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 Lapaís 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. Laze by the swimming pool, sit under one of our Lapaís with a drink from the bar or take in the gardens at night looking at the stars, you can just unwind and let your stress melt away.

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 transfers and car hire can also be arranged.


Accommodation is provided in either one of 5 twin/double rooms in the main house (all with private access from the garden), 2 twin rooms beside the swimming pool and 3 twin/double rooms in the garden.

All rooms are of good size, en-suite and have TV's, air conditioning and ceiling fans, tea/coffee making facilities, patios overlooking either the gardens or the swimming pool and are non smoking. (Smoking is permitted on the patio areas). In addition, the cottage also has a fully fitted kitchen and can be used for either self catering or bed and breakfast accommodation.

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 in certain rooms).

Our rates include a full English cooked breakfast along with juices, cereals, fruit and yoghurts. Lunches and dinners can also be provided and must be booked in advance. Please note dinners are only available Monday - Thursday.

We cater for small conferences for up to 15 people.
We cater for golf groups of up to 14 golfers.

Sunbird Lodge is a Birder Friendly establishment accredited by Birdlife South Africa.
Member of the Guest House Association of South Africa

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 safariís, 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.


AA Quality Assured Accommodation Recommended  BirdLife South Africa: Birder Friendly Establishment  Guest House Association of South Africa  Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)