Fun On The Beach This Holiday

uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2019
uMhlanga: 14 – 23 December
The annual uMhlanga Summer Festival brings a myriad family-centred, holiday activities to uMhlanga for the 2019 festive season for visitors and locals alike, from 14 – 23 December.
The theme for this year’s festival is Colours of Africa: Embracing all that is Beautiful. The season, as always, is about goodwill, family and community.
Kevin Ellis – experienced eventor, creative and multi-awarded international champion dancer -will be leading the daily activities, together with Gareth Greaves – stylist, creative and designer. This year they are working in collaboration with Wozani Africa Events who will be adding value to the season with a bouquet of additional events and thousands of prizes.
The Beach Festival starts on Saturday 14 December and continues until Monday 23 December, where people are encouraged to participate and join in the fun and games on the uMhlanga Millennium Stage with daily activities planned around the main beach as well as on the stage from 10am until 2pm daily. The day starts with daily warm-up exercises to get the blood circulating. The programme features nostalgic old-school family fun: hula hoops; tug-of-war; musical chairs; face-painting; talent showcase and mini Olympics. This year there will also be a kiddies’ sport zone; mini golf; treasure hunts; giant pick up sticks; a chill zone and the Bon Aqua Mist Refresher.
The programme wraps up every afternoon at around 1.45pm with a community beach clean-up to ensure that everyone gets involved in keeping the beaches in their pristine condition, encouraging respect for the world in which we live.
A big part of the festival is to encourage awareness about our natural beauty spots in uMhlanga and to actively keep them beautiful – the organisers are encouraging a “No plastic straw policy” to avoid unnecessary plastic finding its way into the ocean.
Although many of the season events are formally free of charge, we encourage visitors and participants to please bring along a gift suitable to give to an underprivileged child for Christmas. Collection points are the Millennium Stage during the festival and at the Carol Under the Stars event – which uMhlanga Rotary will distribute to needy children over Christmas.
uMhlanga Tourism would like to acknowledge their partners, supporters and stakeholders: Durban Tourism; Granada Square; Coca Cola Beverages South Africa; Vodacom; Bon Aqua, Island Tribe; Tsogo Sun; Hirsch’s, Chempac; Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom; Nivea, Vodacom; Bon Aqua, Brenda Quin from Diva Designs, and Cocos at uMhlanga Sands Hotel.
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