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Kloof, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunbird Lodge is a nice B&B in a lovely setting in a residential area of Phalaborwa. The owners are very friendly and communicate well with the guests. The cleanliness in the bathroom was not 100% (shower floor).

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Which room did you stay in please and we can look into the issue you raised?

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel has a very nice garden to hang out. The receptionist is a wonderful guy. Super friendly. Breakfast was very good. The room very clean and bed was comfortable. Great value for money. I paid 66 euro for the night.

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Fantastic accommodation and facilities, with a fantastic & helpful owner. Lovely rooms, ground, swimming pool and bar area. Owner helped to recommend us local restaurants & shops and helped book our trips into the park. Excellent breakfast selection in the mornings also!

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Cheers Robert, was a pleasure having you guys stay here with us and glad we could be of help during your stay! Look forward to the seeing you another time. All the best Dave & Samantha

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The hotel is set in gorgeous gardens. The rooms are large with all mod cons and the breakfast the next morning was one of the best of our trip. We had arrived at the Sunbird Lodge following the journey from hell. Dave the host could not be helpful, phoning car hire company to find out what we needed to do...

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your very kind review, really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and glad we assist with ideas for the Kruger! Best wishes Dave & Samantha

Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We booked Sunbird as a place to lay our hats for a couple days before our safari, and the place to stay while we visited where Amarula is made, our favourite liqueur. While many places we stayed at along the way on a three-week Africa trip proved not to look like the photos online, Sunbird did not disappoint. The courtyard...

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tracey & John Thank you so much for your very kind review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we are happy we could help you out after all the hassles you had with you flights. Like you said, its just a shame you couldn't stay for longer. At least you know we we are...

Reviewed 5 December 2016

Rooms and general standard on a good/great level. But what makes this place stand out is the dedication to providing top notch service, when it comes to making their guests have a terrific stay (in the Kruger park), i.e. outside of the lodge. Everything booked and fixed on arrival, and some glitches (outside of Sunbird's control) along the way were...

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Marcus, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and your adventures into the Kruger. It was only a pleasure that we could assist you with the game drives etc. Look forward to meeting you with your family next time! Best wishes Samantha & Dave...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We only stayed one night after an overnight flight and a hot drive up from Joburg. After a warm welcome and lots of tips about the area it was so good to relax in the pool with a cold beer. Great room with balcony to chill on and get used to being back in Africa. Will definitely be back, would...

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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Cheers for your review Steve, glad we could be of assistance! Hope you enjoyed the park...

Westerville, Ohio
Reviewed 24 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 10 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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Many thanks for your kind review, we look forward to seeing you next time you are heading into the Kruger...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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: $106 - $121 (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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