The Palace of the Lost City is a fantasy world of Africa 's jungles, cliff-tumbling gardens, streams, waterfalls, swimming pools, and al fresco entertainment areas. Legend tells us that the Palace of the Lost City was built as the royal residence of an ancient civilisation of South Africa, but was destroyed by an earthquake.

It has now been restored to its former glory and offers splendid accommodation in the most sumptuous surroundings in South Africa.

Imagine the ultimate in opulance and you begin to get an idea of what The Palace of the Lost City is like - sheer fantasy. It is a hotel for the discerning traveller who wishes to be pampered.

The Palace of The Lost City at Sun City - situated on the world famous Sun City Complex and voted one of the top hotels - surely, one of the most extraordinary hotels in the world.  Just  166km north west of Johannesburg and adjacent to South Africa's 3rd largest game park - The Pilanesberg.

The Palace has 338 luxurious rooms and suites that offer royal hospitality with wonderful views over water or jungle for guests to choose from. The furnishings are intricately hand-carved and reflect the flora and fauna of Africa and attention to detail that emphasizes the personal touch.


The epitome of regal luxury is the King Suite (one of the four big individually named suites available on request) with hand-carved walls, frescoed ceilings and hundreds of custom designed items adorning two bedrooms, lounge, two en-suite bathrooms, guest powder room, library, butlers pantry and balcony. All luxury suites also feature a sauna and jacuzzi bath.

All standard rooms have entrance foyers, en-suite bathrooms, lounge and seating areas. Standard amenities include a carved armoire which contains the colour television, safe, refrigerator and butler stations; a direct-dial telephone; radio; hairdryer; electric razor plug (110/220v); air-conditioning; ceiling fan; 24 hour room service and message service.


Sun City is home to one of the largest casinos in the southern hemisphere, offering American Roulette, Blackjack, Punto Bunco and a variety of slot machine games.



Resident guests at the Palace can sip a cocktail at the poolside or in the gracious Tusk Bar and dine in splendour in the Crystal Court or Villa Del Palazzo, where fine cuisine is a treasured art.

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Palace Lost City - Sun City

Courses Nearby

  • Gary Player Country Club
  • Lost City Golf Course

Sights and Activities

  • Sun City Lake & Watersports
  • Crocodile Farm
  • Lost City Valley of the Waves
  • Super Bowl
  • Lost City Golf Course
  • Gary Player Country Club
  • Archery
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Wildlife safaris at Pilanesburg National Park
  • Casino
  • Health spa
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Cultural village
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Elephant back riding


  • The Palace of the Lost City is the Flagship Sun City Hotel and entry is restricted to guests alone
  • Cascades Grotto pool area is a perfect place to relax and has a tropical feel to it
  • The extensive gardens and lawns provide beautiful shady walks
  • Pilanesburg National Park is close by where you can also enjoy a Wildlife Safari in search of the Big Five of Africa
  • Watersports at the Lake and The Valley of the Waves
  • Casino