Hornbill Lodge

Bush Break

Accommodation Overview

Hornbill Lodge near Bela Bela is situated in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, home of the Big 5. From R1 500.00 per night for 8 adults self-catering


Hornbill Lodge near Bela Bela is situated in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, home of the Big 5. From R1 500.00 per night for 8 adults self-catering

Hornbill Lodge is situated 70km from Bela Bela in the Limpopo Province. This rustic African lodge is located within the 12,500 hectare Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, home of the Big 5.

Self-catering accommodation at Hornbill Lodge is provided for 8 people in a stone and thatch chalet. There are three individually styled bedrooms, two of which are en-suite with showers, a fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher and washing machine and a living room with DSTV. The main upstairs bedroom has a game viewing deck and separate dressing room.

The third family bedroom is fitted with four single beds – this bedroom has a separate guest toilet and shower.

There are two lapas surrounded by bush and free roaming game, some of which are tame. 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.

Guests staying at Hornbill Lodge have free access to a number of recreational facilities including; self game drives, Jacuzzi and sauna, hot and cold water pools, tennis, squash and volley ball at the neighbouring caravan park. The lodge is 80 meters from both a heated and a cold pool and kiddies play area.

Relax next to the private pool in the tranquillity of the African Bush and enjoy a crackling bonfire at night under a sky glittering with stars.


Rates are advised by Hornbill Lodge - no additional costs when booking with Up And Go

Rates are subject to change without notice

Week Days

ZAR1 500.00 – per night for 8 adults


ZAR2 700.00 – per night for 8 adults


Splash Pool

Braai/Barbeque Facilities

Indoor Fireplace

Fans Provided

Dishwasher and Washing Machine

DSTV (guests required to bring own decoder and smart card)

Laundry Facilities (at additional cost)

Lapa with braai, firepit, dining table and TV


Game Drives


Horse Riding Safaris

Lion Feeding

Clay Pigeon Shooting


Tennis and Squash

Elephant Rides at Zebula Golf Estate

De Wildt Cheetah Centre

The Bakwena Crocodile Farm

Hot Water Springs in Bela Bela

Arts & Crafts


Check in from 13h00

Check out before 10h00

No smoking indoors

No Credit Card Facilities at Hornbill Lodge

The rates includes access to a wide range of complimentary recreational activities

Guests required to bring own pool towels

Specific details

Area Activities: Bird Watching, Game Drives, Golf, Horse Riding, Swimming Pool, Arts & Crafts
Facilities: Fans, DSTV, Fire Place, Television, Swimming Pool
Star Grading: Not Rated
Accommodation Type Game Reserve, Self-Catering


Bela Bela, Limpopo, South Africa
Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa