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Glen Waverley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 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... More 

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Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

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... More 

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2 Thank Kilima28
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 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... More 

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1 Thank George R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I visited the lodge earlier this week and will definitely be going back. The accommodation is exceptional, with stunning views of lake Kariba and a lovely pool to keep you cool. That aside the host Jackie or JFM as she is know to others was the best bit about it. Her cooking is beyond what you would... More 

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2 Thank SJamieson-Temple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Me and two other colleagues went to Kariba for business. We found the Hornbill Lodge due to the excellent ratings on Tripadvisor and have not been dissapointed. I stayed there for three nights in the big family Lodge, which has a big open front facing lake Kariba. Every morning I woke up by the sunrise and a fresh breeze from... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A beautiful lodge with exciting rooms and view over Lake Kariba! I stayed there 2 times, both at the room on top of the main building and at a bungalow with open front and no doors! Very unusual for most people but it was a great experience to have the wind blow in towards you :-) There is a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Ignore any previous reviews about racism. For anyone who has ever been to Africa, you would appreciate things not being sugar coated and rather being told as they are. The view when you wake up is just beautiful!! Hospitality is top class and Jackie (owner & host) was the best we've ever had!! Will only stay here when in Kariba... More 

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Thank ASHLEIGH W
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I had this lodge recommended to me by a Kiwi friend who had stayed there a few years ago. MUST STAY, she said. My partner and I knew we had arrived a lot earlier than we were supposed to and weren't sure if they would be ready for us. We needn't have worried. The owner, Jackie Millar, gave us a... More 

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Pearl River, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

very pretty, good cooking. But hold the racism. That leaves visitors with a bad taste. Not sure how people with no car amuse themselves outside of the confines of the property. very neat to have wildlife drifting through the streets, though

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Hornbill has a beautiful set of thatched mini cottages that look out at Lake Kariba, Tom and Jackie provided wonderful hospitality, welcoming us as old friends and ensuring that we had our drinks topped up and a lovely home cooked dinner. We only stayed one night but we wished we had come for a week!

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
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
Location: Zimbabwe > Mashonaland West Province > Kariba
Price Range: $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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