We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Sunbird Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Sunbird Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

241 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 150: English reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Marcus R
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Steve I
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 2 weeks ago

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank timbac
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 4 weeks ago

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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Martin H
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 859iainh
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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank sittee
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....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank africanbush
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Chris_Sykes
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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ToninoGiallo
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..

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Chantelle T
Sunbirdlodge, Owner at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

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

162 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (115)
Viewed
Room/Suite (15)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (22)
Viewed
View from Room (11)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (13)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (44)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (47)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (17)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Phalaborwa hotels
0.5 mi away
Sefapane Lodge and Safaris
Sefapane Lodge and Safaris
#2 of 6 in Phalaborwa
256 reviews
1.3 mi away
Bushveld Terrace Hotel & Guest House
0.6 mi away
Royal Game Guest House
Royal Game Guest House
#5 of 25 in Phalaborwa
24 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.0 mi away
La Lechere Guest House
La Lechere Guest House
#3 of 25 in Phalaborwa
62 reviews
0.4 mi away
Kaia Tani Guesthouse
Kaia Tani Guesthouse
#2 of 25 in Phalaborwa
261 reviews
14.1 mi away
Muweti Bush Lodge
Muweti Bush Lodge
#1 of 22 in Phalaborwa
184 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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 

Additional Information about Sunbird Lodge

Address: 21 Aalwyn Street, Phalaborwa 1389, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Phalaborwa
Price Range: £48 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunbird Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Orbitz, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your Sunbird Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sunbird Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay