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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 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.

Spa: We offer spa treatments on site

Wedding Venues: Garden weddings

Conference Venues: Ideal for small conferences up to 20 people and Teambuilding events

Family friendly: We family orientated and managed


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • No TGCSA Grading
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

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

Availability and pricing

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  • CampSite - Own Camping Equipment needed CampSite - Own Camping Equipment needed Sleeps 8 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 7 Camping under the beautiful Magaliesburg Sky's next to the Magalies River Has Power PointsYou need to bring your own... see more
    • Rooms Adults
      • Executive suite ( Honeymoon suite ) Executive suite ( Honeymoon suite ) Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2
        • Rooms Adults
          • Luxury Family Room Luxury Family Room Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Features:  Double beds
            • Rooms Adults
              • Family Room Family Room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2
                • Rooms Adults
                  • Self Catering Cottage Self Catering Cottage Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for Hornbill Lodge

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                      Rika Boshoff
                      18 May 2021

                      We really enjoyed our stay. The staff was super friendly and helpful and went out of their way to stay later for a little birthday celebration. The food was delicious! Best steak we've had in A long time! And our electric blankets were switched on for us, now THAT is awesome service! Thank you so much. We'll definitely visit again soon!

                      Luthando Molefe
                      09 May 2021

                      Room very very much antique, we only missed the bar fridge for our own beverage. Otherwise all round refreshingly so.

                      Michele de Klerk
                      26 April 2021

                      Unfortunately a let down. Went camping hoping for a peaceful relaxing weekend away. Needless to say, we only lasted one night. The lodge and campsite are surrounded by the Rustenburg Road Highway and the sound of the traffic drowns out any feeling of tranquility from the moment you arrive. What made it worse was the droning sound of chain saws and weedeaters on the other side of the river. The facilities require a lot of maintainance. Its a beautiful spot so it's a pity because I know there's nothing they can do about the noise. Do wish we had been forewarned though.

                      Larisa Bullock
                      12 January 2021

                      If I could give zero stars I would. Shortly after arriving and being shown to our room, we were horrified at the state of the room. We were told that the aircon was not working as it was leaking (onto a carpet). The smell was overwhelming so we asked for a different room. We were taken to a different room where once again the room was smelling of damp. We requested a bucket with ice as there was no bar fridge in the room, and we turned the aircon on and waited for about 10 minutes. The flap on the air conditioner was held open with a stick and this one was also not working. I got up onto the...
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                      Mamokete Mohapi
                      11 October 2020

                      Outstanding service and excellent facilities, friendly staff

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                      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