Hornbill Private Lodge is a discreet private lodge situated within
the 12,500 hectare big 5 game Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. The lodge
caters for families and is situated 26 kilometres from Bela Bela
The eight (8) sleeper lodge has three bedrooms and three bathrooms
two of which are en-suite. The main upstairs bedroom has a game
viewing deck and separate dressing room.
The down stairs bedroom has two single beds and generous built in
cupboards and an en-suite bathroom (Shower and toilet). This bedroom
has a separate door leading to the garden and a small patio.
The third family bedroom is fitted with four single beds. The
bedroom opens onto a breakfast lapa. This lapa serves as a peaceful
conversation area, reading area and bird viewing site. This bedroom
is serviced by a separate guest toilet and shower.
The lodge is fully fitted and has an open plan lounge, dining room,
kitchen and pantry, with full DSTV.
There are two further lapas surrounded by bush and free roaming
game. One lapa serves as a large outdoor kitchen and dining room.
The other lapa is a fitted bush pub/coffee bar. There are two
outdoor braais and a boma adjacent to the bush-pub.
There is covered parking for three vehicles. Hornbill Private Lodge
is owner managed. The lodge is 80 meters from both a heated and a
cold pool and kiddies play area.
Guests have full access to Mabalingwe's facilities including
undertaking their own game drives.