Organisations we are members of, or other companies we also endorse

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At Sunbird Lodge we are either members of, or represented on, several different websites which are dedicated to both promote the tourism industry in South Africa and beyond and also to ensure that your experience with us is a memorable one. You can rest assured that we adhere to certain standards laid down by these various organisations which are in place to enhance your guest experience. This, in turn, gives you peace of mind knowing that when you stay with us you are staying with a reputable establishment.

We also list some other organisations who we are happy to recommend.

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa We have been awarded a 3 star grading with the country’s leading grading organisation who are committed to maintaining high quality grading standards for everyone to be inspired by and enjoy .

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Birdlife South Africa We are proud members of Birdlife South Africa who’s mission is to promote the enjoyment, conservation, study and understanding of wild birds and their habitats.

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Guest House Association of South Africa We are a member of South Africa’s leading Guest House organisation who are aimed at promoting the Guest house Industry across South Africa.


Tripadvisor TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel review site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools.

South African National Parks Experience the beauty and diversity of South African National Parks. Travel and explore South Africa!                                             anti poaching

Leo Africa LEO Africa is a predator research volunteer programme in the Selati Game Reserve, in the Limpopo region of South Africa . The programme offers an exciting combination of lion and predator research, black rhino monitoring, wildlife management, conservation, an opportunity to complete Field Guiding training (FGASA)


Zoover On Zoover you can find vacation reviews, pictures and videos taken by travelers of hotels, campsites, holiday parks and cruises.


Holiday Check  HolidayCheck is a leading travel website where users can easily find and book their perfect holiday and share their holiday experience.

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Kruger to Canyons Route  The route stretches from the Kruger National Park past the Olifants River and its canyon to the magnificence of the Blyde River Canyon, the world’s third-deepest canyon. The Kruger to Canyons Route showcases Africa’s diversity in landscape. Here pioneers have left their footprints in the form of names, stories and towns. The position of the area brought about many defining activities in and around settlements, such as trade-centres and the rush for gold, bringing together different groups of people.

The Kruger to Canyons Route is situated in the Limpopo province but also extends into Mpumalanga. The route meanders from Phalaborwa, through Hoedspruit before connecting with Graskop. Between the main attractions many natural and cultural treasures can be found, as well as a range of activities.

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SA Airlink

Fly from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa, we are just 5 minutes from the airport but you will need your own transport to get to us as there is no public transport or transfers available.

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