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21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1389 South Africa See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews beautiful garden phalaborwa gate kruger national park great hosts secure parking rooms are spacious visiting the area town centre made us feel at home yogurt a great stay recommend it to anyone place to stay next morning self drive minute drive olifants river
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank CherylDK
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank rihanda2018
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird LodgeResponded 15 October 2018

Really glad you enjoyed your stay Rihanda, we look forward to meeting the rest of the family in Decemmber!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

We stayed at Satara rest camp in the park, but wanted lodging near the park before going to the airport in Johannesburg so we could spend most of the day in Kruger itself. We were glad we chose Sunbird. The owner was friendly and very...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Erickson18
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird LodgeResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review Arnold, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope the drive back to Jo'burg wasn't too bad! All the best Dave & Sam.

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Spend there 5 days to visit the Kruger. Everything was fine, including breakfast and the nice garden and pool. But this place is so special, because of it's increadible good hospitality of the guest managers. I've never experienced something comparable.More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Sebastian G
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird LodgeResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you both very much for your very kind review its really appreciated. We try and ensure everyone who stays with us gets the most out of their stay and its good to know that our efforts are rewarded and you enjoyed your stay with...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018

My family and I spent a night at Sunbird Lodge after leaving the Kruger National Park. The Lodge is ideally suited for exploring the park as it is situated just outside the park's Phalaborwa Gate. The owners are charming and very welcoming and gave us...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank RobHK67
Response from Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird LodgeResponded 2 August 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you guys stay with us and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Best wishes Samantha & Dave

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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 More 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. Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
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US$66 - US$81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > Limpopo Province > Phalaborwa
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US$66 - US$81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > Limpopo Province > Phalaborwa
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"All rooms face the garden so no bad rooms"
10 Jul 2018
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"book in advance"
18 Jun 2018
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"All rooms have excellent views, private patio looking out towards a very large garden unspoiled forested..."
5 Nov 2017
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"I believe they're all good with views over the lawns or pool."
26 Sep 2017
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