The Palace of the Lost City


The entrance foyer of The Palace of the Lost City rises cathedral-like to a lofty, painted ceiling three storeys above the life-sized model of Shawu the elephant, which guards the mosaic-tiled courtyard leading off the Elephant Walk. Shawu is one of the magnificent seven elephants of South Africa. These were the seven Kruger National Park elephants with the largest tusks. Shawu died of an infection caused by old bullet wounds in 1982.