Palace of the Lost City, one of the largest themed hotels in the world, is found in South Africa. It is a luxury holiday resort near the Sun City casino and resort in the North West Province of South Africa. Inspired by the myth of a lost African kingdom, The Palace of the Lost City is set on the highest ground at Sun City, ensuring that its grand proportions and graceful towers are visible from across the resort. The fantasy of an African palace is indulged in every detail, from the stately volumes of the reception and dining areas to the mosaics, frescoes and fountains that enhance the architecture.
Between May and July every year millions of small silver fish travel in vast shoals from the cold waters off South Africa's Cape Point up to the coastlines of the northern Eastern Cape and southern KwaZulu-Natal. This annual event is called the Sardine Run. The shoals are so big – 15km long, 3.5km wide and up to 40m deep – they can be seen by satellite. In their wake come hundreds of birds, sharks, whales, dolphins, all eager to hunt these fish.