The Palace of the Lost City, Sun City

Golf Course · Hidden Gem · Outdoor Activity
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Take on The Palace of the Lost City, which combines a challenging course with an impressive design. Created by South African golfing figure Gary Player, the 18-hole, par 72 course has various themed areas, including hilly terrain, desert, and parkland. The course has become particularly well known for its water obstacles, with the hazard on hole 13 offering a rather unusual challenge: the presence of 20 live Nile crocodiles. In addition to the course, a driving range and pro shop serve first-timers and experienced golfers alike. Plan to visit The Palace of the Lost City and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sun City attractions using our Sun City day trip planner.
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  • Really enjoyed my round while my family was in the valley of waves. Joined a group of great blokes from South Africa for the round (I’m glad they had course knowledge). Beautiful course! I didn’t... 
    Really enjoyed my round while my family was in the valley of waves. Joined a group of great blokes from South Africa for the round (I’m glad they had course knowledge). Beautiful course! I didn’t...  more »
  • The course itself is lovely. A little overgrown now, in that the reeds have sadly taken over some picturesque waterways and unmanaged bush growth has reduced the good views of the greens, in... 
    The course itself is lovely. A little overgrown now, in that the reeds have sadly taken over some picturesque waterways and unmanaged bush growth has reduced the good views of the greens, in...  more »
  • Although buggies provided it was good to have a caddy who are most knowledgeable and would recommend having one. Very good course with some very interesting holes. Keep your eyes open! Lovely half... 
    Although buggies provided it was good to have a caddy who are most knowledgeable and would recommend having one. Very good course with some very interesting holes. Keep your eyes open! Lovely half...  more »
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  • So the hotel itself is 5 star. Lets rate the staff 1 star including the guest relations officer. Anyone reading this please look at the ratings and under bathroom ratings and you will see 70% have complained. Will the guest relations officer look you in the eye with sincere apologies and promise to call you and definitely take action, he even gives you his contact number. Well try to call him or send him a email. He will never answer. Clever man got you out of the hotel. Lets get back to the dirty bathroom and this continues to the bedroom and balcony. I have to wonder if any disinfectant or cleaning chemicals are used,because it doesn't look and smell clean. We pay for upmarket accommodation but don't receive it.I will visit sun city again but rather spend R30000-00 on accommodation at a private lodge outside. I now await a reply from the owner at the bottom of my review...…. dear so and so we are sorry to hear .................. (and that's it they answered google reviews and case closed)Do they really care. I don't think so.Customers pay upfront and left unsatisfied.
  • We spent 4 nights. The stay was pleasant. They are busy renovating the rooms, so if you plan on relaxing in your room during the day it definitely won't be worth it, as the sound of drilling is annoying. The staff was friendly. Valet service was extremely slow. We waited about 30 minutes before any assistance when we were checking out. The views are amazing. If you are going there to celebrate an occasion you can request for dinner at the King Tower. You can also go up to the king tower and see the views of the whole resort. The views are stunning. The walk way from the Elephant down by the stairs to the valley of waves was not maintained. Needed Cleaning.
  • The environment and scenery was good, the staff welcoming you to the palace was good, but the service and accommodation was not worth the price and the rating of a 5 star hotel. Water from the shower was ice cold, could not heat up to an acceptable temperature. Service in the morning was putrid, have to wait 20 minutes to be seated then the waiter disappeared for another 30 minutes before you can order coffee. However the receptionist and concierge were always willing to help, so hats off to them. I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone for such an extravagant price, more improvements need to be made if they wish to charge so much for mediocre services.
  • This was such a special experience. The staff here are just amazing, the rooms were impeccable and everything right down to the last detail was just perfect. The only thing I wish I saw more of was the clientele actually being nicer to the team that run this huge, beautiful hotel and the entire Sun City location. It doesn't matter if you are rich or poor, manners are free and I wish some of the guests had more manners than what we saw. My mom and I were lucky enough to win a prize to stay here and we will never forget it. so incredibly grateful
  • The overall experience was good, we stayed for 3 nights, the good thing about this hotel is the environment and food, the breakfast there is quite good, the shuttle service would take you to anywhere in sun city, and the pool behind the hotel is one of the beautiful pool in the whole of sun city. The part that is bit lacking for this hotel is the aging decor, the look of the room is bit old, and I was told some of the rooms are being renovated. The second thing is room service, I would say if the total score would be 100, the room service would be somewhere around 85 to 90, mostly good but lack of bit attention to detail. All in all a very good hotel to stay if you have not been there before, the feel of palace is surely there with premium service, but a bit attention to detail for the staffs would go a long way.

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