Sun International was founded in 1983 and is the leading resort and casino operator in southern Africa. The Group trades through a number of different corporate structures in order to facilitate regional ownership. All the operations in southern Africa are managed by Sun International Management Limited.
The Group is the only significant operator of superior luxury hotels and major resorts in southern Africa. This focus was initiated with the first hotel at the internationally recognized and acclaimed Sun City Resort in 1979. The success of these resorts and hotels lies in their appeal to the international markets and their ability to continue to attract customers from the upper end of the local market. The Palace of the Lost City, The Table Bay and The Royal Livingstone are all members of The Leading Hotels of the World.
Sun International has extensive experience in the development and management of large gaming and entertainment facilities. The Group has a well-established customer loyalty program - Most Valued Guest (MVG) - which has a current database of more than 365 000 active and rated players. The Group's wide area progressive games continue to be a major attraction, in particular Dream Machine, Millennium Mania, and African Express. In addition, the Group enjoys a distinct competitive advantage with its fully integrated coin less gaming and smart card technology, still the most advanced in the world today. This technology interfaces with the Group's data warehouse, which provides key information about customer preferences, and the Group database.
The Group operates a portfolio of smaller regional hotels and casinos within the southern African (SADC) region. These properties are of very high standard and offer exceptional value for money.