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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 Lapas 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 3 km 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 2 km away making us the perfect choice for the business or leisure traveler.  We are less than 5 minutes drive from Phalaborwa airport and transfers and car hire can also be arranged.

Dining at Sunbird Lodge:
A full English cooked breakfast along with juices, cereals, fruit and yogurts 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 and available daily. There are also several good eating places we can recommend all within 5 minutes drive of us.

Facilities at Sunbird Lodge:
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 (WIFI connection available throughout the Lodge).

We can also accommodate small conferences, golf and social groups of up to around 20 people plus outside functions for up to 50 people.

Accommodation at Sunbird Lodge:
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, ceiling fans, televisions, tea & coffee making facilities and private patios.

All rooms are non-smoking, but smoking is allowed on the patios outside the rooms.


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 safaris, 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.

Rooms and Units Available:

Standard Double / Twin Rooms

All rooms are of good size, en-suite and have DSTV, air conditioning and ceiling fans, tea /coffee making facilities, fridges, patios overlooking either the gardens or the swimming pool and are non-smoking. Free WIFI is available in the rooms.

Amount of similar units: 10
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Communal Satellite TV
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

- One night's deposit to be paid in advance and is non-refundable within 1 month of arrival.
- Cancellation before 1 month of arrival charged at 50% of the deposit paid.


Phalaborwa is around 5-6 hours drive from Johannesburg:
- N4 to Belfast
- R36 via Orighstad to Abel Erasmus Pass and Strydom Tunnel
- R36 towards Tzaneen
- R530 towards Phalborwa/Mica
- R40 to Phalaborwa

Alternative route:
- N1 to Polokwane
- R71 via Magoebaskloof to Tzaneen
- R71 Gravelote to Pahalborwa

Once in Phalaborwa follow the map. We are located very close to the Police station!

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast
  • Minimum stay: 1 Day/s
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM