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Sun City - Palace of the Lost City

Sun City is unlike any other resort destination in the world. Built on an extinct volcanic crater, the complex is a work of over-the-top fantasy, luxurious in every detail. Round the clock entertainment for the whole family incorporates a choice of over 20 restaurants, spectacular theatrical shows, cinemas, bars, a water sports complex, a casino and a games arcade for children. Adjoining the resort are two unbelievable golf courses, including the Gary Player Country Club Course, and the beautiful Pilanesberg National Park, malaria-free and home to the Big 5. Sun City is one of our most popular requests for South Africa golf holidays and can easily be combined with a safari holiday or sight seeing in Cape Town.

The Palace of the Lost City is a lavish 5 star hotel in the Sun City complex that offers royal hospitality, exquisite décor and five star friendly service. Surrounding the hotel is a 25 hectare botanical jungle threaded with meandering paths, cascades, lakes, pools and a variety of water adventure rides. The interior of the palace features mosaics, frescoes and hand-painted ceilings, which all pay tribute to the art and nature of South Africa.

Local Attractions & Landmarks
Johannesburg International Airport 200 km
Pilanesberg National Park 2 km
Pilanesberg Private Airport 2 km

Rooms
The Palace of the Lost City comprises 338 rooms and four suites - The King, Royal, Africa and Desert suites. All the luxury suites at the Palace of the Lost City have two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms as well as sauna and Jacuzzi baths. Special features of the standard rooms are the individual entrance foyers, en-suite bathroom, lounge area and butler station.
The rooms come fully equipped with TV, wifi, tea and coffee station as well as a Nespresso Machine. There is a bar fridge which can be filled on request with your favourite tipples. All rooms have wifi.

Dining
In keeping with the amazing surroundings of the Palace of the Lost City, all the restaurants serve excellent cuisine. La Plume is a fine dining restaurant serving European influenced food with a nod to Italian cuisine. The Grill restaurant focuses on seafood and steaks. Both restaurants need to be booked with concierge beforehand.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the beautifully laid out Crystal Court at the heart of the hotel. The meals are light and delicious and strongly influenced by the cuisine of South Africa and other African styles. It is a short walk to the main resort complex to the other restaurants available to all guests.

The Palace of the Lost City also has two suitably opulent bars - ideal for enjoying cocktails, pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap the Tusk Bar and the elegant Palm Court Lounge offering butler service in true colonial style. In the afternoon High tea is served in the Crystal Court.

During the day lighter bar snacks can be eaten in the Tusk Bar or ordered from the Pool Bar.

The resort offers numerous attractions that are suitable for all ages. The Valley of the Waves is the ever-popular pool where surfing is possible when the wave machine is started up. The water laps onto a large sandy 'beach' area, perfect for families to relax and play.

There is also a large water sports lake offering paragliding, water skiing and family-favourites such as bananas, and rings towed behind the speed boats. More sedate activities include horse riding, a visit to the crocodile farm or a Segway Tour around the resort.

Group and private guided game drives are offered into the neighbouring Pilanesberg Game Reserve as well as early morning Hot Air Balloon Safaris. If you're feeling brave you can also take part in a guided game walk with the rangers. 

For our golfing clients, we offer a Sun City Golf itinerary, which can also include a few nights in on safari or in Cape Town. Madikwe Game Reserve is only 2 hours drive from Sun City making it an ideal combination, especially for families. Our South Africa Golf Holidays team can give you advice about making the most of your golf holiday.

There are a number of other accommodation options at Sun City ranging from 5* Cascades Hotel to the 4* Sun City Hotel and the 3* self catering Cabanas, talk to our team if you would like more information on those properties.

Speak to our experts about a safari holiday in South Africa or staying at Sun City. Call us on +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia). For email contact us here

Amenities:

  • 24-hour room service
  • A la Carte restaurants
  • Air conditioning
  • DVD/CD/video/radio
  • Hair/beauty salon
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure parking
  • Spa
  • Sports facilities/gym
  • Swimming pool
  • wifi

Also in Sun City:

  • 2 golf curses
  • Horse Riding
  • Safaris into Pilanesberg National Park
  • Hot Air balloon safaris
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Casinos
  • 25 restaurants
  • Cinemas
  • Theatre
  • Bowling
  • Teen Zone
  • Children's Cinema
  • Wave pool
  • Water Adventure rides
  • Watersports Lake
  • Shops
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Crocodile centre