Tsogo Sun float pulls out all the stops at this year’s Cape Town Carnival

Carnivals are a mesmerizing spectacle on their own, but when the floats come alive with people who are covered in body paint and converted into zebra crossings and traffic signs it’s a whole other story. The 2016 Cape Town Carnival takes to the streets on Saturday 12th March, with the theme for this year’s event – Street Life.

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Carnival goers will be treated to the Tsogo Sun procession leading the way, displaying the Tsogo Sun Traffic Story – Graphic Traffic.

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Using the black and white colours of the Tsogo Sun logo, body-painted performers inspired by zebra crossings become the living canvases at the forefront. They will be accompanied by totem sign bearers carrying stylised totem poles of street graphics depicting hotels, food and accommodation, and the Tsogo Sun banner.

TS float 2016 being built
TS float 2016 being built

Not far behind will be a congregation of vibrant African dancers all dressed in black and white with pops of primary colours accentuating their outfits. They will be mapping the way for the un-missable Tsogo Sun float with the star performer, celebrity comedian Siv Ngesi, at the helm for the second year in a row.

“The entire Tsogo Sun procession encompasses a combined energy, boldness and visual impact” says Brad Baard, Creative Director for the Cape Town Carnival.

Tsogo Sun is the official accommodation partner to the Cape Town Carnival. “Tsogo Sun have been involved with this event since its inception in 2010 and last year proved a big success drawing tens of thousands of spectators to the Fan Walk. This event attracts tourists annually to Cape Town, something that we feel equally as passionate about,” comments Tsogo Sun Operations Director, John van Rooyen.

Ensuring that guests are treated to a spectacular experience, Tsogo Sun’s accommodation packages come with a dress up kit including hats, feathers and masks, and full access to the VIP hosted area.

“We are proud to be associated with this event and look forward to pulling out all the stops to ensure that our guests experience a festive weekend,” concludes van Rooyen.

Tsogo Sun proudly encompasses over 90 hotels and 14 casino and entertainment destinations in South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi.

For more information visit tsogosun.com, follow on Twitter and Instagram @TsogoSun or like on Facebook /TsogoSun

About Tsogo Sun

Tsogo Sun is the leading hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa, providing a variety of hospitality and exciting entertainment and leisure experiences. Combining an established heritage with a professional and energised approach, the group proudly encompasses 14 casinos and over 90 hotels in South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi.

The company’s hospitality interests offer a wide distribution of hotels in Africa, providing world-class accommodation across all markets, including elegant, individually branded luxury hotels and well-known trusted market leaders in the premier through budget segments, including Southern Sun Hotels, Garden Court, SunSquare, StayEasy and SUN1 hotels.

The exciting urban and resort casino portfolio includes the most popular entertainment destinations, strategically located throughout South Africa. In the Gauteng province, Tsogo Sun owns the group’s flagship property, Montecasino in Fourways, which features, amongst other attractions, the award-winning Teatro; Gold Reef City Casino and Theme Park in Southern Johannesburg; and Silverstar Casino to the West in Krugersdorp. Additional properties are owned and operated in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, including the jewel on Durban’s Golden Mile, Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment.

Tsogo Sun Citizenship is the group’s corporate citizenship strategy which encompasses three areas of focus. This includes Corporate Social Investment, whereby the group promotes the development of learners through three academies which offer holistic, full-year programmes centred around sport, art and education; Entrepreneur Development which focuses on skills-based entrepreneurial development through its Tsogo Sun Book a Guesthouse and Supplier Development programmes; and Environmental Education, committed to initiatives that reduce the impact the business has on the environment.

Tsogo Sun (“TSH”) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.  The key shareholders of Tsogo Sun are Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (“HCI”), a JSE listed investment holding company.

Tsogo Sun Gaming supports the National Responsible Gambling Programme. Winners know when to stop.  Only persons over the age of 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling counselling toll-free helpline: 0800 006 008.

For more information go to tsogosun.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TsogoSun or like us on Facebook /TsogoSun

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