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Sunbird Lodge

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 21 Phalaborwa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Only stayed one night at Sunbird lodge on our way to Kruger. Our room was excellent very clean and spacious very grateful of the air con. Accommodation was set in a beautiful garden with lots of Mango trees which Dave and Same the owners made use of by producing fresh Mango juice and used in the fruit salad for breakfast.... More

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So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for your review. More

Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A really beautiful place with the facilities and service far out weighing the price we paid. David the manager was fantastic, gave us some good advice about our trip and really took an interest in our stay at the Lodge. I would definitely stay here again

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Thank you very much for your review. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you had a great holiday. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My friend and I stayed at The Sunbird Lodge for 2 weeks. The location is great. Really close to the Kruger park gate. There are a few restaurants near by and a shopping mall. Our room was very and comfortable - Air conditioning, fan, fridge, Tea/coffee facilities, comfy beds, a great shower. The whole Lodge was very clean and neat... More

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It was lovely having you both staying here and you almost became part of the furniture. It was a real shame when it was time for you to head back home. You know where we are for next time. All the best! More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We needed an overnight stay near to the entrance to the Phalaborwa gate as we had a long drive to Punda Maria the next day. Sunbird Lodge is a lovely place to stay set admist a beautiful garden full of different species of birds. The owners (Dave and Sam) were really friendly and helpful. Like a number of places on... More

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much, really glad you enjoyed your sty with us and hope you guys had a great time in the park. All the best More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Nicely designed place with beautiful garden and very friendly owners, who advised us on everything and helped with booking several activities (even well in advance via email). Good start to visit Kruger park. And you actually wake up to birds' singing! :)

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, really happy you both enjoyed your stay with us, Pleased that you managed to finally get on a bush walk after a few attempts elsewhere. All the best and look forward to seeing you next time you are in SA More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Based on friends recommendations we stayed over-night at the Sunbird Lodge on our way to the Kruger National Park, entrance via the Phalaborwa Gate. We were certainly not disappointed. This is a birder friendly establishment and they have many species in their garden, believed to be at least 52 counted by the owner. The service from Sam and Dave was... More

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We must get our bird list up to date, you are correct though its over 50 at last count! More

Kyoto, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We had very fantastic time at Sunbird lodge for the honeymoon this Augst. And we would like to say 'thank you very much for your warm hospitality' When we left there you gave us lots of travel informations specialy 'Panorama route' it was little raining day but we really enjoyed there. Thank you.

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We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope the remainder of your Honeymoon was a memorable experience! More

Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We booked through booking.com and we went there just to spend one night before entering the Kruger Park at the Phalaborwa Gate. When we arrived we were very surprised about how beautiful the place is. The room, the garden, everything! Dave welcomed us and he was very nice, giving lot of advices. We enjoyed also the good breakfast. All perfect.... More

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So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, we look forward to the next time..! More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is certainly one of the best places to stay in Phalaborwa. I stay there on a regular basis and feel part of the lodge. Sparkling pool and well kept garden. Very friendly and most efficient service. Sam and Dave you are tops.

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Thank you so much for your review, its always a pleasure having you stay here with us.... More

Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time there . The accommodation was comfortable and spacious and the grounds were lovely. A bonus in the hot weather was the pool which made for a refreshing end to the day. The breakfast was excellent , cooked to order and delicious. The host was welcoming and helpful , suggesting places to... More

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So pleased you both enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for your review. More

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Additional Information about Sunbird Lodge

Address: 21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Phalaborwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Phalaborwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunbird Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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