Do the Sun Met During Your Cape Town Self-Catering Stay

4 Reasons to ‘Do’ the Sun Met During Your Cape Town Self-Catering Stay

It’s that time of year again when horse and haute couture collide at Cape Town’s premier racing venue, Kenilworth. Socialites, superstars and the racing elite will all be there for Africa’s richest race day, so book your Cape Town self-catering stay and start planning your outfit.


Here’s what makes the Sun Met one of the most memorable things to do in Cape Town:

Fast and Furious

The field for 2019 reads like a who’s-who of the horse world. The final field will be announced on 14 January but is likely to include the likes of Legal Eagle, Oh Susanna and Vodacom July winner, Do It Again, all trained by Snaith Racing.

In fact, the on-form Snaith yard will be entering 6 horses into this prestigious event. Are they planning a July-style coup to kickstart 2019?

Racing legend, Mike de Kock is also sending six of the best out, including the unbeaten Hawwaam and highly-fancied Buffalo Bill Cody.

Eric Sands’ Rainbow Bridge is the current favourite and has been making waves all year and will also be putting their hoof up for the draw.

With this kind of horseflesh in the running, there’s bound to an exciting finish, make sure you’re there.

Fabulous Fashion

The theme for this year’s Sun Met is African Luxury: Precious Metals, encouraging designers to go OTT with garments in every hue of gold, copper and platinum. It’s guaranteed to be a glittering event in every sense of the word.

SA’s top fashion designers will be showcasing their own winning form on the catwalk in between races, culminating in a lucrative prize for the best-dressed winner.

Food Glorious Food

The only thing that could possibly outshine the fashion is the culinary excess that’s always up for grabs at the Sun Met. Whether you’re a food trucker or fancy a shot at one of the VIP seats, you’re in for a treat at this year’s event.

The organisers have guaranteed that Cape Town’s finest fare will be up for grabs as well as a long list of fortifying beverages to keep you hydrated on a Cape Town summer’s day. With Mumm Champagne as one of the sponsors, you can expect a glut of sparkling refreshment on the day too.

Fiesta Time

The fabulousness doesn’t end when the winner crosses the line either. Patrons can look forward to celebrating late into the night courtesy of live music and awesome DJs.

So far, the organisers are keeping the playlist a secret, but you can be assured that it will be top drawer and filled with genres to get your shimmy on and your feet tapping. Last year’s line-up included the likes of Mi Casa, DJ Kent, DJ Zinhle, and Euphonik, so you get the idea.

Act Quickly

If you want to arrange a Cape Town self-catering stay during January 2019, you need to move fast. Book your tickets online and get in touch to reserve your accommodation without delay.

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