Uvongo

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Uvongo
Uvongo is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Uvongo
Uvongo
Uvongo is located in South Africa
Uvongo
Uvongo
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictUgu
MunicipalityHibiscus Coast
Area
 • Total4.52 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total4,288
 • Density950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African21.6%
 • Coloured2.0%
 • Indian/Asian4.4%
 • White71.8%
 • Other0.3%
First languages (2011)
 • English57.7%
 • Afrikaans25.5%
 • Zulu8.1%
 • Xhosa5.6%
 • Other3.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
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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References[edit]

  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