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Sunbird Lodge

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21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1389, South Africa
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Starnberg
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for four nights in the Sunbird Lodge and we truly enjoyed our time there. The hosts, Dave and Sam, were very friendly and helped us wherever possible. Dave is a lovely host, very interested in your daily plans and not short of help. He gave us good tips for our safari drives to the Kruger Park. As we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful hosts, rooms well maintained and comfortable. The rooms are always clean, and serviced daily. The hosts go out of their way to make tour stay as comfortable as possible and assist you in any way they can. Great service and all round friendly staff. And the banana bread served at breakfast is delicious.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Really glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we look forward to seeing you again next time... More 

Phalaborwa, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice guesthouse with a beautiful garden and a big swimming pool. The owners are really friendly people and are ready to help all the time. The rooms are spacious and pretty! Food prepared on request or you could justgo to visit one of the local restaurants close by using your car rental. Airport transfer (5minutes by car) can be... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Sabrina, its much appreciated. Hope you are keeping well. See you soon Best wishes Dave & Samantha More 

Pretoria
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We were eight visitors who stayed the night - we all felt that it had been a lovely experience, that the breakfast packs we received (for which we were very grateful) were tasty, nutritious and filling, and that our only regret is that we had so little time to spend at the lodge - we will definitely visit again!

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Thank Stefani C
Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you all stay with us and really pleased you enjoyed your time here. Look forward to seeing you all next time. Hope you enjoyed the trail in the Kruger! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We arrived late and left eraly the morning for the Kruger and we finally didn't spend many times in the lodge but welcome from the UK manager was excellent and he provide us very good advice for the Kruger and to eat in Phalaborwa. The room was clean, confortable with everything we need.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Was great to meet you and happy we could help! More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Clean and nice place with good breakfast and a very helpful host in Dave. Would recommend this place to everyone. Thanks for the stay Dave, you gave some very helpful tips. The internet was so so, but hell, who needs internet when you are in Africa!

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Richard, really pleased you guys enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you had a great holiday! More 

Bavaria, Germany
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

A warm welcome when we arrived late. Dave took us to our room and showed us the secure parking. Rooms very good, clean and spacious. Breakfast very good and friendly service. A recommened place to stay

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

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

Nelspruit, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

i have been in many places in palaborwa but at Sunbird was like we are in heaven the place is clean even the people working there they are so friendly they always smiling and Dave you are the best keep it up

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments! Really pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us, look forward to seeing you next time... More 

Switzerland
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

As longstanding visitors to the Kruger, we found Sunbird Lodge many years ago and were so impressed that we have stayed there each time we visit Phalaborwa, which is ca. 6 times now. Our thanks once again to Dave and Sam who are great hosts and provide a real 'home from home' atmosphere, but with the benefit of a much... More 

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Always a pleasure having you both stay with us, how was the golf in Mauritius??!! More 

Lobito, Angola
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Excellent place, very well located (5 minutes from Kruger´s gate), very nice rooms and excellent reception. Dave and Samantha were great and super friendly, giving us excellent advise for the tours. Best omelette I had for breakfast!!

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Chris, really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you had fun in the Park?! Glad you enjoyed the omelette! More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Internet
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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 

Additional Information about Sunbird Lodge

Address: 21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1389, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Phalaborwa
Price Range: $66 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunbird Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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