Registration for the Sandcastle Competition takes place on the day of the competition from 8:30am-9:30am.


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. Corporate Challenge (Up to 6 Adults)
  3. Sonwabile (Sponsored Teams – 6 per team plus 2 adult supervisors, who might not build)
  4. Inter-School Challenge (6 Children per team)
  5. Virtual entry
  6. Professionals (Professional Sculptures – 6 per team)


  • Register on the day (Saturday 29 October, 2022) on the Chapman’s Peak side of Hout Bay Beach
  • Registration is at 8:30 am – 9:30am.
  • Pay with cash or Snapscan
  • Take your flag and mark your site
  • Start building at 10:00am. Building ends at 12:00pm
  • Relax, eat and drink while the judges make their decision
  • Enjoy the prize-giving and raffle draw between 13:15 pm and 2:30 pm
  • Take your children, belongings and litter home with you!
  • Leave only your sandy masterpiece and footprints for all to enjoy


Adults                                                           R 60 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)

Inter-School Challenge                             R 300 per team  (maximum 8 children per team)

Professionals                                               R 50 per adult (maximum 6 adults per team)

You can pay NOW via SNAPSCAN using your name as your reference and email us your proof of payment



  • Originality of concept out of 10
  • Artistic execution out of 10
  • Technical difficulty out of 10
  • Carving technique out of 10
  • Use of space out of 10

The highest total mark out of 50 in each category will decide the winners & runners up!    
The Judges decision is final.


  • Corporate teams may have a max of 6 team members.
  • Family teams may consist of no more than 2 adults and 4 children
  • Inter-School teams may only have max 6 children per team
  • Professionals max 6 per team
  • Teams will register and be given a numbered, colour coded flag and wristband
  • 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 13h00
  • Virtual entries to be submitted by the Friday before the event
  • Virtual entries will be judged on the event day
  • Prize giving will take place approximately 13h15
  • Judges will affix a sticker to the flag of each castle once it has been judged