Sun International

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Sun International is a resort hotel chain and casino destination from South Africa created by Sol Kerzner, probably best known for its Sun City Resort near Rustenburg in the North West Province.


Sun International traces its roots back to 1969, when the Southern Sun Hotel Company was created when South African Breweries and Sol Kerzner joined forces.

In 1983, South African Breweries splits its hotel interests into two. Sun International, headed by Sol Kerzner, retained all of the casino hotels located in the areas that South Africa had designated as "independent homelands" and had Southern Sun as a 20% stakeholder. Southern Sun retained the company's other hotels in South Africa.

After the end of Apartheid in South Africa in the early 1990s, the so-called homelands were re-integrated into the new South Africa. Southern Sun developed its own gaming resorts and began to compete increasingly with Sun International. In 2000, Southern Sun sold its stake in Sun International to Kersaf[who?].


Sun City
Hotel Monticello in Chile

Today, the Sun International brand operations include resorts, luxury hotel products, and casinos, across 27 destinations in 8 countries.

Country Property
 Botswana Gaborone Sun
 Chile Sun Monticello
 Lesotho Lesotho Sun
Maseru Sun
 Namibia Kalahari Sands
 Nigeria The Federal Palace Hotel
 Swaziland Ezulwini Sun
Lugogo Sun
Royal Swazi Spa
 South Africa Carnival City Casino and Entertainment World
Fish River Sun
Flamingo Casino
The Golden Valley Casino
Grandwest Casino and Entertainment World
Meropa Casino and Entertainment World
Morula Casino and Hotel
The Maslow
Naledi Sun
Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom
Sibaya Lodge
Sun City
Wild Coast Sun
Windmill Casino and Entertainment Centre
The Carousel Casino and Entertainment World
The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World
The Table Bay
 Zambia Royal Livingstone
Zambezi Sun

The various Sun International destinations host events – from music concerts to sporting events and functions. The Sun City Resort hosts the Miss South Africa pageant and the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

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