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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rooms are well appointed and clean, it rained one day but the club has a good selection of indoor activities (squash, snooker, table tennis). Not enough time to explore the fantastic surroundings, will definitely be back to hike up the Turaco trail. Caters well to children, enormous pool and paddling pool for our small one.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Aberfoyle Lodge is the perfect destination for a getaway. With its welcoming ambiance, friendly staff and incredible location it’s a MUST VISIT. The lodge offers a great range of activities or you can simply relax and recharge while soaking in the scenery.

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We used Aberfoyle as the exit point from an amazing 5 day hike on the Turaco trail from Far and Wide. The Cragg family were incredible hosts! The food and short time at Aberfoyle was very nice, the grounds are beautiful, the food was delicious and the location is stunning. Wish we could have stayed longer at the lodge as...

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Harare
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow it gets better and better! One of the first things we noticed is how the service has improved since our last review. The staff are doing a great job!! It's been a few months since we were last at Aberfoyle and they certainly have been busy, the pool has been totally redone and looks amazing. We heard more renovations...

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ChristopherMCragg, General Manager at Aberfoyle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mark S, Thank you very much for your review of Aberofyle. We love to hear that we are improving. It was a pleasure to have you back at Aberfoyle. Your telescope certainly provided a bit of entertainment. There were absolutely no clouds in the sky the nigt after you left which is typical. I am so sorry to hear...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aberfoyle Lodge is in a word, stunning. From the rolling tea estates to the teak furniture. The rooms have recently been refurbished to a very high standard and are comfortable and spacious with en suite bathrooms. It's a perfect getaway whether you just want to relax and read a book in the tea room or be more adventurous and try...

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ChristopherMCragg, General Manager at Aberfoyle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Audsjules, Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Aberfoyle Lodge. We absolutely love hearing feedback from guests, as it either puts a smile on our faces knowing that the team and Aberfoyle is living up to its high standards or it helps us improve in areas that we need to improve. Through reviews such as yours we...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed March 15, 2017

I stayed at the lodge for 3 nights in March 2017. The rooms were comfortable, and the food delicious and wholesome. The hills and valleys of the tea estate are magical and speak for themselves, and while the drive is long from Harare (5h), the last two hours are stunning. The thing that impressed and surprised me was the sheer...

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ChristopherMCragg, General Manager at Aberfoyle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear KimmS250YX, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of Aberfoyle Lodge. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We will soon be extending our tree canopy tour, and there are a few more activities that we are planning to add to the list. I look forward...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed March 14, 2017

The activities themselves that we participated in this weekend (bum sliding down waterfalls, walking, camping, white water rafting, zip lining, singing and dancing to live music and so much more...) was only half of the absolutely fabulous weekend! The scenery, people and ambience made it all that much more amazing. Thank you thank you thank you! I can't wait to...

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ChristopherMCragg, General Manager at Aberfoyle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Emma, Thank you so much for coming to our inaugural Mountains and Rivers Festival. It was so nice to have you and the crew out for a visit. I hope that you can all get out again soon. Thank you too for writing such a special review. It really was a fun weekend for all of us and you...

Reviewed March 14, 2017

Fantastic mind blowing views of the second largest water fall in Africa on the drive in followed by the surreal symmetry of the tea fields. Worm welcoming by the friendly and happy pedestrians and then the top staff. Adventures all weekend with something for everyone. I didn't have time to do all of the amazing activities in 3 days so...

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ChristopherMCragg, General Manager at Aberfoyle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Seb, Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed and amazing review of Aberfoyle. It was so nice to have you guys with us for the weekend. I am glad that on this visit you were able to partake in as many activities that you could fit in. I hope that it wont be too long before...

Harare
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We spent a wonderful long weekend in Aberfoyle with another family. There was lots to do from walks, table tennis, water rafting, darts, zip-lining or just sit back and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Rooms are very comfortable and food very good. We look forward to our next trip to this beautiful part of Zimbabwe.

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ChristopherMCragg, General Manager at Aberfoyle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Moroje, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review of Aberfoyle. Through reviews like yours we are able to encourage more people to experience what we offer, in one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. We look forward to having you back at Aberfoyle and hope that your next stay...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We have an absolutely wonderful half term at Aberfoyle. It blew us away in every way - and we look forward to being back soon. There is so much to do for adults and children and the views, walks and drives are stunning. White water rafting and zip-lining are a must. Food was very impressive - we certainly did not...

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ChristopherMCragg, General Manager at Aberfoyle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bridget, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write this amazing review. It really was an absolute pleasure to have you and your wonderful family stay with us over half term. We hope to see you back at Aberfoyle soon for another memorable experience with us. Have a very nice weekend. Kind...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set amongst the tea estates of Eastern Highlands Plantations in the Honde Valley and tropical riparian forest this unique lodge has got to be Zimbabwe's best kept travel secret. The lodge provides luxury accommodation for up to 36 guests and is the ideal venue for family reunions, small conferences or as a quiet getaway. Affordable meals are served all day from the restaurant whilst the well stocked bar will keep even the thirstiest guest well hydrated and cool in the heat of the Honde Valley. The lodge boasts 9 hole golf course, swimming pool, white water rafting, kayaking, tree canopy tour, birding, forest walks, squash court, table tennis,snooker room, Darts, lounge and dstv. The lodge has recently added in a number of hiking trails, mountain biking trails, as well as dirt bike trails. The lodge is also situated at the end point of the incredible Turaco Trail which guests are able to hike along. The 60km breath taking hike starts at Far and Wide Zimbabwe, and winds down through the Pungwe gorge, up over mount Nyangani and down into the Honde Valley, where it finishes at Aberfoyle Lodge. Aberfoyle lodge is known for its unbelievable birding. It attracts a number of avid birders from around the world. If you are interested in birds we employee a number of incredible bird guides who can show you some of the spectacular birds we have in this region. The lodge has an abundance of birds, such as our two resident Palm-nut vultures you are able to see on our golf course. Other birds that can be spotted around the lodge include the following: - Livingstones Turaco -Scaly-throated Honeyguide -Singing Cisticola -Moustached Grass Warbler -Marsh (Anchieta's) Tchagra Although there is a self-catering cottage available the lodge itself is a fully catered lodge offering three course dinners, full English/Continental breakfasts and bar lunches. Most of our fresh ingredients are taken out of our strictly organic home grown vegetable garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aberfoyle Lodge

Address: Eastern Highlands Plantations | Honde Valley, Nyanga 0000, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Manicaland Province > Nyanga
Number of rooms: 13
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“There are options between self catered and B&B, the food from the restaurant is great”
matthewastauffer, 4 days ago | Read review
“The two executive rooms offer the best views.”
M1230VXmarks, 5 days ago | Read review
“Any room will be top”
375sebastians, Mar 14, 2017 | Read review
“Hornbill House is cheaper and a lot more private”
nmapfumo, Feb 15, 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms are modern, luxurious and have great views.”
NielM_11, Feb 13, 2017 | Read review
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