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21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1389 South Africa
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#3 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Phalaborwa
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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.

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English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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elainemroe wrote a review Apr 2020
Essex, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful stay at Sunbird Lodge. We were due to stay somewhere else but they had made an error with our booking. Dave at Sunbird saved the day and we stayed there instead. We were pleased in the end for the error as Sunbird Lodge was by far a much nicer place to stay. Lovely big room and bathroom, wonderful grounds to roam around in, nice size swimming pool and peaceful outdoor seating area with settees. Dave and his wife are wonderful hosts and nothing was too much trouble. We would stay again and would definitely recommend as a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded Apr 28, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words, we are really happy you enjoyed your stay with us and that everything worked out for the best!
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LaurentCeretti wrote a review Mar 2020
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Really nice welcome from our host, and lots of infos given. Very Nice garden with a relaxing swiming pool. Next to Phalaborwa Gate entrance of Kruger Park (only 5 minutes drive) Nice and large rooms Excellent Breakfast. Really, a nice place to relax before or after Kruger Park. Safe place, nice surroundings.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Thank you for your kind words, it was lovely to meet your family and yourself. Hope you had a great holiday!
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Mario09 wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions2 helpful votes
The place is quite big, and Dave allows you to roam free in his massive garden with braai facilities. I have stayed there twice this year and found it worth the trip both times. The last time Dave explained all the routs into the Kruger natural reserve park and his information was spot on. Also thanks Dave for going the extra mile in accommodation.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded Mar 7, 2020
Thanks for your kind words Mario, it's a pleasure having you stay with us.
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Federico R wrote a review Feb 2020
Montevideo, Uruguay1 contribution
Very nice place yo visit. Nice rooms, nice breakfast, very gently host, they allways find the way to help. We forget some documents and they send them all by email. People here was born for this kind of job. Thanks a lot for everything
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded Feb 11, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind review. Really happy you enjoyed your stay with us and you got all your documents back. Hope you enjoyed your Honeymoon?!
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Peter S wrote a review Jan 2020
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We had a wonderful time at Sunbird Lodge, our host Dave was very approachable if we needed anything he had it at our beck and call. The rooms we're spacious and they had both air-con and ceiling fans in each room. All the amenities such as bbq, swimming pool a bar and fridge/freezer we available for us to take cans of drink, bottled water, ice and other alcoholic drinks to our rooms during the day and before the bar closed at 9 in the evening, guests we're to write their surname and the name of the unit on a pad, so Dave knew how much we took from the bar and charge it to our room. I liked the names of the rooms as they we're named after the local native birds. All in all we enjoyed our stay and will return in the near future. Peter & Sheryl Stanford (Elder & Sister Stanford )
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: All rooms are located in very quite and accessible areas of the lodge.
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Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded Jan 24, 2020
That's very kind of you, thank you. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, it was lovely to meet you all.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunbird Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Sunbird Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park (1.0 miles) and Foskor Mine Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sunbird Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sunbird Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sunbird Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sunbird Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sunbird Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bushveld Terrace Hotel - Restaurant, Buffalo Grill & Bistro, and Gholovan Pub & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sunbird Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sunbird Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Phalaborwa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sunbird Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.