The Sun International brand has a proud legacy in the gaming, hospitality and entertainment sector. The Sun International Group has a diverse portfolio of assets including world class five star hotels, modern and well located casinos, and some of the world's premier resorts. Our destinations offer experiential luxury, enduring quality and incredible adventure, supported by an authentic dedication to personal service. Our superior hotels and resorts portfolio makes Sun International a recognized premium brand.
Today, Sun International is Africa's largest tourism, leisure and gaming group and operates or has an interest in a total of 27 resorts, luxury hotels and casinos across ten countries. This includes 15 operations in South Africa, two in Zambia, two in Lesotho, one in Botswana, one in Nigeria, one in Swaziland and one in Namibia. Our entry into Latin America began in Chile in 2008 and has been a success story for the Group, giving us the track record and confidence to look for more opportunities that offer gaming opportunities in the region. Sun International currently has one property near Santiago in Chile, one in Panama and one in Cartagena, Colombia.
Our real competitive advantage stems from the fact that we have a compelling and global competence in both the development and operation of casinos, hotels and resorts – and at the same time we are extremely comfortable operating in emerging markets.
Our approach has been to differentiate our hotels, resorts and casinos in architecture, service, experience, location and the mix of entertainment and activities. Creating lasting memories for our guests and customers is a core part of our DNA. The portfolio includes Leading Hotels of the World such as The Table Bay hotel in Cape Town, The Palace of The Lost City hotel at Sun City and The Royal Livingstone in Zambia at the Victoria Falls. Its gambling portfolio includes some of South Africa's best known iconic properties such as GrandWest and the world-renowned Sun City. The creative architecture of these properties and the blending of their designs with their local environment make each property unique.
Sun International was the pioneer of gaming in southern Africa, having brought casinos to this part of the world in the late 1970s. The opening of Sun City set the standard for large-scale international events in South Africa, which continues today. Sun City is also home to the Nedbank Golf Challenge which has attracted the world's best golfers for over two decades. From the hosting of Miss South Africa to World Heavyweight title fights, the Sun City Superbowl remains the preferred venue for international events and entertainment.
We place a strong emphasis on being responsible corporate citizens through our contributions and commitment to the economy, communities and the environment.
We are committed to the development of all our employees and we make sure that equal opportunities and economic empowerment form the backbone of our human resource practices.