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November 11, 2022

Emthunzini Hats – Choose from Fedoras, Bucket Hats or wide-brimmed Beach Hats

The abundance of sunshine in South Africa with its long stretches of untouched sandy beaches, safari lodges, rolling mountains, lush Winelands and scenic golf courses inspired us to start our headwear business.

This hot, sunny climate taught us the importance of protecting yourself against the damaging effects of the sun, and why wearing the correct sun-protective apparel is vital for taking care of your skin when exploring the outdoors.

Carry the shade with you.

Our brand name originates from the Zulu word “emthunzini”, which translates to “a place in the shade”. Emthunzini Hats launched in 2009 and was the first hat brand in South Africa to receive the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Seal of Recognition for maximum UPF50+ sun protection.

Our extensive collection of over 50 iconic and original hat designs for men, women & children is recognized and loved by locals and travellers alike.

Choose your favourite from a range of popular hat styles:

Sun safe and stylish.

A great hat is a physical barrier between you and the sun, unlike SPF sunscreen which needs to be reapplied every few hours. A UPF50+ rating means that a hat will block out 97 – 98% of the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays; shielding your face, scalp, eyes and neck.

UVA protection ensures the deeper layers of your skin are protected from early ageing and wrinkles, while UVB protection stops your skin from burning which may cause permanent damage over time. Adding an Emthunzini Hat to your daily sun care routine will ensure your skin is protected in comfort and style, even on a cloudy day!


From the beach to bushveld.

All hats are size adjustable and are packable, washable and comfortable to wear all day. Staying up to date on trends, our hats are geared for travellers on the go:

No matter where you’re headed or what your next outdoor adventure will be, we’ve got you covered.

Find your perfect fit.

Emthunzini Hats can be found in South Africa as well as Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya and Mozambique. Ask for us at your next destination.

To explore our full range online, visit here or call +27 11 465 0796.

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