The Umhlanga Summer Festival 2018: It’s Cool to Care – About People


The annual Umhlanga Summer Festival brings a host of family-centred holiday activities to Umhlanga for the 2018 festive season for visitors and locals alike, from 14 – 23 December.

girls & boys townUnderstanding that the season is about goodwill, family and community, the theme for this year’s festival is It’s Cool to Care – with all aspects of the season aimed at caring for people and the planet. The festival will be an opportunity to donate goods for Girls & Boys Town, an organisation based in nearby Verulam that cares for vulnerable children aged 10 to 17.

Eight girls and boys from Girls & Boys Town will be visiting the beach on 18 December. They’ll take part in all the fun and games on the Millennium Stage and surrounding beach. We look so forward to hosting them!

Kevin Ellis – experienced eventor, creative and multi-awarded international champion dancer -will again be leading the activities, together with Gareth Greaves – stylist, designer and unofficial poster boy for Movember.

Donation points and dates for Girls & Boys Town:

  • Miss Umhlanga Beauty Pageant 17 December, Main Beach (entry fee is R150 cash which will be used to purchase goods for Girls & Boys Town)
  • Umhlanga Tourism Office in Chartwell Drive (for donation of goods such as toiletries and tinned foods)
  • Hirsch’s Umhlanga (for the donation of secondhand linens, towels and curtains).

For more information on Girls & Boys Town visit Girls & Boys Town

Festival dates:

uMhlanga Tourism Summer Festival: 14 to 23 December. 10am to 2pm daily

Carols Under the Stars: Granada Centre: 20 December at 6pm.

Miss uMhlanga Beauty Pageant: 17 December. Registration at 10.30am (no late entries). Competition 12pm to 2pm, winner crowned on the day.

Waitronathon: 23 December, 10am registration, race at 10.30pm.

Umhlanga Tourism