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21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1389 South Africa
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#3 of 38 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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Frederick R wrote a review Sep 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa21 contributions27 helpful votes
In the beginning we just wanted to book an accommodation for one night visiting the Kruger the next day. In the end we would have loved to stay longer at the sundbird lodge. The lodge is so beautiful with an amazing view on the garden! Dave welcomed us lovely giving us so many tips what to do. We hadn’t planned the trip then but instead of insisting on staying longer at his lodge he told us be can check inside or at an other gate. At this point you realize is not about the money dave and Samantha running this lodge. Besides she wonderful feeling you get there it takes 5 mins to the Kruger gate and 5 mins to all the other restaurants but they will tell you about this :)
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 03 Oct 2019
Thank you for your really nice review, it was lovely to meet you both. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. For us its all about you having the best experience possible for your holidays and its great to know we could help you and hope you enjoyed your last few days in the Kruger Park and South Africa. jusqu'à la prochaine fois
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Nick W wrote a review Aug 2019
Tring32 contributions6 helpful votes
My daughter and I had a lovely two night stay at Sunbird Lodge. It was an ideal resting point after a long car journey from Johannesburg. Dave and Sam were very friendly hosts, our room was ideal and the grounds looked lovely - though sadly we had little time to enjoy them. Gholovans pub is two minutes drive away and excellent value. Would happily return again.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 21 Aug 2019
Thank you Nick, glad you both enjoyed your stay. Hope you had fun in the Kruger?!
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B1132OOml wrote a review Aug 2019
16 contributions3 helpful votes
A very nice, friendly stay in Phalaborwa. Ideally situated for visits to the Kruger Park. Good recommendations for dinner restaurants. Clean and well-furnished rooms, safe parking and a good breakfast.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 15 Aug 2019
Thank you for your very kind review.
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Max wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
Sunbird lodge is a beautiful place and perfectly located to start a trip to Kruger Park. The owner is very helpful and even sent stuff, which we had forgotten, to a different accommodation on our route. Definitely recommend to stay there.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 13 Aug 2019
Thank you Max, really pleased you both enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you are having a great holiday!
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adamschris wrote a review Jul 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa258 contributions84 helpful votes
The Lodge is very comforatble and Dave the owner very welcoming . Well appointed rooms and great breakfast - Good facilities , honesty bar , lots of birds in the garden - so take your birdbook and binocs - nice pool !
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Date of stay: July 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 28 Jul 2019
Thanks Chris, glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the weekend! See you next time. Best wishes Samantha & Dave
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US$48 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaLimpopo ProvincePhalaborwa
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