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Sunbird Lodge

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21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Sunbird Lodge is a definite stay. All rooms have a wonderful view onto the beautiful well maintained gardens. David and Sam (so too their delightful daughter) and Sam's parents are wonderful hosts. This was our second stay - in two years. Rooms are individually named - clean, spacious and is provided with free wifi, refrigerator and aircon. Will definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Met by Dave who was very welcoming, knowledgeable and obviously cares a great deal for the welfare of all guests; very generous with his time Faultless comfortable accommodation and tasty breakfast Very convenient location for the park

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review Paul, was lovely having you here with us and we look forward to the next time. More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The sunbird lodge is a fantastic place to stay be it for short term or long term. It is ideally situated to all nearby shopping centres, restaurants and of course the Kruger National Park. The rooms are extremely clean and spacious and caters to all individual needs such as aircon, fridge, wifi and more. The pool is definitely worth taking... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review Shaeden. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you next time you are in the area. More 

Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you plan to visit Kruger national park, accommodation within the park seems to be comprised of two choices: high end, expensive lodges or the park-operated camps. We therefore decided to seek accommodation outside, near one of the park gates. Sunbird lodge provided excellent value and met our needs completely during our 4-day stay. Our room was quite large and... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear David & Sue Thank you for your super review, it was great to have to both with us and hope you enjoyed your trips into the Kruger. Hopefully the cold weather back home isn't too much of a shock to the system! Keep well and see you both next time. More 

Boksburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I travel often for business and it is always a risk finding a place to stay in a new town, but when I arrived after a long day and got to my room, I was very pleased to find a neat and clean room with a working air conditioner. I will definitely be staying there with my next visit. The... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your great review, we look forward to seeing you next time you are in the area. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was our overnight stop on our way to the Kruger National Park. My husband surprised me with this overnight stop and we enjoyed this place very much. The host was very helpful and helped us to find all the places like a supermarket around us. The room was very spacious, comfortable and clean! We enjoyed our stay and would... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Was lovely having you guys stay with us and we hope you enjoyed your time in the park. Until next time.... More 

Bronshoej, Denmark
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

With its big nice garden, good rooms, perfect management and good location close to Kruger National Park, I do not think I can find a better place to stay in Phalaborwa.( Not that I have'nt tried.) I think I will make it my next permanent holiday-place - With the river Nile and Goa in India as the other places. Love... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Its always a pleasure having you stay with us, you are more than welcome anytime. Keep well and see you soon...! More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Sunbird lodge has everything you need and a relaxed atmosphere. No luxury but comfortable rooms, free WiFi and fantastic hospitality. Our room were facing big garden and a nice pool and situated in quiet neighbourhood.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. Enjoy the rest of your travels and hope you play some great golf courses on the way! More 

Senlis, France
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed 4 nights at Sunbird lodge and we were vert happy with our experience. - the booking was handled in a friendly and efficient manner - the welcoming was also friendly! - the room was very large with a beautiful view on the garden - very quiet surrounding. - beautiful swimming pool and nice braai (BBQ) area - we... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much, it was great having you guys stay here with us and I know you had a great time visiting the park. Its a shame your holiday is over, but we look forward to next time. All the best More 

Johannesburg
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28 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wonderful hospitality from Dave and Sam, who anticipated our every need and provided really helpful information and directions to the Olifants River cruise and to the Hat and Creek for dinner. Although we only stayed for 1 night, Sunbird Lodge is close enough to the Kruger Gate to use as a base for Kruger visits. Their pool, braai area and... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you had a great time in the park and we look forward to seeing you both again the next time you are heading this way. More 

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