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The Palace of the Lost City

South Africa, Sun City

  • Located next to Pilansberg National Park, see the Big Five on safari
  • Families will love the kids’ club and petting zoo
  • Simply relax by the swimming pool or in the spa
  • Safari themed interiors and opulent décor provide the perfect place for relaxation and fun


Also known as the Palace of the Lost City, the Palace Hotel is located in Sun City, just outside Johannesburg as is a playground full of activities for both adults and children. Whether you want to enjoy nightlife and days full of fun or you prefer to experience an open top 4x4 safari trip you’ll find something for you in this vibrant hotel.

Children will love the many activities, including a Kids’ Club, small train which travels around the resort, petting zoo and even a waterpark. Adults will enjoy trying their luck at the card tables in the casino or hitting one of two professional standard golf courses. The luxury interiors of the hotel offer a chance to relax and unwind in comfort, while the swimming pool and spa are ideal for those wanting to indulge in a tranquil escape.


Bars & Restaurants


Palatial surroundings combine with excellent service in the Plume restaurant. Try a range of exquisite Afro-French cuisine all washed down with some of the country’s best wines. For the best of the menu a 6 course tasting is available.

Open: 7.30pm - 10.30pm. Dress code is smart casual. Jeans, flip flops and trainers are not allowed.

The Grill Room

Succulent steaks and meat are served for both lunch and dinner, with expertly selected local wines to wash down your meal. An intimate brasserie setting makes this the ideal place for groups and couples.

Open: 12.30pm – 3.30pm and 6pm – 10pm

The Palace Pool Deck

Overlooking the swimming pool and serving a range of signature and classic cocktails this is the perfect place to simply relax over a drink. Lunches, including burgers and pizzas, are also served here.

Tusk Bar & Lounge


Safari themed décor inside and stunning views from the large windows lining the walls combine to make this a relaxing environment where you can enjoy premium liquor, wines and cocktails. 



Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool


An Olympic sized swimming pool is surrounded by the beautiful exteriors of the hotel, as well as sun loungers and a pool deck where you can enjoy drinks and lunch. The swimming pool is heated in winter. 




Africa’s only inland beach is located in Sun City, just a short drive from the Palace hotel. The Valley of the Waves is also home to rides and slides, a waterpark and lots more for families and groups. 

Family Facilities

Children’s Clubs

Camp Kwena (for ages 5-12), a babysitting service and a Kowabonga Club (for under 18s only) will keep the whole family entertained from morning till night. 

Activities & Entertainment

Animal World

Home to rescued birds of prey going through a rehabilitation progress, kids will love Sun City’s Animal World.


Try your luck in one of South Africa’s biggest casinos. Sun City Casino features roulette tables, card tables and slot machines along with themed interiors with interesting décor. 

Golf Courses

Home to two 18-hole par 72 golf courses you can enjoy a game at the Gary Player Country Club course or the Lost City Golf Course during your stay.  

Safari Tours

Sun City is located next to Pilansberg National Park where you can take rhino-tracking safaris or spot the Big Five up close. Hot air balloon rides will give you a bird’s eye view of the national park. 


The Stimela train takes families around the resort, allowing you to hop on board and journey past Animal World’s aviary, over the Waterworld lake and past the wildlife reserve where you can watch peaceful antelope. 

Valley of the Waves

Your stay at the Palace of the Lost City includes unlimited access to the Valley of the Waves. This waterpark is home to high slides and rides, a wave pool, lagoon and a lazy river. 

About the location

A fantastic complex full of wonderful activities for both children and adults, Sun City is home to a water park, casino and two golf courses. Located right next to Pilansberg National Park you can take open top 4x4 safaris with expert guides and find some incredible animals right next door. Giraffes, antelope, leopards, lions, endangered rhinos and many more fascinating creatures roam the plains here. 

Children can enjoy a kids’ club, and a water park which is full of rides and slides, as well as a lazy river, wave pool and lots more. There’s a cinema, a petting zoo and an aviary full of wonderful animals for little ones to see. A little train takes families around the resort, while grown ups can play golf or try their luck at the casino. 

Transfer time
The nearest airport, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International, is around two and a half hours’ drive from the Palace at Sun City. 
Luxury Room

Sleeps up to two adults

Luxury dark wood combines with colourful furnishings where you can enjoy a king size bed or twin beds, seating area, large TV and beautiful views. 


Superior Luxury Room

Sleeps up to two adults

Warm, bright furnishings welcome you to this luxury room. Relax in the seating area, enjoy the African detail in the bathroom and a comfortable king size bed perfect after a day of exploring. 


Superior Luxury Room

A large en suite bathroom with a bath and shower, traditional African prints and colours, pretty views, a seating area and comfortable king size or twin beds greet you in the superior luxury family room. 


Junior Suite

Sleeps up to two adults

Take in the warming rays from the sun as you relax in the seating area and make the most of the widescreen TV. Bright, rich décor greets you as you enter and there is also an en suite with a shower and bath. 


Superior Suite

Sleeps up to two adults

Take in the warming rays from the sun as you relax in the seating area and make the most of the widescreen TV. Bright, rich décor greets you as you enter and there is also an en suite with a shower and bath. 


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South Africa Family Adventure

A once in a lifetime trip for the whole family full of magical experiences

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Top notch hotel, dissapointed in some small issues
Tripadvisor review Feb 19 2019
The rooms are excellent, clean, spacious and beautifully furnished. The facilities available to the hotel guests are exactly what you would expect from a hotel of this caliber. The hotel pool is...
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Tripadvisor review Feb 17 2019
The Palace was one of the most luxurious hotels I have ever stayed in. From the large, decorated rooms to the delicious vast food options for breakfast/dinner, the palace was such a magnificent...
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