Calling all Waitrons!

Phindile Nyembe & Samake Kubeka from Maestro at Umhlanga Sands get ready to race!
calling all waitrons

Phindile Nyembe & Samake Kubeka of Maestro, Umhlanga Sands, join the race!

The new kid on the block at this year’s Umhlanga Summer Festival is the first wacky ‘Waitronathon’, a feature event taking place on Sunday 23 December.

The 23rd of December is the final day of the festival and it promises to end in great style. Waitrons from participating Umhlanga restaurants and hotels will make their way to the beach and take part in an entertaining obstacle race. Dressed in branded waitron uniforms and carrying trays with cocktails, the waitrons will have to negotiate a variety of hurdles – mini Olympics style – without spilling their drinks!

Kevin Ellis, the festival’s beach host and entertainer, will conduct proceedings. Restaurants and hotels can enter as many waitrons as they want.

Prizes for the winners are up for grab

The prizes consist of:

  • R1 000 in cash for first place, R500 for second, R300 for third
  • A free half-page advert for your restaurant in the 2019 Umhlanga Tourism Visitor’s Guide
  • Free mentions on all Umhlanga Tourism social media channels for your restaurant / hotel restaurant leading up to and after the event
  • The distribution of your restaurant menu to the 500+ B&B / guesthouses / hotels on the Umhlanga Tourism database.

Participating waitrons should head down to Main Beach in front of the Millennium Stage on 23 December. Registration is at 10am to 10.30am, the race at 10.45am. After the big people have run their race, little ones will get to participate in a mini Olympics from about 12pm.

Participating restaurants can indicate their interest on the Umhlanga Tourism Facebook event page ( prior to the event.

For more information: visit Umhlanga Tourism Facebook page (Umhlanga-The FunShine Coast) or contact Sabelo at or 031-561-4257.

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