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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Wake up and go to sleep looking at the lake from under a beautiful thatched roof. Hear the sound of the capenta boats go out and come back from their fishing trips, this is the best way to experience Kariba in style. We had a great time here, even though our trip took place during the rainy season. The food...

Thank ulysses64
Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This place has a unique outdoor style. The four thatched dwellings all face the lake . There are open entrances with no doors but canvas tent material which can be rolled up and down. A classy lodging on a well manicured garden which has special plants including the huge Pony tail. Strong WiFi and neat bar. A must visit when...

Thank John C
Looe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stayed at Hornbill Lodge for 3 nights . Our lodge was beautifully furnished with everything we needed with one side open to the outside so we could look directly at the sunrise from our beds. What a marvellous experience that was. The owner Sunny anticipated all our needs - we were very well looked after at all times. The...

Thank Jenifer P
Audlem, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stayed at Hornbill to chill out after 5 days on a Houseboat and 6 days in Mana Pools to prepare for the flight back to Harare and then to the UK. The facilities, rooms, food, hospitality were all first class and would thoroughly recommend a stay at this fabulous lodge. We didn't do too much here except visit the...

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I stayed here for just one night on my way to the Matusadona national park, and wished I had stayed a few more days here. Hornbill is a creatively designed lodge, within a beautifully landscaped garden and perched up on Mica point providing panoramic views of lake Kariba. It is a place that you could use as a base to...

Thank Roamingspirit
Reviewed 31 August 2016

SUPERB food - great ingredients, cooking and presentation. Rooms are very unusual and beautiful but the open front meant that it was hard to sleep during a windy/stormy night. But excellent mosquito nets helped. Small pool provides social swimming dips and lounging under shade umbrellas

Thank Anita H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It was meant to be a stopover on our way to the Matusadona, but it turned out to be the most hospitable, friendly, flexible and lovely place we could possibly have wished for. We spent one night on our way to Matusadona and another night on our way back. The little chalets are beautifully decorated, very well equipped, clean and...

Thank Chimkuyu
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed a few days here. Marvelous. Perfectly run, great views, tasteful decor, small pool, clean, safe.... This is so tranquil and laid back, tempted to just stay another day and another day.... Not far from harbors for boats or the Zambia border. Absolutely worth a visit

Thank oxygen11
Kokstad, South Africa
Reviewed 22 June 2016

After having spent a month in Zambia travelling to the most out of the way and amazing places and thoroughly enjoying every moment, it was Zim's turn to show off. Thank you Sunny for your smiley welcome and great sense of humour. You made our stay memorable. Everything was fabulous; our rooms, yummy dinner with that superb ice cream (and...

Thank annepohl1
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...


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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“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
“All rooms are great with views”
sasham462, 4 Oct 2015 | Read review
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