze Centre and the Sanlam Centre at your door.
Empangeni has commercial and retail hubs to cater for needs and employment.
Tourists are kept busy all year round with many attractions available, including Empangeni Golf Cours, Fort Nongqayi Museum Village, the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve as well as the Ongoye Forest Nature Reserve.
The town is an ideal investor’s haven with mixed use homes from town house complexes, high rise apartments and residential homes which means pricing is derived from needs and demand.
Take a tour of the properties in Empangeni via the Myroof website.