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We have all been impacted, to a greater or lesser degree, by the unprecedented global circumstances that unfolded during the first half of 2020, as a result of COVID-19. While none of us can guarantee smooth sailing going forward, we can guarantee that we will be by your side along the way. So take a moment with us now to close your eyes, smell the saltiness of the sea, feel the soft touch of the breeze on your skin, hear the sounds of the ocean and allow yourself to be transported to your happy place – Kridzil!
Here are a few things to remember about your home-away-from-home: we are located in the heart of Margate; we are situated close to numerous swimming beaches and shopping establishments; we are surrounded by an abundance of attractions and activities; and our wonderful team will always go above and beyond to make you (and other guests) feel warm and welcome. We look forward to sharing with you everything we have been up to in the last few months. So don’t delay, keep scrolling…
VRS Covid-19 Shareholder Notice

We would like to extend our gratitude to every shareholder, as well as to South Africa as a nation, for heeding the call of President Cyril Ramaphosa on the eve of the nation address in relation to the COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions. We, as the Managing Agent of your preferred holiday destination, would like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to navigate this pandemic.


A message from Marjorie Forssman, Managing Director of Vacation Recreational Services:

“Our commitment to providing an environment to create everlasting memories for all our shareholders and guests remains at the forefront of our mission. In light of the current COVID-19 situation, VRS is implementing viable management solutions for your home-away-from-home to ensure the health and safety of you and your families for when you can enjoy your holidays once more. The VRS Team extends their heartfelt empathy for all who have been affected, direct- or indirectly, by this outbreak. Our faith lies firmly that South Africa will emerge from this situation stronger than before and with a heightened appreciation for this beautiful country; let us remain united as a nation.”


Kindly note, in compliance with government regulations and our own policies and procedures that Kridzil will remain closed to the public until it is deemed appropriate, by government, to return to normal operations. That being said, we want you to know that we are missing the sight of all your lovely families arriving in Reception and the happy sounds of your holidays unfolding! We are eagerly awaiting, and we know you are too, the day when we are able to open our gates once more; returning to a time where you may relish every moment at your ‘home-away-from-home’ in a safe and relaxing environment.


Click here to view relevant COVID-19-related news and information


As our further commitment to you during these trying times as we are sure you are looking forward
to being able to visit your home-away-from-home:


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VRS Options has been made available to our shareholders to deposit the week(s) which have been lost, due to the nationwide lockdown and/or the extended closure of Kridzil in return for tokens to the full value of the respective week.

Please visit VRS Options, bank the stay you can no longer occupy and retrieve your tokens, to be used for a future Resort-stay. A small Exchange Fee is the only payment required to open the possibilities of a multitude of Resorts to you. While we understand this means you might not receive an equivalent stay at Kridzil for a future date, we are sure this gesture, of an alternative holiday for your family, will result in many cherished holiday memories.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with each shareholder, as you manoeuvre through these trying times. Please do not hesitate to reach out to VRS Property Admin, should you require further information.

All emails can be directed to

– A Legacy worth taking good care of

We are well aware of and sensitive to the impact of the current state of national disaster, but in our role as ‘caretaker’ of your Resort, we understand that our monthly obligations – such as municipal charges, rates and taxes, administration, Resort maintenance – remain payable; and are necessary in order for us to ensure that we are able to welcome you back to your beautiful Resort as soon as possible.


We would like to thank all those shareholders who have continued to pay their levies, especially those who have paid even though they, sadly, lost the use of their week this year, due to the COVID-19 situation. 


This is a Team-Kridzil match
and we need each one of our shareholders,
at our side, in the line-up.

We thank all shareholders for your continued support in ensuring the upkeep of the Resort at this time.

Did you know that we are on Facebook?


We would love to experience Kridzil through your eyes. So share your holiday pictures and memories with us, give us a like and stay up to date with your home-away-from-home!

Animals of the South Coast
Between May and July (the coldest months in South Africa), billions of sardines – or more specifically, the Southern African pilchard Sardinops sagax – spawn along our coastline. This is known as the Sardine Run – the biggest marine event on the planet.

This event creates an extensive feeding ground which attracts many predators.

This truly is an experience of a lifetime and one you shouldn’t miss out on. Whether you are a scuba diver, free diver, underwater photographer or simply a nature lover, like us – this annual occurrence will leave you amazed.
South Africa has to be one of the best destinations in the world for Whale Watching. The best time to experience and watch these graceful giants is between May and December. The season begins late in May, reaching the highest point in late June, with whales still heading north to Mozambique in July/August. August, September and October are the months when the whales are generally heading back South again. The best days for whale watching are clear, windless days – so pack a picnic and your costumes and head on over to the nearest beach for a day filled with swimming, sandcastle building and whale watching.

Here are a few of the whales you might see:
• Humpback Whale
• Southern Right Whale
• Bryde’s Whale
• Minke Whale
Did you know that there are 3 different types of dolphins that can be found in South African waters? - The bottlenose dolphin, the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin and the long-beaked common dolphin.

Bottlenose dolphins enjoy swimming along the shoreline and are most likely to interact with humans.

The humpback dolphin is a shy species and generally stays far away from boats and any other human activity. Their numbers are estimated to be between 1000 to 1200 adults and juveniles in the wild.

Common dolphins are one of the smallest types of dolphins – reaching in length of about 2.4 metres. These creatures can live for 40 years or longer!
The Duiker is an adorable small antelope – growing to a height of around 50 cm and weighing between 12 to 25 kg.

Did you know that the females are generally larger and heavier than the males?

These tiny creatures can be found in habitats with sufficient vegetation to allow them to hide.

Another interesting fact is that the Duiker is actually an omnivore – Besides leaves, flowers and fruits, they will also eat insects, frogs, small birds and mammals.
In the Know with Kridzil!

Take a look at how we’ve been making your home-away-from-home even more special:


New Linen in
all Bedrooms


New Curtains in
Main Bedrooms


Stickers added to
Sliding Doors


Lace Kitchen Curtains
replaced with Blinds
(B Block)


Sandblasted Vinyl
added to Kitchen Doors
(B Block)


New Air Conditioners
(Units B04/B02/B09)


Pool Depth Signs at the
Swimming Pool


Blinds installed in
Second Bedrooms
(A Block)




JoJo Tanks Covered with
Netting and Roof Painted

Keep The Good Times Rolling...

Fun days and holidays are a big deal for all of us at Kridzil!
We love celebrating these days with our guests every year and making our guests feel super-special – as they are. Below are a few of the Special days we have celebrated in 2020…

December School Holidays
We enjoy creating the perfect environment for everlasting holiday memories for all of our guests – especially our youngest ones. That is why the sound of crashing waves and laughter which filled the air during the December School Holidays brought us so much joy. We are very excited to create new memories with you this year!
Festive Season
The Festive Season brought with it all of the excitement and wonder of Christmas. All of our guests – young and old – were spoiled with various sweet treats and snacks during check-in. A number of families joined us and had a jolly old, festive time!
Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is always a special time for all of us at Kridzil. It is a time where we get to sprinkle our love all around the Resort and be a little over-the-top. This year, guests were spoiled with sweet treats in the Main Bedrooms and handmade hearts as decorations, which adorned their beds.
81st Birthday
We absolutely love it when our guests choose to celebrate their birthdays with us! Mrs. Rall celebrated her 81st birthday with us. As a gift, we sent Mrs. Rall home with a piece of Kridzil; in the form of a fresh plant from our beautiful gardens and a little handmade card.
Did You Know That We Have a Blog?

Read more about the beautiful South Coast, Kridzil-and-surrounds and everything you can get up to; as well as events and happenings nearby. Here are our latest and most popular articles:

Top 5
South Coast Beaches
A visit to the South Coast would not be complete without a visit to one of the many stunning beaches a stones’ throw away. Read all about our top 5 beaches, what you can do nearby and why we chose them.
Read more
Places to Visit on the South Coast (Part 1)
The South Coast is an excellent holiday destination for families, friends and couples. Here are a few places we think you should visit, and enjoy, during your next South Coast vacation.
Read more
Places to Visit on the South Coast (Part 2)
In this blog article we explore places you should visit between Uvongo and Port Edward – places that might make your next KZN vacation extra memorable and provide entertainment for the whole family.
Read more

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The Uni-Vate Properties portal not only allows you to buy weeks at your favourite Resort but you can also sell your Vacation Ownership week in a few simple steps.


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African Blessings

Did you know that we support African Blessings?
This Non-Profit and Public Benefit Company cares for its community, children, animals and the environment. Check out their website for their latest projects and developments.


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VRS Options

VRS Options
VRS Options allows you to exchange your fixed holiday for availability at various Resorts, for alternative dates or unit sizes. We’ve secured you a multitude of destinations through some of our partners to give you more holiday options.

(Please note that the exchange fee will increase in 2021)

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Take the pressure out of planning the journey to your favourite home-away-from-home: our partners at ACT Travel are here to plan your flights, car hire and so much more to ensure you have the most relaxing vacation.

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In Closing...
2020 has been a whirlwind to-date, filled with challenges and uncertainty, but also community and strength. We have seen South Africans come together in unity – We could not be more proud of our country and people.

The Kridzil team has been tirelessly working on making your home-away-from-home a place where you can relax and unwind. We are so thankful to be part of your holiday-family and we look forward to creating new and wonderful memories with you into the future.

Warm Regards
Marjorie Forssman
VRS – Managing Director 
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