I am by nature not a B&B person, my sister is. She has been dragging me around South Africa for the past few years from one B&B to another. I havent always commented on them as the service and offering is usually of the forgetfull sort and hearing the nocturnal noises of other guests in nighbouring rooms is not always the most pleasant way to enjoy an evening. After some deliberation (2 minutes) I decided that another exception to my no B&B rule has been found. Sunbird Lodge is simply magnificent in so many ways. The rooms are decent sized and clean, the swimming pool is a delight to cool off after a hot day in the car or for lazing alongside. It is situated not far from the town centre and evening meals are close by with many varietys to choose from. I will happily return to this oasis and when it happens the longer the stay the better. Breakfast is honest and a delight. Hotels in this country of ours had better sit up and take notice the B&B is with us to stay and the value for money that this Lodge in particular presents will keep me out of hotel rooms in future.
Dave, the host, is a wealth of information and you need look no further for assistance with tours and transfers.
Well worth a visit!!!!!!!
- 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 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 Monday-Friday 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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