Southern Sun Partners
As Southern Africa’s leading hospitality group, Southern Sun is proud to partner with key players in our industry promoting tourism to South Africa and the broader African continent. We forge partnerships with organisations that share our ethos and align with our values to enhance the experiences of our guests and in support of nation building.
With a rich heritage of warm hospitality, we excel in our support of sports teams and events, always ensuring that players and participants enjoy our signature home away from home comfort, exceptional quality, and intuitive service at every one of our many hotels and resorts located in South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and the Middle East.
ABSA Cape Epic
Southern Sun is proud to be the official accommodation partner to the Absa Cape Epic, the most televised mountain bike race in the world and the only eight-day mountain bike stage race classed as hors catégorie by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
Amashova Durban Classic
Southern Sun is proud to be the official accommodation partner to the Amashova Durban Classic, the oldest road classic cycle race in South Africa, which starts in Pietermaritzburg and ends in Durban.
Calling Cape Town
Southern Sun is proud to be the official accommodation partner to Calling Cape Town, the annual extreme swim-bike-run challenge that represents the ultimate in human commitment, resilience and endurance. SunSquare Cape Town Gardens is the official home of Calling Cape Town.
Cape Town Cycle Tour
Southern Sun is proud to be the official hotel partner to the Cape Town Cycle Tour, the biggest timed bike race in the world which is usually 109 km long and provides a glorious day out for tens of thousands of cyclists on the scenic roads of the fairest Cape.
Southern Sun is proud to be the official hotel partner to the Comrades Marathon. Known as the ultimate human race, the Comrades Marathon is the world’s largest and oldest ultra-marathon race. With more than 16,000 participants and a distance of approximately 88 kilometres, it is run annually in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races of a 4km swim, a 180km bicycle ride, and a 42km marathon, it is widely considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.
Netball World Cup 2023
The Netball World Cup 2023 brings together 16 of the world's top teams to battle it out to be crowned the champions in netball’s most prestigious competition. The event takes place from 28 July to 6 August in Cape Town, and will be the first to take place on the African continent.
Southern Sun is proud to be the official hotel partner to the Springboks. With a long heritage of supporting the Boks since 1995, Southern Sun’s hotels have become a true home away from home for the players and their families, as well as other national teams and staff.
Two Oceans Marathon
Southern Sun is proud to be the official accommodation provider to the Two Oceans Marathon, a 56km ultramarathon and 21km half-marathon known globally as "the world's most beautiful marathon", run in city of Cape Town.
Southern Sun is proud to be official hotel partner to the Sharks, a South African professional rugby union team based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. They compete internationally in the United Rugby Championship and EPCR Challenge Cup.