• Featured Hat: Lizzie

    We introduce the UPF50+ Lizzie hat - the most popular hat in Australia.

    Emthunzini Lizzie Sun Hat

    This 100% polyester machine knitted sun hat, available in mixed camel and seafoam, is lightweight and crushable. It squashes into any suitcase or backpack.

    It is perfect hat for the beach, hiking golf, sailing and more. An ideal hat to compliment your summer style.

    Lizzie Sun Hat Features

    • 100% polyester
    • Hand washable
    • UPF50+
    • Size: 58cm
    • CANSA approved

    Shop the Lizzie online.

    Video: How to Pack Your Lizzie Sun Hat


    For any queries on our Lizzie hat or other hats in our UPF50+ summer range email admin@sunhats.co.za. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for more sun hat styles and colours. It's a sunny life, wear your hat!

    Posted by Carol Olive
  • CANSA Approved Sun Hats as Christmas Gifts

    Looking for a thoughtful Christmas present? Gift a UPF50+ CANSA approved sun hat. We offer a wide range of styles and colours for men, women and children. There is a sun safe Christmas hat for everyone!

    It's a sunny life, wear your hat.

    Why Choose CANSA Approved Sun Hats

    Our sun safe Emthunzini Hats have been awarded the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Seal of Recognition (CSOR). The hats carry the UPF50+ swing ticket, which means they have been specially tested and verified as meeting the UPF50+ requirements. UPF50+ is the highest rating assigned to a product. Our UPF50+ hats offer excellent sun protection.

    Where to Shop for CANSA Approved Sun Hats

    Shop sun hats for men, women and children online. Save time and money when you purchase all your hat gifts in one order. We offer FREE delivery to anywhere in South Africa for orders over R1000.

    Alternatively we have over 500 stockists in southern Africa. Visit our STOCKISTS page on our website and find a stockist closest to you.

    Sun Hat Christmas Gift Cards & Gifting a Hats

    Struggling to choose the right hat as a Christmas gift? Give the gift of choice with our online gift cards, starting at R250. Our gift cards can only be redeemed online.

    You can also send a hat as a gift with a personalized Christmas message. Select the hat you would like to gift online and follow the easy steps. No wrapping and no fuss! Gifting made easy.

    For any queries regarding our sun hats and advice on which hat to purchase this Christmas please email admin@sunhats.co.za.

    There is hat style to suit everyone and every occasion. Happy Christmas shopping!

    Posted by Carol Olive
  • 3 Style Tips: How To Wear Your Summer Hat

    What do you love about summer? We love getting into the garden, sitting on the patio with a magazine or book, enjoying time on the beach and exchanging the layers of winter clothing for light summer styles – with a great summer hat of course!

    The reality is that the summer sun is harsh and we need to be extra cautious to protect ourselves against the harmful rays of the sun, especially in southern Africa.

    CANSA Approved UPF50+ Summer Sun Hats

    Our UPF50+ sunhats offer excellent protection against the sun. The fabric that meets this requirement have been specially tested and verified as meeting the UPF requirements. UPF50+ is the highest rating given to a garment for sun protection.

    Being sun protected is priority but we also know how important it is to look good too. We offer a wide range of hats and fashionable colours to suit your summer style.

    3 Style Tips Plus Summer Hats

    Be inspired by our three styles – summer dress, safari gear and beach wear - with our recommended hats to match.

    Inspired Styles

    Summer Dress: Shweshwe is a much-loved South African fabric. We love the colours in this summer dress. We recommend wearing this with the Breton sun hat, which is one of our best sellers. The Breton is available in 19 colours. This means there is a colour to suit any style and occasion! We would compliment this look with our bright red or lime Breton hat. Shop the Breton online.

    Safari Summer Inspired

    Safari: Safaris in summer are hot! Keeping clothing simple is must when out viewing game. We love the classic look of a white shirt and jeans with our Kristy hat in neutral shades of camel or natural. You could also add a splash of colour with an orange Kristy hat. Shop the Kristy online.

     Beach Inspired Style

    Beach: Beaches are popular destinations for summer fun. Be inspired by this nautical beach look. We recommend our Morgan, Malibu or Raffia Breton hats to match. Perfect for keeping you sunsafe and looking stylish too. Shop the Morgan, Malibu and Raffia Breton hats online.

    Order Summer Hats Online

    We offer FREE shipping on all online over R1000 for courier delivery throughout South Africa. Get your Christmas shopping done in one go!

    For more summer hat style tips follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please contact us if you have any queries.


    It’s a sunny life, wear your hat!

    Posted by Carol Olive
  • 2017 Black Friday Cyber Monday Hat Specials

    Black Friday Cyber Monday Emthunzini Hats

    Get hat shopping online for BLACK FRIDAY CYBER MONDAY from 7am on Friday 24 November until 7pm on Monday 27 November 2017. Buy yourself an Emthunzini hat for summer or get ahead with your Christmas gift shopping.

    Black Friday Cyber Monday Special Offers on Hats

    We’re offering free shipping on ALL online orders for delivery in South Africa PLUS 20% off the following hats (while stocks last):

    • Gigi – any colour
    • Hepburn – leopard print scarf
    • Ribbon Braid Breton – any colour
    • Kristy – fuschia, lime and orange
    • Sienna – light brown

    Use the code BFCM to redeem your 20% discount on these hats during your online checkout process or click on this link for the code to automatically apply: 


    The FREE shipping will automatically apply from 7am on Friday 24 November until 7pm on Monday 27 November 2017.

    Customer Service for Black Friday Cyber Monday

    For any queries on our Black Friday Cyber Monday weekend specials please email carol@sunhats.co.za. You can also contact us via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    Happy shopping!

    Posted by Aminadav Glickshtein
  • Free Delivery For Online Orders Over R1000

    We are pleased to offer FREE courier delivery for orders over R1000 made on our website. This applies to all destination in South Africa.

    Browse our full range of hats for men, women and children as well as our UPF50+ umbrella that is  excellent for golf. We have also added a new Gilly bag, a versatile accessory that compliments our sun hats. The Gilly bag is a particularly matched with the Breton, Gilly and Capeline styles. Ordering online is easy to use and safe. We also have a brilliant team to assist with any queries if required.

    How Our Online Free Shipping Works

    Follow these steps to make use of our free courier facility for orders over R1000: 

    • Visit our website www.sunhats.co.za.
    • Select the items you wish to purchase. The free shipping facility will automatically show on orders over R1000.
    • Add your items to your cart.
    • Proceed to checkout.
    • Add a delivery address that is occupied during office hours.
    • Continue to Shipping Method.
    • The Free Shipping option will be automatically selected. Do not select another option as you will loose your free delivery.
    • Proceed to payment.

    Sun Hat Delivery Options

    For orders to any destination in South Africa under R1000, we offer delivery either via SA Postal or a courier service. We also offer delivery to outside of South Africa by registered parcel. Read for more on our international shipping, deliveries and return policies.

    Emthunzini Hat Stockists

    We understand that sometimes you may want to try our hats on before ordering. Our hats are available at over 500 stockists across southern Africa, Mauritius and the Seychelles.

    To find a stockist closest to you visit the stockist section of our website. Select the region and the system will list stockists closest to you.

    Alternatively contact us via email on gilly@sunhats.co.za or call on +27 (0) 22 409 2160 we are here to assist you.


    Posted by Carol Olive