This creamy garlic seafood pasta dish is so delicious that you are going to want to make it again and again. The best part is that it is super easy and quick to make – the perfect dish for your holiday at Uvongo River Resort! Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 250g shrimp/prawns, peeled and deveined 150g mussels, with shells but debearded 150g calamari tubes 2 … Continue reading CREAMY GARLIC SEAFOOD PASTA

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

Uvongo River Resort’s Simple Summer Mussel Pot

(with a touch of Italian flair, of course, just like Uvongo!) If you are holidaying here with us on the beautiful Hibiscus Coast then, of course, you have to sample the seafood! We found this lovely simple Italian-style mussel pot recipe you might enjoy. Here’s to la bella vita! Ingredients – 1.8 kg fresh, living mussels 120 ml white wine (alternatively, 1 tbsp lemon juice) … Continue reading Uvongo River Resort’s Simple Summer Mussel Pot


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

Whale Watching on the South Coast

While the SA Whale Route is most famous for encounters with southern right whales, humpback whales and several coastal dolphin species; no less than 37 species of whales and dolphins can be found in the waters off South Africa. Lucky for us, the South Coast is perfect for whale watching! All in all, South Africa has about 1930 km of whale watching coastline, extending from … Continue reading Whale Watching on the South Coast


We love the Festive Season and everything that goes with it. But one of the our favourite parts is definitively the festive season pass to indulge in gorgeous desserts. Wow your guest’s this year with this gorgeous (yet so simple) Berry Pavlova. Ingredients Pavlova 4 eggs whites (at room temperature) Pinch of salt 250g castor sugar 2 tsp of cornflour (sifted) 1 tsp white wine … Continue reading BERRY CHRISTMAS PAVLOVA