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Palace of the Lost City

Discover Palace of the Lost City

Found in the famous Sun City Resort in South Africa’s North West Province, The Palace of the Lost City is a 5-star hotel mimicking an ancient lost city with huge towers and regal styling. It offers a host of room types and a wide range of facilities and activities.

The famous Valley of The Waves Waterpark is right on the Lost City's doorstep; with a large strip of man-made beach and exciting waterslides. The resort borders the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve, where you can enjoy a range of safari activities. For those visiting Sun City to gamble, paying a visit to Sun City Casino is recommended, while golf lovers can choose to play in two world-class golf courses. There are 25ha of ‘jungle’ gardens to explore as well as activities such as tennis, horse riding, mountain biking, volleyball, water sports, children’s activities, and a spa.

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Expert View

  • Only 2 hours from Johannesburg and easily combined with safaris
  • Perfect for families with a host of fun-filled activities
  • Unique architecture – inspired by a mythical lost African kingdom
  • Hot air ballooning, safaris, waterslides, golf and much more

At a glance

  • Rooms
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • B&B
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"Head up to Kings Tower where you will be greeted with 360-degree views of the whole resort and its surroundings. It can be reserved for private sunset cocktails."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Horseriding Icon Horse Riding
  • Tennis Icon Tennis
  • Watersports Icon Water Sports
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

  • Bespoke itineraries
  • Flights and transfers included
  • Best rates guaranteed
Start your unique journey


At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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Call us or enquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.

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We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.

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