Sandcastle Hout Bay registration


To make the competition fair and fierce there are a range of categories to enter:

  1. Family teams (Up to 4 Adults and 4 Children per team)
  2. Adults only teams (Up to 6 Adults, min of 2 adults per team)
  3. Small kids 6 - 10 yrs (Up to 8 per team, unassisted)
  4. Big kids 11 - 18 yrs (Up to 8 per team, unassisted)
  5. Corporate Challenge (Up to 6 Adults)
  6. Sonwabile (Sponsored Teams - Maximum 8 Children or 6 Adults per team)


Adults R 50 each
Children R 30 each
Corporate Team R 1500 per team (maximum 6 adults per team)
Brand a plot R 1500 (4x4m)
Sonwabile Team R 2000 per team (maximum 8 children or 6 adults per team)


  • Register on the day on the Chapman's Peak side of Hout Bay Beach
  • Registration is at 9am -10am.
  • Pay with cash only
  • Take your flag and mark your site
  • Start building at 10am. Building ends at 12pm
  • Relax, eat and drink while the judges make their decision
  • Enjoy the prize-giving and raffle draw between 12pm and 1pm
  • Take your children, belongings and litter home with you!
  • Leave only your sandy masterpiece and footprints for all to enjoy


  • Adult teams may consist of a max. of 6, minimum of 2, adults.
  • Corporate teams may have a max. of 6 team members.
  • Family teams may consist of up to, but no more than, 4 adults and 4 children.
  • Children's teams age 6 – 10 or age 11 to 18 must build without the assistance of adults
  • Small children 0 - 5 years must join a family team
  • Teams will register and be given a numbered, colour coded flag.
  • Teams may start building at 10h00 and must finish by 12h00.
  • Only items found in nature (on the beach) may be used as part of the materials and décor of the sandcastle
  • Builders may bring buckets, spades, water sprays to assist with building
  • Upon completion, each team must plant their flag on top of their castle and stay with the castle until it has been judged.
  • Judging of completed castles from 12h00.
  • Judging must be completed by 13h15.
  • Prize giving will take place approx 13h30.
  • Judges will affix a sticker to the flag of each castle once it has been judged.

For further information about registration contact Valley Pre-primary School on 021 790 1540 or email valleykids@mweb.co.za


Become a Sponsor

Calling business 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