The Palace Of The Lost City Luxury Resort (Sun City, South Africa)

A legendary destination designed by dreamers for luxury-seekers. Since inception in 1992, The Palace of the Lost City has enthralled visitors from all over the globe. Its unique setting in South Africa, on an extinct volcanic site among the Pilanesberg mountains, is matched by the inspired architecture and passionate attention to detail for which The Palace of the Lost City is renowned.

This luxury five-star hotel in Sun City has integrated the natural beauty of its surroundings into its design, taking architectural and interior themes from the legend of a lost African tribe to capture the essence of The Palace. Think richly-woven colours, faux elephant tusks, sculptured bronze and crystal, and jungle cascades. The magnificence of the wild landscape is depicted through lions, kudus, birds and beasts of all kinds; these are immortalised in statues, stone carvings, mosaic illustrations, vaulted ceilings, dazzling flame-topped towers and in artist Danie de Jager’s bronze wildlife sculptures. With fresco ceilings above and ancient tiles below, you are left to stand in awe at the sheer scale and grandeur of the masterpiece that is The Palace of the Lost City.


Things To Do At The Palace Of The Lost City

From the swimming pool to safari, we invite you to experience distinctive African activities at The Palace of the Lost City. Set in the world-renowned Sun City resort and bordering the Pilanesberg National Park, the wide variety of things to do at The Palace of the Lost City runs the gamut between classic luxury and thrilling adventure.

From sunrise hot-air balloon rides to sundowner cocktails, this is a destination made for lovers. Discover romantic things to do at The Palace of the Lost City, such as lounging beside our swimming pools, dining out at our five-star restaurants, or enjoying bespoke spa treatments in the privacy of your room. Don’t miss the chance to toast the rising sun on an early morning hot-air balloon ride over the plains of the Pilanesberg National Park or discover the Big Five up close on a game drive or rhino-tracking safari.


Experience Luxury
At South Africa’s Best Hotel

Accommodation fit for royalty, The Palace of the Lost City is synonymous with five-star luxury. Every detail has been carefully considered to ensconce guests in opulent comfort, from the cool mosaic tiles of the lobby and the subtle fusion of botanic aromas to the hotel’s regally appointed high teas. Each exquisite suite with its handcrafted furniture repeats the magic of this remarkable place and offers royal hospitality with breathtaking views over water or jungle.

Embark On An African Soul Safari

As part of Sun International’s exclusive SunLux Collection, The Palace of the Lost City invites you to escape into the thrill of your journey. Bordering the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, discover a world of wildlife on your doorstep when you stay at The Palace. Embark on a hot-air balloon safari or guided game drive and discover the ‘Super Seven’, a term coined to include cheetah and wild dogs among the famous Big Five, all of which can be found here in abundance.

Top Reasons
To Book Your Luxury Accommodation In South Africa At The Palace Of The Lost City

  • Luxury accommodation and personalised service, including private butlers in some of the suites.
  • 335 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available on request.
  • A wide selection of restaurants and bars, with breakfast served daily at the magnificent Crystal Court.
  • An Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool.
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
  • The Royal Salon offers hairstyling, manicures, facials and massages in the comfort of your luxury room.


Entertainment At Sun City – Sun Central A Legend Revealed. A Sun City Reimagined.

In an ancient volcanic crater lies an enchanting oasis where unparalleled adventure, joy and delight await the whole family. Sun City entertainment has a new home: Sun Central.

Two levels of family entertainment await at Sun Central. On the ground level, expect a cacophony of restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment for the whole family. Sun City’s famed Superbowl has also been reinvented to bring you action-packed shows and concerts like you’ve never seen before. And for those wanting to combine business with leisure, you’ll love the new conference centre which has been designed to international standards with the best technology and sleek modern fittings. As an ode to South Africa’s sporting and artistic icons, visit the South African Hall of Fame where you are guaranteed to be inspired by our country’s most iconic rain-makers.

Explore a world within a city where there’s something for everyone to enjoy.



Restaurants At The Palace Of The Lost City

Sumptuous settings, flawless service and international cuisine add up to five-star dining at The Palace of the Lost City restaurants. Expect gastronomic perfection. Each of The Palace of the Lost City restaurant menus have been crafted and curated by world-class chefs and paired with excellent wines. Whether you’ve an appetite for food with flare or are in the mood for romantic dining, our meticulous attention to detail means that every dish, from fresh starters to decadent desserts, hits the right note. Choose from African cuisine to French fare; dine intimately indoors or socially al fresco. And if you’ve a penchant for privacy, The Palace of the Lost City restaurants are exclusively available to hotel guests and feature secluded options for private dining.



Central Reservations

+27 11 780 7855

Head Office

+27 11 780 7000
6 Sandown Valley Crescent, Sandton
Gauteng, South Africa