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 kilometers from Bela Bela (Warm baths).
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
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
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
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
Guests have full access to Mabalingwe's facilities including undertaking their
own game drives.