"Your luxurious home away from home in the heart of Empangeni"


Yellowwoods bed & breakfast offers 7 luxury air conditioned and ensuite rooms with DSTV, bar fridge, pool and secure parking and is conveniently situated in the leafy and upmarket suburb of Nyala Park in central Empangeni. Spacious and inviting, the B&B has been designed and appointed to suit the discerning traveller. Tasteful and exceptionally comfortable, Yellowwoods ensures every guest a pleasurable stay with delicious meals using only the freshest and best of ingredients. Kosi Bay, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Phinda Game Reserve and Lake St. Lucia are just some of the few attractions in the area, while activities include game drives, horseback, canoe, birding and fishing safaris.

Rooms and Rates

Yellowwoods bed & breakfast offers 7 Luxury air conditioned and en-suite rooms with DSTV, bar fridge, pool & secure parking.

Each room is individually decorated providing a variety of unique experiences at Yellowwoods B&B. All beds are A-grade king size with fine white cotton linen with all the trimmings to ensure a luxurious and restful nights sleep.

Internet access is provided by way of Wifi in all rooms with a desk provided for your convenience.

All rooms have well equipped en-suite bathrooms with fresh towels and luxurious accoutrements. Every room except the loft room features both shower and bath. All rooms except the loft room offer a private patio area where you can enjoy the warm Empangeni sunshine and take in a coffee or breakfast. We have taken great care to ensure that each room provides you with a unique and luxurious experience.

Please enquire for our latest rates.


At Yellowwoods B&B we provide a range of services and facilities for your pleasure and convenience. These include:

  • WiFi in all rooms
  • Hot and cold breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners by arrangement
  • Room service on request
  • Small Functions and private parties
  • Laundry
  • Packed lunches

*If you would like more information on any of the above facilities and services please contact us.

All below services can be arranged on request:

  • On-site hairdressing and grooming services
  • Connections to travel agents and airports
  • Day tours
  • Safari tours to Imfolozi, Hluhluwe and St. Lucia
  • Birding safaris
  • Culture and history tours

local attractions

Named after the Mpange tree that grows in the banks of the Mpangeni River near which it is situated Empangeni is a thriving town in the heart of Zululand.

Situated just 160km north of Durban and near to Richards Bay, St. Lucia and a host of popular game reserves, Empangeni has a wide range of attractions to offer business and leisure travellers alike. Here are some of the attractions you can enjoy in Empangeni and nearby:

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

iSimangaliso Wetland Park contains three major lake systems, eight interlinking ecosystems, 700 year old fishing traditions, most of South Africa’s remaining swamp forests, Africa’s largest estuarine system, 530 bird species and 25,000 year-old coastal dunes – among the highest in the world.

Thula Thula – Private Game Reserve

With its unique atmosphere, stylish décor and superb cuisine, Thula Thula private game reserve offers you the choice of exclusive accommodation between the Elephant Safari Lodge and the Luxury Tented Camp, offering an authentic African bush experience in the heart of Zululand.

Ndundulu Aloes

Ndundulu Aloes is your specialist registered Sunbird Aloes nursery. Nestled in the Nkwaleni valley, near Eshowe in KwaZulu Natal. Offering a unique collection of seventy different premium water-wise aloe hybrid cultivars, developed by avid aloe breeder Leo Thamm.

Ongoye Forest Nature Reserve

Ngoye Forest Reserve, better known as the Ongoye Forest Reserve, lies in the north of KwaZulu-Natal between Mtunzini, Eshowe and Emangeni, some 150 kilometres north of Durban.

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, Is a Big5 Game Park in KwaZulu Natal. The oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa. Still Wild, With 96000 Hectares of Wilderness Awaiting you. 4x4s Dusty Roads Rolling Hills Of Sunsets, Magnificent Big 5 Sightings & Photographs Everywhere.

Fort Nongqayi Museum Village

The Fort Nongqayi Museum Village houses a series of museums covering a wide range of local interest from early Iron Age settlements to traditional Zulu art and culture, natural history, missionary history and wars between kingdoms and against the tsetse fly.

Enseleni Game Reserve

The Enseleni Nature Reserve is a small reserve of 293 hectares lying just inland from Richards Bay, between Empangeni and Richards Bay. It is a popular day's outing for visitors to the area, and the coastal grasslands and forest are particularly pretty and home to a thriving bird life.

Empangeni Country Club

Empangeni Country Club offers competitive rates, great food and a friendly atmosphere. The club offers tennis, golf, bowls, squash or conferencing in beautiful natural surroundings.

Empangeni Art & Cultural History Museum

Empangeni Art & Cultural History Museum has a representative collection of contemporary KwaZulu-Natal artists works and an ethnographic collection of the regional culture. It provides continually changing exhibitions in the main hall.

booking enquiries

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contact us

Please feel free to reach out to us by contacting us directly

32 David Glenny Crescent, Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)35 792 1432

Cell: 082 652 3887

Email: info@yellowwoods.co.za

Yellowwoods B&B is an Afristay Best Value establishmment.