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Sun International’s Sun City

South Africa’s legendary Lost City

The Palace of the Lost City is the flagship hotel at Sun International’s Sun City Resort in South Africa's sun-drenched North West Province. Fit for kings and spoiling guests with African luxury and authentic hospitality, the architecturally fascinating hotel has been capturing the hearts of visitors since 1992.

The Palace's lush gardens have achieved Botanical Garden status featuring a variety of verdant jacarandas, baobabs and tropical plants. Enjoy a poolside cocktail or relax in the gracious Tusk Bar & Lounge. Dining is agastronomic delight and its setting in the vibrant Sun City makes it a truly unique destination – a stay here combines the choice of action-packed entertainment for all ages with opportunities to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of nature.

Here are 10 reasons your kids will love a stay at The Palace of the Lost City:

Eat your heart out

Sun City has over 30 restaurants to choose from, from family eateries and fast food to fine dining; there's something for all tastes.

Go on safari

Just around the corner is the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, where you can spot the Big Five on a guided safari with Mankwe Gametrackers, or by hot air balloon.

Pool time

Guests can soak up the sun as they lounge beside The Grand Pool, situated just outside the main entrance. For a more romantic experience, guests can stroll to The Royal Baths, a private adult pool surrounded by lush jungle.

Ride and slide

For thrill-seekers, a trip to Sun City's premier water park, The Valley of Waves, is a must. There are water slides for every comfort level, from easygoing tubing to wild, semisubmerged water slides.

Go wild at Adrenaline Extreme

At the must-visit outdoor adventure hub, Adrenaline Extreme, you can let your wild side loose, delving into exciting activities such as Drift Trikes, Hovercrafts, The Accelerator and the Quad 4x4 challenge.

Experience Zip 2000

With an average speed of 120km/h over two kilometres, and reaching speeds up to 160km/h, the epic Zip 2000 is one of the world’s longest zip slides.

Water sports galore

At Waterworld, guests can try water sports such as parasailing, waterskiing, jet-skiing, paddle boating, wake boarding, the wake snake and boat rides.

Get your golf on

You’ll find two championship golf courses to test your skills out on: the Gary Player Country Club Golf Course, which is ranked one of the most prestigious golf courses in Africa, and The Lost City Golf Course.

Fun and games for kids

Children can enjoy workshops at Kamp Kwena, plus the fun of Finders Keepers, Rock Venture Mini Golf, Kazooma Raceway, the Stimela Train, bumper boats, bowling, cinemas and more.

Get to know South Africa’s legends

The South African Hall of Fame is an interactive exhibition where you can test your knowledge on touch-screen simulators to learn more about the country’s heroes.

This article appeared in volume 53 of Holidays with Kids magazine. To subscribe to the latest issue, click here.

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