Cape Town is the place to be for the social event of the year and one not to be missed! In keeping with tradition, Sun Met 2020 will once again be held at the Kenilworth Racecourse. The event takes place on the 1st of February and, as always,‘Africa’s Richest Race Day’ promises to delight and dazzle.

Each year, Sun Met is planned around a theme, and for 2020 it is African Luxury: Visionaries. The theme is inspired by innovative forward-thinkers who we take our hats off (or in this case, put them on for) for keeping our exquisite country alive with transformation. 

Rub shoulders with celebrities at an event that combines fashion and fabulous entertainment with exhilarating horseracing and thrilling horserace betting. 

This year’s entertainment includes the likes of DJs Black Coffee, Euphonik and Da Capo. As one of the partners, HeartFM is bringing DJs Tyrone Paulsen, Codax and Vernon Carver. Other world-class acts are expected to perform.

Where to Find Sun Met Tickets

Tickets are available already! Get them while they’re hot, or you might need to wait another year to attend. A general access ticket for Sun Met will cost R200, and gives you access to all public areas that provide a variety of delectable culinary experiences, premium bars and world-class entertainment; including the famous day fashion show and best-dressed competition. This ticket also acts as an invitation into the coveted official after-party. You can buy tickets to Sun Met 2020 from Ticketpro, and parking tickets for the event at the same place.

Mar 18, 2020; Tampa Bay, Florida, USA; General view of a horse walked to the paddock in front of a Corona sign as the Tampa Bay Downs is closed to the public at Tampa Bay Downs. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Where to Find Sun Met 2020 Packages 

For even more glamour and luxury, with elite partners like Sun International, Circa has put together a variety of hospitality Sun Met packages starting from R1,850 per person. Enjoy the horseracing and people-watching from gorgeous, shaded venues, while eating and drinking quality complimentary food and beverages. Find the right Sun Met package for you right here.

What to Wear to Sun Met 2020

Racegoers are encouraged to put their best fashion foot forward in keeping with this year’s theme, African Luxury: Visionaries. Need some inspiration? Visionary designer PalesaMokubung has styled BonangMatheba and newly-crowned Miss South Africa ZoziThunzi.Take a leaf out of their book and find inspiring outfits on their social pages!

If you’re not interested in dressing up, you do need to follow a few simple event attire rules. It’s a glamorous occasion, so no shorts, slops or sloppy jeans! Ladies are encouraged to dress smartly and elegantly – you’ll also have a better chance of winning the best-dressed competitions if you’re donning a fancy hat. Shoes with high, sharp heels aren’t recommended as the ground is uneven, and it would prove challenging to walk on the grass. Men must wear jackets and trousers with either ties or open-neck shirts. No jeans, shorts, sleeveless shirts, or open shoes are permitted.

What to Bring to Sun Met 2020

Don’t bring anyone under 18. There are plenty of other wonderful race days that the kids will enjoy! Also, don’t bring your own alcohol. With BonangMathebaas an official partner of the event with her House of BNG bubbly range, you won’t need to supply your own. There will also be plenty of other beverages on sale in all of the public and private areas. Bring your bank cards and ID, for purchasing and betting. The race day is usually being sunny and glorious, so be sure to bring sunscreen and a hat to protect your skin.


With partners Sunbet, Sun International, Circa, House of BNG, SABC 3 and more, the Sun Met 2020 is bound to be another memorable event for all involved!