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Sunbird Lodge

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Westerville, Ohio
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Sam and Dave are invested in making certain guests have a pleasant stay. They offer good advice about touring Kruger Park and self guided as well as professionally guided drives. Ask how the experience was at next morning breakfast; genuinely interested. Also were happy to lend field glasses to help spot birds and distant game. Breakfast was superb and made...

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review of us, its really appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay!

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Sunbird lodge is set out in a large plot with loads of space and facilities. Rooms are large, comfortable, clean and well equipped. The owners are really friendly and can't do enough for you although they don't overdo it. Breakfast is excellent, with a wide choice including a well cooked 'full english' option. Thoroughly recommended.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review Martin, really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you next time. Best wishes Dave & Samantha

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great place to stop over on the way to or from the Kruger National Park. Rooms are nice and big beds are comfortable. Has a fridge too and tea and coffee. A big garden well maintained and a swimming pool, quite large. You could easily spend a couple of days here while touring the area. Staff is very helpful and...

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review, we look forward to seeing you next time you are heading into the Kruger...

Hopkins, Belize
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Six of us stayed last month, and were well treated. Rooms comfortable and excellent freshly cooked breakfast. Sam and Dave even kindly provided freezer space for our safari food. Great place to stay before heading into Kruger.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Really pleased you enjoyed your overnight stop with us. Hope you had fun in the Kruger! Best wishes Samantha & Dave

delhi
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Stopped for one night at Sam and Daves lodge on our way into Kruger Park. There were 6 of us and each one of us throughly enjoyed the lodge. Sam and Dave were extremely friendly and very accommodating. We had frozen foods and cold foods which needed a refrigerator/ freezer as we were going into upper Kruger for 6 days....

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you all had fun in the Kruger!

Johannesburg
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The Sunbird Lodge justifiably has regularly returning guests. My wife and I spent a night here on the way through to the Kruger National Park. I booked through Trip Advisor, having read the reviews of the lodge. It was a good decision. The room and bathroom were very clean. I am a fan of crisp white bed linen and I...

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much Chris. Really pleased you both enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to seeing you next time....

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I spent just one night here before going into the Kruger Park (2 minutes away). Nice lodge, with beautiful garden and pool. They also offer a private parking, very close to the rooms. The owner is very kind. Strongly suggested if you are going to the Kruger Park.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us....

George, South Africa
Reviewed 18 September 2016

What a beautiful stopover between northern Kruger and Timbavati. We truly enjoyed our stay. The owner made us feel at home and very informative about the area. The rooms are spacious and private with a beautiful private "stoep". Little gem in Phalaborwa..

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Chantelle, your comments are much appreciated! Best wishes Dave & samantha

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stayed at Sunbird over night on our way to Kruger. Set in in immaculate large, very well maintained garden the accommodation was spacious and very comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble for Dave who really made us feel at home. We will certainly return. A big thumbs up! Bob, Yvonne and Carol

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you guys stay with us and really glad you enjoyed it. Hope you had fun in the Kruger! Best wishes Dave & Samantha

Waalwijk, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Sunbird lodge is set in a large garden with mature trees which attract a lot of birds. The rooms are spacious, clean and complete with a little patio in front of the room, no frills. The area is very safe and well maintained. The owner, a jolly englishman, is also very friendly and helpfull. Phalaborwa itself has a nice little...

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Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for your review. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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Address: 21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1389, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Phalaborwa
Price Range: $99 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunbird Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Speak to the freindly host, they'll advise you one what's best for your needs”
barnapa1, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room looked on to the garden away from the pool so quiet.”
859iainh, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed next to the swimming pool which was ideal”
_ymlatimer, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“the braai area is amazing”
fankomo86, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are nice, clean swimming pool, beautiful Lapa and braai Area, large beautiful garden, many bird species”
tourafricansky, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
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