Johannesburg Journals

The Lost City

A September 2000 trip to Johannesburg by THE GUIDE

Quote: A luxury filled resort located in one of the world's best game reserves - Pilanesberg. The only hotel in the world rated 6 stars. The best place on earth for a safari and a luxury vacation

The Lost City

Overview

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The disappearance of a civilization; the most beautiful natural surroundings; Africa's big five (elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and hipo); top line shows and gambling; great culinary experience.

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

Fly to Johannesburg and jump on a commuter plane from South African Airways (about round trip) to Pilanesberg. Sun City Resort shuttles will take you to the lodging complex.
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The most luxurious accommodations in the planet. This is the only hotel in the world rated 6 stars. The touristic complex is mind boggling, everything from a safari to top of the line shows and gambling. Located in a volcano crater by a lake, it resembles a historic civilization that mysteriously disappeared from the face of the planet.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2000

The Palace at the Lost City
Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Johannesburg, South Africa

Sun City Dining

Restaurant | "Sun City"

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The wide array of restaurants offered at this touristic complex is among the best in the world. You can find almost any type of cuisine on the premises, and you would be surprised at how affordable it is (due to the strong dollar).

One of the most interesting experiences at an outdoor restaurant, was looking at the staff scaring away the monkeys who were trying to get at the fruit buffet. That really was different.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2000

Sun City Dining
Sun City Resort
Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 14 557 1000

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The best part about this place is the game reserve. The complex is located right at the game reserve, and you can book a 4 hr. safari for as little as $15 dollars (US). hot air balloon rides over the game park about $100. If you want to relax, the pool is awesome. Also, water tobogans are the best I have ever seen. The wave pool makes waves up to 8' high, and makes you feel right at the beach. Walk around the jungle, play golf on any of the 2 Jack Nicklaus courses, go to the local ostrich farms and markets. It is a great opportunity to immerse into the local culture. Gamble a lot and enjoy a world-class show (such as a U-2 concert if you are in luc...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2000

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