We can’t believe we’re nearing the end of 2023!

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Little Italy Diaries
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We can’t believe we’re nearing the end of 2023! Time has passed in the blink of an eye, and as we approach the holiday season, we couldn't help but reflect on all the incredible moments and experiences we've shared with our valued Shareholders and Uvongo guests.


From all the upgrades and unforgettable celebrations to the moments of absolute tranquillity, we’ve definitely made 2023 a year to remember! As the year draws to a close, allow us to take you on a trip down memory lane.

We understand how important your home-away-from-home is to you, and we’ve been working hard since our last catch-up to make sure that the Resort is in tip-top shape for your absolute enjoyment!

Ceiling Fans

Ceiling Fans
Thirty-three old ceiling fans were replaced with new white fans for a modern look.

JoJo Tanks

JoJo Tanks
The reserve JoJo tanks underwent sanitization and replenishment, ensuring the water is suitable for human consumption.

Built-in Braai

Built-in Braai Stand
Nineteen Build-in Braai's recieved new grids that were made from the old stainless-steel rails of the the curtains.

Kids Play Area

Kids Play Area
- The boat from the center island has been repaired, repainted, and, moved to the kids play area.
- A black board was added to the side of the jungle gym for kids to draw on.

Communal Braai Area

Communal Braai Area
The communal braai area was upgraded to allow for the introduction of Meet and Greet evenings

Read more about our previous Meet & Greet evenings

Communal Braai Area

Unit Walls
The walls in 37 units were repainted with a new layer of paint

Ceiling Fans

Exterior Fans
Six old and rusted extractor fans were replaced with new ones.

JoJo Tanks

Lounge Ceiling
The lounge ceiling of unit 44 was replaced due to a geyser burst.

Built-in Braai

Wooden Fence
A wooden fence was erected by the workshop and laundry area.

JoJo Tanks

Hand Sanitizers
Hand sanitizer holders have been moved to the unit kitchens for the dishwashing soap

Projects in Progress

Ceiling Fans

Replacing the ceiling of unit 21, due to geyser burst.

JoJo Tanks

Piling and retiling of unit 11


At Uvongo, we take great pleasure in savouring the delightful moments of celebration, be it during special occasions or holidays. Here are some moments that were worthy-of-celebration:

Mothers Day

Father's Day

Nuts and bolts were definitely the order of the day on Father’s Day, as cut-outs of dad’s tools were used as décor around the Reception and the little Resort shop. The Reception Team welcomed our dads with big smiles and were sure to remind them just how NUTS they were about them by gifting each dad with an Uvongo branded ‘BEST DAD’ flask upon arrival.

Mothers Day

Women's Day

To express gratitude and to celebrate all the incredible women who joined us on Women's Day, the Uvongo Team took their time to make a little something from their hearts. Each guest received a hand-made phone stand and found a lovely origami display made using towels in their units.

Mothers Day

Spring Day

Springtime is like nature hitting the refresh button! To celebrate Spring Day, our Reception Team decided to give our Reception a little vibrant and colourful makeover with bright coloured hand-made flowers and other fun decorations.

Mothers Day

Heritage Day

South Africa's heritage is a vibrant fusion of cultures, adding exceptional uniqueness to our nation. This year, in the spirit of uniqueness, guests were greeted with a specially branded Uvongo spice rack upon check-in. The Team also curated a display of items available for purchase. And of course, Heritage Day wouldn't be complete without a traditional braai—there's nothing quite like enjoying an old school boerewors roll to mark the occasion.

Mothers Day

Kids Entertainment

The Entertainment Team worked hard to ensure that that our little Uvongo friends created unforgettable experiences at our Resort. We had an exciting treasure hunt that all the kids enjoyed. We then held the iconic Fun Sport Day, where the kids participated in all kinds of activities like tug-of-war, sack races and many others. The day concluded with our guests and Uvongo Team being awarded with medals.

Mothers Day

Meet & Greets

Uvongo River Resort, Kridzil Woonstelle, Caribbean Share Block, joined hands and presented a Meet and Greet for guests of all three Resorts. Pap, Sheba, and salads were prepared by the Staff and guests brought their own Chop and Dop.

The Maintenance HOD from Uvongo River Resort entertained the guests by playing a keyboard and singing some all-time favourite songs. The guests were thoroughly entertained! Guests also had the opportunity to braai marshmallows over the fire in the evening.

Join our Meet & Greet during school holidays - Wednesdays at 18:00

We love welcoming guests from all around the country, and this time around Uvongo River Resort had the honour of accommodating 66 senior guests from an old age home in Soweto. During their visit to the South Coast, we helped the group leader organise the groups’ sight-seeing activities, sang for them and most importantly, made sure their visit to the South Coast was one they’d never forget!



We are thrilled to share the news that Uvongo River Resort has earned the INFLUENCER award in the prestigious iExchange Hospitality Awards 2022 /2023.
The Influencer is awarded to resorts that are leaders of innovation in providing that wow factor in the overall holiday experience. They are known for going above and beyond in order to achieve excellence.

We are delighted to extend a warm and heartfelt Resort welcome to the new members of our Uvongo family. We are excited to have you join us and hope that your time in Little Italy is filled with adventure, laughter, and cherished moments.


Bright Chilliza
Maintenance Team


Sam Shazi
Gardening Team


Primrose Maluleka
Laundry Assistant Team


Merry Christmas Staff

Warm Holiday Greetings & Festive Wishes,

As another year is nearing the end, we want to thank you for your support over the past year. We’re grateful for the opportunity to serve you and wish you a joyous festive season. Guests, like you, enable us to do what we love— “to create an environment for everlasting memories.” Best wishes for the holiday season!

- Uvongo River Resort and Staff

A Page from Your

Uvongo River Resort is a home to many and it is up to us to make sure that it is well-kept all year round for our guests to enjoy. We love hearing what our guests have to say about their experience with us and it always warms our hearts knowing we’ve left a great impression on them. Here’s what some of them had to say:


“I enjoyed being at the Resort the whole week, it was quiet, warm, and enjoyable.”

Senziwe Ntshembeni


“We were transferred from a different resort to Uvongo river Resort. I really enjoyed my experience at this Resort and my family and I will definitely be coming back soon.”

Crystal Kriel


“The putt putt (mini golf) was extremely enjoyed by my family who visited on my birthday. The staff is extremely friendly & helpful. Will definitely go back for the 3rd time & more. Thank you, Hannes”

Jenna Sham

The South Coast is a fantastic vacation spot suitable for families, friends, and couples. The mild climate in Kwa-Zulu Natal ensures an ideal retreat all year round. Here are some activities in nearby areas that we think are worth trying out:


Immerse yourself in an educational adventure at Crocworld Conservation Centre. An experience that will help you connect with nature and allow you to have a fun-filled and exciting outing.

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Looking for a breakfast or dessert option during your visit to the South Coast? Then enjoy an array of sweet or savoury waffles at The Waffle House with your friends and family.

Read more

Interested in a Disneyland for coffee lovers? Visit the Beaver Creek Coffee Estate to sample and buy a range of freshly roasted coffee, accessories and everything you need to make better coffee at home or at the office.

Read more

Contact the RHS Property Admin team for more information. propertyadmin@rhservices.co.za


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Important Notices
2024 Calendar >
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RHS Website >
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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.


Please note that the RHS Head office will be closed from Friday, 22 December 2023, and will reopen for business on Thursday, 04 January 2024.


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In Closing…

We cannot express enough how delightful it has been to have you join us on this fantastic journey. In this moment we would like to thank you, our valued Shareholders, for the support you’ve showed during the year.


While we don’t know what 2024 has in store for us, we hope to have more exciting, fun-filled and everlasting memories created at our Resort. Until then, we wish you and your loved ones a joyful and laughter-filled Festive Season, and a prosperous New Year ahead.

Season's Greetings,

Marjorie Forssman


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