05 May 2015 | By Sun International
Family-friendly adventures at The Palace of the Lost City
Part of Sun International’s Sunlux Collection of luxury hotels, The Palace of the Lost City is a popular choice for romantic honeymooners and international jetsetters alike. What you might not know is how family-friendly this 5-star hotel is.
The Palace of the Lost City is a feast for your senses. Only a short 90-minute drive from Johannesburg, this Leading Hotel of the World is just far enough away from the city for an indulgent family adventure. The entrance to The Palace sets the precedent for this sophisticated hotel, with its high, intricately-painted ceilings, mosaic artworks, golden zebra-hide upholstered furniture and beautiful sculptures. Each room in the hotel is fitted with luxurious, hand-crafted furniture, befitting royalty.
Take the kids on safari
Right on your doorstep is the Pilanesberg Game Reserve that ranks amongst the largest of the parks in South Africa. The Pilanesberg is malaria-free and home to Africa’s Big 5.
Children over the age of 12 will appreciate a guided game drive experience to look for the Big 5, giraffe, hippo, zebra, crocodile and more than 300 bird species. For the ultimate treat, book a sunrise hot air balloon flight and view the park’s abundant wildlife from the sky.
Explore the jungle
Make some time for family and relax in the comfort of a luxurious Family Garden Suite, or take a stroll along the meandering walkways that wind through The Palace’s Jungle to discover the birds that call this man-made forest surrounding the hotel their home.
For budding archeologists, take a journey of discovery through The Maze, which is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Order a snack and hang out at the heated outdoor pool. Lead the kids up the winding staircase to the King’s Tower for incredible views of Sun City Resort, the greens of the Lost City Golf Course, and the mountains in the distance.
For the foodies
The Crystal Court’s unmissable breakfast buffets will keep your children smiling offering everything from pancakes to oysters.
Parents can take advantage of the excellent babysitting services available at The Palace and make it a 5-star date night at Plume. This elegant restaurant serves up Afro-French fusion cuisine in an intimate setting. Don’t forget to order a bottle of something special from the Champagne Bar.