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In our Summer issue:

  • Reflecting on 2012
    • Pondo Pedal Race 2012
    • Gourmet Breaks
    • Imana Wild Ride 2012
    • Fun & Memorable Time With Us
  • Umngazi Recipe for your Christmas gathering
  • Plan your 2013 Umngazi holiday
  • Guest Photo Competition

Welcome to our final eNewsletter for 2012. How can it be that we are already welcoming our Christmas guests for the December/January holidays, this is Umngazi I was certain time should pass by here a little slower?

Umngazi River Bungalows unlike the Boks had another great award winning year with a cabinet bursting with trophies.

Two Spa Awards, Tripadvisor Excellence Award, AA Hall of Fame, Best Beach Wedding Venue, Best Honeymoon Destination, Diners Club Wine List Award - Diamond, Top 100 Wine List award and the Food 24 wine award and mentioned as no 1 December Hot Spot by Cape Times!

Once again we would never achieve any of these awards without our valued Umngazi guests, you. We thank you for your support and of course your valued feedback throughout the year, this is what keeps us Number 1! From all of us here at Umngazi we look forward to welcoming you back again and again.

Best wishes,

Graham and Michele Walker - General Managers

 

REFLECTING ON 2012
From hosting our second annual Pondo Pedal MTB race to introducing our first ever Gourmet weekend - 2012 has been a fun filled, busy year. To read more about our 2012 and future events, please click on below links.
PONDO PEDAL MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE 2012
From hosting our second annual Pondo Pedal MTB race to introducing our first ever Gourmet weekend - 2012 has been a fun filled, busy year. To read more about our 2012 and future events, please click on below links.


To all our friends who took part in the inaugural 2012 Pondo Pedal, fellow mountain bikers, our sponsor Grindrod Bank , the organizers, BActive and Boxer Stores - we heartily thank you the for your participation and for your contribution towards making a tangible difference in our community. You have all made a difference to uplifting the four local schools in the Umngazi valley and most importantly, the learners are benefiting in a more comfortable and healthy environment.

We will also be introducing the fun family ride in 2013 namely the Pondo Pedal Adventure - click HERE for details.

GOURMET BREAKS
We hosted our first Gourmet weekend in partnership with Muratie Wine and Beaver Creek Coffee Farm in mid November - fun was had by all. We have a few wine farms, our local "foodie" suppliers lined up for 2013 and will keep you posted on future 2013 Gourmet breaks.
IMANA WILD RIDE
We were delighted to host the finish of the 13th Imana Wild Ride.
FUN & MEMORABLE TIMES WITH US...

Summer at Umngazi has not only welcomed wonderful guests; but also welcomed the Greater Flamingo... a rare sighting for Umngazi.

It gave us great delight to hear from Roy and Rona White (now live in Australia) who celebrated their honeymoon at Umngazi in 1953 and shared the following story and pics...

 

 

UMNGAZI RECIPE FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON
POTATO SPINACH PIE
Makes one large pie ideal as a side dish for Christmas eve or
18 small muffin size pies ideal for a Christmas Dinner/Luncheon starter.

Ingredients

  • 12 Potatoes boiled whole
  • 3 onions thinly sliced
  • 1 and a half Tablespoons of Cumin
  • 1 and a half Tablespoons of Turmeric.
  • 1 and a half cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 bunches spinach
  • Pine Nuts or Sunflower Seeds/nuts as needed
  • Phyllo pastry

Method:

  1. Peel and chop cooked potatoes in big chunks.
  2. Saute onions and add cumin and turmeric
  3. Blanch spinach and add to the potato mixture
  4. Add feta cheese and set aside
  5. Line muffin trays with phyllo pastry, brush with butter and place
    the potato and spinach mixture inside
  6. Fold the outer pieces of phyllo closed until it looks like a round
    parcel, egg wash - sprinkle with chopped nuts or wild seeds.
  7. Bake in the oven at 160 C until light golden brown.
  8. Serve warm with a fruit chutney or sour cream

 

 

2013 RATES AND OUT OF SEASON PACKAGES
 
 

 

 

OUR GUEST PHOTO COMPETITION

On that note, we very much welcome your feedback and will include wherever possible your suggestions to even further improve the product and service.

From all of us at Umngazi, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year with many joyful moments spent with family and loved ones.

 

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