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Sunbird Lodge

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21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for a night at these lodge on the 29th with my girlfriend and everything was just perfect- the room was very clean with ,great facilities and the garden was just wow. Dave was very friendly and always ready to help and advise. The lodge is close to the mall and the Kruger National Park gate is just five minutes... More 

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Thank Tshepo42
Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Really pleased you both enjoyed your stay with us, you must make it longer next time! All the best.... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dave was very friendly and helpful. Everything was great, the rooms, breakfast, swimming pool, braai facilities and the lovely well kept gardens (even meeting Chelsea)! Would definitely stay there again:)

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Thank Hud40
Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope your dog was happy to see you when you got back though!!!! More 

sheffield
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On this return visit, I felt so very welcome ( after a 6-year gap) that I felt I was staying with long-lost friends. Sam and Dave really looked after me - supper, breakfast just perfect. They advised me about my onward route, and even ran me a map off the internet. Room as comfortable & clean as I remembered, gardens... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Chris, was a pleasure having you stay with us again and really happy to hear that enjoyed you Christmas and New Year down in the Cape. Until next time....! More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

An beautiful place to unwind , good rooms with some good English breakfast with very close proximity to Kruger gives one a good value for money, the host Dave is very warm and friendly and has a map or an advise for everything that you ask for (lol), very close proximity to good restaurants as well.

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Thank ashitvn
Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your super review. It was lovely having you both staying here with us and really pleased you enjoyed your stay and glad we could help with advice. Will give you a shout if we ever get the chance to visit Mumbai! More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
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61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We really liked this place in an almost park like garden. The room was spacious, nice and clean and the breakfast was good. The only downside is, that it is too far to walk to the restaurants in town, especially at night.

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Thank EOEST
Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, that was really kind of you. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in South Africa. Best wishes Dave & Samantha More 

Lusaka, Zambia
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97 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Really no point in looking at other accommodation in Phalaborwa. Very pleasant and friendly hosts and staff. Large comfortable room, DSTV, fridge, air-con, large shower (pressure good but would change the shower head to a rainfall) Large gardens with all types of birds, squirrels as well, secure parking and centrally located. Good breakfast and Honesty bar. Highly recommended.

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Thank Graeme B
Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your really kind review Graham, much appreciated. Look forward to seeing you next time you are both in the area. All the best... More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Drove here from Johannesburg and stayed two nights. Owner was really hospitable and helpful. Rooms were nice and clean. Location was very convenient for touring Kruger. I really enjoyed my stay here! I would definitely stay here again.

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1 Thank Seth W
Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review Seth. was great having you staying here and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip! More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Our introduction to South African accommodation could not have been better. Stayed overnight at Sunbird Lodge after almost 2 days underway from Vancouver, Canada. Staging for entering Kruger Park the next day, via Phalaborwa Gate, for a week of birdwatching++. Superb place to stay! Wonderful birdwatching in the gardens, very comfortable, very clean rooms - luxury at an affordable price.... More 

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1 Thank Gail K
Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, what a lovely review, thank you so much Gail. We are really pleased that you chose to stay with us and delighted we could be your "guinea pigs" with regards to your experience of accommodation during your stay in South Africa. Hope you enjoyed your time in the Kruger and we look forward to seeing you both on your... More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Dave, the owner was wonderful from the moment we arrived. He welcomed us warmly and was available to help us with any need. The entire property is beautiful with gardens, a pool and several seating areas. The bar is a self-service refrigerator that is on the honor system. The bar is another lovely seating area. Breakfast was included and included... More 

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1 Thank Christina W
Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Really pleased that you guys enjoyed your stay here with us, sorry it was so short, but you know where we are if you are ever heading this way in the future. All the best.. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Only 5 minutes drive from the Phalaborwa gate of the Kruger National Park in a quiet area. Owner went out of his way to assist us with an issue we had with some documents that we left at the previous lodge. Unfortunately we arrived late and weren't able to enjoy the outdoor pool. There is a lovely outdoor bar and... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you both so much for your lovely review. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Glad we could help with the issue you had with your documentation. Look forward to seeing you both next time. More 

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