The Palace Hotel, Sun City

Sun City is unlike any other resort destination in the world. Built on an extinct volcanic crater, the complex is a work of over-the-top fantasy, luxurious in every detail. Round the clock entertainment for the whole family incorporates a choice of over 20 restaurants, spectacular theatrical shows, cinemas, bars, a water sports complex, a casino and a games arcade for children. Adjoining the resort are two unbelievable golf courses, including the Gary Player Country Club Course. The complex is surrounded on two sides by the beautiful Pilanesberg National Park, malaria-free and home to the Big 5.  Sun City is one of our most popular requests for South Africa golf holidays and can easily be combined with a safari holiday or sight seeing in Cape Town.

The Palace Hotel is a lavish 5 star property in the Sun City complex that offers royal hospitality, exquisite décor and exceptional service. Surrounding the hotel is a 25 hectare botanical jungle threaded with meandering paths, cascades, lakes, pools and a variety of water adventure rides. The interior of the palace features mosaics, frescoes and hand-painted ceilings, in tribute to the art and nature of South Africa.

Rooms at the Palace Hotel
The Palace comprises of 338 rooms and 4 suites – The King, Royal, Africa and Desert suites.  Special features of the standard rooms are the individual entrance foyers, en-suite bathroom, lounge area and butler station.

The rooms come fully equipped with TV, wifi, tea and coffee station as well as a Nespresso Machine. The en suite bathroom has a bath, separate shower and toilet. There is a bar fridge which can be filled on request with your favourite tipples. All rooms have wifi.

All the luxury suites at The Palace have two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms as well as sauna and Jacuzzi baths.

In keeping with the amazing surroundings of The Palace, both of the restaurants serve excellent cuisine. La Plume is a fine dining restaurant serving European influenced food with a nod to Italian cuisine. The Grill restaurant focuses on seafood and steaks. Both restaurants need to be booked with concierge beforehand to ensure a table.

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinners are served at the beautifully laid out Crystal Court at the heart of the hotel. The meals are light and delicious and strongly influenced by the cuisine of South Africa and other African styles. It is a short walk or shuttle bus ride to the main resort complex to the other restaurants which are available to all guests.

The Palace Hotel also has two suitably opulent bars – ideal for enjoying cocktails, pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap the Tusk Bar and the elegant Palm Court Lounge offering butler service in true colonial style. In the afternoon High tea is served in the Crystal Court.

During the day lighter bar snacks can be eaten in the Tusk Bar or ordered from the Pool Bar.

The resort offers numerous attractions that are suitable for all ages. The Valley of the Waves is the ever-popular pool where surfing is possible when the wave machine is started up. The water laps onto a large sandy ‘beach’ area, perfect for families to relax and play.

There is also a large water sports lake offering paragliding, water skiing and family-favourites such as bananas, and rings towed behind the speed boats. More sedate activities include horse riding, a visit to the crocodile farm or a Segway Tour around the resort.

Group and private guided game drives are offered into the neighbouring Pilanesberg Game Reserve as well as early morning Hot Air Balloon Safaris. If you’re feeling brave you can also take part in a guided game walk with the rangers.

For our golfing clients, we offer a Sun City Golf itinerary, which can also include a few nights in on safari or in Cape Town. Madikwe Game Reserve is only 2 hours drive from Sun City making it an ideal combination, especially for families. Our South Africa Golf Holidays team can give you advice about making the most of your golf holiday.

There are a number of other accommodation options at Sun City ranging from 5* Cascades Hotel to the 4* Sun City Hotel and the 3* self catering Cabanas, talk to our team if you would like more information on those properties.

Speak to our experts about a safari holiday in South Africa or staying at Sun City. Call us on +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia). Or you can  contact us here


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Place of the Lost City Hotel Amenities

  • 24-hour room service
  • Air conditioning
  • A la Carte Restaurants
  • Baby sitting service
  • Bar
  • Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • DVD/CD/video/radio
  • Hair/beauty salon
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure parking
  • Spa
  • Sports facilities/gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Wifi

Sun City Activities

  • Bowling
  • Casino
  • Children's Entertainment
  • Cinema
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Crocodile centre
  • Golf courses (2)
  • Horse Riding
  • Hot Air balloon safaris
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Restaurants (20)
  • Theatre
  • Teen Zone
  • Safaris into Pilanesberg National Park
  • Segway Trails
  • Shops
  • Wave pool
  • Water Adventure rides
  • Watersports Lake