The Palace of the Lost City

From its inception in 1992, The Palace of the Lost City in South Africa, has enthralled and amazed visitors the globe over. This addition to the Pilanesberg landscape is dwarfed in years by the 1 300 million year old extinct volcanic site on which it is built. This luxury 5 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. It boasts opulent African colours, paired with breath-taking architectural features and landscaped gardens. The Hotel’s idyllic setting, service and charm give one the feeling of royalty from arrival to a reluctant departure.

When it comes to dining you can expect gastronomic perfection and five-star dining in sumptuous settings with flawless service. 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, their 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 have a penchant for privacy, The Palace of the Lost City restaurants are exclusively available to hotel guests and feature secluded options for private dining.

Why we like it here

The 55 000 hectare, malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, borders on the Sun City complex. This is a great location for those interested in going on a day safari to see not only the Big Five, but cheetah and wild dogs too.

The Palace is an entryway to a sphere of unique African adventures, including tracking rhino, a day safari, self-drive game drives or teeing off on world-famous greens. The wide variety of things to do at The Palace of the Lost City runs the gamut between classic luxury and thrilling adventure.

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.

Relax and enjoy a massage in the privacy of your room or at the Palace Pool. Should you prefer, you can visit Sun City’s Gary Player Health Spa located around 5 minutes from The Palace.

Things to be aware of

Resort like feel – not suitable for those looking for a boutique hotel experience.

Where we are situated