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About Hornbill Lodge

Hornbill Lodge and Legends, Magaliesburg Hornbill Lodge offers luxury accommodation in the Riverine Forest on the banks of the Magalies River, in Magaliesburg, South Africa. An ideal location for those needing to be close to the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria or the “Lost City”, but away from the crowds. The architect-designed Guest Lodge offers superb accommodation in peaceful surroundings - the luxury of the city and the best of the country.

The Magalies River flows strongly all year round attracting a large variety of birds, butterflies and river creatures. The resident Leguaan takes a sun bathe on the rocks in the river. Activities include bird-watching, swimming, walking along, or just relaxing on the river banks. Golf driving range, horse-riding, tennis, squash, hot air ballooning all nearby.

We offer a kiddies pool and a large swimming pool, our rolling lawns meet the river front in perfect harmony. For the keen fisherman we offer catch and release facilities, most of the fish are Trophy size. The lodge consists of six rooms and a lounge. All units are fully air-conditioned and luxuriously furnished. There are approximately 180 different bird species, and some smaller game. We cater for leisure guests, weddings, small conferences, birthday parties and another reason you have to celebrate.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Lodge, Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 55
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Golf
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Deposits, Prepayments and Cancellations

A reservation is only guaranteed once a 50% deposit has been paid. Upon arrival the full amount of your stay is payable upfront..

We do not give refunds on any bookings made at Hornbill Lodge under any circumstances. However, should more than one month's notice be given,...

Deposits, Prepayments and Cancellations

A reservation is only guaranteed once a 50% deposit has been paid. Upon arrival the full amount of your stay is payable upfront..

We do not give refunds on any bookings made at Hornbill Lodge under any circumstances. However, should more than one month's notice be given, and only if we are able to fill the number of nights you have booked, we will try to offer you an alternative date. Alternative dates, if available, will be offered for up to six months from the cancelled date (ie, a cancelled booking in June 2015 would be honored up until December 2015). In the event of a cancellation by us, our liability shall be limited to the return in full the monies paid.

We regret that in the event of leaving early for any reason, NO REFUNDS will be given. May we remind you that your booking is a legally binding contract and in the event of cancellation or curtailment no refund will be given. This also applies to weather conditions, over which we have no control. Therefore if you choose to cancel your booking due to weather, no refunds will be offered.

Please note any damage to site facilities left in an unsatisfactory state will incur extra charges.

We reserve the right to cancel a tentative reservation. Tentative bookings will automatically expire at 18:00 in the afternoon.

We regret that no cheques, foreign currency, or travellers’ cheques are accepted.

However, we do accept ALL credit cards
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Reviews for Hornbill Lodge

9 guest reviews Reviews of

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Adel Venter, South Africa
29 March 2016

Ons het ons verblyf by Hornbill lodge baie geniet, die natuurskoon  is verskriklik mooi en dis lekker rustig!!Dit voel of mens indie bos is.....Wil net voorstel maak van dat daar badkamers aan die kampterrrein se kant ook opgerig word, die badkamers is regtig ver van die kampterein af en dis baie sleg as jy indie nag so ver moet loop vir die badkamers indie koue.Behalwe vir dit het ons regtig ons langnaweek daarso geniet en lekker uitgerus.

Elmarie Verster, South Africa
07 January 2016

Not even want to give it a star, no clear sign for reception, we have booked 3 nights but after the first night we left, no ablution facilities, we had to use the facilities at the swimming pool. The camp site is to close to the road, the whole day and night we had to listen to the cars and trucks passing, could not ever hear the birds in the trees, not even talking about the gun shots that we heard during the night. The only thing was the friendly staff after eventually founding reception, and the man that helped us setting up camp, they were excellent and very friendly.  The "spa" area was...
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Tinyiko Baas, South Africa
01 June 2014

The lodge is in a good area only if it had better accommodation, eating area, lounge and no dogs roaming in the lounge and eating area. The decor seem to have been done by auntie Hettie in the 60s the chef and dining room service was a disgrace. owners need to rise to the occasionthe place is in Gauteng serving people from Sandton (like Myself) and maybe or hopefully tourists from other countries.

Lynda Olinger, South Africa
25 June 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Hornbill Lodge. Cobie and Sam went out of their way to serve us and make our stay as pleasant as possible. Grounds are beautiful, the food was excellent and log fires burning throughout the day in the lounge areas added to the atmosphere. Close to most activities in the Magaliesburg. We will definitely stay again!

Deon Stierlin, South Africa
22 March 2012

We had a fantastic and peacefull rest during our stay at Hornbill. Cobie and his staff are SUPER and they know just how to treat people. The food was of a very high standard. The room has a very nice view on the mountain, it is clean. Overall rating out of 10, is 10.Thanks a again for a pleasant and restfull few days.

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Hornbill Lodge Map

Hornbill Lodge is 2.9km from the centre of Magaliesburg , the nearest airport 42.6km (Lanseria International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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