Bumper holiday for Sapphire Coast

2016-12-21 06:01
Visit one of the beautiful beaches on the South Coast. Photo: supplied

Visit one of the beautiful beaches on the South Coast. Photo: supplied

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THE summer holidays are in full swing, and where better to spend those languorously gorgeous sunny days than at one of the Sapphire Coasts’ world-class Blue Flag beaches.

Immerse yourself in the Indian Ocean’s warm tropical waters or just soak up the blazing South African sun whilst enjoying the beauty of one KZN’s best kept secrets…the South Coast.

The Sapphire Coast Tourism’s Summer Festival kicked off earlier this month, and is jam-packed with activities for the entire family.

The Turning Point Amanzimtoti’s “Say No To Violence” Graffiti Project opened earlier this month as well.

Turning point is a local NGO and they used the project as part of the national 16 Days of Activism Campaign which aims to eliminate violence and abuse against women and children.

“Our aim was to use art to create a visual feast with hundreds of vibrant and colourful images regarding violence and abuse against women and children.

“We want to invite the entire community to be active participants in the fight to eliminate violence against women and children,” said Loraine Odendaal, Turning Point Centre manager.

For the duration of the festival, there will be a free –timed park run every Saturday at the Amanzimtoti Main Beach, a great opportunity to exercise as a family.

Fun at the beach

There will be non-stop fun and entertainment daily between 17 and 31 December, excluding 26 December.

This will include music by local DJs, touch rugby, tug-of-war, beach volleyball, talent competitions and much more.

Kids will be in for a treat with face painting, treasure hunts, puppet shows, sandcastle building and water games.

Virtual reality experience

On 28 December festival-goers will have a unique opportunity to experience the virtual reality Navara adventure, promoting the all new Nissan Navara, which will be launched in March 2017.

New Year’s extravaganza

The Umnini Dam New Year’s Extravaganza is set to be a day of non-stop celebrations, with live entertainment, music, food and much more.

“We are looking forward to welcoming all our visitors, especially those from outside KwaZulu-Natal,” said Sapphire Coast Tourism’s Monique Botha.

She added that this year’s bumper holiday programme has something for everyone.

“There will be an abundance of activities for the entire family, especially the kids, so make your way down to the warm Amanzimtoti shores for fun and entertainment not to be missed,” said Botha.

Be sure not to miss out on the Sapphire Coast Tourism’s Summer Festival, which promises to be fun for the entire family. Grab your picnic blankets and beach umbrellas, and head down to Amanzimtoti’s brilliant beaches for an unforgettable summer break. - Supplied.


Thursday 22 December

Amanzimtoti Main Beach

9am – Beach volleyball tournament

10am – Music, face paint, hair spray and puppet show

11.10am-12.30 – action cricket, flagging entertainment, board games and beach bowling.

Friday 23 December

Amanzimtoti Main Beach

9am – beach volleyball tournament

10am – music, face paint, hair spray

10.30am – puppet show

10.50am – treasure hunt

11am – water games and sand castle building


6pm – carols by candlelight

Saturday 24 December

Amanzimtoti Main Beach

9am – touch rugby, Aflos/relay

10am – puppet show

-Beach Frisbee golf

11am – 1pm – Toti’s got Talent

Sunday 25 December

Amanzimtoti Main Beach

8am – beach Christmas service

8.45am – Christmas puppet show

9.30am-11am – volleyball

Friday 27 December

Amanzimtoti Main Beach

9am – touch rugby, volleyball

10am – puppet show

11am – 1pm – Do you wanna build a snowman? *Using beach treasures

Wednesday 28 December

Amanzimtoti Main Beach

8am – Family walk

9.30am – beach volleyball/rounders

10.30am – treasure hunt, hoolah hoops

11.40am – 12.30 – sand castle building competition (teams), using family as themes

12-3pm – photo booth, grab a prop and strike a pose

Thursday 29 December

Amanzimtoti Main Beach

9am – beach volleyball fives tournament

10.30am – puppet show

11.15am – 1pm – balloon creativity competition boere sport, limbo at the beach

Friday 30 December

Amanzimtoti Main Beach

8.30am – sound and flag setup

9am – beach volleyball and touch rugby

10am – music, puppet show

10.40am – treasure hunt, paper plane competition

11am – water balloons, dodge ball, mini gladiators

12 – karaoke and volleyball

Saturday 31 December

Amanzimtoti Main Beach

9am – beach volleyball

10am – puppet show

10.30am – Mr and Mrs Toti

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