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The Palace of the Lost City
Why we like it
- Surrounded by Pilanesberg National Park
- Flagship resort first built in 1979
- Palatial design and interiors with an extensive range of activities and facilities
- Ideal for families and golfers
- A member of Leading Hotels of the World
- Plenty of entertainment options including a casino and live music concerts
Watch the sunrise with a glass of champagne from a hot air balloon over the Pilanesberg National Game Reserve.
Joanne Swinton's detailed knowledge of South Africa has been invaluable and her enthusiasm to respond to our needs is greatly appreciated.
- FJ, Perthshire
The Palace of the Lost City is a palatial resort in the stunning surroundings of Pilanesberg National Park. It has a plethora of accommodation options, from spacious rooms to stunning suites – we like the African Suite, with its draped four-poster bed and warm colours that evoke the true spirit of Africa. Alongside the wide variety of rooms and suites there’s also a range of restaurant choices, from the dramatic interiors of Plume, which puts an African twist on classic French cuisine, to Crystal Court, designed for long lunches and celebrations, and The Tusk Bar & Lounge, a safari-themed cocktail lounge. Carnivores will love The Grill Room, a steakhouse straight out of New York. You’ll not tire of the choice of activities on offer, from the 72-par, 18-hole golf course designed by Gary Player, a maze, safari tours, swimming pools and the Valley of Waves Water Park with a lagoon that generates waves, water slides and tube rides.
Best time to be there
October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.
11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.
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