The 2016 Feast of Tabernacles will be held at the coastal town of Uvongo, which is in the province of KwaZulu-Natal on the east coast of South Africa.
Uvongo is situated approximately 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Durban’s King Shaka International Airport.
All major car hire companies operate from the airport, which is adjacent to the N2 highway. Traveling south on the highway to Uvongo is a comfortable drive, taking approximately two hours.
There are a number of Blue Flag beaches in and around Uvongo, including St. Michaels, Margate and Ramsgate. Safe swimming and surfing can be enjoyed in the warm Indian Ocean.
Activities include deep-sea fishing, dolphin watching and shark-cage diving. The longest zip line in Africa is situated in the Lake Eland Game Reserve and crosses the very picturesque Oribi Gorge. There is an abundance of wildlife within the reserve, including zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and various antelope.
Accommodations are abundant and reasonably priced, depending on one’s individual preference. Although most accommodations are self-catering, there are numerous restaurants in the immediate area.
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: The exchange rate does fluctuate, but right now US$1 will buy approximately 15 South African rand.