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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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Christine O wrote a review Feb 2019
Letchworth, United Kingdom343 contributions54 helpful votes
We were on our way to the northern part of the Kruger Park and Sunbird Lodge was a lovely, convenient place to stay. Dave welcomed us and we were happy with our big room but the plus feature of Sunbird Lodge is the beautiful large garden with many trees and plants all beautifully maintained surrounding a pool. Our room was comfortable and clean and breakfast delicious. Sunbird Lodge is also conveniently placed to do shopping for essential supplies before entering the park.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 26 Feb 2019
Many thanks for your kind review Christine. It was really nice to meet you both and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you enjoyed the Kruger! Best wishes Samantha & Dave
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TomPotlatch wrote a review Jan 2019
Hoodsport WA, USA15 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed at The Sunbird Lodge for three nights in January 2019 while visting the northern part of Kruger Park. The facilites and service were excellent. They made me sack meals to take with me as i had very early pickups for my game drives. The room was fine with good wifi and air condiitoning. The one full breakfast I had there was complete and excellent. Security was fine. The manager was very friendly and helpful with local infromation about sights, restaurants, petrol stops and routing for my return to Johannesburg, including having a prepared map of al lthe different routings. I would definitely visit the Sunbird Lodge again.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 29 Jan 2019
Thanks Tom, really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and had fun in the Kruger Park! Best wishes Samantha & Dave
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Noora K wrote a review Jan 2019
New York City, New York141 contributions48 helpful votes
I cannot recommend a better place to stay in Phalaborwa than Sunbird Lodge. Dave was so accommodating and helped us so much with our project. The property is very comfortable and it felt like home. We stayed also in some private reserves and in much more expensive camps that included game drives and such, but actually we didn't need to, because we saw more animals driving on our own in an SUV while staying at Sunbird Lodge than further out in those reserves. Whether you are making stopover or staying there for the whole time, I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 09 Jan 2019
Thank you so much for your lovely review, really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Am also very happy that we could help with your project and that it was somewhat successful in the end. Typically since you left we have had plenty plenty rain but the Mopani worms are still fairly conspicuous by their absence. All the best
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Cheryl King wrote a review Nov 2018
Somerset West, South Africa93 contributions16 helpful votes
We needed a stop over before visiting Kruger Park and Sunbird Lodge proved to be perfect. Our welcome was warm and friendly. The rooms, all opening onto a beautiful garden are spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The gardens are beautiful with a stunning swimming pool area. Before going out for supper we enjoyed a drink at the bar which has a honesty box. The lodge is close to all amenities and good restaurants and close to Kruger Park gate. We spent two nights there and will visit again. No need for us to ever look for accommodation in Phalaborwa again.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 19 Nov 2018
Thank you for your lovely review Cheryl, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to seeing you again next time you are heading into the Kruger! Best wishes Dave & Samantha
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rihanda2018 wrote a review Oct 2018
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Had a great stay at Sunbird. Couldn't have asked for a better host! Friendly & helpful and made us feel at home. The room was well equipped, neat and clean and the staff was very friendly. The garden is spectacular and perfect for relaxing. We ready made another booking for the rest of the family for the December holidays! Can't wait! Thank you for a great experience.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge
Responded 14 Oct 2018
Really glad you enjoyed your stay Rihanda, we look forward to meeting the rest of the family in Decemmber!
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South AfricaLimpopo ProvincePhalaborwa
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