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Hout Bay Sandcastle Competition

The Sandcastle Competition is organised by Hout Bay's Valley Pre-Primary school to raise funds for educational bursaries.

This year's event will take place on SATURDAY 9th March 2019. One hundred percent of funds raised from the Sandcastle competition will be used to provide educational bursaries to enable children from our less privileged communities to attend the school and to fund therapeutic interventions such as language enrichment, play therapy, occupational therapy or physiotherapy, when required, to assist their learning.

Members of the public that would like to support the event but prefer not to compete, can buy raffle tickets, support the food and drink stalls and cheer the contestants on.

The date is chosen to coincide with low tide so there will be loads of space for builders and people watchers.


Sonwabile Bursary Fund - Fundraising for a bright future 2019

Funds raised at the 2019 event will be used to sponsor underprivileged children and improve their learning capabilities at Valley Pre-Primary School.



Valley Pre Primary offers bursaries for underprivileged children each year. The school has set up a fund called the Sonwabile Bursary Fund to assist these children with school fees, and the costs of co-curricular and extra-mural activities, outings and special events and experiences that all the other little school children enjoy.


Become a Sponsor

Calling ALL businesses -  big and small -  to support the Valley Pre-Primary Sandcastle Competition and invest in Education!


  • Cash sponsorship in return for branding rights, sandcastle site and marketing exposure.
  • R40,000 and up to Own the Beach!
  • R10,000 upward for prime position branding
  • Enter a team in the corporate category – brand your site and team – R1500 a team
  • Sponsor a Sonwabile development team - brand your site and team – R2000 a team – a perfect CSI opportunity
  • Donate prizes and items for goodie bags – we need lots of prizes suitable for adults, families and children of all ages