Oatmeal Chocolate Granola Bars

Ingredients 4 cups old fashioned oats 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 cup chocolate chips 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/2 cup vegetable, canola, avocado or other oil of choice 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup honey Preparation Preheat oven to 160C. Combine the oats, wheat flour, coconut, sugar, chocolate chips and salt in a bowl. In … Continue reading Oatmeal Chocolate Granola Bars

Italian Sugar Cookies

Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 large egg, room temperature 1/3 cup canola oil 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 teaspoon salt Red and blue paste food coloring 1/2 teaspoon each cherry, raspberry and lemon extract Method Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and oil, beating … Continue reading Italian Sugar Cookies

Getting to Know Your Host, Resort Manager Tanya Viviers

What is your history in the Hospitality Industry? I’ve been in the Industry for 20 years – hospitality is where I found my career passion! I’ve been fortunate to work in many sectors of the business, including Recreation, Housekeeping, Front Office and Resort Management. What is your favourite thing about Sandy Place? I think our location in St. Lucia and within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park … Continue reading Getting to Know Your Host, Resort Manager Tanya Viviers

VOTE FOR UVONGO – South African Tourism Awards

Your home-away-from-home, Uvongo River Resort, has been nominated with a chance to claim a South African Tourism Award! We would love to take this opportunity to encourage you to vote for your beloved holiday destination. Simply click ‘vote now’ below to cast your vote forUvongo River Resort: VOTE NOW Have your say in selecting the top holiday destinations across South Africa by casting your vote. Not … Continue reading VOTE FOR UVONGO – South African Tourism Awards


As everyone is starting to get ready for the great holiday migration. Here are some handy travel hacks and tips Keep a packing checklist on your phone Invest in a portable phone charger Make sure you always pack a mini first-aid kit If you forget the wall plug-in for your phone charger, check the back of your chalet TV. There might be a USB port. … Continue reading FESTIVE SEASON TRAVEL TIPS

Manzi’s Gourmet Boerie Rolls

Few things say “South African” quite like a boerewors roll! With the summer season in mind and easy-to-prepare, no-fuss holiday meals a must, we thought we’d share our Gourmet Boerie Roll recipe here, for your enjoyment. (Makes 6) Ingredients – Boerewors, approximately 700 g of your favourite wors 6 fresh hot dog rolls 1 Tbsp feta cheese crumbled For the Carmelised Onions: 3 large onions, … Continue reading Manzi’s Gourmet Boerie Rolls