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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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Kópavogur, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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

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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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