The Palace of the Lost City

South Africa, Sun City

Inspired by the myth of a lost African kingdom, The Palace of the Lost City is set on the highest ground at Sun City, ensuring that its grand proportions and graceful towers are visible from across the resort. The fantasy of an African palace is indulged in every detail, from the stately volumes of the reception and dining areas to the mosaics, frescoes and fountains that enhance the architecture.

Surrounded by lush botanical gardens crisscrossed with hiking trails, The Palace’s setting is enchanting. The main dining area overlooks the intricately decorated Grand Pool, which is circled with plush loungers to soak up the sunshine while efficient waiters attend to you. Murmuring streams, gushing waterfalls and sculpture-lined walkways lead between the hotel and its gardens, golf course and down to the Valley of Waves. This idyllic beach cove is straight out of a tropical island postcard and provides a vibrant alternative to the Grand Pool’s genteel relaxation.

An incredible 5-star Aztec style hotel with 338 luxurious rooms and suites. A great base to discover the endless treasures of Sun City.

Golf Courses

Two great golf courses available including the excellent par-72 Gary Player Country Club. The Lost City Golf Course also offers a great challenge.


The 5-star Palace of The Lost City is one of the most extraordinary hotels in the world, designed with an Aztec feel giving the impression you could be lost somewhere in the middle of a golfing and adventure paradise!

There are 338 luxurious rooms and suites that offer wonderful views over water or the surrounding jungle. The hotel in fact sits adjacent to The Pilanesberg, South Africa’s 3rd largest game park, so some stunning views are guaranteed.

Restaurant & Bars

There are a number of restaurants and bars to choose from including the Crystal Court Restaurant and the Tusk Bar, a great location to watch the sunset over an early evening drink.

Spa & Leisure

The facilities are endless and include 'The Valley of Waves', one of the most advanced water parks in the world. There are also a number of other outdoor pool areas, tennis and squash courts, volleyball and horse riding. The Gary Player Health Spa is also just two minutes from the hotel via a continuous shuttle service.


The Palace of the Lost City is based in Sun City just 2 1/2 hours from Johannesburg and 2 hours from Pretoria.

The course at Gary Player Country Club is an 18-hole, par 72 championship parkland layout and is in excellent condition all year round.

Measuring in at 7681 yards, this 18-hole, par-72 parkland/links offers a very distinctive and unique round of golf in Sun City, South Africa. The fairways are immaculate and well-maintained with views of the mountains.