Umhlanga Summer Festival | 10 – 23 December 2016

just-juice-logo-sUmhlanga Summer Festival has been staged for 11 years and attracts over 600 000 visitors to the beach over the event duration. In 2016 we hope to exceed all records.

The Umhlanga Summer Festival will be staged from the 10th to the 23rd of December 2016. 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.

Just Juice Sampling from: 10th December – 18th December

Kevin Ellis and his team of Just Juice Promoters will be entertaining you and keeping you refreshed with chilled Just Juice every day at the beach from 10am to 2pm.

Just Juice have some amazing prizes to give away including hampers, T-shirts and caps, frizbees, beach balls, yoyos etc.

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


Lizzard Hurricane Summer Surf | 10 – 11 December


Venue: Umhlanga main beach
Starting time: First wave / sunrise.

Mens categories: Masters 35+, Open Men, Boys u18, Boys u14, Longboard Open Men, Novice All Ages
Ladies categories: Open Ladies, Ladies u18, Ladies u14, Longboard Open Ladies, Novice All Ages

R200 per entry for 1 st division / R300 for two divisions. Family discount for more than one surfer 50% for second surfer. (This includes Temporary Club Subs for the weekend)
TAG TEAMS R500 per team to enter.
Surfers must be at the prize giving straight after event on 11 Dec. in order to collect prizes.



The Umhlanga Tourism Trail Run and Walk Umhlanga Millennium Stage | 6am 18 December


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

Sunday 18th December 2016

ROUTE DISTANCE Start Time Online Entry Fee Late Entry Fee
18 km 06:00 am R140 R160
12 km 06:00 am R120 R140
5 km 06:10 am R70 R90

ENTER ONLINE through ROAG until Thursday 15 December 2016.

Registration, as well as the Start and Finish of the race, will be at the Millennium Stage, Main Beach, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Click here for a map and directions.

All 3 race distances will be timed by Elite Timing. Runners and Walkers will receive a barcoded 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.

Cash prizes to the total value of 6200 Rand for the 18km, 12km and 5km first three places.

18km 1st R 1000 , 2nd R 500, 3rd R 250 (mens and ladies)
12km 1st R 500, 2nd R 250, 3rd R 150 (mens and ladies)
5km 1st R 200, 2nd R 150, 3rd R 100 (mens and ladies)

Lucky Draw prizes also to be won.

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 on Lagoon Drive. Please allow for 10 minutes walking to Registration / Start.

The Mr and Miss Umhlanga Beach Pageant | 16 December

just-juice-logo-sThis is a four hour informal, 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 | 15 December 6pm – 8pm


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: 6:45pm