Umhlanga Summer Festival | 14 – 23 December 2017

Umhlanga Summer Festival has been staged for 12 years and attracts over 600 000 visitors to the beach over the event duration. In 2017 we hope to exceed all records.

The Umhlanga Summer Festival will be staged from the 14th to the 23rd of December 2017. The Umhlanga Summer Festival is a multifaceted beach carnival consisting of beach, water sport and land activities and entertainment.

Umhlanga has become the premier destination for holiday visitors in South Africa and the Umhlanga Summer Festival is the most sort after beach festival in South Africa over December holidays.

The event comprises a number of interactive and spectator events designed to appeal to the diverse market attending the event. The event provides the perfect opportunity to communicate to tens of thousands of locals and holiday makers.

Games will include Tug Of War, Face Painting, Treasure Hunts, Dance offs, Promenade Family Walks and many more

The Umhlanga Tourism Trail Run and Walk | 17 December


This event is jointly run between Riverside Trail and Umhlanga Tourism.

Sunday 17th December 2017
ENTER ONLINE through ROAG until Thursday 14 December 2017.

Registration, as well as the Start and Finish of the race, will be at The Sibaya Casino and Resort, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

All 3 race distances will be timed by Elite Timing. Runners and Walkers will receive a bar coded wristband during registration which will be scanned when the finish line is crossed. Results will be available on this web site.

Water table
There are 2 water tables on the 18km, one on the 12km route and another at the finish for all events. Water, Coke, Powerade and other refreshments will be available.

A First Aid Station will be established at the Start / Finish to handle any medical incidents. Netcare 911 will also be on standby for any medical emergency assistance.

Parking is available at The Sibaya Casino and Resort. Please allow for 10 minutes walking to Registration / Start.


The Miss Umhlanga Beach Pageant | 16 December

Tmiss-umhlanga-2016-63his is a two hour judging of pageant finalists, but hotly contested beauty pageant that allows anyone from the beach or modeling schools to enhance their photographic portfolio for the more official events.


Venue: Umhlanga Millennium Stage Main Beach

The organiser and sponsor for this hotly contested event is the well know Mr Kevin Ellis. Judging for this event will be undertaken by a panel of 5 well know personalities.



The Granada Square Carols by Candlelight | 20 December


In conjunction with Granada Square, Umhlanga Tourism and The Rotary Club of Umhlanga, this very worthy charity event is intended to collect Christmas presents by Santa Claus, for distribution to the under privileged children and child run homes where no parents are alive.  Please bring an unwrapped present on the evening to donate to this worthy cause.If you cannot attend due to other arrangements, please will you drop off your present at the Umhlanga Tourism Office opposite Granada Square between 9am and 5pm.

Venue:  Granada Square, Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga CBD.

Starting time: An hour of kiddies entertainment from 6pm and the main carols event starts at 7pm for one hour.