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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Dave was very friendly and helpful. Everything was great, the rooms, breakfast, swimming pool, braai facilities and the lovely well kept gardens (even meeting Chelsea)! Would definitely stay there again:)

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope your dog was happy to see you when you got back though!!!!

sheffield
Reviewed 11 January 2016

On this return visit, I felt so very welcome ( after a 6-year gap) that I felt I was staying with long-lost friends. Sam and Dave really looked after me - supper, breakfast just perfect. They advised me about my onward route, and even ran me a map off the internet. Room as comfortable & clean as I remembered, gardens...

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Chris, was a pleasure having you stay with us again and really happy to hear that enjoyed you Christmas and New Year down in the Cape. Until next time....!

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 29 December 2015

An beautiful place to unwind , good rooms with some good English breakfast with very close proximity to Kruger gives one a good value for money, the host Dave is very warm and friendly and has a map or an advise for everything that you ask for (lol), very close proximity to good restaurants as well.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your super review. It was lovely having you both staying here with us and really pleased you enjoyed your stay and glad we could help with advice. Will give you a shout if we ever get the chance to visit Mumbai!

Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 24 November 2015

We really liked this place in an almost park like garden. The room was spacious, nice and clean and the breakfast was good. The only downside is, that it is too far to walk to the restaurants in town, especially at night.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, that was really kind of you. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in South Africa. Best wishes Dave & Samantha

Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Really no point in looking at other accommodation in Phalaborwa. Very pleasant and friendly hosts and staff. Large comfortable room, DSTV, fridge, air-con, large shower (pressure good but would change the shower head to a rainfall) Large gardens with all types of birds, squirrels as well, secure parking and centrally located. Good breakfast and Honesty bar. Highly recommended.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your really kind review Graham, much appreciated. Look forward to seeing you next time you are both in the area. All the best...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Drove here from Johannesburg and stayed two nights. Owner was really hospitable and helpful. Rooms were nice and clean. Location was very convenient for touring Kruger. I really enjoyed my stay here! I would definitely stay here again.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review Seth. was great having you staying here and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip!

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Our introduction to South African accommodation could not have been better. Stayed overnight at Sunbird Lodge after almost 2 days underway from Vancouver, Canada. Staging for entering Kruger Park the next day, via Phalaborwa Gate, for a week of birdwatching++. Superb place to stay! Wonderful birdwatching in the gardens, very comfortable, very clean rooms - luxury at an affordable price....

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, what a lovely review, thank you so much Gail. We are really pleased that you chose to stay with us and delighted we could be your "guinea pigs" with regards to your experience of accommodation during your stay in South Africa. Hope you enjoyed your time in the Kruger and we look forward to seeing you both on your...

Reviewed 27 October 2015

Dave, the owner was wonderful from the moment we arrived. He welcomed us warmly and was available to help us with any need. The entire property is beautiful with gardens, a pool and several seating areas. The bar is a self-service refrigerator that is on the honor system. The bar is another lovely seating area. Breakfast was included and included...

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Really pleased that you guys enjoyed your stay here with us, sorry it was so short, but you know where we are if you are ever heading this way in the future. All the best..

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Only 5 minutes drive from the Phalaborwa gate of the Kruger National Park in a quiet area. Owner went out of his way to assist us with an issue we had with some documents that we left at the previous lodge. Unfortunately we arrived late and weren't able to enjoy the outdoor pool. There is a lovely outdoor bar and...

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you both so much for your lovely review. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Glad we could help with the issue you had with your documentation. Look forward to seeing you both next time.

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Sunbird Lodge was our first lodging experience on our first trip to South Africa and they definitely delivered an outstanding experience. Our rooms were clean and spacious, the grounds were lovely and immaculate, and the hosts and staff were fantastic! Their dining suggestions and advice about grocery shopping, Kruger park, etc. were perfect, and their breakfast was top notch. Although...

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Thank you so much guys for your fantastic review. really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and had a brilliant time in SA. Look forward to the next time...

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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. ... more   less 

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Address: 21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1389, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Phalaborwa
Price Range: $81 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunbird Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Our room looked on to the garden away from the pool so quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 859iainh, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed next to the swimming pool which was ideal”
 of 5 bubbles _ymlatimer, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“the braai area is amazing”
 of 5 bubbles fankomo86, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are nice, clean swimming pool, beautiful Lapa and braai Area, large beautiful garden, many bird species”
 of 5 bubbles tourafricansky, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Seemed to me all ròoms are equally well situated, with splendid view of garden.”
 of 5 bubbles cowleyManor, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
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