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Hornbill Private Lodge is a discrete family orientated, 8 bed self-catering game lodge situated within the 12,500 hectare Big 5 Mabalingwe Nature Reserve.  Guests at the lodge have full access to all Mabalingwe’s facilities.

The Lodge offers a main bedroom upstairs and two bedrooms downstairs.  A fully fitted indoor kitchen with a separate pantry.  An open-plan lounge and dining room, with DStv.  There are three outside lapas which serve as a bush pub, breakfast lapa and outdoor kitchen-dining room.

The Lodge is situated within walking distance from the Mabalingwe Caravan Park which boasts hot and cold swimming pools, the famous R&R bar, Shop and Liquor store and children’s playground.  The main bedroom upstairs has a double bed with an en-suite dressing room and bathroom and a private game viewing deck.  The downstairs bedroom has two three-quarter size beds and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and a toilet, with a door leading into the garden.  The third bedroom is a four-sleeper family room leading onto the breakfast lapa. This room is serviced with a separate shower and toilet.

Guests have full access to Mabalingwe’s facilities including undertaking their own game drives.  Mabalingwe is a 12000 HA Big-5 Game Reserve. 

Facilities on Mabalingwe include the famous Khalahari Oasis Bar, Restaurant, tuck shops, tennis courts, putt-putt, swimming pools in various locations, holiday programs for the whole family, game drives, horseback riding and much more.


*  Game Drives
*  Adventures With Elephants
*  Ingilozi Park
*  Feracare Wildlife Centre
*  Big Cat Experiences

Rooms and Units Available:

Hornbill Private Lodge Mabalingwe
This is a self catering holiday home with 3 bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is a full kitchen with a microwave, oven and a refrigerator. The guests can make of an outdoor Lapa. There are private bush views where the big 5 pass through.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - open)
Petrol on site
Tswana / Sotho
Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
No Pets Allowed
4x4 Routes
Mountain Biking
Horse Trail
Historic Sites
Arts and Craft
Eco Tours

Cancellation Policy:

-  If cancelling 7 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the deposit.
-  If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit.
-  If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the deposit.

Terms and Conditions

*  Guests must arrive before 17:00, if not they make contact to make alternative arrangements.
*  Check-in 14:00
*  Check-out 10:00


O.R. Tambo International Airport 1 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1632 Take To Freight Complex and Voortrekker Rd to R21 6 min (3.5 km) Follow R21 and N1 to Limpopo. Take exit 224 from N1 1 hr 12 min (124 km) Take R101 and R516 to your destination 39 min (49.4 km) Turn left 2.5 km Turn right onto R101 17.9 km Turn left onto Potgieter Rd 160 m Turn right onto Ritchie Rd 220 m Turn left onto Voortrekker Rd 800 m At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rooiberg Rd 230 m Continue onto R516 26.5 km Turn right 1.1 km Turn left Destination will be on the right Proceed to Mabalingwe's Main Gate Follow signboard to Unit 424. Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, R516 Rooiberg Rd Thabazimbi Road, Bela-Bela, 0480

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge and Self-Catering
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Minimum stay: 2 Day/s
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM