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“Great stop off on way to Kruger ”
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Sunbird Lodge
Ranked #2 of 27 Phalaborwa B&B and Inns
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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 stay longer if the call of Kruger wasn't so strong.
Oh and a lovely breakfast too!

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

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

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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 for great start to day.

Would stay here again without hesitation

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

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

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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.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

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

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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 accessible booking was no problem and is reasonably priced.
Did not eat there as left early the next morning but all looks organized.
No complaints will stay there again if am in the area.

Room Tip: Our room looked on to the garden away from the pool so quiet.
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

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

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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.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

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

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Additional Information about Sunbird Lodge

Address: 21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1389, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Phalaborwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Phalaborwa
Price Range: ₹ 4,431 - ₹ 5,473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunbird Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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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