The ONLY #SunMet2020 Recap You Need To Read

Welcome to Africa's Richest Day!

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:48 PM  | Bonang Matheba 

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We kicked off the month of February on a luxurious note as we attended the 158th edition of the annual Sun Met. As always, the race-horsing, lifestyle and fashion event took place at the Kenilworth Race Course in Cape Town and we couldn't miss the opportunity to mingle with some of South Africa's biggest stars.

With every event we attend, we always wish we could bring our readers with us but since we only had limited tickets this time around thanks to a competition we ran with our friends Greenall's Gin and BLOOM Gin. But unfortunately, not everybody could come with us!

However, we've been able to put together the next best thing - an as-if-you-were-there recap of Africa's Richest Day - who's ready?
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The Road to Sun Met

We've been hyping up Sun Met 2020 for a while on ZAlebs. First, our friends Greenall's Gin and BLOOM Gin gave us a chance to bring a few friends with us. For those who couldn't make it, we had to make sure you were covered at home by being able to indulge in some of the tastiest beverages in the country, and we ensured you could also be sipping luxuriously thanks to these highbrow cocktail recipes.

Oh, and speaking of "luxury", that was this year's theme - African Luxury: Visionaries. We tried to think of what that would look like in the context of this year's Sun Met when we whipped up the official preview ahead of Saturday's Sun Met. On the day, we woke up early and made our way to Kenilworth for an unbelievable experience.

Who Was There and Who Couldn't Make It?

Sadly, Zozibini Tunzi was NOT there (Keep an eye on ZAlebs we will explain why) but thankfully for us, many of Mzansi's biggest stars made it on the big day.

Bonang, whose luxurious MCC, House of BNG, had a marquee at the event was always going to be in attendance. Along with her, we were graced by the presence of other A-Listers including Miss SA Sasha-Lee Laurel, actress Nandi Mbatha, Comedian Siv Ngesi, super influencers Sarah Langa and Kefilwe Mabote and plenty of other top names.
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Pick Your Best Dressed

Jeez, how do you even choose this? There were plenty of amazing outfits on the day from Nandi Mbatha's incredible outfit by Quiteria to Roxy Burger's regal Sarah Hann-styles ensemble. The queen of outfit changes, Bonang rocked two scorching hot dresses which had our timelines in flames. It's impossible for us to select but we've decided to put together a gallery of some of the best outfits from Sun Met 2020. Who would you give the Best Dressed Award to?

Performance Value!

We witnessed some of the most entertaining performers in the country! From Black Coffee and the Africa Is Not A Jungle crew, to Holly Rey and more Mzansi's most gifted musicians. Although we were on our feet all day, we still had the energy to dance!
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Um... who won the Horse Racing?

When all is said and done, the Sun Met is still one of the nation's biggest horse racing events and this year's edition did not disappoint as One World emerged as the victor of the highly anticipated main event. His jockey is now R3 million richer as a result.

In the end, Sun Met 2020 was everything we had hoped for and a little bit more on top of that. The only thing we would have liked is to have invited the whole of the ZAlebs fanbase with us, but there is always next year!

What were your favourite moments from Africa's richest day?

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Just a note about what we have learned from our friends at BLOOM Gin and Greenall's Gin - do you know that some gins have up to 90 grams of sugar per liter while Greenall's Wild Berry and BLOOM Jasmine and Rose Gins are deliciously sugar free? We didn't know either but now we do - and you do too. 
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