Palace of the Lost City


Location:

Sun City Resort off the R556, Sun City 0316, South Africa

Rooms: 335

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Set among 60 acres of remote South African wilderness, this sprawling complex built in the crater of an extinct volcano is a wonderland destination where opulence in the bush takes on new meaning. The jewel property in the Sun City resort, the Palace boasts interiors with hand-carved walls, bespoke furnishings and ceilings that depict a classic African landscape.  Outside, the imitation sea and palm fringe beach, Valley of Waves, includes a 5,600-square-meter wave pool, waterslides, sway bridge and Botanical Garden trails. A sense of adventure prevails at the 18-hole Lost City Golf Course, which features a crocodile-filled pond. There is also a chance to see the Big Five on safari tours at the adjoining Pilanesberg National Park.The neighboring Pilanesberg National Game Park is South Africa's third largest game reserve and home to the famed Big 5 wildlife.One of South Africa's premier golf destinations, the resort features two championship golf courses and the Gary Player Country Club.

Inspired by the myth of a lost African kingdom, The Palace of the Lost City hotel is set on the highest ground at Sun City, ensuring that its grand proportions and graceful towers are visible from across the resort. The fantasy of an African palace is indulged in every detail, from the stately volumes of the reception and dining areas to the mosaics, frescoes and fountains that enhance the architecture.
Surrounded by lush botanical gardens crisscrossed with hiking trails, The Palace’s setting is enchanting. The main dining area overlooks the intricately decorated Grand Pool, which is circled with plush loungers to soak up the sunshine while efficient waiters attend to you. Murmuring streams, gushing waterfalls and sculpture-lined walkways lead between the hotel and its gardens, golf course and down to the Valley of the Waves. This idyllic beach cove is straight out of a tropical island postcard and provides a vibrant alternative to the Grand Pool’s genteel relaxation.
The setting, service and ambience at The Palace of the Lost City conspire to treat you like royalty from happy arrival to reluctant departure.

The suites at the Palace of the Lost City live up to its inspiration – the heart of a mythical African kingdom in grand proportions, with graceful architecture finished with mosaics, frescoes and fountains. The setting is sublime: lush tropical landscaping, an intricately decorated Grand Pool surrounded by comfortable sun loungers, murmuring streams and sculpture-lined walkways.
The hotel has a total of 338 spacious suites, each equipped with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, tea- and coffee-making facilities, a television, a safe and a mini bar. From the plush en suite bathrooms to the stellar views and 24-hour in-room dining, every detail of your suite at The Palace is designed to inspire and pamper you.

The Palace offers a variety of restaurants serving local and international cuisines. Restaurants include Crystal Court serving traditional South African dishes. The intimate, fine-dining Plume restaurant combines local and modern into a Afro-French cuisine creating a tasteful fusion. This stylish restaurant also boasts a Champagne Bar.

The Royal Salon spa features a range of beauty treatments and massages. The resort also boasts a variety of facilities which include a tennis court, casino, and the man-made beach of the Valley of the Waves.


The hotel offers a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. An Internet point is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

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4.5/5
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1,984 Reviews
4.5 out of 5

Average ratings
4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Service & staff
4.5
Room comfort
4.5
Sleep Quality
4.5
Location
4.0
Value for Price

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by Laurika4545
from Cape Town Central, South Africa
Me
Posted Oct 21, 2017

The pianist, Richard, was and still is playing the most wonderful music at The Palace today! He started playing during breakfast. The music is still flowing from his fingers during High Tea. Pleasure...More

3
by Aln-G-000
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Soulless
Posted Oct 19, 2017

Sure, this place is 5 stars but it lacks any character. Rooms are a bit dated, and if you have any dietary restrictions your options for dinner within the hotel are somewhat limited. Seems like a...More

3
by Hannelie van N
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Mid week rest at The Palace of the Lost City
Posted Oct 19, 2017

We opted to check in early. There was a problem and we only got our room just before 15:00 the afternoon. There was only 1 person at the beginning to check in people so the queue was long...More

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The suites at the Palace of the Lost City live up to its inspiration – the heart of a mythical African kingdom in grand proportions, with graceful architecture finished with mosaics, frescoes and fountains. The setting is sublime: lush tropical landscaping, an intricately decorated Grand Pool surrounded by comfortable sun loungers, murmuring streams and sculpture-lined walkways.
The hotel has a total of 338 spacious suites, each equipped with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, tea- and coffee-making facilities, a television, a safe and a mini bar. From the plush en suite bathrooms to the stellar views and 24-hour in-room dining, every detail of your suite at The Palace is designed to inspire and pamper you.

Each is on the ground floor and has wider doorways. The bathrooms have showers and bathtubs with handrails.

Ideal for small families, these rooms have king-sized beds as well as convertible sofas for young children.

Overlooking the Grand Pool, each has a king-sized bed, an en suite bathroom and a stylish curved sofa.

Each room has a king-sized bed, an en suite bathroom and a lounge area with a comfortable curved sofa.

With marble finishes, the Royal Suite has a private dressing area and a private butler service.

Each room has a king-sized bed, lounge & en suite bathroom, a convertible sofa, & a guest bathroom.

Twin beds can be combined to make a king-size. The en suite bathrooms have both showers & bathtubs.

This suite has spa baths, a sauna, a guest toilet, a lounge and dining area, library, pantry, bar and kitchenette.

This suite has spa baths, a sauna, a guest toilet, a lounge and dining area, library, pantry, bar and kitchenette.

These suites are on the ground floor near the pool or on the upper floor with views the Lost City Golf Course.


The Palace offers a variety of restaurants serving local and international cuisines. Restaurants include Crystal Court serving traditional South African dishes. The intimate, fine-dining Plume restaurant combines local and modern into a Afro-French cuisine creating a tasteful fusion. This stylish restaurant also boasts a Champagne Bar.

An international menu to match its palatial proportions, the Crystal Court’s floor-to-ceiling arched window frame exquisite water features and lush gardens, with sparkling glimpses of the Grand Pool beyond as you tuck into breakfast or afternoon high tea.

The Royal Salon spa features a range of beauty treatments and massages. The resort also boasts a variety of facilities which include a tennis court, casino, and the man-made beach of the Valley of the Waves.

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