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Posted on May 01, 2020 by Lee Lija

Looking Back on the Nedbank Golf Challenge 2019: A Spectator’s View

For the weekend of November 14th2019, Sun City was home to another successful Nedbank Golf Challenge, hosted by Gary Player. As one of the biggest sporting events in South Africa, fans are always in for a treat; the Nedbank Golf Challenge has more to offer annually. 

Something for the Fans

A major focus this year was fan engagement and activities. Spectators had so much to choose from; from virtual reality experiences, dinners prepared by culinary geniuses,real-time sports betting, to the premium hospitality that has come to be expected from, Nedbank Golf Challenge sponsor, Sun International. 

Eager punters could visit the Sunbet marquee, where they gave away hundreds of promotional free cash bets and double-ups vouchers to go with the player activations. Other competitions were rife throughout the weekend events and celebrations, and some lucky supporters got the chance to win epic prizes.  

Celebrities at the Nedbank Golf Challenge

Golf enthusiasts had the opportunity to indulge in live entertainment throughout the event that included the likes of Pascal and Pearce, Jethro Tait, Locnville, Jesse Clegg, TiMO ODV and other musical greats. 

At the Champion’s Dinner, spectators had the opportunity of brushing shoulders with golf legends like Lee Westwood, Ernie Els, Henrik Stenson and Branden Grace. The world-renowned tournament host Gary Player also made a few appearances throughout the weekend alongside an array of VIPs.

When is the Next Nedbank Golf Challenge?

Want to take part in one of South Africa’s main sporting events? The Nedbank Golf Challenge 2020 will take place on the 12th – 15th November 2020 at Sun City again. With the standard set so high this year, it promises to be another massive success for spectators and golf professionals alike. 

Looking Forward to Sun Met 2020

Come see and be seen at South Africa’s most prestigiousrace day, where fashion meets entertainment in all forms! 

When is Sun Met 2020? 

In keeping with tradition, the oldest horse race in South Africa will be taking place for the 43rd time atKenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town on the 1st of February 2020.

What to Expect at Sun Met 2020?

Each year, Sun Met hosts the event under epic themes. 2020 Sun Met will be hosted under the theme “African Luxury: Visionaries”. This is not just any ‘day at the races’. Apart from adrenalin inducing, live action horse racing, trying your luck at the illustrious sports betting, and spending the day outdoors under the South African sun, the Sun Met offers a host of entertainment like no other sporting event. It is the place to mingle with celebs and fashionistas, while expressing your uniqueness, and partying it up with world-class entertainment and VIPs.

Hosted by the Mother City’s most unique racecourse, Kenilworth plans this world-class event to delight and surprise more than 50 000 people annually. While daylight oversees the thrill of the races, filled with echoes of hopeful punters’ banter, it comes alive at night with a vivacious party atmosphere, and the buzz of insightful conversations from those looking to network and those simply looking to have a good time.  

Day visitors can expect a wide variety of exquisite food and drink spots, many that offer exclusive views of the races under the cool cover of shade.

For punters looking to try their luck, Sun Met will be providing premium betting facilities with the official sports-betting partner, Sun Bet.

Fashion enthusiasts and horse-racing punters are looking forward to another successful event in 2020. We hope to see you there! 

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