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21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1389 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#2 of 40 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
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Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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BJPct wrote a review 18 May
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unbird Lodge. If you need rest, relaxation and refreshing, Sunbird Lodge offers all of those. All the best Dave to you and Samantha as you recover from the way Covid has affected and delayed your plans for further development of Sunbird Lodge. Bill & Joy Phelps
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
Thank you very much. Was lovely to see you both again, hopefully it won't be another 12 years until the next time! All the best
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PieterClock3 wrote a review Apr 2022
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We stayed at Sunbird Lodge last April, which we enjoyed. The owner was very nice and helpful by explaining the activities & restaurants in the area. The room & garden was nicely maintained & clean. And breakfast was good as well.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you Pieter, glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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fransf0urie wrote a review Mar 2022
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The Sunbird Lodge was the perfect overnight stay for us on route to the KNP- literally 5 min's from Phalaborwa gate. Dave was the perfect host- warm, friendly and went out of his way to accommodate us, thank you! Will definetely book there again in future.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 29 Mar 2022
Thank you Frans, that's very kind of you. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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gabriela j wrote a review Feb 2022
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My boyfriend and I stayed there in the summer of 2019. That was a great experience, with nice accomodation, it´s well located and has great breakfast. By the way the staff is very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Sunbird Lodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 18 Feb 2022
Thank you Gabriela, that's very kind of you. Hope to see you both again.
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biancavant0nder wrote a review Jan 2022
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Sunbird Lodge is a great bed & breakfast run by a very friendly family man. This is a home away from home with great breakfast options and comfortable, cozy, clean rooms with a much needed aircon to shelter you from the Palabora heat. Just 2 minutes from the town, everything is super close. Much recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Dave Lockhart, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 29 Jan 2022
Thank you for your kind words Bianca. Its always a pleasure having you guys stay with us. Take care and see you again soon we hope.
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PRICE RANGE
US$61 - US$72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvincePhalaborwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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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 (1.7 km), Foskor Mine Museum (0.3 km), and The Marula Company (1.1 km).
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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sunbird Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.