Umhlanga, a coastal paradise like no other, home to some incredible people, restaurants, sight-seeing spots and more. A great place to spend the festive season what with the sun, sand, surf and fun-filled activities taking place throughout December or as some might call it, the silly season.
To save you some time we’ve decided to share some of the most sought-after events taking place this December in Umhlanga. Please be advised these are not the only events that you have to choose from but the tip of the ice berg when it comes to fun, festive activities for the whole family.
First on our list is the Umhlanga Summer Festival that is taking place between from the 14th to the 23rd of December 2017.
A multifaceted beach carnival for people of all ages, the Umhlanga Summer Festival has taken place for the last 12 years and attracts over 600 000 visitors to the beach over the duration of the event itself. With Umhlanga being a premier destination for holiday visitors over the December Season the event is sure to make your summer one to remember.
The event itself comprises of interactive and spectator events designed to appeal to a diverse market, giving people the opportunity to connect with tens of thousands of locals and holiday makers form all around the globe.
Take part in fun games such as Tug Of War, Treasure Hunts, Dance Offs, Family Walks, Face Painting and more!
Next on our list is the Mr and Miss Umhlanga Beach Pageant that is taking place on the 16th of November 2017.
Mr and Miss Umhlanga is a pageant that enables anyone from the beach or modelling schools to enhance their photographic portfolio for the more official events and there are some fantastic prizes to be won!
So if you have children that model or are aspiring models this is the perfect platform for them to get the exposure that they need. Many of the previous winners have gone on to claim titles on the National and International level so if you are ready for some fun in the sun this holiday then come along and join in!
The cost of this fun-filled event is absolutely FREE!
Next on our list is the Granada Square Carols by Candlelight event which is taking place on the 20th December 2017!
The Granada Square Carols by Candlelight event is done in conjunction with Umhlanga Tourism and The Rotary Club of Umhlanga making it a very worth charity event that is solely intended to collect Christmas presents by Santa Claus for distribution to the under privileged children and child run homes where no parents are alive or present.
All you need to do is take an unwrapped present along with you on the evening to donate to this worthy cause. And be prepared for an hour of entertainment especially for the kiddies from 6pm with the actual carols commencing at 7pm for an hour.
It certainly is a great evening for everyone involved, young or old you are definitely in for a treat.
Lastly we have something for those of you who are looking for something a bit more adventurous. The Umhlanga Tourism Trail Run and Walk that takes places on the 17th of December 2017!
This event is a great way to keep up those fitness regimes whilst you’re enjoying the summer break.
Enjoy a fun trail run or walk between Riverside Trail and Umhlanga Tourism. Registration will take place at the Sibaya Casino and Resort on race day so bring your friends and family and get ready for a magnificent trail run or walk on the coast of KZN, it certainly won’t disappoint!
If you’re traveling to Umhlanga for your summer holiday, be sure to keep your eyes and ears peeled for the above events. What’s more, there are so many other events, markets and functions taking place throughout December for you to enjoy. If you’re concerned about accommodation, just get in touch with us today and we will make sure you have the perfect place to stay throughout the duration of your holiday.
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