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Mabalingwe - The Oasis Update
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Here we are, already in December (!) and looking forward to a wonderful Festive Season, spent with our dear Shareholders and guests, here at Sandy Place! We hope that you have had a good year and are pleased to say that we definitely have. Not least in part due to the fact that so many of our Shareholders opted to occupy their own weeks in 2021, which means that we got to see more of you! If you did stay with us in


2021, we hope your experience was excellent and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you for being our loyal Shareholder on another journey with us around the sun in 2021. Your commitment to our little place in the sun is much appreciated. We look forward to new journeys, with you by our side, in 2022; but first, some updates on the year gone by from Sandy Place!

Keeping your Sandy Place The Place to be!
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“Ag please Daddy” Shop

A variety of fun toys and goodies are now on display and for sale in the Reception area.

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Two-way radios have been purchased and are now in use to ensure both improved operations and improved security. For example, security at the gate can now radio call through to Reception to announce and confirm arriving guests.


Pest Control

Pest control treatments have been carried out in the following areas: staff quarters, all outside drains, games room, play room, laundry, fish-cleaning area, security room, all offices and the Wi-Fi room. The units have all been treated systematically too, as occupancy allowed.

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In-Unit Extras

  • Shower caddies have been replaced in all showers
  • Broom holders have been installed in all kitchens, to ensure a neat and tidy environment
  • Additional scatter cushions had been added in all units, adding to an inviting interior atmosphere
  • Wall mounted sanitiser bottles (COVID-19 PPE) have been installed in all the units, for guests and staff’s use, together with relevant signage
  • A stylish welcome – On check in days, all unit towels are neatly folded and dressed with a decorative touch as an additional token of welcome

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Our housekeeping teams have been issued with new mop-and-bucket sets, specially selected due to them requiring less water for cleaning, and therefore avoiding water damage to cupboards and furniture.

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Braai Lids

All braais have been fitted with a lid / weather cover so that our guests and Shareholders can still enjoy a braai, even if it is raining.


Water System Infrastructure

All old, rusted pipes and fittings have been replaced throughout the property. The tap that was in front of the Reception office has been relocated to a more appropriate spot.

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Swimming Pool

  • Our swimming pool has undergone a complete refurbishment, having been resurfaced (fiberglass)
  • A stainless steel hand rail had been installed at the steps into the pool, to provide for additional safety and convenience
  • An automatic pool cleaner has been installed in the pool to ensure that the pool remains clean at all times
  • A new pool light had been installed to ensure an inviting atmosphere at the pool area in the evenings



An additional 3 garden taps have been installed on the grounds to ensure effective watering for all garden areas.


Monkey Business

Posters have been placed in all the units requesting guests to ensure windows and doors are closed and locked when they are not occupying the unit, to keep our monkey-friends out. The posters also include a warning to kindly not feed the monkeys.

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We are delighted to introduce Tanya Viviers and Eddie Horn to the Sandy Place Management Team.

Tanya, the new Resort Manager, has been part of the VRS Team for almost 19 years and brings with her a wealth of experience.

Eddie is taking charge of the Maintenance Team as the new Sandy Place Maintenace Manager; Eddie has been part of the VRS Team for 5 years.

Both Tanya and Eddie are strong leaders with lots of experience, believing in integrity, team work and respect. We are looking forward to their ongoing success as part of the Sandy Place family.
Make sure to come and meet them on your next Sandy Place visit!

Celebrating Special Occasions

For Heritage Day, a packet of biscuits and a Heritage Day card were placed in all of the units for our shareholders and guests to enjoy.

Our Reception area was beautifully decorated from top to bottom, for Women’s Day and complimentary sweet treats were put out for all our arrivals to indulge in something yummy during check in. In addition, the beds in all of the main bedrooms were specially made up with rose petals and sweet treats.

A lovely couple celebrated their Wedding Anniversary with us and the team made sure they celebrated in style. An ice bucket filled with ice, sparkling wine and glasses awaited the couple in their unit on arrival. Their bedroom was specially made up and decorated; and various snacks and treats, as well as a Mr & Mrs gift, awaited them in their unit.

Here’s what the happy couple had to say about their stay:

“Our stay at Sandy was one of the best ever in our visits, the reception staff was superb, monitoring us from home to the venue. Our room was fully decorated with anniversary deco beyond our expectations. It is without doubts that we will call again with more friends.”


So Many Sandy Seasons and Reasons
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We think our little ‘Sandy’ corner of the world is quite special and we hope that you do too. But just in case, we’d like to share some lovely reminders of just how unique and exceptional the location of your holiday home-away-from-home is; and perhaps inspire some new adventures that you and your loved-ones might enjoy on your next visit!

Ahead of the Festive Season, we thought we’d also share one of our favourite seaside holiday recipes, for your enjoyment!

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North Coast Mussels in Lemon Garlic-Butter Sauce

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What’s so special about Sandy Place?

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Expand Your Holiday Horizons

Uni-Vate Properties, an affiliated partner of VRS and the VRS-Managed Resorts, is offering our valued Shareholders the opportunity to expand their Holiday Portfolio. Browse a wide range of holiday weeks available at a variety of destinations.

The possibilities for more precious moments and memorial experiences with family and friends is only a click away.
We look forward to creating more everlasting holiday memories with you!

Visit the Uni-Vate Properties website for more options at other holiday Resorts!
African Blessings


African Blessings seeks to build a generation that has risen against all odds, yet is ready, prepared and confident to take a seat at the table. They aim to help the children in their care to join a new generation of leaders who solve problems and find new and creative ways to grow and improve through equity, distribution and edification.
Read more about African Blessings and all their projects
Be part of the change. Join African Blessings on their journey to empower and uplift children in need.

VRS Options

Deposit and exchange your holiday on Options
Not only can you Deposit your holiday and receive Tokens to the value of that holiday to use to Book an alternative holiday at another Resort, at another time; you also have access to a variety of other sister Resorts in the Options Exchange Pool for a different holiday experience.

Holidays that are still in the Options Exchange Pool, 21 days prior to the occupation date, are eligible to go on sale as Bonus Breaks that can be booked from R1399.

Important Notices
2022 Calendar > Download
VRS Website > Visit Here
COVID-19 Updates > Read more
We would like to remind our valued Shareholders to kindly check and sign off on inventories upon arrival at your home-away-from-home unit. An inventory list is available in your unit; any discrepancies must please be reported at Reception.
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We have come to the end of another newsletter and – almost – the end of another year. May this coming Festive Season be one filled with love and laughter for you and your family and may you enter the 2022 year with renewed energy, a zest for life, a heart filled with hope and a mind filled with peace.

On behalf of the VRS and Sandy Place teams, we thank you sincerely for another wonderful year – for your ongoing loyalty and commitment and for remaining firmly at our side! In closing:“Let us be thankful for the blessings of the past and the promise of the future.”

Festive Season greetings!
Marjorie Forssman
VRS – Managing Director 

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