If you are looking for prestige and glamour, then don’t miss the SA horse racing event of the year – the J&B Met 2016 which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 30 January. Set in the stunning city of Cape Town, the horse racing event will be held at the renowned Kenilworth Racing course. The J&B Met has established an excellent reputation and its 39th run promises not to disappoint. From high-end fashion to exhilarating races, there are plenty to keep visitors entertained. Whether you are a horseracing fan or a fashion fundi, you will be sure to have a good time. You can even rub shoulders with the rich and famous. Make sure that you book accommodation in Cape Town if you plan to attend the J&B Met 2016.
The 2016 J&B Met
Watch in awe as top performing thoroughbreds hurtle towards the finish line in an effort to secure first place. With thousands of spectators, the atmosphere at the J&B Met is electric. For horse-betters there is more at stake as cash prizes have reached R 2.5 million in the past. If you are new to betting make sure you listen out for horse racing tips before you place your money on a race.
With crowds of over 50 000 people, the venue is equipped with all the necessary facilities for a fun day out at the races. Visitors can expect a marque village which caters to 5000 people as well as 184 picnic sites. With a wide range of food and beverages on sale you won’t go hungry or thirsty. Live music performance create a vibrant ambiance at the J and B Met. After dark avid party-goers can celebrate at the J & B Met 2016 after party. This well-known event draws attention to Cape Town and adds to its reputation of being a prime tourist destination.
The theme of this year’s event is A Rare Blend. It takes unique combinations to embody this theme and guests are encouraged to get creative with their outfits. Whether it’s adding metal to liquid or leather to glitter, there are plenty of collaborations that stand out. If you have a flair for creating one-of-a-kind designs make sure that you don’t miss out on your chance to showcase your talent. Another draw card for the SA horse racing event is the competition for the ‘Most Elegant Couple’ title and prizes. Couples put on their most dazzling outfits in an attempt to catch the judges’ attention and claim first prize.
With a variety of ticket options, you can choose one that meets your budget and requirements. A general entry ticket will cost you R 125 while a ticket in the grand stand is priced at R 150. Tickets to the Flipside Fest, which is brought to you by MTN Go for R 495. With this ticket you will get entrance into the Kenilworth racing event, Flipside Fest and the J&B Met 2016 after party.
Once you have bought your ticket to the J & B Met you will need to book accommodation in Cape Town. There are plenty of places to choose from in this gorgeous city which include hotels, B&B’s as well as self-catering units.
Just 1.5 km from the J & B Met, Park’s Edge is a Bed and Breakfast which is located in Harfield Village. Its central location and stunning mountain views add to the appeal of this venue. There are plenty of restaurants close by which include Brad’s Grill and Home Bar. The nearby park is great for kids. With great service and affordable prices, Park’s Edge is a good place to stay. Prices start from R615 pps. The comfortable rooms feature a queen sized bed and en-suite bathrooms. The double rooms can accommodate two people. Facilities include air-conditioning, internet access and satellite TV.
Cape Town accommodation also includes Bathurst Mews. Situated in Cape Town, this self-catering accommodation is only 1.2 km from the J&B Met. It has the capacity to accommodate two guests and prices start from R 250 pps. If you feel like exploring, you will find Table Mountain, Long Street and the V&A Waterfront located nearby. Another advantage to staying at Bathurst Mews is that the airport is only 12 km away. Facilities include secure parking, complimentary wifi access and a garden.
When it comes to accommodation, the Helpmin offers clean and comfortable rooms. With a wide range of room options you can choose one that suits your requirements and budget. This hotel is a great choice if you are traveling to the J and B Met with a large group of people. Prices start from R180 pps and room capacities range from two to four people. On site facilities include airport transfers, a restaurant and secure parking.
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