Uvongo, South Africa
Once again, the Feast of Tabernacles will be held at the seaside resort town of Uvongo. Uvongo has proven to be a popular destination due to the warm, subtropical climate and abundance of reasonably priced accommodations.
Uvongo is situated approximately 160 kilometers (96 miles) south of Durban’s King Shaka International Airport. All major car hire companies operate from the airport, which is located near the N2 highway. Traveling south on the highway to Uvongo will take approximately two hours.
Activities include surfing in the warm Indian Ocean, deep-sea fishing and dolphin watching. The more adventurous can bungee jump into the picturesque Oribi Gorge or take the zip line over the gorge—the longest zip line in Africa.
Accommodations are abundant and reasonably priced, depending on one’s individual preference. Suggested accommodations this year can be found in two complexes, Mystique and Bondi Beach.
Services: Services will be held at the Uvongo Community Hall, and opening night services will commence at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Sept. 18.
Taxes: There is a 14 percent value-added tax on most purchased items, which is refundable on presentation of receipts at your point of departure.
Exchange Rate: US$1 equals approximately 9 South African rand.
Accommodations and General Information: Visit the Feast of Tabernacles website at www.fotrsa.co.za, where you will find links to websites offering accommodations in the Shelley Beach/Uvongo area. Or contact Neville Smith at Neville.Smith@cogwa.org.
To book accommodations at Mystique or Bondi Beach, please contact Amith Manilal of Pam Golding Leisure Letting at email@example.com.