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Dear valued Shareholder,

The sun is out and the beautiful beaches of the South Coast are calling your name – in the soft whisper of the breeze and the rumbling of the rolling waves… Can you hear it?

Even though we are making our way into winter, the sunny South Coast experiences an average temperature of 22 degrees – far warmer than the rest of the county.


This makes the South Coast one of the most popular vacation destinations all year round, and you get to call this incredible place your home-away-from-home!

We are so lucky to be called your ‘family’ and cannot wait to share with you all of the happenings in and around your favourite holiday destination. So without further ado, keep on scrolling!
Resort News

Uvongo River Resort received two new Team (family) members earlier this year. They look forward to meeting you and making your next stay with us as memorable as possible.

Mothers Day
Carien Dippenaar and Cathy Christensen

Carien Dippenaar and Cathy Christensen joined the Uvongo family on the 5th of February 2021. Carien is our new Housekeeping Manager, leading our Housekeeping Team to victory; and Cathy is our new Administrator - her duties include running the Reception area and welcoming our guests. We look forward to watching them grow in their roles and wish them all the best in the coming years.

Updates and Upgrades

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 in recent months.

Hanging Flower Baskets
All Couches Replaced
Additional  Flowers
Tub Chairs Refurbished
Old Light Fittings
Scatter Cushions Added iIn Lounge
Toaster Repainted
Blinds Installed in Kitchen & Bathrooms
Shell Heart
Lounge Curtains Replaced

We adore 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 with you…

The Festive Season is always so much fun for all of us at Uvongo! During Christmas check-in, we provided lollies and snacks for the children to enjoy - all decorated with a touch of Christmas spirit. Each apartment group were given a little gift of a fruit mince pie from their Uvongo family to celebrate the Festive Season.
New Years
New Years
We were all so excited to ring in the New Year with our valued guests. Reception was decorated with beautiful 2021 artwork and we gave out some treats to the children as they arrived with their parents. A small gift of sweets was delivered to each apartment with a card wishing our guests a “Happy New Year”.
December School Holidays
Our holiday programme is tailored for the whole family to enjoy, and our December activities were no exception! Some of the Festive goings-on included the Amazing Race, Minute-To-Win-It, Mr & Miss Uvongo, Mini Golf Competition, Decorating Cookies, Arts & Crafts, and so much more! When children or adults took part in the activities, we took their names, temperature and sanitised their hands. All COVID-19 protocols and procedures were adhered to at all times and this made for an enjoyable atmosphere.
Valentine’s Day
Although Valentine’s Day isn’t a particularly big deal across South Africa, each and every one of us at Uvongo River Resort adore this romantic weekend – especially because it gives us another opportunity to spoil our guests! For Valentine’s Day, Reception was sprinkled with love - we had popcorn, sweets and lollies for guests to enjoy and each apartment received a little gift that consisted of Hug In A Mug, some chocolates and a little card from the Team.
Easter was another fun celebration for the whole family. Reception was decorated with an Easter banner and eggs. We placed a table outside with juice, popcorn, Cecilia’s homemade ginger cookies and lollies as a yummy treat for our guests. We also created a booklet with colouring fun for the children to take and enjoy in their apartment. On Saturday, at 10am, we had an Easter Egg Hunt for the children. The Easter Bunny also popped in during our hunt and the children were very excited to see him. After the hunt, the Easter Bunny gave out some additional eggs for everyone to enjoy.
Mothers Day
Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day was a sweet treat! Reception was decorated in true Uvongo fashion – posters on the walls, Chinese lanterns hanging outside, and a festive table ready to welcome guests with juice, sweets and red velvet and chocolate cupcakes. Mothers were gifted with a yummy flapjack recipe card and a jar filled with individually measured dry ingredients – flour, sugar and baking powder.
Mount Amanzi
The Chum Bucket

A family-friendly seafood restaurant with a young, fresh vibe that offers decadent, gourmet milkshakes which will make your mouth water.

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St. Michaels Beach

From the paddle boats and canoes to a giant inflatable slide during peak season, St. Michaels Beach is a great spot for a family outing. This is a popular beach with surfers and young children, alike.

The Grove Restaurant
and Beach Bar

A tropical beach bar and restaurant right in the heart of Margate town with breath-taking views of the Margate beachfront.

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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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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.

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It’s definitely time to return home for that much-needed break away from city life – it’s time to relax and unwind at Uvongo River Resort.

We are so excited to welcome you home and cannot wait to share the host of activities and fun days we have planned, for the next 6 months,

with you and your family. We eagerly await the big smiles, happy faces and laughter ringing through the hallways and echoing off the walls.

We are thankful for your support and look forward to seeing what the second half of 2021 has in store for each of us.

Warm Regards,

Marjorie Forssman
VRS – Managing Director 
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