"A lovely lodge. Great service. We enjoyed our stay and will be using Sunbird as our base for our next Krugerpark visit.
"Thank you Dave and your team for an excellent long weekend breakaway. Your place is stunning and your hospitality amazing. The finesse with which breakfast was served and your enthusiasm was out of this world. Hope to see you again in the future. Thank you again. Leon and ÊLouisa Bester"
"We enjoyed our stay at Sunbird Lodge and found the surroundings excellent. The dining room was interesting and the breakfast was more than adequate. ÊIf we ever go in that area again we wouldn't Êhesitate to stay at the Sunbird Lodge."
"David was very welcoming when we arrived. Really lovely, comfortable accommodation and beautiful gardens. We will definitely be back."
"We had a great breakfast at Sunbird Lodge, the large garden in a big bonus and the service was efficient. I would recommend this as a Bed & Breakfast before going into KNP. Good value for money."
"We were made to feel very welcome. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, very comfortable rooms set in lovely gardens. Great breakfast and some very helpful travel hints, thank you! "
"Pleasure to overnight here and breakfast all one could wish for."
"A truly wonderful lodge. Everything was superb and I was very impressed that my vehicle was washed before we left."
"We were warmly welcomed by David and enjoyed our stay there. One comment would be to improve the signage to Sunbird Lodge as it was very difficult to find. Thank you for having us and for a lovely stay."
"Friendly reception, in a spacious apartment with a splendid garden."
"I got a very nice wholehearted welcome with a smile.The surroundings there were just fabulous. I felt I could just extend my stay over there. I will definitely return there when I visit Phalaborwa, as this was not my last trip."
"My family and I were desperate to book into the Kruger Park in December, but because it was fully booked we were 'forced' to look outside the park - Wow!!! Are we glad that happened, We absolutely loved our two nights at Sunbird, Dave was an amazing host and created such a relaxed atmosphere and ove..."more
"My family and I had a great stay. The host and hostess were very friendly."
"Everything at Sunbird was wonderful from staff, breakfast, rooms, pool, braai place etc.
The staff was always there for assistance.
I'm coming back soon...
Thank you for excellent service.
" If you have experienced stress during the year, Sunbird lodge is the way to go. You can unwind listening to birds singing nice tunes. But all in all we enjoyed our stay, with a friendly service from Dave."
" The people there are so friendly it was amazing "
"We had a splendid time and are very much impressed with the place - I will recommend them to everyone I know."
"Being from Joburg I really enjoyed the fresh air and the traffic free roads, my stay was refreshing would go back anytime. The place is 5min drive from the Kruger Park which was/is the main attraction, I mean come on what more could one ask for."
"I booked the trip for my parents and they absolutely loved their stay. Sam and Dave were helpful and most important, friendly. The place is homey, according to my parents.
The booking experience was exceptional. I had prompt replies to all my questions, was given suggestions on everything I n..."
"A very nice and convenient place to stay. Hosts were extremely helpful and went out of their way to assist us. Would highly recommend the Sunbird Lodge in Phalaborwa as the place to stay when visiting the north of Kruger National Park."
"Great welcome, good accommodation, wonderful breakfast and all round relaxing stay for four Australians visiting South Africa."
"We stayed with our family of 5 (children 2,3 and 7 yrs old) at the Sunbird Lodge for 3 nights. Large rooms and easy to access to the Kruger park (ca.1km). Dave and Sam who run the business are extremely helpful and provide a lot of good advice for places to go and things to see. Especially the boat ..."more
"We stayed two nights in the cottage which was clean and very spacious. Dave and Sam made us feel at home. The lodge is just 3 minutes from the entrance to Kruger Park. "
"The fact that my children called it 'home' shows the sincerity of Dave & Sam's hospitality & friendliness. I didn't have to worry about anything besides having an awesome time exploring the breathtaking surroundings. I will definitely recommend SUNBIRD LODGE - PHALABORWA to anyone!!! Thank you Dav..."more
"From the moment we set foot on Sunbird Lodge we were treated with warmth of heart, we were treated like friends that they had not seen for a long time. Dave,Sam and his parents made us feel at home all the time, they were always interested in how our day had been and so on, thanks Sam and Dave."
"What a refreshing and beautiful stop over as well as exceptional value for money. Over and above this I must mention David's friendliness and hospitality - nothing seemed too dififcult for him. This venue will remain on our list as the place to stay in Phalaborwa. "
"We were very satisfied with the accommodation. The rooms were lovely, very neat and comfortable. The garden area was beautiful and our hosts were very hospitable. Pahalaborwa was the ideal location from which to see the Kruger Park and all the surrounding attractions."
"Relaxing Pool Area, nice and clean rooms.
Very friendly and helpful staff!!"
"Keep it up."
"The lodge was everything we were looking for; peace and quite and great hospitality. The lodge was affordable and still accomodating to all our needs. We truly had a marvellous time there and will definitely go again.
Thank you for your great hospitality. Keep it up!!!
"Thank you we enjoyed our stay. Rooms were clean and beautiful. People were very friendly. Breakfast was very nice. We will stay there again when we are in Phalaborwa."
"Very nice place"
"About my stay at Sunbird Lodge - Wonderfull!!!!
Sam & Dave were lovely hosts and so friendly. We had a nice chat. The place is neat and clean and comfortable. We also enjoyed a lovely breakfast. I would definitely recommend them to anyone and the only regret I have ..."
"We had the pleasure of staying at Sunbird Lodge for a night before commencing our stay in the Kruger. The place was spotless and the service was friendly. We could not fault anything! When next we are going to be in Phalaborwa we will certainly stay there again! Thank you to our hosts.
"Pleasant stay. Very hospitable people."
"We stayed at Sunbird Lodge in Phalaborwa for 3 days & nights at the end of Sept 2009. We were not too impressed with the venue being a 3 star rating. The shower facilities aere old fashioned and appalling. Since when do you shower in a bath with a plastic curtain that waste water all over the floor?..."more
"I had a lovely stay at Sunbird Lodge. The place was clean and neat. The rooms are comfortable and spacious. I will recommend them to others."
"Having stayed at Sunbird Lodge before, we had no hesitation in booking our overnight stay prior to going into Kruger Park.
Dave, ever cheerful, greeted us like old friends and showed us to our garden room. We like a room that opens onto the garden rather than in someone's home - Sunbird Lodge t..."
"We arrived at the Sunbird Lodge when it was already dark, and had a little trouble finding the place, but the owner's warm welcome, help with luggage and a delightfully clean bed and room soon dispelled our travel frowns! Breakfast was exactly as we would have wished and our every need was met. We ..."more
"Everything was fine with my stay. I would suggest this place to others and revisit again."
"This establishment has two major assets: an impressive garden that makes you forget that you've scheduled game drive, and very friendly and attentive staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be staying at Sunbird Lodge the next time we visit the Kruger."
"Dave is a good host. The room was spacious and the bed was perfect. The estate is beautiful and quite large. We had a good time."
"The stay in Phalaborwa and the Kruger Park where unforgettable we come back.
Thanks for everything"
"It was a pleasure staying at the Sunbird Lodge this weekend. The lodge is clean and comfortable and the hosts are welcoming and helpful. I will recommend Sunbird to other travellers and will stay there again when the opportunity arises."
"Both of our hosts were very friendly, making our stay there very relaxed. The property is well laid out. It is very handy to Kruger, which is why we went there."
"The stay at Sunbird Lodge was excellent. I could not imagine it would be like that. Thank you so much."
"Of all the guesthouses in Phalaborwa, we chose one (unbeknown to us) where the owner knew my uncle some 30 years back!
We used Sunbird Lodge as a stop over from Mozambique back to Johannesburg and were hosted in Heron Cottage. Others in our group were hosted in two double rooms.
"At the last minute I needed accommodation, for my family, close to the Kruger Park, and I was efficiently and politely dealt with by Sunbird Lodge. No sooner had they confirmed the booking. I then established I had incorrectly booked and needed to amend the dates. This was not only accommodated, bu..."more
"As a family we had a lovely stay. We were warmly received and were impressed by the neatness of the place. I don't think we would find the same quality at a better price. Our accommodation was lovely and spacious, and had all the amenities we were looking for as a base to the Kruger Park. We woul..."more
"We found Sunbird Lodge on the Rooms for Africa website along with 5 other possible venues. We emailed questions to each and finally decided on Sunbird. Gosh, we made such a good choice as it fitted our requirements exactly. The accommodation and service was better than described, and Dave and Samant..."more
"We have been warmly received despite having arrived at 21H50. The place is very nice and wouldn't mind going back again. We joked with the owner that our next visit to Kruger National Park through Phalaborwa gate shall be delayed so that we can sleep over.
I recommend the place to anyone wh..."
"We were received with all the hospitality we expected.
The service was just excellent.
The environment was very quiet and breath taking."
"Sunbird lodge has very nice facilities and the owners provide excellent hospitality!
We certainly enjoyed our 8 days stay at the Sunbird lodge!
We were provided with all we needed, including restaurant reservations and tour bookings!
"This is the best place to be if you would like the warm winter months. The beauty of the garden and singing birds makes it a relaxing place for nature lovers and is centrally located to natural places of interest.
We realized that our stay was short more with the warmth and friendly treatme..."
"The Sunbird Lodge in Phalaborwa is the perfect place to overnight, before entering the Kruger National Park. The rooms are nice and clean and the Food was good! A beautiful garden is surrounding the guesthouse and we had the feeling to be very welcome."
"Excellent value for money and the reception was very friendly and always accommodating. Highly recommended."
- Safe area
- Wonderful garden + birds singing
- Nice bar + full glasses of wine
- Entertaining hosts, but not pushy at all
- Good diner (upon request) + try out for a new dessert
- Good breakfast
- Overall comfortable accommodation
"Dave is the most resourceful B&B owner I have met. Most places that we visited whilst in Limpopo were recommended by him.
The breakfast in this place makes you come back. The welcome is something to write home about. He really knows his story."