Sun City’s groove is back. The Sun International-owned leisure property, the brainchild of hotel magnate Sol Kerzner in the late 1970s, has spent the past few years reinventing itself as a sought-after family, entertainment and adventure resort after having lost some of its appeal as a niche casino and entertainment destination.

Returns wavered at the flagship resort over a number of years, but more than R2bn has been invested in Sun City over the past 10 years. It’s finally paying off. The resort — located close to the North West platinum belt — delivered record earnings to Sun International for the year to December...

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