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Uvongo is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Uvongo is located in South Africa
Uvongo is located in Africa
 Uvongo shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 30°49′S 30°23′E / 30.817°S 30.383°E / -30.817; 30.383Coordinates: 30°49′S 30°23′E / 30.817°S 30.383°E / -30.817; 30.383
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Ugu
Municipality Hibiscus Coast
 • Total 4.52 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,288
 • Density 950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 21.6%
 • Coloured 2.0%
 • Indian/Asian 4.4%
 • White 71.8%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 57.7%
 • Afrikaans 25.5%
 • Zulu 8.1%
 • Xhosa 5.6%
 • Other 3.2%
Postal code (street) 4270
PO box 4270

Uvongo is a seaside resort south of Port Shepstone at the mouth of the Vungu River in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Uvongo is the largest upmarket residential area on the lower South Coast. The Vungu River has a waterfall that flows into a small gorge near the mouth. The town is named after the Vungu River,[2] which is derived from the Zulu word that describes the sound of a waterfall or the wind in a gorge.

Uvongo beach lost its "Blue Flag" title due to storms damaging it in April 2007 but has managed to regain a clean and prestigious beach front. Uvongo still remains the playground of the rich, with multimillion rand properties in the area. Uvongo is one of South Africas favourite holiday destinations and attracts local and foreign tourist.

The village of Uvongo still has its village-like charm, mainly thanks to building restrictions.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Uvongo". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Jenkins, Elwyn (2007), Falling into place: the story of modern South African place names, David Philip Publishers, p. 76