The indigo velvet curtain of pre-dawn sky ruffles - just slightly - as long, golden fingers reach beneath, stirring the dawn. Like a languid hand, all flame-enrobed, the sun pries the sleep eyes of dawn wide open, and paints the morning with all the sweet and varied hues of a newborn day.
4AM has barely marked its passing, yet the splendour of sunrise has already announced the fact that morning is here.
Awake! The sun and sea and sand and sky and all the happy seabirds urge. It’s time to play!
This is Umhlanga in the summer. It’s the finest place on earth to be … and it’s the perfect place for your next getaway.
This December sees our annual Umhlanga Rocks Summer Festival draw happy crowds of holidaymakers and adventure seekers to our sun-kissed shore. We’re especially proud of this popular event, since it’s the brainchild of Anchor’s Rest’s very own Peter Rose!
Surfers & Gorgeous Models Come Together in Umhlanga Rocks
The party starts on December 10th on the Umhlanga Rocks Main Beach. The 10th and 11th both see surfers from all over South Africa flying in for a chance to win a portion of the R50 000 total prize and product money on offer in the various divisions at the Lizzard Hurricane Summer Surf. Surfers of all ages and levels of expertise are welcome - and there are even loads of exciting prizes and lucky draws for the spectators, too!
This will be followed with non-stop action on the Millennium Stage at the Main Beach of Umhlanga Rocks where top entertainer and World Champion Line Dancer – Kevin Ellis and his team of Just Juice ambassadors will be keeping the crowds entertained and refreshed with lots of prizes.
Something for Everyone ...
On Friday 16th of December we will see the 2016 Mr and Miss Umhlanga Rocks crowned. The winners of the Open Ladies and Men will each win a weekend away at the Lord of the Manors Boutique Hotel in the Midlands valued at R5000. This year’s focus is on FRESH - from fresh air and sunshine, to fresh new faces and talent … the judges are look for something original, so novice models are encouraged to take their shot.
The full festival starts on the 10th of December and gives visitors something unique and exciting to do all the way up to the 23rd, just in time for Christmas.
An enchanting Carols by Candlelight evening under the stars will include solos by the inimitable Haylea Hounsoum, who is performing her music to raise funds for charity. For the more active among us, there’ll be a trail run, giving runners the opportunity to really connect with our gorgeous coastline as they get up close and personal with Mother Nature at her best.
All entry forms (and a whole lot of useful information) is available on the festival website: umhlangafestivals.com.
This well-loved event is one you won’t want to miss - especially since it all takes place on our beautiful blue flag status Umhlanga Rocks Beach. and we encourage everyone to come along and spectate and have some fun in the sun at our prestigious Blue Flag Status Umhlanga Rocks Beach.
While you’re here, come and stay at Anchor’s Rest for that refined, relaxed, home-away-from-home experience you’ve come to love us for. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.