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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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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A little gem of a place in a very hot place! Lovely gardens, clean rooms and very helpful staff. Dave went out of his way to accommodate not just us, but our trailer of pigeons. Breakfast was great too!

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you both on another occasion and hope we will get the chance to stay with you one day! All the best.. More 

Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunbird Lodge has beautiful garden, lovely rooms, and helpful and friendly staff. We only stayed for one night, but could quite happily have stayed for many more. Dave gave us lots of advice about the park, and surrounds.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Glad we could be of assistance! Thanks for the great review, we really appreciate it... More 

mettmann
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a warm welcome we felt quickly very comfortable in the very clean rooms. The pool was just in front of our room. Lots of information was given on eating out, the Kruger Park and nothing was too much. Breakfast was very nice and filling. We enjieyed our stay and recommend it to anyone.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Really happy you enjoyed your stay with us, thanks for the great review. More 

Middelburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at the Sunbird Lodge was excellent. Dave was a definite people person and was so obliging and efficient. The room was very clean and tidy. The only disappointment was that we did not stay longer.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Guys, glad you enjoyed your stay. really pleased you got some great sightings on the way through the park! Look forward to seeing you in the future if you fancy exploring this part of the park again. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great and friendly staff, helped us a lot with planning our Kruger trip. An excellent entry point for a day visit to Kruger or as a starting point. Close to all major interests in town yet quiet and beautiful.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, its much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your time here with us and had fun on the rest of your trip in SA. More 

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We spent one evening at Sunbird Lodge before entering theKruger Park. It was the perfect stay! The rooms are spacious and neat, and the garden is delightful! We were served a lovely breakfast and we liked the fact that we could help ourselves to honesty bar! We can highly recommended Sunbird Lodge.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you had a super holiday in South Africa. More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Carla. It was great to have you guys staying with us once again. We are just sorry we missed you but glad to hear Sam's mum and our daughter looked after you all. It sounded like Becky was in her element showing you guys to your rooms! Look forward to seeing you next time... 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
1 review
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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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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 

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