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Sunbird Lodge

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014
RM_CB2014 Luton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Luton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We decided to stay at Sunbird lodge as it was just a few minutes drive from the Phalaborwa Gate of Kruger NP. On arrival Dave greeted us and made us feel very welcome. The information he gave about where to eat locally etc. was useful. The room was very comfortable and the cooked breakfast set us up for the day.... More

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Thank you both very much for your review, was great to have you staying here. Hope you enjoyed your holidays! More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After a long drive to Phalaborwa, we arrives to an extremely friendly and helpful reception. Dave greeted us knew we were coming knew our names, t was great really felt like a home away from home, the food was great, rooms were spacious. I will definietly stay there in future, some of our Technical guys are actually going to phalaborwa... More

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Was a pleasure having you staying here and we look forward to having your guys staying her in the future but book them quick, would hate for them to be disappointed if we cant accommodate them! More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

After arrival the first person to greet us was Dave. With a cheerful smile and willingness to make us feel comfortable we were checked quickly. Offers to help with our plans in the area were offered without being pushy, and the advice was great!. Additionally, the map and directions to the services and facilities locally were a great help to... More

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you here again and maybe you can get to explore more of the North of the Park next time. Best wishes... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is my second week at Sunbird Lodge and it just feels like home, Wonderful and friendly reception. Very good food and what a lovely place to stay. Every time I get here somethings else is improved. Keep it up guys. You are tops.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

And its lovely to have you back at your home from home again. Always a pleasure to have you stay with us. Travel back safely this weekend.... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The rooms, gardens, host (Dave) and breakfast were all perfect for our visit to Kruger. Dave was brilliant, with advice, help with bookings and just generally being helpful without being too 'in your face'. Wish we'd booked to stay longer - ideal base for Kruger, with gate just 5 mins away.

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Thank you so much, really pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us. Hope you had a great time on the rest of your holiday! More

Port Macquarie, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed in the Sunbird Lodge B&B in June 2014. We were welcomed by the Manager, shown around and made to feel welcome in a very friendly manner. The rooms are spacious , with a fridge , TV and coffee-making facilities, and AC Wi-fi is available in the rooms. The bathrooms are spacious with a shower cubicle . Standard fittings... More

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Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us. More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We enjoyed one night in this night lodge before we entered the National Park. It really is a little paradise. Very laid back. Very comfortable. Very nice owners. Dinner and breakfast were both perfect. It's a good place to grab some energy before entering the park, but would certainly be a perfect homebase to explore the West part of the... More

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Thank you so much for your lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. More

Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We spent four nights at Sunbird Lodge for our visit to KNP at the tail end of our travels in South Africa. As others have noted, the hosts were very welcoming and helpful from the beginning, with Dave emailing to offer information on the park activities and helping us get set up with a guided drive. It was nice to... More

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Thank you for your lovely review. Really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. More

Delft, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at Sunbird Lodge in April and we really, really enjoyed it‼ Even before our arrival Dave was very helpful by sending information about safari drives per email and arranged a full day safari for us. He gave us good dinner recommendations and travel advices. The lodge has a very beautiful garden. Our room was big,... More

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Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. More

Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This was our 2nd stay at Sunbird Lodge and once again it turned out perfectly. As such we'd highly recommend it to those who visiting the area are simply looking for accommodation offering good standards and a nice relaxing atmosphere. Not far from the Hans Merensky golf estate, Sunbird Lodge is a great place to chill out, located within its... More

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Thank you both so very much, its always a pleasure having you staying here. Look forward to the next time.... More

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Address: 21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Phalaborwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunbird Lodge 3*
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Situated in 2.5 acres of tropical gardens, Sunbird Lodge is the perfect place to relax and let your stress melt away. Laze by the swimming pool, sit under one of our Lapa’s with a drink from the bar or take in the gardens at night looking at the stars, you can do as much or as little as you want.We are a family run business with the emphasis firmly on good quality and friendly service.As a member of Birdlife South Africa, bird lovers will be in their element, with a wide variety of different bird species in the gardens.We are less than 3km from both the Phalaborwa Gate for the Kruger National Park and the renowned Hans Merensky Golf Estate. The Central Business District of Phalaborwa is less than 2km away making us the perfect choice for the business or leisure traveller. We are less than 5 minutes drive from Phalaborwa airport and transfers and car hire can also be arranged.Choose from one of 5 spacious double/twin rooms in the main house all with their own private access from the gardens. We have 2 delightful twin bedded rooms next to the swimming pool and 3 rooms situated together in the garden. Each room has its own bathroom with either shower and bath or just shower plus air conditioning, fridges, ceiling fans, TV’s, tea & coffee making facilities and private patios. All rooms are non-smoking, but smoking is allowed on the patios outside the rooms.A full English cooked breakfast along with juices, cereals, fruit and yoghurts is available daily in our dining rooms and packed lunches and dinners are also available (these must be pre arranged). We can also provide a take away breakfast for those of you leaving us early in the morning.Dinner is a delicious home cooked set menu, is available daily and must be pre booked. There are also several good eating places we can recommend all within 5 minutes drive of us.Facilities at the lodge include a unique African bar with DSTV, a good size swimming pool, lapa's, a large braai (barbecue) area, secure car parking, a safe to store your valuables, laundry services and fax and internet facilities ( FREE WIFI connection available throughout the Lodge). There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied, both close by and within 90 minutes drive and we are the perfect base to explore this wonderful region of Limpopo. These activities include the Kruger National Park, cruising down the Olifants River, golf at the challenging Hans Merensky course, day trips to Gods Window, 3 Rondavels, Graskop and Pilgrims Rest, walking with lions, elephant back safari’s, micro light or balloon flights over the game reserves and many many more. We can help you with reservations and advise on any of the activities available. ... more   less 
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