The seventh Umhlanga Summer Festival gets underway in December, with the season gaining momentum shortly after the KZN schools close for the 2016 year.

Hosted by Umhlanga Tourism, events start on the weekend of 10th December with the Lizzard Surf Championship supported by Hurricane Surf and continue until 23rd December, with the centre of events being at the Millennium stage on the uMhlanga Rocks main beach. Activities include:

  • 10th & 11th December: The Lizzard Surf Championship supported by Hurricane Surf open to all ages from novice to pros – read here for more on this event
  • 15th December: Carols by Candlelight at Granada Square  – Father Christmas will be arriving on a Harley Davidson. Carollers are invited to bring an unwrapped toy that will be gifted to an under privilege child through Umhlanga Rotary.
  • 16th December: Crowing of Mr and Miss Umhlanga – contest limited to 100 participants
  • Sunday 18 December: The Umhlanga Trail run 18km / 12 km / 5km distance

The Beach Festival itself starts on 12 December and continues until 23 December, with the event line-up promising an array of activities with Beach Festival sponsor Just Juice sure to keep the entire family in the holiday mood. For more info on the festival or individual events, including entry details please visit