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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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duane schaad wrote a review Jul 2019
Portland, Oregon15 contributions4 helpful votes
You won't find a more comfortable, peaceful and quiet place to rest. The rooms are very well furnished, clean spacious. The service is absolutely friendly and quite entertaining, and very knowledgeable about the the town, the surrounding areas and all that it has to offer. Dave is the most accommodating host we have met and really made our stay very memorable. So much good advice. We will go back over and over. Advice- call in advance for reservations because the word is out there and is a favorite. p.s. their pool is a real bonus!
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Date of stay: June 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 26 Jul 2019
We are really happy you decided to stay with us once again Duane, thank you for the kind words! Best wishes Samantha & Dave
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ChezSteyn wrote a review Jul 2019
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We highly recommend this accommodation. This is the second time we have stayed at Sunbird, the rooms are spacious and clean. Set In beautiful gardens. Breakfast was lovely and people are so obliging. Very close to the Kruger gate so if you wanting to spend a night or two passing through this is the place.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 18 Jul 2019
Its always a pleasure having you both stay with us, thank you so your lovely review. Best wishes Samantha & Dave
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Raquel Unterslak wrote a review Jul 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa23 contributions3 helpful votes
We recently stayed at Sunbird for a week to visit the Kruger Park daily. Dave is such a great host - he welcomed us warmly and served our breakfasts every morning with a smile. When my father-in-law got injured and we needed to find a doctor, Dave was there to recommend someone for us. The breakfasts were wonderful! The selection of fruit, muesli, yogurt, banana bread and other cold goods was plentiful, and the hot cooked foods were delicious as well, and the variety is superb (eggs basically any way you like, with toast, bacon, mushrooms, pork sausage, tomato, etc - really the most fantastic and customizable options available). The tea selection at breakfast was also great for the tea-lover like myself. The rooms are spacious, kept beautifully clean and are pleasantly
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Date of stay: July 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 09 Jul 2019
Thank you Raquel for your very kind words. Its always a pleasure having you guys stay with us and its very reassuring to know that you all enjoy your stays so much, hopefully we will see you all again soon. Especially happy you enjoyed the tea selection! Best wishes Dave & Sam
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Newforest wrote a review Apr 2019
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Spent two nights here over the Easter weekend; lovely accommodation, excellent breakfast and very helpful host. Even had time to relax by the pool and enjoy the garden! A quick drive up the road and you are at the Phalaborwa Kruger gate, which is ideal. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 23 Apr 2019
Thank you for your very kind review, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you have fun on the rest of your travels?!
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Helen A wrote a review Mar 2019
Wapiti, Wyoming91 contributions15 helpful votes
6 of us travelled through Kruger in February and this was one of our stopovers.Spent 2 nights here. Beautiful grounds, gracious hosts who were really helpful. Beautiful cook to order breakfast. Rooms were very comfortable.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 24 Mar 2019
Thank you Helen, was very kind of you and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. It was lovely to meet you all and we trust you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Best wishes Samantha & Dave
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South AfricaLimpopo ProvincePhalaborwa
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