sun-city-celebrates-4-decades-of-south-african-casino-entertainmentSun International’s flagship resort, Sun City, is celebrating forty exciting years in the South African gaming and hospitality industry this year, with a giant birthday bash planned for December. The resort was the brainchild of casino magnate, Sol Kerzner who set it up in the dry bush landscape of Bophuthatswana, legally out of South African’s boundaries but near enough for local players to access and get their gambling fix.

Over the decades, Sun City has built an international name for itself, becoming one of the must-visit locations for anyone looking for an all-encompassing entertainment destination. Sun City ticks all the boxes when it comes to fun and leisure, from a world class casino, to wildlife, a celebrated golf course, a pampering spa and top accommodation options. The Pilanesberg National Park brings the Big Five right to safari-hungry visitors.

Sun City is planning a huge celebratory party in December this year and is inviting everyone to visit.

Mike van Vuuren, the General Manager of Sun City said this week: “Our 40th anniversary is certainly an auspicious milestone that we are celebrating with a year-long super charged line-up of entertainment, events and promotions. The Big 40 Birthday Party is on 7 December 2019, exactly 40 years to the day since the resort’s doors were opened to the public.”

The party will include a concert at the Valley of Waves, featuring artists such as Shkhinah, Kurt Darren and Mia Casa, as well as a fantastic firework display. The Big Forty After Party will feature local DJs such as DJ Christos and Vinny da Vinci.

Those purchasing hotel accommodation for the birthday weekend (December 6th and 8th), will receive two free tickets (worth R2,600) to the Big 40 Birthday Party.

Visitors are invited to book their accommodation and tickets to the Big 40 Birthday Party through Sun City’s central reservations, quoting BIG FORTY.

Van Vuuren continued: “We will not lose momentum garnered over the past 40 years. We continue to source the latest innovations in gaming and leisure to ensure that Sun City remains an iconic premier lifestyle destination on South Africa's tourism map for another 40 years and beyond. As the old adage goes: 'Life begins at 40!'”