Sun City - The Palace of the Lost City - Sun International

Web Ref #: 381
Price: R 5480 - R 7365 per room, incl. Breakfast
Location: Sun City Resort

Legend has it that an ancient civilisation from North Africa journeyed South to build a palace for their much-loved King. They stopped in a long-extinguished volcano crater - a veritable cradle of life. A place where weird and wonderful creates, both great and small, roamed free amidst glittering streams and dreamy waterfalls. Here, they built a magnificent palace to benefit the surroundings and their King was pleased. And so, the palace served as the spiritual centre of their vast empire until an earthquake reduced it to ruins. Now, restored in form and rejuvenated in spirit.


In an open courtyard stands the life-size bronze statue of Shawu, one of Kruger National Park's magnificent seven elephants famous for his tusks.


The architecture of the Palace is a homage to both art and nature. From the majestic entrance with its mosaic marble floors, souring columns and eight feet high frescoed rotunda, to many intricate design accents taken directly from nature.


The elephant reigns supreme in the crystal court restaurant. A most elegant setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Piano music accompanies the evening hours with chamber music during the service of lavish afternoon teas.


A fantasy jungle of rare and exotic vegetation recreates the living image of a Royal African world of peace and pleasure.


It is a jungle of contrasts where orchids dangle from the canopy of the rain forest and centuries-old baobabs stand sentinel on a hilltop.


Meandering footpaths of discovery, wind past rushing streams, cascades of sparkling water and tranquil pools.


Torches light the way to the foot of the Royal Staircase where guests can follow the Hippo Gorge Trail to the Hidden Cave Falls.


The Royal Staircase also links the Valley of Waves to the Palace of The Lost City via the Old East Gate Bridge.




The Palace lavishes its guests with 5-star service, and is luxurious in every detail. All four suites are breathtakingly opulent. From the distinctive grandeur of the African Suite to the unforgettable King Suite, resplendent in its maple panelling, delicately frescoed ceilings and stunning panoramas over the Lost City.


Each exquisite suite revels in the magic of this remarkable place. Here and there, artistic flourishes burst with life. Each room and suite offers royal hospitality with wonderful views over the water or jungle. All benefit from a personal touch.


The Palace has 338 rooms inclusive of four deluxe suites.


Luxury Twin Rooms:


  • 151 - 2 x single adjoining beds of which 25 rooms inclusive of 4 twin adjoining luxury suites


Superior Luxury Rooms:


  • 109 - 52 x 1 King size bed with curved sofa
  • 26 - 2 x single beds
  • 32 - 1 x king size bed


Superior Luxury Family Rooms:


  • 55 - 1 x king size bed with convertible couch, 3 of which are paraplegic rooms. 2 Children maximum (age 12 and under)




  • 1 x King Suite - 2 bedrooms with size beds, 2 bathrooms and cloakroom
  • 3 x Luxury Suites - 2 bedrooms with king size beds, 2 bathrooms and cloakroom
  • 6 x Superior Suites - 1 bedroom with king size bed, lounge, convertible couch and 2 bathrooms
  • 6 x Junior Suites - 1 bedroom with king size bed, convertible couch, lounge, one bathroom and a cloakroom


Standard In-Room Facilities:


  • Air-conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • 24-Hour in-room dining
  • Safes
  • International direct dial
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Voltage 220V
  • Guest link
  • Paraplegic Rooms available
  • Video in suites only


Hotel Facilities and Activities:


  • Golf
  • Spa
  • Valley of Waves
  • Safari and Wildlife
  • Adventure activities
  • Shopping
  • Child care / baby sitting
  • Dining and bars
  • Conferencing and meetings
  • Wedding and Honeymoons
  • The Palace Collection Shop
Listing TypeHotels
# of Single Bedrooms 0
# of Double Bedrooms338
Bathrooms 338
En Suite338
Wheelchair FriendlyYes
Sea ViewNo
Mountain ViewNo
City ViewNo
Off Street Parking338 cars
Garage Parking0 cars
Swimming PoolYes
Entertainment AreaYes