Umhlanga is a popular holiday destination for South Africa’s great December break. Is it a wonder, though, as Umhlanga boasts the most glorious weather, a picturesque beach, and a paved promenade which stretches for over 3 km? During December, the buzz goes up a notch during the Umhlanga Summer Festival which draws over 600 000 visitors to the beach.

Beach Carnival 

Aimed at providing good, clean fun for the whole family, the festival attracts both holiday makers and locals alike. The Umhlanga Summer Festival is a beach carnival designed to appeal to diverse market. Interactive and spectator events consist of beach, water sport and land activities, and entertainment. Over the last eleven years, favourites have included games such as Tug Of War, Face Painting, Treasure Hunts, Dance offs, Promenade Family Walks and more.

Active Fun in The Sun 

With an emphasis on being active, the festival plays host to a trail run as well. 2016 saw about 500 runners on the course – adding to the magnificent atmosphere.  The race starts and finishes at the Millennium Stage at the Umhlanga Main Beach. Runners have described the gruelling 18 km route as having “the perfect combination of stunning surrounds and challenging tracks.”

No. 5 Casa Playa 

Are you looking for luxury holiday accommodation in Umhlanga Rocks for your dream holiday? For the ultimate in comfort, privacy and relaxation, this luxuriously finished self-catering apartment is the perfect choice for families, friends or couples. Located on Umhlanga Rocks main beach, and within walking distance of the Umhlanga Summer Festival, Casa Playa is perfectly situated for your comfort and convenience. For more information or to book your stay, give us a call today.

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