An Iconic 5 Star Hotel in South Africa The Palace of the Lost City

Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all.

- Brian Jackman

One of the top 5-star hotels in South Africa and the crown jewel of The Sunlux Collection, The Palace of the Lost City stands sentinel over the wild landscapes of the Pilansberg Nature Reserve at Sun City. Besides being counted among the best hotels in South Africa, The Palace reconnects us to our childhood wonder. This is where we are invited to marvel at the spectacle of nature while discovering the lost world of a mythical civilization.

Embark on an African soul journey to the heart of an extinct volcanic crater. Come close to kings on a Big 5 safari, or take-off on a strikingly elevated safari and revel in the delight of nature’s finest performers from the sky in a hot air balloon. Experience the silence and immediacy of Mother Nature on a guided walk; track rhino, observe lions from a few feet away, and see the world in a new light. The Palace of the Lost City is not only one of the best hotels in Africa; it’s a gateway to unique African adventures.

Walk where champions tread when you stay at The Palace, one of the top 5-star hotels in South Africa, and tee off on world-famous greens. Dine in the company of royalty in the romantic King’s Tower, or catch a wave at the Roaring Lagoon, the spectacular centrepiece of the Valley of Waves. Experience the ultimate adrenalin rush on the fastest zip slide in the world, or take it easy on the Lazy River. As one of the best hotels in South Africa, The Palace of the Lost City is the glittering northern star of Sun International’s luxury constellation of luxury hotels – The Sunlux Collection – and will tempt and entice you to explore more under an African sun.


  • Proximity: Approximately 2 hours drive from O.R. Tambo Airport, Johannesburg.
    A pre-booked shuttle service is available.
  • Resident Only Hotel: 335 Luxury Rooms including 15 Suites.
  • Rates include: Full English breakfast, limited complimentary WiFi per day, access to the hotel’s pools and gym facilities, complimentary access to the Valley of Waves and complimentary use of the shuttle service within the resort.