We will definitely visit Uvongo again, because of the beautiful beach with the amazing rock formations.
09 January 2013
Traffic in December is a problem. The facilities are more than adequate. The beach is a bit cramped later in the day but still a nice beach. The fact that the beach was not clean from the flood drift wood reduce the beach area and was a bad sight and ad for the town.
07 January 2013
The beach at Uvongo is cramped. We found it best to go early and leave before the crowds. Maybe this is the case for most beaches in December though.
03 January 2013
Charlet Vd Westhuizen
We loved our stay but we did not enjoy the fact that there was an event on the beach for 2 days. The beach is to smalll for us, and the competitors.Would you consider doing it during non-school-holidays.?Watching the whales and the dolphins were absolutely amazing! We returned home, well rested. Thank you.
Chris and Charlet
10 October 2012
best in the South Coast
09 October 2012
It we a holiday away from a holiday .The accomodation was simply awsome as there everything one deeden was provided upfront.The sea view was simply picturesque ar as one would describe it postcadr perfect.The people just to welcoming.
The morning walks was revitalizing .The evening stroleas was simply stunning.
14 September 2012
Named after the Ivungu river, Uvongo is a picturesque town offering beautiful scenery, vibrant restaurants, nature reserves, popular fishing spots and is best known for its awe-inspiring waterfall that falls into the lagoon on a beach surrounded by foliage covered rock escarpments.
This unique beach, shark netted and manned by lifeguards is protected from the wind and comes complete with a gorge, waterfall, lagoon, tidal pool, swimming pool, restaurant and hawkers plying curios and craft. Uvongo is host to the Uvongo Bird Park with walk-through aviaries and tea garden, a selection of sporting fields and facilities, numerous popular restaurants and pubs, shops and grocery stores - all within walking distance - making it a bustling holiday town with a lot to offer its visitors.
Uvongo offers one of the best swimming beaches on the coast, even after having most of the beach washed away during the storms of 2008..
Also on offer is snorkelling, pedal boats and fantastic fishing from the pier and rocks.
24 August 2012
Uvongo has the best beaches, clean and clutter free on the beach area. It is a very safe area especially if travelled with children. The shops are nearby for you nessassary stuff. You don`t have to drive kilometers everything is compact. The area itself is peace and quite if you really want`s to chill. NO traffic. I would really recommend Unvongo for people who wants to break free from the their ordinary daily lifestyle.
20 August 2012
Uvongo is the ideal place for a family holiday. It has lovely beaches and most amenities are within walking distance. The weather is generally mild and if you need a break from the beach, there are some nice day trip options close by. And the locals are very friendly!
20 August 2012
Uvongo has to be one of the most idylic and restfull places on the KZN south coast. One never tires of the picturesque beauty of the secluded beach and the views from the beach front accommodation are are simply great. Uvongo has plenty of amenties and activities nearby and there are plenty of very good restaraunts to try out. Have been to Uvongo several times and will definitely be back.
20 August 2012
Rudi Vd Merwe
If you don't take leave every year, you want to make the most of it when you do. Being able to handle all the admin online, leaves only the pleasantries. The accommodation was luxurious, clean and nothing lacked. The view was amazing and I already have another breakaway booked on my calander.
20 August 2012
Uvongo se strand is baie veilig. Die meer maak dit ook lekker om met die bootjies te ry. Die winkels is naby as jy net gou vinnig iets wil gaan koop en as jy in 'n Mall wil gaan rondloop, is daar een naby.
20 August 2012
Lovely place, all amenities are close and the people are friendly. will definitely go again.
17 August 2012
It is central to everything, close to all amenities, and the shop keepers are so friendly and helpful. Our accomodation was great and I will definitely be making a plan to return soon.
25 July 2012
Safe and very relaxing!
23 July 2012
Uvongo is a small sea side town wedged between Margate and Shelly Beach on the Lower South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This area is known as The Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom, and it is easy to understand why.
As a beach holiday destination, Uvongo offers a beautiful beach with a 23 m high waterfall within 200 m of the beach, and a stunning lagoon. The swimmer has a choice of the sea, lagoon or tidal pool and all within 300 m of each other. The beach has life guards ensuring safe bathing, a grassed picnic area, kiddies paddling pool, a restaurant with magnificent sea views to accompany the good food, a café and changing and toilet facilities – all positioned within 100 m of the large parking area.
Inland, Uvongo’s small CBD offers the basic shopping facilities – SPAR, chemist, ATMs, hairdressers, launderettes, book exchange and a garage. There are 8 restaurants and pubs within easy walking distance. As a holiday maker you can park your car at one of the many holiday accommodation spots and walk everywhere.
The Uvongo Bird Park is the only bird sanctuary on the coast, and the Skyline Nature Reserve boasts beautiful indigenous plants and numerous birds and small buck. The Vunguo River walk is one of the best kept secrets of the area, and the gentle stroll along the banks of the Vungu River takes you to a birders paradise.
Active sports enthusiasts can play bowls, squash, tennis, jog, cycle – road and mountain bike – and walk, all within the towns’ borders.
Fishermen from all over the country visit Uvongo for beach, rock and lagoon fishing, especially during Shad season and the Sardine Run. Deep-sea fishing charters are available from Shelly Beach – 5 km away.
Uvongo’s central position on the coast makes it the ideal hub for exploring the coast from Hibberdene (20km away) in the North to the Wild Coast (40km away) in the South and inland to Oribi (40km away). This tourism triangle includes 7 quality golf courses, hiking trails, almost 100 eating places, coffee shops, night clubs, bars, beaches and more beaches, unique quality craft outlets, a coffee farm, banana farms, a crocodile farm, nature reserves, beautiful scenic drives, nurseries, a miniatures museum, a number of shopping centers’, a game reserve, abseiling, white water rafting, the highest gorge swing in Africa, a 4.5km Zip Line tour over Oribi Gorge, paint ball, 4 x 4 trails, horse riding, Oribi gorge, a suspension bridge, and more beaches, picture and fine art galleries.
Add to this Mother Nature’s contribution of over 200 species of birds, whales, the sardines and great weather, and it is easy to understand the boast of the Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom.
13 July 2012
Uvogo is a great place for a holiday. Everything you need is available near you. I do recommend it!
09 July 2012
Uvongo is a good holiday destination with the convenience of the Shelley Beach Mall and Margate. The facilities at the river mouth and beach are very nice.
07 May 2012
Uvongo is sentraal gelee tussen Margate en St Michael. Dit is naby verskillende 'malls'. Die mense van Uvongo is vriendelik en baie bedagsaam. Dit was lekker om deel te voel van Uvongo.
Uvongo is centrally located between Margate and St Michael. It is close to different malls. The people of Uvongo are friendly and very considerate. It was nice to feel part of Uvongo.
11 April 2012
Jeannette Van der Bijl
Lovely holiday town. Nice swimming beach and close to all the shops and other swimming beaches.
10 April 2012
We go here every year, it's great compared to Margate. It is a pity the beach is a bit small, but it beats Margate with their fixed rental umbrellas with the shadow of all things by miles. Great little place.
08 April 2012
This is a beautiful location that is central to everything you might need. The area is quiet at night with no traffic noises. The ocean and beaches were beautiful, especially Manaba Beach.
30 January 2012
Beautiful and safe beach - especially recommended for families with children!
28 December 2011
Van Zyl Renier
Beautiful beach, nice place to stay!
28 December 2011
Uvongo is a great place to go on holiday. It has a lovely beach that is well maintained with a paddle pool and convenient shop and restaurant. Most amenities are withing walking distance and you can go for lovely walks. The Christmas lights really added a festive atmosphere!
22 December 2011
There is lots to do in the area. It has clean beaches and is very central to the other Blue Flag beaches. It is a true holiday destination that caters for everyone.
01 December 2011
Uvongo is not too far from Durban and close to all South Coast attractions and the Wild Coast.
14 November 2011
Clean, unspoilt by crowds, malls, etc. Nice village feel.
15 July 2011