Nestled along the borders of the Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City celebrated 30 years of hosting international leaders, celebrities, and locals at its world-class five-star hotel, The Palace of the Lost City.
Famous for its array of facilities, personalised top-notch service and accommodation fit for royalty, The Palace’s luxurious rooms were recently subject to refurbishment, highlighting the rich essence of an authentic African aesthetic for an exceptional experience for guests.
Glamourous living in the African Suite
One of the hotel’s five presidential suites, the glamorous African Suite, was a recipient of the refurbishment project. The 332m2 suite boasts two en-suite guestrooms, each with its own seating area, a main lounge and dining area, cocktail bar, guest toilet, a study with internet facilities and a butler’s kitchen.
On the terrace, guests are treated to immaculate views of the resort while lounging on the loungers or frolicking in the outside jacuzzi. It’s penthouse living at it’s very best, which evokes a sense of peace and tranquillity.
The interior and conceptualisation of the suite offers a multitude of wall artwork by local artists, botanicals by Sibonela Chiliza, photographs by Charles Johnstone, oils by Sue Martin and a colourful piece by Fatiema Moosa. Other works include those by Bokang Mankoe and Luke Batha.
Much of the high-quality original furniture was retained, but is now complimented with contemporary, new soft furnishings and bathroom essentials. The inside of the walls and doors are beautifully dressed by velvet curtains, designed by Ardmore Design – a local lifestyle brand.
The Palace incorporates and invests in local talent, which highlights true African elegance while similtaneously empowering local communities.
All 336 of the rooms and suites are exquisitely decorated for comfort and a luxurious escape.
Menus crafted and curated by world-class chefs
The Palace of the Lost City’s international dining experience accompanied with meticulous attention to excellent service adds the perfect touch to the five-star experience. With menus crafted and curated by world-class chefs, and paired with excellent wines, the scene is set for an intimate, cosy and tasteful dining experience. The Palace of the Lost City restaurants are exclusively available to hotel guests and feature secluded options for private dining.
An elaborate breakfast and dinner are served daily at the Crystal Court, while fine dining can be experienced by night at Plume and the Grill Room. Luncheons can be enjoyed at Tusk Bar at The Palace Grand Pool Deck.
During the day take a plunge at the swimming pools, adventure at the Valley of Waves (accessed via the private walkway) or just take a breather at the numerous relaxation spots while taking in the panoramic views.
Don’t worry too much about the kids as there are plenty of entertainment options, including the theme park, at the resort to keep them busy for hours on end. For those worried about staying connected to the outside world, there is reliable free WiFi throughout the hotel, in addition to fully equipped business facilities. At the heart of it, The Palace offers everything for a solo traveller, business traveller, families and/ or friends.
Family Royal Spa recently opened
Another new addition is the Royal Spa, which is set amidst the tropical gardens and water features creating the perfect ambience for a pamper/wellness session.
Designed on behalf of Sun International by the Camelot Spa Group, the spa has six individual treatment rooms, three hydro baths and sensation showers.
The tastefully decorated spa is managed by experienced, friendly therapists are distinctly attuned to guests relaxation needs. Massages on offer include: the signature Royal Spa Massage, Hot Stone, Kahuna, Balinese and Indian Head Massage. Incorporated into the session is the spa’s signature massage candle that helps relieve tension and nourishes the skin, which is particularly in high demand.
Catering to kids, there are also the Little Prince/Princess back massages and majestic manicures.
Guests can indulge in a traditional Middle Eastern cleansing and self-exfoliating rituals in the Rasul Chamber, or a detoxifying heat therapy in the Himalayan Crystal Salt Sauna. A specially designed spa food menu ensures that guests can indulge in healthy food options during their visit.
The adjacent Royal Salon caters for guests’ hair styling and colour needs. Both the Royal Spa and Royal Salon are open to all Sun City guests.
Many facilities and entertainment
Guests have direct access to a variety of facilities and entertainment options including: a range of safari experiences, a visit to the Valley of Waves, the casino, two Gary Player
designed golf courses, segway tours, water slides, relaxation, shopping, dining, hiking trails and much more. The resort offers accommodation that’s suits everyone’s pocket for a much-needed break away from the hustle and bustle from city life. It’s an unforgettable destination with world-class service.
For more information visit www.suninternational.com/sun-city