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I love to travel, see new places and meet new people. I love to create bold colourful paintings, many of them based on my wonderful travels.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wonderful trip to the Majestic Palace Hotel in Sun City & A Safari at Pilanesberg

Hi Everyone,
 
My husband and I just got back from a fabulous trip to Sun City.  (North Western province here in South Africa about 2.5 hours away from our home).  We stayed at the beautiful opulent African Hotel, The Palace Hotel of the Lost City.  There are also several other hotels in the area, as well as a casino, valley of the waves water park, entertainment centre, and also family bungalows, etc.   Pilanesberg game reserve is about 10 minutes away so we also did an early evening safari which was amazing. 
 
It was just a marvelous trip. I took so many great photos that I thought I would share some with you.  The hotel is such a splendor in design, décor and architecture that I had to take so many pictures to capture the opulent African décor!  It took my breath away.  Everywhere they had beautiful chairs, light fixtures carpets and tapestries all depicting the African wild life.  The grand court room was just spectacular to see with the beautiful elephant water fountain.  I loved the art deco style and African design.  The high ceilings and their painted mosaics and the beautiful windows really was something majestic to see.  The hotel is so well maintained and just spectacular in beauty along with the stunning grounds.  A designers dream.   This wonderful trip has certainly given me so much inspiration for new paintings.  We really loved our getaway.
 
The Amazing Entrance to the Palace Hotel, such a grandiose hotel
 
 Beautiful grand entrance and cheetah and Gazelle fountain
 
The stunning lobby

 Just loved the painted come!  Gorgeous design and colours

Close up of the beautiful motif

 Everywhere you looked, there was such beautiful décor. Loved the tapestries and the ornate Zebra chairs. 


The Stunning Court Room Hall Restaurant. I just loved this art deco opulent African room, with the majestic windows, elephant fountain and all the work on the cielings.  The stair case and the gorgeous carpet. Such a gorgeous room, it took my breath away



The Gorgeous Elephant Water Fountain is just amazing

 They were serving high tea when we arrived.  They have a beautiful breakfast buffet, high tea in the afternoon and an amazing dinner buffet as well. You just felt like Royalty being in this room.

The beautiful grounds of the hotel..such grandeur. I loved the lily pond

 The beautiful Tusk bar.  Such beautiful décor and all our the colour schemes fit so well.

Beautiful Life Size elephant statue in the court yard

 A view to the front side of the Grand Court Room Patio.  Such opulence

The Beautiful Swimming pool and cabanas.  Love the painted design on the canvas


Amazing views of the area and Sun city from the Tower at the hotel

The pathway from the hotel heading to the rest of the resort

Valley of wave pool in sun city

The beautiful entertainment centre and the lost city bridge that would shake and smoke every hour.  Loved all the elephant statues and the carvings in the rock
 
A beautiful farewell dinner at the Plume Restaurant in the hotel. Such a beautiful restaurant and
wonderful ambiance and lighting
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