The Palace of the Lost City

The Palace of the Lost City

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Overview

Conceived as the splendid ruins of an ancient but mythical African tribe who once supposedly ruled the surrounding Pilanesberg mountains and fertile savannah, The Palace of the Lost City is the premier hotel in the action-packed Sun City resort complex. An easy drive or shuttle from Johannesburg or OR Tambo International Airport, it makes an unforgettable ‘pit-stop’ after a safari or an exciting holiday for honeymooners, couples and even multi-generational families who require ‘something for everyone’.

‘The Palace’, as it is affectionately known, is known for its striking elephant guard of honour who line the drive up to the hotel where a life-sized bronze sculpture of Shawu – one of the Kruger National Park’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ elephants known for their enormous tusks – regally stands. Beyond Shawu rise the domes and towers of the hotel – with views over the classic Highveld landscape – while cascading waterfalls and streams trickle between them. Nearby is the incredible Valley of the Waves, where a powdery, golden sand beach and wave-action pool have been installed in the middle of the African bush. Golfers will enjoy tackling the two 18-hole championship courses (Sun City was the first golf tournament venue to offer a $1-million purse) while all guests will have a ball exploring the resort, which has 25ha of ‘jungle’ gardens, tennis and squash courts, horse riding, mountain biking, volleyball, hot-air ballooning, water sports, children’s activities (Crocodile Farm, Animal Worlds, Teenagers’ Club and a baby-sitting service) and a beauty salon.

Rooms range from Luxury Twins all the way to four magnificent Presidential Suites that boast features like Jacuzzis, saunas, hand-carved Canadian maple and walnut and sweeping views over the Grand Pool. Guests wanting a true slice of privacy should reserve the King Tower for sunset cocktails; situated in The Palace’s Leopard wing, it has awe-inspiring 360-degree views of Sun City – the perfect spot to kick off an intimate wedding reception or celebrate a significant birthday.

Highlights

  • Opulent design
  • 2 championship golf courses
  • Water sports & animal encounters
  • Dawn hot-air balloon rides
  • Fine dining options & award-winning wine list
  • Wind Chime Wedding Chapel

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Activities

  • Game drives
  • Golf
  • Live music & entertainment
  • Specialist guides
  • Boat excursions
  • Day tours
  • Elephant interactive experience
  • Motorised water activities
Opulent African decor, with beautiful furnishings and bold designs offering an exclusive hotel experience at Sun City. A definite number one for great family holidays in the resort!
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Rooms

Luxury Twin Room

The Palace of the Lost City has 338 rooms, allowing guests to choose the option that best suits them. All rooms have en suite bathrooms with a shower and bath tub, mini bars, computerised safes, satellite TV, Internet access, air conditioning and 24-hour room service.’

Luxury Twin Rooms have twin beds and are perfect for travellers who are on-the-go from morning until evening.

Junior Suite

Junior Suites are fitted with a king-sized bed and convertible couch, as well as honour bars in the bedroom and lounge and have views of the garden and a guest toilet.

King Suite

There are four King Suites that span up to 250m² each and are fitted with two bedrooms and extras such as Jacuzzis, saunas, libraries, kitchenettes and marble bathrooms.There are three wheelchair-friendly rooms and seven room that can interconnect.

Superior Luxury Family Room

Superior Family Luxury Rooms have a king-sized bed with a convertible sofa.

Ground-floor Superior Suites face the Grand Pool while those on the upper floors face the Lost City Golf Course. All Superior Suites have king-sized bed with en suite bathroom, separate lounge with dining area for four and a guest bathroom with a shower.

Facilities

Guests at The Palace of the Lost City have access to all the facilities at Sun City, including the Valley of the Waves, the 18-hole course at the Gary Player Country Club, casinos, live shows, game drivers and nightclubs. Sports lovers are spoilt for choice between swimming, tennis, squash, horse riding, scuba diving, jogging, mountain biking, cycling, zip lining and volleyball.

There are playgrounds and playrooms for children and teenagers, while the Royal Salon, Grand Pool and Crystal Court are for the exclusive use of Palace guests. There are several wedding venues – including the Wind Chime Wedding Chapel and Palace Gazebo – and top-end shopping for art, jewellery and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Dining

The fine frescoes and exquisite mosaics at The Palace are enhanced by the dining options.At Plume: The Grillroom, enjoy fine dining while overlooking the Grand Pool. The Pool Deck Restaurant and Pool Cocktail Bar offer laid-back snacks and exotic African cocktails.

Adjoining Plume is the elegant Palm Court Lounge, which is perfect for aperitifs and nightcaps. At the Tusk Bar and Lounge, homage is paid to Shawu in the shape of extraordinary hand-carved teak tusks that soar about you and the live pianist.

The showstopper at The Palace of the Lost City must surely be the Crystal Court, which is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows to afford diners views of the emerald jungle and shimmering waters, all the while savouring international cuisine. Within The Crystal Court lies the secret treasure of The Gold Room, a private dining sanctum for dinner à deux.

General facilities

  • Babysitting service available
  • Bar
  • Children's Club
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-fi available
  • Computer facilities
  • Spa

Amenities

  • 24-hour room service
  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite bath and shower
  • Internet facility
  • Mini bar
  • Safe in room
  • Television
  • Twin bed available

Rates

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2018-04-04 — 2018-09-30Bed & Breakfast $155
2018-10-01 — 2018-11-30Bed & Breakfast $195
2018-12-01 — 2018-12-20Bed & Breakfast $205
2018-12-21 — 2018-12-27Bed & Breakfast $280
2018-12-28 — 2019-01-01Bed & Breakfast $325
2019-01-02 — 2019-01-03Bed & Breakfast $280
2019-01-04 — 2019-03-31Bed & Breakfast $205
2019-04-01 — 2019-04-18Bed & Breakfast $160
2019-04-19 — 2019-04-23Bed & Breakfast $205
2019-04-24 — 2019-09-30Bed & Breakfast $160
2019-10-01 — 2019-11-30Bed & Breakfast $205

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

The Palace of the Lost City
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Barry Schimper

We had a great time at Sun city and really enjoyed our stay. Firstly thank you for sorting us out when we had the "misunderstanding" around the dates. You behaved professionally and quickly resolved the issue which was much appreciated as it was quite stressful for us. The staff at Sun city were all very helpful especially Joe Hektor, the GROs and the concierge lady (Sorry we didn't get a name) who were all very helpful? Thanks again for a great holiday and would definitely recommend your services as well as Sun city as a holiday destination.
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Nancy Sharman

"Just a quick note to say we had an amazing time in Sun City. The room was fabulous and you could not ask for better service."
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Kevin Tyler

Your accommodation arrangements for Sun City were wonderful. It is a fantastic place and as I may have mentioned, we were given an upgrade to a much larger suite. We will be sure to use your services next time we travel to Africa (which hopefully will not be too long) and we are very happy to recommend you and your company to our friends and family here in Australia, many of whom are very enthusiastic international travellers. Thank you so much once again for your great service.
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Lanny Kubheka

"'We were happy to spend our time at Sun City... the place always makes us not want to go back home. Many attractions we could not get to enjoy. The hospitality and humble staff made us feel special and want to come again for the next visit.'"
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Moipone Lekgothwane

"'Special attention was ALWAYS given to us by a gentleman called Mpho Kgosana every time at our breakfasts. My other sisters now want me to organize another trip for us!'"
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Alan Piha

It was absolutely fantastic. Everything and everyone were world class. Sun City was surprisingly spotless and so well maintained. The staff were all amazing from the welcoming to registration to food and room cleaners. Someone needs a special pat on the back for staff training. Highly recommend to anyone. Most importantly, my father had a fantastic time.
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Kahlan Erasmus

"At The Palace I thought nothing can exceed this experience. We did a lot of activities and we felt totally pampered."
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Berdene van der Lingen

Marlee and I booked with Go2Africa.com for the first time to go to Sun City's The Palace and had an amazing experience. Our family came to visit us from the Cape and we decided to re-visit Sun City’s Palace o the Lost City due to our wonderful previous experience. It proved to be the best decision! As before, we were treated like kings and queens. The concierge stood out (Linda and Confidence), Betty, Sanny and Lebogang at breakfast and Alfred by the pool service were amazing. Room service and the maintenance team were also very efficient, effective and friendly. The team organising transport to everywhere were so good! We can highly recommend and loved the zipline experience. The zipline staff and set-up is world class and we would love to return and do that again. Impressive team! The breakfast is outstanding. Overall, an excellent holiday with a feeling of safety in a clean and welcoming environment. Worth every cent. The highlight: Definitely the staff, each and every person had a warm, friendly, helpful and caring countenance in a professional manner!
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Elizabeth Worbey

"'The Palace was a fascinating hotel. Lovely setting and really good food.'"
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Armando Farhate

Our stay was really outstanding, every one of the staff members we had contact with made their best efforts to please us. One fact is worth mentioning: on the last day, we had to have breakfast really early because of our transfer back to the airport. We arrived to the restaurant 5 minutes before opening, and the staff member that met us asked us to wait instead of inviting us to go ahead and have a seat. We found it a bit strange at first, but soon we understood: we were delighted to witness the staff’s singing and dancing to celebrate the start of the working day, which they did exactly in these 5 minutes before opening.
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Werner Pakendorf

"Thank you for arranging our golf tour! Everything went according to plan."
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Marcos Albo

We had such a great time over there at The Palace of the Lost City, Sun City. My family loved each moment there: dining, having fun, doing safaris (game driving), and others. We sure had fun at the Valley of the Waves, quad biking, Segway riding, two game drives, Cultural Village, Crocodile Sanctuary etc. But we also loved the attention from the whole staff, the way they served us all the time. From the front desks (concierge or reception), valet parking, Grand Entrance, Crystal Court restaurant, pool bar, the crèche at The Cabanas Hotel, bus and van drivers, the room service, housekeeping, to the guys at the rides - everybody gave us a lesson about serving the customer. A special word about Mr David, manager at Plume Restaurant and Grill at The Palace. He was so kind to us, because we have a 2-year-old baby and we usually ask for special soup/meal for him at other hotels. But the room service didn’t have this option – another suggestion to improve their service. So we talked to Mr David about it, and he instructed to his chef the right way to make what we asked for, and our baby had his meal delivered at our room on time every day. Please, make sure he receives our gratitude about his caring attention to us. We’ll be surely back to Sun City next year, and we’re recommending to everybody about that experience. South Africa is now a different landscape from here.
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Mike Glassman

"It was a great experience."
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Takalani Makulana

Here is the breakdown: 1. The accommodation - marvellous!!! 2. The conference - exhausting mentally. 3. Entertainment- couldn't have any as the conference was busy and was also feeling guilty enjoying myself without the kids( I couldn't even take photos- I didn't want my son to find the evidence!).
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Jennifer Ware

"Thank you! We had a wonderful time and The Palace was amazing - we will be visiting again in a few years!"
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Cesar Silva

"Our experience in Sun City was excellent. We will return one day for sure."
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Danie van Niekerk

"We had a great weekend and everything was 100%."
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Enchilla Petersen

Thank you so much for everything, we had an amazing time. There are no words to describe our experience, it was everything I expected and more. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, I really felt like a princess the way staff was waiting on us hand and foot making us feel so welcome. We received a bottle of red wine on arrival and a bottle of bubbly with balloons and a card when we returned the evening. We explored so much and had such a great wildlife experience as well as management that was so courteous. We will definitely be coming back as the place is breathtaking, like nothing I’ve experienced before.
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Megan Pollock

I would just like to thank you for the excellent service I received from you while planning my weekend away at The Palace. It is very rare these days to get such great service. We had the most wonderful weekend and the staff at The Palace really made my hubby feel special on his birthday. We were also able to check in early and had a fantastic room. It couldn’t have been more perfect. Thank you again for always answering all my questions very speedily and for attending to my numerous requests.
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Thamsanqa Mothobi

"Thank you so much and I must say I have a wonderful experience with my wife and everything was excellent, I am a difficult person to please but I must say I had a fabulous time."
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Juan Bernal

"Excellent trip!"
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Mohamed Hassen

"The trip to the Palace was excellent."
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Varsha Hanuman

The Palace is a wonder and although it was a short trip, we had enough time to relax and do what we wanted to! 19 Jan 2016 Thanks for your followup as you promised. I did complete the review on Trip Advisor. Please convey to your management my appreciation for your high standard of service and personal touch. It was indeed a pleasure working with you.
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Sanjay Lakshuman

"We loved the attention to detail the Sun City staff displayed. Sun City was everything and more than I expected (and I am hard to please!)."
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Karyn Serber

"Between the game drives, pools, mazes, crocodile feelings there was so much to do for the kids. We really packed it all in!"
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Craig Joseph

"We had an awesome stay. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. It is safe to say we had the best honeymoon ever."
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Erika Van Schalkwyk

"My husband and I really had a fantastic time at The Palace!"
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Michael Zanker

"Sun City was great. A walk around the grounds of The Palace is a delight on a sunny day and the food was unexpectedly good. Our young son absolutely loved it and wants to go back."
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Hubre Steyn

Our trip to The Palace at Sun City was fantastic in all aspects. The staff delivered excellent service from start to end. The hotel rooms are so spacious and beautiful decorated, it was such a pleasure to be booked in for a couple of days. The room service was excellent!
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Darla Bentley

"We had an amazing holiday in Sun City at The Palace! Better than we could have dreamed."
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Pamela Lamb

Thought I should let you know that we were very upset with the way we were treated at Sun City. When we arrived, they informed us we had been upgraded to the Palace. You may find this strange, but we did not want to be upgraded. We have stayed at the Palace before, and didn’t like it. Which is why we booked Cascades with you. If we had wanted to stay at the Palace, that is what we would have booked. They did not get it!! I said they could not take our money and not give us what we booked. We did not enjoy our stay there. We find it dark, and fake!
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George Charters

"Excellent trip, The Palace was as good as ever"
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Lindarose Mlotshwa

I only have one word to describe our experience: WOW!!! We all absolutely loved and enjoyed our stay at the palace, it was more than anything we had imagined or even thought of. It’s beautiful, clean and well maintained. The staff are friendly and the food was great. The activities are out of this world and unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time to do all of them, but we enjoyed everything that we took part in. My older son didn't want to come out of the beach and the younger son would have slept in the entertainment centre. Thank you for making the booking for us and recommending as you did. Your efforts are so appreciated and should we plan for another visit, we will definitely consult with you. Your service was exceptional, please keep up your standards.
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Helen Glover

We did enjoy our weekend at Sun City. We were most surprised that for such a large resort, which was fairly booked out we never felt crowded. There was always plenty of room and everywhere we went the service was friendly and excellent. We therefore very much enjoyed the variety and excellence of all the restaurants. I can recommend the Maze with the beer tasting at the artisan brewery at the end. Thanks also for your efficient assistance with our, quite late, booking.
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Norimichi Shiki

I want to thank you for your arrangements. Great stay at Sun City. Hotel/Room/Breakfast It was all wonderful. Room was big and clean, and breakfast was nice. The hotel looked like a castle and my son was excited to be able to see the outside as well. I did not see all the big 5 however I managed to see 3 of them, I enjoyed the view of a lion crossing the road just in front of us. The ranger was professional and friendly. The golf course was nice and clean, it’s the most beautiful golf course I have ever seen. I enjoyed it except for my score. The weather something is out of our control. Unfortunately we could not enjoy the pool enough, however my son enjoyed some pool waves roughly for. It was the most perfect stay for my last memory in RSA.
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Ally Filer

Our trip to SA and in particular Sun City was awesome and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves! We’re definitely planning on returning in the new year to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Once again, thank you for your assistance in arranging a dream holiday.
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Archibald Simm

Extraordinary day... we did not know the Gary Player Invitational started today with practice rounds on the Lost City course. At number 13 we waved through Mr Ian Woosnam, well-known professional golfer and USA Masters winner some years ago. He was joined by a long time friend whose last name we did not get, but first name 'Mel'. He is also a close friend of Gary Player. That was fine and we said our niceties and off they went. From there on WE were held up with some slow play. We caught up with Mr Woosnam and friend at several tees but at the last he invited us to play with him. What an honour! On completion, we were invited for drinks and spent a lovely hour just chatting about every day things. It was a great finish to not-so-great golf on a great golf course! We did not ask for autographs or photos or trouble him in any other way... I think that is why we were invited for drinks. We shared a tournament limo with Gary Player's lawyer on our way back to the hotel. We are surrounded by pro golfers and personal friends of Mr Gary Player... what a bonus! My wife continues to smile!
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Petra Pastorova

"Family Schön was very satisfied with the Lost City, thank you once again for your perfect service and co-operation."
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Abdulhakim Omar

"Our first holiday started at The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City - lovely place, we had two great nights. Thank to Go2Africa everything went as planed. Lovely hotel, lovely staff."
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Marc Lakomczak

It was our second stay at the Palace, and it was once again a wonderful experience. We very much hope to come back to South Africa and stay there again in the future. There is one wonderful experience, I would like to point out: On Oct 16 we had breakfast at the beautiful Crystal Court. As our waiter Barnabas had realized, that we were on honeymoon, he spontaneously organized a "traditional African wedding dance" throughout the Crystal Court for us. The other waitresses and waiters of his shift joined us singing and dancing for one round inside the Crystal Court. This was an absolutely wonderful experience and "wedding gift" for us! For this excellent service we once again would like to express our cordial thanks especially to Barnabas and to the other waiters and waitresses who took part in this. At any time I would recommend staying at the Palace, especially having breakfast at the Crystal Court. Once again, thank you very much for your support.
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Reo Kebautlwile

Firstly I must thank you for everything, we had such a great time in Sun City! On our arrival we were upgraded to the palace of the lost city. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay everyone was so nice and helpful the service was that meant for royalty. It was our first time so we were not sure what to expect but we definitely left there content. Thank you again we are definitely gonna go back soon.
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Jan Wilkins

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Sun City at the Palace. Forgotten how lovely it is to be there in such beautiful surroundings. Our two days should have been four. Such a pleasure to be in a calm Oasis after four weeks "on the road" in other parts of Africa. Must be a massive management job to staff and maintain the complexes and present a product that gives so much pleasure. Staff at all times efficient and friendly really can't speak highly enough of all involved.
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Deborah Sykes

Palace of the Lost City was terrific, the breakfast's just amazing. Molly loved Valley of the Waves, and it was fairly quiet which was nice. We had a problem with Molly's bed the first night, but they remedied it straight away and left Molly some lovely gifts to compensate.
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Zirk Jansen

"Our stay was great! Maggie at the observatory bar was an awesome bar tender. The shebeen and traders clubs were great fun and the pap and wors at the shebeen was very good."
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Keith Macdonald

It was FAB_U_LOUS Mary didnt want to come home. We went to the Pilansberg and it was Mary's first trip to a real wild park, on her first outing she saw 2 Leopards, Elephants with babies Rhino and lots of different buck. Whilst walking in the dry forest we came across a wart hog. Mary first thought it was a statue until it moved. The restaurants were fantastic with the Crystal Court just edging the others. We cant wait till next year and I will advise as soon as my overseas guest confirm flight dates. Thanks for all your help.
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Lynne Leach

Yes we’re home and our last few days at Sun City were an amazing experience. What a beautiful Hotel!. It must be the most incredible hotel myself or my husband (who travels the world with his job) have ever had the fortune to stay at. The sights that greet you in each room and outside with the beautiful warm pool will be unforgettable. The dining room with the piano playing, gorgeous setting, so much choice and quality of food – especially breakfast – could not be faulted.
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Odelle Renecke

"Thank you for organising our weekend at Sun City, it was nothing short of amazing. We were treated liked VIP's."
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Karl DeGiovanni

"Everything went really well thanks and the Palace of the Lost City is a great hotel. Sun City is indeed a beautiful resort, sadly I was there on business so did not have time to enjoy much of the facilities."
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Joshua Turner

"Nice place sun city. We got an upgrade to the palace so we could have a family room and couples room next to each other. The staff at the hotel were lovely the breakfast high quality and the kids enjoyed the arcade and maze."
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Paul Prata

"Just a quick note to thank you for your exceptional service regarding our honeymoon break. It was absolutely amazing and check in etc went as smooth as can be."
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Joe Tavella

Our trip was fantastic and we really enjoyed our Stay at the Palace. The service was phenomenal and everything we expected from a resort so grand. The dinner in the Kings Tower was a great experience and everything went really well and Luke was certainly surprised.
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Mark McCamley

"The trip went perfectly. All arrangements were done and I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Sun City. I will definitely be back."
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Yaza Kara

"Our holiday was splendid! It was great fun and Sun City is exceptionally beautiful. The rooms were great."
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Jon Evans

"The stay at the Palace was amazing thanks. We felt very spoilt!!"
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Birgit Vogl

"Palace of the Lost City was out of this world, the walks, service, room, in short; every thing was fantastic."
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Sibile Kras

"We had a excellent time in Sun City, and for sure will go back in the near future. We were lucky with the weather, and the service is very nice at the hotel."
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Maria Hauber

"We had a great time at Sun City! It had been so long since my last visit and I was pleasantly surprised about some of the updates to the hotel rooms etc. Food was great, available activities great, overall a very nice and relaxing holiday!"
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Rebecca Sheward

"The Palace of the Lost City was super once again with lovely rooms and the most fantastic food. The service was a bit slow but had a great time."
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Dianne Heeds

We had a wonderful stay at Sun City, its such an amazing place. We didn't have enough time to enjoy a game drive but thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The food in the restaurants was fabulous, as were the cocktails in the Tusk bar! Also, the complimentary champagne, fruit basket and nougat was enjoyed immensely,
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Mariana Oliveira

"I'm really enjoying our stay at The Palace - thank you!"
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Canninah Mapena

"Sun City was fantastic and fabulous, we enjoyed our time so much that we would like to book next year same time. The staff was excellent and helpful."
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Pritesh Amin

"Vacation was amazing. Thanks for organising, the hotel and game drive were very good. Efficient service and well-priced."
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Toon Berghuijs

"We had a very nice time at Sun City. Very good quality golf courses, very nice staff all over and accommodation up to our expectations."
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Amanda Charles

"The Palace was outstanding!"
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Chantelle Winch

"Everything was perfect thanks so much for all your help. We will be back soon enough :)"
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Leon Jordan

"Had a fab time at Sun City, the Palace was awesome! Squeezed in a daytrip to the Pilanesberg Reserve, did the Zipline etc etc, was amazing!"
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Jean Dirick

"The Palace of the Lost City is fantastic and we have a great bedroom. The safari was a very good experience and the guide was very professional."
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Mahesh Shanmugavel N

"We had a wonderful holiday. The hotel stays were very comfortable."
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Andre Hattingh

"Thank you. We had a fantastic time at Sun City and the Hotel exceeded my expectations."
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Helen Scott-Watson

Sun City and the Palace in particular were more of an experience than we expected. Service and surroundings at the hotel were impeccable, a bit like a film set location. The junior suite we had suited ourselves and 2 girls well. We all loved the valley of the waves, excellent waves, slides etc. We visited the crocodile farm and had a personal guided tour. Very informative and we even got to touch them (small ones).
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Tony Hunt

We arrived home safely after having a very comfortable stay at the hotel which, overall, was excellent. Plus points were the spa and the attentiveness of the staff. For us, room for improvement would be the food which whilst good value for money lacked any flair and/or imagination. For example, the chef at the Santorini Greek restaurant clearly hasn’t been to Greece!! That said, we still had a great time at a super hotel.
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Ren Richter

"Everything was fine and we are planning to come back next year with some more rooms."
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Michel Thomas

"We had a wonderful time at the Palace. Everything was great."
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Sikander Shaikh

The Palace of the Lost City was beautiful. The resort is beautiful and we absolutely enjoyed it. The restaurants were excellent, especially Santorino we ate there twice. The fitness facilities were also great. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
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Kelly Isaac-Mabote

"The experience was incredible. We will surely stay longer next time. The Palace was WOW...."
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Carolyn Cooper

"We are at the Palace now and love it! Quite a treat after backpacking around East Africa. The meals are amazing! We are just about to head off for spa treatments. Thanks so much for booking this hotel for us."
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Geraldine Hennelly

It was a good holiday. SC was a welcome discovery, a contrast from Lagos. There was so much for Sean to do and I have recommended it to other parents of families with young children. The Palace hotel was beautiful, of course. The room was situated very conveniently near the lift. They should extend their room service childrens' menu, to include pizza, fish fingers and sausages. The pool was fantastic and the spa was very good. The Valley of the Waves is just phenomenal and is one of the best things about the place. They should have a better bouncy castle there.
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Bilal Hanif

"I have no words to describe how great was the experience, the place is really awesome!"
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Naser Khoursheed

"Thank you for everything - we all had great fun!"
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Alexis Wepener

"We had a magnificent stay at Sun City and all agreed the Palace hotel was the best hotel we had all stayed in."
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Felicity Smith

"South Africa was great and the dinner we had with the group at Sun City was fantastic."
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Sharon Wilson

"We've had a ball thank you - so much in fact we want to come back with our kids so I will be in contact when we get back to NZ."
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John O Neill

"The stay at the Palace was great. We felt very special with all the friendly staff and awesome service. Will definitely visit the Palace again in future."
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Janete Cavalheiro

First of all, I would like to thank you for the expertize and fast response to our change of hotels. It really made the difference on my holiday. Indeed The Palace is a wonderful hotel and my children were delighted. The trip was perfect and we only have good experience to share!
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Luis Diaz

I can tell you everything was unforgettable there. Palace was fantastic, the dinner at the King's Tower was excellent, as well as the service. The only thing was that there was no rose petals on the turndown to the bedroom, there was just couple of candles. Any way, it was a fantastic experience and she and I enjoyed a lot there. She accepted the proposal, so we are the happiest people on the earth :) Thank you for your assistance, it was very complete and succesful, and you were always very kind.
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Mauricio Alvarenga

"Everything was perfect, only the time was short. We enjoyed a lot and hope to have another chance to visit South Africa again."
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Karl Retief

"Thank you for making the booking for us, we had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed it at The Palace."
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Sonia Torrento

Sun City was a fun ending to our trip. It was pretty dead so I am surprised they told you they were full up on certain dates. Again, the people were great. We met some real characters (like the gentleman in charge of the bar opposite Brown's diamond shop) who had been there since the place had been built. Loads of stories and history which was very interesting. The pools were pretty cold but we didn't care (it was winter after all!). The main Palace pool was heated but I guess it was still cold as it was winter. The kids had a blast in the wave pool and slides and again, I was happy to be there in your low season. It made looking out for my kids from my towel much easier. Oh, the burgers by the wave pool were much better than the ones in the entertainment centre! We did go to Pilansberg one morning and our Ranger guide, Nelson, was lovely. He had been a ranger for some time and had come from near Kruger 7 years ago. Lovely guy who wasn't clock watching and went over by a couple of hours at no extra cost! It was so pleasant to be with people who weren't rushing us all the time. I guess that calmness is a natural quality of a good ranger? Or perhaps a South African gift!
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Robyn Barden

The Palace Hotel was so extravagant and amazing, and the accommodation, food and service were excellent. I forgot to mention that our rooms were upgraded in both the Mount Nelson and The Palace (very spoilt!). We went to Sun City to play golf at the two courses, and to see the Palace Hotel, so our objectives were met …. the courses were great, not to mention very challenging, it's just a shame our golf didn't match up.
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Michele Connolly

Sun City accommodation in the Palace was spacious, the staff were very hospitable, services were great. Angus loved all the Arcade games and water slides and my teenagers loved the casino!!! The zip line was thrilling and there was a good combination of leisure time and activity.
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Maurice Iwu

"Everything went smoothly and will be back again with family for another trip."
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Brian Seed

"“Your legend we had a great stay and everyone was very kind thanks allot for all you did for us regards Brian”"
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Cameron Storey

"Another highlight was the Palace of the Lost City in Sun City and I would definitely recommend this hotel over the others at Sun City to your clients even if it costs a bit more you can't put a price on the experience."
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Rayomand Sarkari

We had a great time and LOVED Sun City. The Palace Hotel was unlike anything we had ever seen or stayed at before. I have uploaded tons of pictures on my Facebook page and many of my friends have been asking me for details of the resort and everything else. I will surely give your contact details to whoever is interested.
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Lee McCray

Sun City (Palace) was an awesome adventure, the daredevil within us came up. My son requested that we do the zip slide for his birthday, little did we know it was 2.9km long. It was great! The staff at the palace was 1st rate, especially the concierge team.
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Ahmed Sindi

"I really had a great time at The Palace."
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Darren Adams

"We had the best time and will definitely be back for another go."
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Sheena Carter

"Our time at Sun City was wonderful and the room at the Palace was all we could have hoped for and more. What an amazing place to visit. The staff were excellent and we took advantage of the beautiful pool and the Lost City golf course. Fantastic!"
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David Nicholls

Sun City was a terrific way to end our trip; allowing us to relax and enjoy the spoils of the resort. The architecture/art in the Palace of the Lost city was mind blowing. Exploring the hotel was an adventure in itself. Like Motswiri, the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating.
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Terence Karshagen

We had a fantastic trip. Thank you. Although we were really surprised by how quiet Sun City was over the weekend, we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The accommodations were excellent, with each party being welcomed with Champagne and Fruit in their rooms. Also, I cannot say enough about the staff at the Palace – they definitely were on top of their game and took care of our every want.
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Nancy Hopkins

"We had a great trip and really enjoyed our stay in Sun City."
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Maja Castricum

"The Palace at the Lost City was also brilliant, the place was amazing, the service was great and it was a fantastic experience!!"
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Miriam Parsons

"The palace really blew my mind in the décor and the surrounding structures as did the valley of the waves. All the staff at every venue were very friendly and courteous…. Oh and the food everywhere was really delicious, ate far too much."
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Katie Stannard

"We had a brilliant stay at Sun City and The Palace of the Lost City."
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Doubie Wolfson

"You couldn't describe my trip better - it was really fabulous and my stay at Sun City enjoyable and exciting. We celebrated our anniversary day Big Time at the Palace thanks to you."
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Jan Baumann

"The Palace was splendid as always. This was my third time at The Palace (and my fourth at Sun City) and I really enjoyed it every bit as much as my first trip there."
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Darrell Williams

"We did enjoy the experience and the grandeur of the facilities as well as the service expected of such an establishment ."
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Hamad Al Marar

"The stay was amazing and there was nothing to complain about."
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Khaled Alkaabi

I have visited many countries in my life, but I never loved a country like I loved South Africa, I am not talking about the place only, but I am talking about the people and it starts with you, you have been very helpful and kind to support me in my travel. Also, I found that all the people in SOUTH AFRICA are friendly everywhere. I loved Sun City and the hotel (The Palace) was like a dream, the building was awesome. Finally, South Africa is a place where every tourist must visit.
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S.Nia Silva Rosado

"We had a fabulous stay at Sun City. There are no words to describe the Palace of Lost City – splendorous and magnificent hotel! Everything was perfect!"

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