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About Hornbills Forest Getaway

Make magical memories, soothe souls or take the adventure routes at Hornbills Forest Getaway. You'll find yourself on the edge of a stream, at the foot of the magnificent Amatola Mountains and Forest near Stutterheim. In addition, you'll be snuggled in a cottage surrounded by luxurious comfort and a fireplace for those cold winter nights. Cool off in the pool for those hot summer days.

  • Response Rate: 87%
  • Response Time: 12 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Budget

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Right of admission reserved.

Hornbills Forest Getaway Rooms

Reviews for Hornbills Forest Getaway

12 guest reviews Reviews of

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Lynne Humer, South Africa
10 March 2016

Hornbills is a slight challenge to reach without a 4x4, though Richard assured us that the untarred road would soon be improved.  Once there though, it proved to be a perfect getaway. The weather unfortunately wasn't perfect, but we soon had a roaring fire in our beautifully furnished cottage, and  were able to look out onto the really lovely gardens. If the weather had been more clement we would have loved to cross the stream and take advantage of the woodland walks.  Our host and hostess were exceedingly friendly and helpful.  The kitchen needs a little more equipment.  If we are in the area...
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Esmarie Pretorius, South Africa
08 January 2016

Hornbills ended up being more than what I expected, only stayed for one night, but if I knew how beautiful the surroundings were, I would have stayed longer.  Definately a place to visit if you want to get away from it all.  Good value for money!

Aadil Kirsten, South Africa
05 January 2016

At first i was hesitant after reading 1 review about the neighbours cows and fliesWe experienced absolutely none of what was in that review. After a long journey through the Eastern Cape we arrived in Stutterheim. The manicured gardens are 2nd only to Kirstenbosch (and by not much)The host was most welcoming. A pity I did not stay longer as we could of sat in the gardens and spoke for days.The accommodation is great for an overnighter. It is by no means 5 star nor does it attempt to sell itself as such. I would say it is a rustic 3 star establishment. Very clean with exceptional and beautiful...
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cecile B, South Africa
31 August 2015

I will not recommend Hornbills .The cattle camp is right next to the house and you smell the cattle.Actually it was really a disgusting place.Kitchen and bathroom was terrible!

Claire Dean, South Africa
13 April 2015

We enjoyed our stay at this lovely pet friendly venue. Magnificent gardens.

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Hornbills Forest Getaway Map

Hornbills Forest Getaway is 5.2km from the centre of Stutterheim , the nearest airport 73.7km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Stutterheim

Kologha Forest Red Day Walk

(16.6 km from Stutterheim)

Meander beneath a canopy of majestic yellowwood and white stinkwood trees to visit three waterfalls. The circular Red Day Walk passes through indigenous forest and montane grassland, offering numerous bird watching opportunities for keen birders....

Andersons Dam Trail

(18.4 km from Stutterheim)

This easy 8 km route follows the road to Andersons Dam from the Kologa Picnic Site. Pack a picnic and plan to have lunch at the dam before returning to the starting point. The Kologa Picnic Site offers braai facilities, picnic tables and...

Kologha Forest Blue Day Walk

(19 km from Stutterheim)

The Kologha Forest Blue Day Walk starts and ends at the Kologa Picnic Site. Although this is a very short and easy route through indigenous forest, it is extremely rewarding, passing three waterfalls along the trail. Kologa Picnic Site provides...

Kologha Forest Yellow Day Walk

(18 km from Stutterheim)

The 7 km Yellow Day Walk is a circular route that follows a section of the Red Day Walk through the Kologha Forest Reserve. It starts and ends at the Kologa Picnic Site. Braai facilities, picnic tables and ablutions are provided, making it an ideal...