The abundance of sunshine in South Africa with its long stretches of untouched sandy beaches, game reserves, rolling mountains, lush winelands and scenic golf courses inspired us over 10 years ago to start our headwear business.

The South African sun taught us the importance of protecting yourself against the sun's harmful UV rays while enjoying time outdoors. We aim to share our sun protection expertise with you by offering you a wide range of stylish, fashionable and premium quality sun hats, many of them with the highest grade of sun protection: UPF50+.

The UPF50+ certified sun hats on our website have undergone extensive testing by independent laboratories in Australia and South Africa and have been specially verified as meeting the strict UPF50+ regulations. Both countries are known for their sunny climates and high UV levels and have a focus on premium sun protection.

We've taken the hassle out of sourcing the best sun hat brands, staying up to date on trends & materials by bringing you sun hats that are stylish and sun safe.

Whether you like to travel, play golf, take long walks on the beach, have picnics in the park or simply enjoy being outside, we have the right hat for you!


Our Roots
“Emthunzini Hats - A Place in The Shade”

With a love for local travel and outdoor adventure, Gilly and Sandy Ord started Emthunzini Hats in 2009.

Pronounced “em-toon-zee-nee" the brand name originates from the Zulu word Emthunzini, which means “a place in the shade”.

Emthunzini Hats were the first sun hats to have been awarded the CANSA Seal of Recognition.

In only a few years they have increased their high-quality range of sun protective hats for men, women and children with over 60 styles to choose from, and can be found in most corners of Southern Africa, Mauritius and the Seychelles. 


Our Brands

We expanded our SUNHATS offering in 2018 with the addition of 2 new international headwear brands, adding Evoke Australia and Tina M Copenhagen alongside Emthunzini Hats.

Evoke Australia headwear brings sophisticated sun protection to all that enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle. With expertise in design and fashion and an appreciation of the damage caused by the harsh Australian sun, inspired the creation of innovative new fabrics to withstand these conditions.

Selected styles have been designed for golf enthusiasts and feature a hidden magnet in the headband, designed to keep your metal golf ball-marker handy. Either a metal pewter or white badge is included on the sun hat, and the magnet works with other markers too.

Customize your badge! An innovative idea for unique branding, the magnetic badge offers you the possibility to customize your hat by adding your corporate identity. An ideal solution for corporate events, golf clubs, tourist attractions and wine estates, among others.


Tina M Copenhagen – Designer Collection

"Fashion is a kind of communication. It's a language without words. A great hat speaks for itself."

Designed with an edgy minimalistic elegance this exclusive collection of headwear has been tailor-made for women and men who love to accessorize. Stand out at any occasion in an elegant manner with this range of premium designer headwear.