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Sunbird Lodge
Ranked #2 of 27 Phalaborwa B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable stay, amazing service and was made to feel very welcome by the owners. Great food, great facilities in the room and a lovely clean pool area. 100% recommended. Really is a lovely guest house, I will certainly be revisiting again!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
Thank Iain C
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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2013

Thanks you very much for your very kind review. was a pleasure having you staying here with us and glad you enjoyed your first African experience! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future..

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed 4 nights at Sunbird and wish we had stayed at least one more! Dave was so gracious and helpful, we booked last minute and arrived without much of a plan and he gave great advice on where to eat (Buffalos...we went 3 times we loved it so much) and touring the park. The location was excellent, the Phalaborwa entrance to Kruger, a gas station and a grocery store were all within 5 mins of Sunbird. Our room was super comfortable, plenty of hot water, cold air conditioning, and comfy mattresses. Breakfast was lovely although we only were around for it the last morning. The Kruger portion of our South Africa trip has been our favorite and Sunbird definitely is to be credited for that! Absolutely would stay here at again if we ever make it back to Kruger. Thanks again Dave. Christina and Jon

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Christina J
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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2013

So glad you guys enjoyed your time with us. You had some great sitings on your trips into the park by the sounds of things which really made your choice of trips worthwhile. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in SA!

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

My husband and I recently spent one night at Sunbird Lodge on our way to the Kruger Park. We have stayed at 3 other bed and breakfasts previously - this was by far the best! Dave was very welcoming when we arrived. The room was spotless and very comfortable. Lovely garden. We will definitely be back!

Peter and Dianne Digby

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank dianne1313
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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Thank you so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay here with us.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We had a fantastic stay here. We wanted to explore the middle of Kruger and Phalaborwa is then perfect. It is just a few kilometers from Kruger.
The Sunbird Lodge is very good. The rooms are spacious, breakfast is good and the people are very friendly.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MirandaNederland
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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Thank you so much. glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the walks and game drives. Hope you had a good stay in the Park as well.

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed five nights in August, everything was ok, above all the assistance by the staff.
We had also a bunk bed for our child.
The hotel is just 3-4 km far from the Kruger, and also other attractions are quite close, comprehending the Blyde river.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2013

So pleased you enjoyed your time here with us and your trips to visit all the local attractions. Glad to be of assistance!

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I work locally and only had a few days off, so wanted to make the most of my break by relaxing by a pool. The reviews for Sunbird were great and I was not disappointed. I was greeted by a smiling Dave who showed me to my room. Wonderfully spacious with a double bed, bath AND shower with patio doors to the garden. The garden is lovely and for wonderful for bird lovers..i even saw my first ever cut-throat finch!

I had a takeaway on my first evening which was delivered to my room by Dave, who had thought to provide plate and cutlery which i thought was kind

Free wifi worked wonderfully and the breakfast was delicious.

Hosts were particularly kind and friendly, thoughtful and helpful. I will definitely go again and would recommend to anyone needing accomodation in the area.

And the surprise as I was leaving...the gardener had washed my car!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2013

So glad you enjoyed your stay and managed to get the relaxation you were after. Look forward to seeing you again another time...

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Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

The hosts were friendly, breakfast was great and rooms were spacious and well appointed. We were travelling with two children, so the option for them to share a bunk in our room was ideal! They particularly appreciated the free WiFi facility.

The accommodation was selected for us as part of a tour by Wild Planet Safari (www.wildplanetsafari.com) but we'd be sure to use this again if in the area. A real find.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Thank you so much, really pleased you enjoyed you time with us. Sorry it was so short though!

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Additional Information about Sunbird Lodge

Address: 21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1389, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Phalaborwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Phalaborwa
Price Range: $68 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunbird Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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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