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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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Britt.Street wrote a review Oct 2019
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We stayed here as an overnight so that my husband could write an exam in Phalaborwa. Dave and Sam are truly wonderful hosts! They were extremely accommodating and really went out of their way to help us and made us feel welcome and at home. The rooms are beautiful and well appointed and the grounds are truly stunning, tranquil and great for birding. The pool is also fantastic, providing much needed relief on our hot lowveld days. Breakfast was also delicious! Thank you Dave and Sam!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope the exam went well and the camping in the park as well!
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Ateleriz wrote a review Oct 2019
Linköping, Sweden2 contributions
Stayed for one night before entering the Kruger. Very friendly and helpful staff, room was clean and prices reasonable. Kettle and fridge in the room, got breakfast bags because we left before breakfast time. Good communication via email. Would love to come back!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 22 Oct 2019
It was a pleasure having you both stay with us, we hope you had lots of fun in the Kruger Park! Until next time. Med vänliga hälsningar.
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Sbg_L wrote a review Oct 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel5 contributions
I wish we could have stayed longer! The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The garden makes you want to stay, hang out, and watch the birds all day. Everythin was clean and in working order. We'll be back next time we go to Kruger!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 15 Oct 2019
Thanks guys, really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you enjoyed the Kruger?!
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Aileen S wrote a review Oct 2019
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I can totally recomend this beautiful Lodge. I stayed in the sunbird lodge twice and both times it was very nice. Once i stayed on my one, and it's a great place to relaxe. Clean and nice furnished rooms, also a very clean swimmingpool. A lovely garden area and absolutely friendly host. Good breakfast and great service. Very close to the town aswell. - A S
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 15 Oct 2019
Glad we could accommodate you Aileen and provide a nice relaxation spot for you fro a couple of days. Hope your dad and yourself are enjoying your travels!
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Thami wrote a review Sep 2019
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Hi Dave - Thank you for the delicious breakfast my family kept on praising it. Thank you for your hospitality. Although we got lost at Kruger the experience was phenomenon. The rooms were very need and tidy we look forward coming again and recruiting more friends to come and enjoy Sun bird
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 03 Oct 2019
It was a pleasure having your family and yourself stay with us Thami, look forward to the next time.
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US$48 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaLimpopo ProvincePhalaborwa
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