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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The biggest surprise if you visit Zimbabwe. Fantastic chalets with unsurpassed views, a beautiful location overlooking Lake Kariba. Chalets are open at the front so you sleep under the stars which is unbelievable experience. Friendly staff and the owner Sunny made our stay unforgettable. The food was very good and Sunny had sandwiches prepared for us for our journey through...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

The most luxurious place to stay in Zimbabwe. By far. Attention to detail is second-to-none and the food is exquisite. The rooms are very clean and the decor is just gorgeous. We woke one morning to zebra in the garden! The views over the lake are breath taking and we couldn't have asked for a better reception from the owners....

Thank jones184
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 October 2015

I am a frequent visitor of Zimbabwe and Kariba and this lodge is superb. I had a magnificent and comfortable stay there in June 2015 as a solo traveller. The setting is magnificent - situated at Mica Point, away from the crowds with exquisite views of the lake. It's a great way to start your houseboat trip if you are...

Thank sasham462
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Hornbill Lodge is a truly special place. Sunny and her wonderful team made my son and I feel so welcome and our stay a memorable one. The lodge and garden are immaculately maintained and the rooms are clean, spacious and very comfortable. The meals are delicious and a credit to the chef. ‎ Sitting at the top of the hill...

Thank michaelcrb
Vlissingen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We were received by Jackie, the owner. She really makes sure you have all you desire. Great food. The accommodation is a beautiful large room with all facilities under a thatched roof en very well kept. The bed is quite large and comfortabel. There's even a small swimming pool and sunbeds. There's a great view over Lake Kariba. Next time...

Thank Inge858
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We stayed one night in the Hornbill Lodge in July: what a lovely place! The rooms (huts) are very nice: they are open to the front (i.e. no doors) - I loved this as it felt like sleeping under the stars. The dinner Jackie made for us was delicous - had I known the ice-cream was so nice, I would...

Thank SwissKat76
Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Very nice place with a great view on the lake, a nice dipping pool and very well equipped lodges. The lodges have an open front and a nice secluded bathroom. You will be able to look at the lake from your bed! Jackie (the owner) will make sure you have a great time and serves great dinners, the homemade ice...

Thank JaccoJ
Somerville, Australia
Reviewed 8 June 2015

We had very high expectations for our stay at Hornbill Lodge, based on the price we were paying (280 USD/night bed, breakfast and dinner) and the high ratings on Tripadvisor. These expectations were not met. We were met by Jackie and staff when we arrived and offered a cooling refreshment which was most welcome. We were given a choice of...

3Thank Colin D
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Hornbill Lodge is wonderful. The rooms are individual chalets open in the front to provide uninterrupted views of Lake Kariba, set in a beautiful garden. The family lodge, which we were lucky enough to stay in, is in the best location at the front. Jackie is a wonderful hostess and excellent cook. Who has ever heard of crocodile tail in...

2Thank Kilima28
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2015

I stayed there in April 2015 with a mate and will be going back as soon as I can. The lodge has been carefully built and well landscaped. The views of the Lake are awesome and the host is brilliant. She cooked up some amazing meals, and is probably the best chef in Zimbabwe (even if there aren't many good...

1Thank George R

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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Is a small intimate lodge, situated on Mic Point, Kariba. Hornbill Lodge offers very comfortable accommodation for twelve. The main satellite thatch 'A' frame includes a bar, lounge and dining area. With a double room upstairs with en suite facilities. There are four thatch 'A' frame bedrooms, one King, one family, two Twin, each with en suite facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hornbill Lodge

Address: 797 Mica Point, Kariba, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Mashonaland West Province > Kariba
Price Range: ₹ 6,464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“We had the deluxe family room for the two of us. Great location and comfy beds.”
Mountainmann, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the family room if available.”
280jeniferp, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a deluxe room”
886chrisg, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have excellent rooms.”
Roamingspirit, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ask about room privacy when booking”
, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
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