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Sunbird Lodge

3.0 of 5 21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights at Sunbird Lodge and enjoyed it thoroughly. The lodge has a beautiful and peaceful setting, and provides an ideal sanctuary to rest at after spending days driving around the Kruger. Dave is a great host and gave us some good tips on restaurants as well as routes to drive in the Kruger Park. Will definitely visit... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Was great having you guys staying here. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay back home in SA and look forward to seeing you all next time you are heading this way. More 

Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Large clean rooms with very inviting gardens to look out on to. Enjoyed our short stay with Dave and Ann who were both helpful in suggesting restaurants and places to shop for our onward trip. Played a round of golf at the once famous Hans Merensky Golf Course, sad as it needs some attention.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, was great having you guys here. We look forward to the next time.... More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Just returned from S.A and had a great 4 night stay at Sunbird. Really nice spacious rooms, lovely clean pool and beautiful surrounding gardens. Dave was really helpful suggesting activities and putting us in contact with the right people. Nothing it too much trouble. Also a great feature that pack-up breakfasts are available for those early morning, drives and walks... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

So pleased you guys enjoyed your time with us and had fun with all the activities you did. Really good to hear about the great sightings on the micro light flights, it was a fitting end to your trip. Until next time.... More 

Grayslake, Illinois, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Dave is a great host, and most helpful with guidance on Kruger Park. Grounds are beautiful, and the lodge is located in a secure location in a quiet neighborhood. The room was very clean, quiet and comfortable. It's perfect for staying a night or two before entering the park.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We hope you had a great holiday and enjoyed your stay in the park. Best wishes... More 

Kópavogur, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Sunbird lodge was very convenient for our trip into Kruger National Park. Dave the owner knows his business. He gave us valuable tips regarding our self-drive to Palaborwa. He had excellent overview over how to get the most out of exploring Kruger. That made it easy for us to decide how we wanted to spend our time. He also gave... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you both very much, really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope the rest of your trip went well. Best wishes More 

Cape town
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Owners Dave and Sam are the most welcoming people! The place is amazing, very nice to relax after the Kruger park. Very helpful and passionate owners! Definitely recommended for everyone! There isn't a thing not to like at this place!

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. was great to have you both staying with us and hope your time In Capetown goes well! More 

Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We spent 2 nights at Sunbird Lodge in Phalaborwa and we really enjoyed it. The owners are great persons, taking care about everything, giving warm welcome and valuable advices. Large rooms, clean, comfortable beds, large bathroom. Beautiful green garden with flowers and many birds, swimming pool, fireplace with seating. Secure parking inside. Large LCD TV, but you usually dont need... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you got some great sightings in the park. Not sure why the WIFI was dropping in and out, its not a normal problem but will look into it. See you next time you are in the area! More 

Nelspruit, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Thank you to the owners Samantha and Dave and Family for making my stay at your Guest House a comfortable and memorable one. I guess hands on is the secret to success! The room was spacious and private with a great view of the garden and bathroom was very clean and fresh. The housekeeping staff were really friendly and efficient... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. was lovely to meet you and hopefully will get the chance to do so again. Thank you for keeping all the kids and adults entertained with your great stage show. Will spread the good word around! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Ideally situated 5 minutes from the Phlaraborwa gate in a beautiful garden with a swimming pool. The owners are welcoming, friendly and very helpful offering advice on what to do in the area and the cheapest way of doing it! They also have a lovely little friendly dog and always ask guests if they are happy for the dog to... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you both very much for you great review, was lovely having you both staying here. Hope you made it down to Cape Town ok?!  You are both more than welcome to visit us again if you are ever this way in the future. All the best More 

West Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stayed 3 nights the first week of September. We decided to stay at Sunbird Lodge and Phalaborwa as it was close to my brother who is with the PCs and is assigned to a village near Phalaborwa. Dave and Samantha were very helpful in the early stages of planning our trip and we weren't at all disappointed with our... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your super review. Was great to have you all staying here. Hopefully we will see you again in the future and if your brother needs a bit of escape for a few days, you know where we are! 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*
Number of rooms: 10
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