For those looking for more than simply spending Christmas on a beach in the sun, Sun International’s Sunlux collection has introduced a ‘Golden Triangle’ Christmas Celebration: lifelong memories for the hotels’ guests and lifelong gifts for the indigenous communities in which they operate.
Guests of The Table Bay hotel in Cape Town, The Royal Livingstone Hotel in Zambia and The Palace of the Lost City in Sun City – the three very different luxury properties that comprise SUNLUX – will return home with more than just a tan and Christmas gifts.
Each hotel will create the ultimate in luxury travel journeys: an unforgettable Christmas trip that immerses visitors in Cape Town’s modern vibe, dips into Zambia’s Zambezi river to the Victoria Falls – the world’s largest and most spectacular waterfall – and offers the chance to holiday like royalty at The Palace of the Lost City. In turn, each property has outlined the gifts they will share with their communities to benefit ill children, the environment and local orphanages.
Guests at The Table Bay will be offered the opportunity to breakfast with one of the ex-inhabitants of Robben Island’s cells and find out their own personal experiences alongside Madiba. Together with this honored guide and storyteller, the guests will go on to experience a private tour of the island, visit Nelson Mandela’s cell and beloved garden. The hotel will focus on a tree lighting ceremony with Christmas carols for the guests on the lawn in front of the hotel. The celebration will continue at the new and stylish Camissa restaurant where chef Jocelyn has finalized a special Christmas tasting menu for all the family, including wine tasting for the adults.
The Palace of the Lost City is the perfect resort for a golden Christmas experience. Feel the Christmas vibe from the gates to the palatial suites, each of which is decorated with its own Christmas tree. The Palace is supporting Reach For A Dream foundation, assisting in making a seriously ill child’s dream a reality. The Palace will invite children and their families to meet their golfing heroes and then switch on the resort’s Christmas tree lights alongside the winner of the Nedbank Golf Challenge from the previous year.
The Royal Livingstone, located at the lip of the Victoria Falls, is a hidden gem and the perfect destination to share the Christmas holidays with loved ones. Celebrate Christmas on board the Royal Livingstone Express for a festive train ride from the town of Livingstone to the Victoria Falls and enjoy a cocktail in direct view of the Falls and a dinner in the African bush.
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