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21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1389 South Africa
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#3 of 39 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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Paula wrote a review Mar 2021
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The accommodation is great. Location is convenient and the grounds are well kept and beautiful. The lodge itself is very clean, the service is impeccable. Fixtures are not modern but because of how well maintained and clean the place is this won't be much of a big deal. Breakfast is good enough. Infact it's so fresh it's a winner. I would totally advise anyone to visit this establishment. The host was super cool and friendly as well. Only wish we could stay longer.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Dave Lockhart, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 23 Mar 2021
That's very kind of you, thank you. Really pleased you guys enjoyed your stay with us, you know where we are for next time. All the best and keep safe
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fabs34 wrote a review Mar 2021
Pignan, France4 contributions
Dave is very kind. He welcomes you, explains you everything about Phalaborwa and Kruger. He adviced us the Bushvel Terrace restaurant which has good quality and original dishes and is a high class place. Dave also gave us information and maps to visit Graskop and Blyde River Canyon. Sunbird Lodge has wide rooms with very comfortable beds, a desk to sit and work on your laptop with good wifi. Also you will have the opportunity to swim in a large swimming pool in a beautiful garden. Actually a good stay to rest after hours in Park Kruger.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Dave Lockhart, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 23 Mar 2021
Thank you for staying with us, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. Bon voyage and safe travels.
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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: Travelled as a couple
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 28 Apr 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 12 Mar 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: Travelled on business
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 07 Mar 2020
Thanks for your kind words Mario, it's a pleasure having you stay with us.
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South AfricaLimpopo ProvincePhalaborwa
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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) and Foskor Mine Museum (0.3 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.