• Featured: New Gilly Bag

    We are delighted to introduce the Gilly bag. Our first accessory to complement our range of hats.

    Available in four colours – seafoam, navy, bright red and ivory – the Gilly bag is the perfect bag for the beach, travel, shopping or just a day trip. It is crushable and has an inner pocket with zipper for valuables.

    Choose a colour to suit your style and complement it with a hat. We recommend the Breton, Gilly and Capeline hat styles.

    Gilly Bag Features

    • 100% polyester
    • Machine knitted
    • Hand washable.

    Free Shipping over R1000

    Take advantage of our FREE shipping offer. Order your Gilly bag and hat online, to the value of R1000, and get free courier delivery to anywhere in South Africa.

    Gifting the Gilly Bag

    The Gilly bag makes the perfect gift. Send as a gift online and personalise it with a message. Gifting made easy!

    For queries about our Gilly bag please email us on gilly@sunhats.co.za or message us on Facebook.

    Posted by Carol Olive
  • Win Hats in 2017 Heritage Day Competition

    Calling all South Africans to celebrate Heritage Day in style! Enter our hat giveaway competition and stand a chance to win a his and hers Callum hat to wear on Heritage Day.

     Emthunzini Hat Heritage Day Compeition


    The Callum hat in available in brown check or pewter grey and three hat sizes. This new style is suitable for both men and women. The hat is made from 2cm folded ribbon with a waxed cord trim crown. The chin strap makes it a winner for any outdoor activity.

    Callum Hat Features

    • UPF50+
    • 100% Polyester
    • Hand washable
    • Size: 58cm, 61cm & 63 cm
    • Chin strap adjusts to fit

    Be Sunsafe on Heritage Day and Wear a Hat

    The sun is as harsh in winter as in summer. Be sun safe and wear sun protective hats and clothing when out and about enjoying Heritage Day.

    Our UPF50+ sunhats are endorsed by The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). This means that they offer the assurance of protection against the harmful effects of the sun.

    The Callum hat carries a UPF50+ swing ticket meaning that they have been specially tested and verified as meeting the UPF50+ requirements.

    Enter 2017 Heritage Day Hat Competition

    To enter the Heritage Day competition all you need to do is answer this easy question on our website: What two colours is the Callum hat available in?

    Competition closes midnight 15 September 2017.

    The winner will be randomly selected on the 16 September from the first correct answer and notified by email. T&C's apply.

    For any queries on the competition and our CANSA approved sun hats please email on gilly@sunhats.co.za.

    Good luck and enjoy celebrating Heritage Day in style!

    Posted by Carol Olive
  • LAUNCH: 2017/2018 Sunhat Styles & Colours

    We are super excited to launch our 2018 sunhat styles and colours for men, women and children. We have included a summary of the seven new styles and all of the new colours. Our updated range of sunhats are available to view and purchase online along with details and colours for each hat.

    Five New E-Collection Sunhat Styles

    Emthunzini New Style Hats

    We have added five new exciting styles to our E-Collection range of sunhats – the Malibu, Callum, Mona, Rosie and Textured Breton.

    E-Collection: Malibu Women’s Sunhat

    Crocheted raffia fedora style ladies hat with a pinched crown and finished with a string of diamanté. Shop the Malibu sunhat

    E-Collection: Callum – Women and Men’s Sunhat

    This folded ribbon hat has a waxed cord trim crown and chinstrap. Available in pewter grey and brown check. Shop the Callum sunhat

    Read more about the Mona, Rosie and Textured Breton sunhats in our previous blog.

    Two New UPF50+ Sunhat Styles

    New Style Emthunzini Hats

    We’ve added these two great looking, high quality, UPF50+ sun protective hats to our existing range.

    Lizzie – Women's Hat

    This is the most popular selling sunhat in Australia, The Lizzie is a 100% polyester machine-knitted hat. It is lightweight and squashes into any pocket or backpack. Available in mixed camel and seafoam. Shop the Lizzie sunhat

    Petite Gilly – Women and Girl's Hat

    This popular style is now available for smaller and younger heads! Available colours are bright red, navy and white. Shop the Petite Gilly sunhat

    2018 New Colour Sunhats

    Here is a summary of the new colours available for our existing sunhat styles. View details and buy online.

    New Colour Emthunzini Hats

    Shop the new Beau colour - mixed brown.

    Shop the new Bella colour – ivory/stone.

    Shop the new Roxy colour - red.

    Shop the new Bianca colour - natural.

    Shop the new Celeste colour - copper.

    Shop the new Capetonian colour - navy.

    Shop the new Stevie colour - natural/black/grey.

    Shop the new Calypso colour - navy.

    Shop the new Sydney colours - black/white and black.

    Shop the new Scrunchie colour - turquoise.

    Shop the new Croc bite children’s hat colour - pink.

    Download our 2017/2018 catalogue for our full range of sunhats. Browse and purchase sunhats on our website: www.sunhats.co.za.

    Posted by Aminadav Glickshtein
  • HOT NEW: Spring Hat Styles

    We are pleased to introduce these fabulous hot new women’s hat styles - the Mona, Rosie and Textured Breton. All of these hot new styles offer UPF50+ sun protection and are CANSA approved. You can look stylish all year round and be sun protected too.

    Hot New Women's UPF50+ Hat Styles

    Hot New Emthunzini Style Hats

    Mona Hat

    The Mona is a rustic suedette-style hat with a black trim. The brim is shorter than the popular Celeste giving this new style a cheekier look. Available in olive green and taupe. Spot washable and an internal drawstring to adjust to fit. A super stylish hat to compliment any wardrobe. Shop the Mona hat

    Rosie Hat

    We introduce the Rosie, a stylish braided hat with an oversized brim. This hat is hand washable and made from 100% polyester. A hot new style to wear at any occasion. Shop the Rosie hat

    Textured Breton Hat

    A new twist to the very popular Breton. This hat is made from a mix of natural fibre and polyester and has a lightweight soft weave with a cord on the crown. It compliments a naturally elegant style. Available in charcoal and natural. The perfect hat for beach walks and evening strolls. Shop the Textured Breton Hat

    We are expecting stock of the Rosie and Textured Breton hats to arrive in early September. Order online now and your hat will be delivered after 1 September 2017.

    Browse our new hat styles and our full range of hats for men, women and children on our website: www.sunhats.co.za.


    Posted by Carol Olive
  • Skin Cancer Awareness: Wear CANSA Endorsed Sunhats

    According to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia, and in particular one of the highest incidences of melanoma worldwide, as far as Caucasians are concerned. CANSA also reports that skin cancer is the most common cancer in South Africa with about 20,000 reported cases every year.


    CANSA’s SunSmart Campaign was created to educate about the dangers of skin cancer, encourage everyone to get regular skin check-ups and wear the correct sun protective clothing and sunscreen.

    CANSA found that people do not pay enough attention to skin marks but are seemingly more worried about marks on their cars! With this in mind they launched the Car Melanoma campaign.

    CANSA Endorsed UPF50+ Sunhats

    CANSA recommends wearing sun protective clothing all year round, including our UPF50+ sunhats made from high quality ARPANSA (Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency) approved materials.

    CANSA does not endorse peak-caps, unless they have a fixed flap covering the neck and top of the ears, as they are not highly rated to provide excellent sun protection.

    We encourage you to have regular skin checks and wear your Emthunzini UPF50+ sun hats all year round.

    For any questions on our UPF50+ sun hats email gilly@sunhats.co.za or visit our website for information on what it means for a product to be UPF50+ rated.

    Posted by Carol Olive