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Dear valued Shareholder

As we make our way towards the final few months of 2021, we would like to take the time to share with you all of the happenings in and around your home-away-from-home.

Your Kridzil family has been hard at work - from making updates and upgrades around the Resort to planning special occasions and holidays for you and our wonderful guests to enjoy.


One of the things we are looking forward to, and which is fast approaching, is the annual Sardine Run, which takes place between June and July every year. Keep up-to-date with sightings and nettings by following the Annual Sardine Run Facebook page.

Without further ado, keep on scrolling to find out what we have been up to the past couple of months.
Rare seal resting at uShaka Marine World
Rare Seal Resting At uShaka Marine World

An adult crabeater seal, native to Antarctica, enjoyed his visit to uShaka Marine World back in February, before flying off to Bayworld in Port Elizabeth and eventually returning home.

The lost seal was found resting on rocks at Ramsgate Beach on the South Coast by local walkers. The SPCA Lower South branch brought the rare seal to uShaka Marine World for observation and possible treatment.

Although resident veterinarian, Dr Francois Lampen, found him to be in good overall condition, he was understandably stressed. The coast of Antarctica is almost totally devoid of human habitation and, as such, these seals have not evolved to fear humans – which is not necessarily a good thing.

The staff at uShaka Marine World decided to name him Ragnar after the legendary Viking - Ragnar Lothbrok.

Did you know?
Crabeater seals do not eat crabs. 90% of their diet consists of Antarctic krill. The remaining 10% of their diet is squid and fish.

Pelicans Drop By For A Visit
Pelicans Drop By For A Visit

As most of us know, pelicans are an unusual sight for the South Coast.

The Great White Pelican can usually be seen at the West Coast National Park (less than an hour from Cape Town), iSimangaliso Wetland Park in St. Lucia, the Rietvlei Nature Reserve between Johannesburg and Pretoria, and False Bay Park near Hluhluwe in KwaZulu-Natal.

So, when two were spotted in the parking lot of a local grocery store in Port Shepstone, you can imagine the fascination on shoppers and employees' faces, who were thrilled to see them!

Did you know?
Pelicans are known for their large bill and gular pouch, and can dive as deep as nine metres into the water to capture prey.

Father's Day

Kridzil is not only a perfect beachy Resort, but it is also the perfect spot for family vacations. Read on to find out how we are creating everlasting memories for our youngest guests.


Kridzil has implemented a children’s programme during the school holidays to ensure that our youngest guests are having fun and creating memories that will last them a lifetime! The children are supervised and can enjoy a wide array of exciting activities while their parents enjoy a much-needed break. Strict COVID-19 protocols and procedures are in place and adhered to at all times to ensure the safety of the little ones, as well as our dedicated Team.

Keep an eye out for our holiday programme during your next Kridzil vacation!


Our Team works hard to ensure that the Resort is in tip-top shape for our guests and valued Shareholders. Below are a few of the updates and upgrades we have made.

Hanging Flower Baskets
Hanging Flower Baskets Added To Both A-Block Gates
Old Light Fittings
Old Light Fittings Upcycled To Plant Pots At B1 Entrance
Shell Heart
Shell Heart Created And Placed On Workshop Wall
Roof Resealed
A-Block Roof Resealed
Non-Slip Gym Carpets
Non-Slip Gym Carpets Installed
Door Frames Repainted
Exterior And Interior Door Frames Repainted
Skirting Repainted
Exterior And Interior Skirting Repainted
Keep The Good Times Rolling...

Kridzil adores creating everlasting memories for each and every one of our guests – that is why special occasions and holidays are so important to us! We would like to share some of the special occasions we celebrated this past newsletter season.

Christmas was the perfect way to end 2020 on a high note and we were absolutely thrilled to welcome each and every one of our guests back home. We worked hard to create special memories for all of our guests – young and old. Snacks and treats were handed out in Reception and the reindeer lollipops were a huge hit with our younger guests. Yummy, minced fruit, fudge pies were placed in each of the bedrooms, too.
New Years
New Years
We are so thankful to each of our guests who chose to ring in the New Year with us at Kridzil. Sweet treats were handed out to our guests upon arrival and others were delicately placed in each bedroom. While COVID-19 made 2020 a challenging year, it gave us hope for 2021 to see so many happy faces arriving at the Resort.
Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day
The Kridzil Team loves love! We like making all holidays extra special for all of our guests – and Valentine’s Day was no exception. Our guests were spoiled from the moment they arrived – Reception was decorated to the nines and love letters were placed on the beds along with painted stones and bowls filled with sweets.
Bunnies and eggs were stashed around the Resort – from beautiful posters decorating our walls to the ones hiding in our gardens. Yummy treats were handed out to all of our guests during check-in at Reception. We had one aim in mind and that was to ensure that this special day was one our guests would never forget.
Mothers Day
Mother’s Day
We are so thankful for all of the incredible women in our lives – especially our lovely Resort Manager – Tanya Viviers! Tanya and our brilliant Kridzil Team created a lovely Mother’s Day celebration for all of our wonderful guests. Reception was decorated with posters and cards were given to each of the mommies, along with special homemade treats.
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Expand Your Holiday Horizons

Uni-Vate Properties, an affiliated partner of VRS-Managed Resorts, is offering our valued Shareholders the opportunity to expand their Holiday Portfolio with these incredible ownership options. Browse a wide range of holiday weeks available at these prestigious destinations:

Mount Amanzi
Mount Amanzi

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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

This pristine Reserve is situated near Bela-Bela in Limpopo. Mabalingwe is all about the distinct scent of the beautiful bushveld and lush grasslands that surround the Reserve, the smell of the fire and the aroma of your favourite braai items sizzling on the grid. It’s all about NATURE, FAMILY and FUN!

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Doornkop Fish & Wildlife Reserve

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African Blessings

Jochebed Children's Village is the heart of African Blessings and the vision upon which the charity organisation was founded. Jochebed comprises of 16 cottages (of which two are currently complete, furnished and occupied) set on the African Blessings Farm. Rather than operate in the mannerisms of the traditional orphanage, each child is placed with a loving family and will grow to reach their full potential within a functional household on the property. There is a well-known African proverb that says "It takes a village to raise a child". It certainly rings true and we believe that the entire African Blessings Farm community and all living here are responsible for shaping and positively influencing the lives of the children; educating and raising them to be leaders.
This is only the start of our vision – help us reach our dreams of offering this safe haven to more children in need.

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Important Notices
2021 Calendar > Download
Instruction Letter 2021 > Download
VRS Website > Visit Here
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.
Keep In Touch With Us

Thank you for taking the time to read through our June Newsletter. We hope you found it to be informative and that it made you even more excited to come back to your holiday home!
We have a host of activities and fun days coming up in the next few months, which we cannot wait to share with you and your loved-ones.

Here is some motivation, as to why you should choose to travel, from Pico Lyer - “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel


to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate… And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again - to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”

Our hope is that you will choose to travel back to your home-away-from-home in the near future.
We look forward to seeing what the second half of 2021 has in store for each of us, but most of all, we look forward to your next visit to Kridzil!

Warm Regards,

Marjorie Forssman
VRS – Managing Director 
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