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“Fantastic and beautiful place with amazing personal service”
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Hornbill Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Kariba B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 April 2012

We stayed at Hornbill for two nights in the beginning of march 2012. The ownerfamily Jackie and Sunera made this stay fantastic. Excellent and a very very personal service. Hornbill in itself is a fantastic place with a fantastic view over the Kariba lake (with beautiful sunrises). If you looking for a beautiful and a relaxed place with excellent and personal service and also amazing home cooked food, I can strongly recommend anyone to stay at Hornbill. /Johan

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

I had to go to Kariba on business and not knowing where to stay discovered Hornbill lodge. Well what a discovery. I can’t say enough about the place. The Lodge was beautiful, the scenery unbelievable, especially from your bed in the morning, the food out of this world and the hospitality outstanding. Jackie and Sunera were brilliant and could not have done any more for us. I am going back and I am going to take my wife

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Graham221
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

All the other reviews say it all - fantastic location and accomadation, all inclusive food and drinks etc.

I just wanted to add a personal thanks to our hostess Jackie - and Sunera. Jackie collected us from the airport, gave a personal tour of the dam and surrounding area and took us to the boat for our onward trip to Spurwing. Nothing was too much trouble.

If you want to see Kariba and the dam - this is the place to stay!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Severn99
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

Hornbill lodge is set high on a hill overlooking Kariba lake. The setting is stunning and the service is six star.Your rooms are rondavels set amongst beautiful gardens where if you are lucky, Zebra pop in early in the morning for a wander around. There is one room upstairs in the main Boma (communal bar, kitchen and lounge downstairs,) a huge new 4 bed Rondavel, a double and two twins all beautifully decorated in local African style. On arrival, late on a very hot afternoon we were immediately handed drinks from the bar whilst the staff took care of the luggage and we spent a couple of hours talking with Jackie our host before a stunning dinner was served by the pool. The selection of beers and wines is varied and best of all the room cost is all inclusive of dinner, drinks and a equally stunning breakfast the next morning. The care that has been taken with every aspect of the lodge is remarkable, from the landscaping of the grounds, to the rooms themselves and the 'animals' dotted around the lawns. We were devastated that we could not stay longer, but we will be back.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank chapel43
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

We stayed here during August 2009 and had PERSONAL SERVICE from our hosts Jackie, Tommy and Sunera. We really liked the "all inclusive" treatment we received. The rooms were very neat, the food and drinks SUPERIOR, the fishing trip on the lake to hunt for the Tigerfish GREAT. If you want to really relax and like to make friends while staying with them, this is the place to go!
Eddie and Annemarie Marais Cape Town South Africa

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 January 2011

We booked this at the last minute as we were catching the Kariba Ferry early the next morning. We were warmly greeted by Ludzai as the owners were away and he couldn't have made us more welcome.We slept in the main thatched rondavel which had a bedroom upstairs and kitchen facilities and tv lounge downstairs. There was also a lovely small pool outside along with barbeque facilities. Ideally placed for Andora Harbour.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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2  Thank Rima T
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Reviewed 9 October 2016
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tina_und_Frank
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Additional Information about Hornbill Lodge

Address: 797 Mica Point, Kariba, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Mashonaland West Province > Kariba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Kariba
Price Range: £151 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Is a small intimate lodge, situated on Mic Point, Kariba. Hornbill Lodge offers very comfortable accommodation for twelve with spectacular views of Lake Kariba. The main building houses the bar, dining and lounge area. ... more   less 
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