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14 Jacana Drive Borrowdale, Harare Zimbabwe
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
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Updated 09/15/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Harare
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.8
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Enjoy genuine and uncomplicated hospitality at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge, situated on a quiet and secure one acre property within the Golden Triangle of Harare’s Northern suburbs, a 10 minute drive from the centre of Harare. Come stay in one of our six newly decorated spacious bedrooms or self-contained Garden Cottage, each with it's own individual design, all en-suite and with patio doors that open onto verandas, overlooking a lush garden and swimming pool.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Airport transportation
Massage
Adults only
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch, German
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Thomas889 wrote a review Today
Eutin10 contributions9 helpful votes
This was our second stay at the Lodge after our vacation in Zim last year. This time we´ve stayed there at the beginning and the end of our holiday in Zimbabwe. We´ve booked the standard room, wich was spacious (bathroom too) and immaculately clean. The breakfast consisted of Cereals, Joghurt, Toast, Fruit Salad, Coffee, Tea and and a hot selection, very tasty. Pick up at the airport was on time and very reliable. The grounds of the lodge are very calm and beautiful. We will definitely stay there again, when visting Zimbabwe.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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belinda c wrote a review Sep 2022
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14 Jacana Gardens was the Santuary I sought after I checked out of my urban hotel where I had stayed for a week. Jacana is really a home away from home. It is cozy and comfortable, a gem set in a tranquil garden. It is beautifully furnished with a rustic appealing look and wonderful art pieces. Riana the host is wonderful, catering to my every need. The bedrooms are colourfully done with nice showers. I just loved my 7 stay there and made my first visit to Zimbabwe all the more memorable.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: - A taxi ordered by the host will take you to Harare urban center in 20 minutes. - Lodge serves...
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Belinda, thank you so much for your wonderful review, this is highly appreciated by the whole Jacana Gardens team. It was a true pleasure to host you at our lodge and we are happy we have been able to contribute to a good start of your stay in this beautiful country, kind greetings, Riana
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JMcN2016 wrote a review Oct 1
Norwich, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Jacana Gardens is excellent. The hosts make it a true away from home, with thoughtful amenities such as helping with ordering in take-away food, a communal bar and superb breakfast. The staff are wonderful. This is among the top places I have stayed anywhere in the world. It truly is like being in your own house, and the garden is fabulous, with many birds, sculptures and tasteful art throughout the house and grounds. You really can't do better in Harare.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Candice R wrote a review Sep 2022
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We had the pleasure of staying at Jacana Gardens earlier this year. What a beautiful experience. From the verdant surroundings to the very hospitable owners and friendly staff, made for a great start to our time in Harare. We booked the self catering cottage. The lodgings were very comfortable and the amenities well suited to our requirements. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts. The location does require that you have a car to get to the shops which are a short drive away. We highly recommend Jacana Gardens to the discerning traveller- you will not be disappointed! And a cup of the freshly brewed Zimbabwean coffee in the mornings at Jacana, is simply a MUST!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Candice, thank you so much for your wonderful review, this is highly appreciated by the whole Jacana Gardens team. It was a true pleasure to host you both at our lodge and we are looking forward to welcome you again any next time you visit this beautiful country, kind greetings, Riana
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Douglas B wrote a review Sep 2022
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I recently spent a month in Harare on a business trip and luckily was accommodated at the Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge. This is an incredible B&B in the middle of Harare and is contained in a mystical walled oasis. The rooms are rustic, yet are extremely comfortable and private. The grounds are more of a small park with a pond and many locally fabricated metallic works of art, both large and small, interspersed around the grounds. A daily laundry service is also provided. The owners are very friendly and make you feel at home from the moment you enter the front gate. I expect to be called back later in the year for business, if this is the case I sincerely hope that I am again accommodated at the Jacana Gardens. My first stay was a pleasure!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: All the rooms are 'good' rooms!
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Doug, thank you so much for your wonderful review, this is highly appreciated by the whole Jacana Gardens team. It was a true pleasure to host you at our lodge and we are looking forward to welcome you again any next time you come to Harare, kind greetings, Riana
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Amy9315 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Beautiful property with friendly and attentive hosts. Great attention to detail in terms of guest’s needs. Security is extremely good. Great location with close proximity to all amenities. Guest information fanatic.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Amy, thank you so much for your wonderful review, this is highly appreciated by the whole Jacana Gardens team. It was a true pleasure to host you at our lodge and we are looking forward to welcome you again any next time you visit Harare, kind greetings, Riana
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filipejosemarques wrote a review Jun 2022
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Lovely place, The rooms are very nice and the gardens are amazing to relax. The sympathy of the owners and employees is top. They are always keen to provide support. Home away from home in Harare. Must stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jun 10, 2022
Dear Filipe, thank you so much for your wonderful review, this is highly appreciated by the whole Jacana Gardens team. It was a true pleasure to host you at our lodge and we are looking forward to welcome you again any next time you visit Harare, kind greetings, Riana
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Schalk Van wyk wrote a review Jun 2022
Stellenbosch, South Africa1 contribution
The owner of the guest house is very hands-on and accommodating to my requests. The rooms are clean, neat, and cozy. Its located in a good area of Harare and is security controlled. I felt very safe. It has a beautiful garden, making for a relaxed, homely enviroment.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Traffic from the airport to this location is intense during peak times.
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Responded Jun 7, 2022
Dear Schalk, thank you so much for your wonderful review, this is highly appreciated by the whole Jacana Gardens team. It was a true pleasure to host you at our lodge and we are looking forward to welcome you again any next time you visit Harare, kind greetings, Riana
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Wietse d wrote a review May 2022
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Second visit to Jacana Gardens. The first time was 8 (!) years ago on a business trip. I really loved it then. Sweet memories, felt safe and taken care of. This time we stayed together as part of our holiday nature tour in Zimbabwe. We were totally impressed how the owners succeeded to even further improve this wonderful place which was already perfect in my memory. Once you pass the gate the lush gardens filled with art welcome you like entering into a true garden of Eden. Lovely staff, the core of whom was already there 8 years ago, doing an excellent solid job to make your stay memorable.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are excellent. You can choose between a cottage with more space and cooking facilities...
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Responded Jun 1, 2022
Dear Wietse, thank you so much for your wonderful review, this is highly appreciated by the whole Jacana Gardens team. It was a true pleasure to host you both at our lodge and we are looking forward to welcome you again any next time you visit this beautiful country, kind greetings, Rian
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Louisa wrote a review May 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
I visited this beautiful establishment in February 2022 on business. The accommodation was stunning with artwork in and around the property. The atmosphere was relaxing, scenery was superb and serene. Riaan and her staff were fantastic. Riaan was lovely to talk to, I still miss our chats! Please visits Jacana Garden Guest Lodge, you will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Wim Landman, Owner at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge
Responded May 30, 2022
Dear Louisa, thank you so much for your wonderful review, this is highly appreciated by the whole Jacana Gardens team. It was a true pleasure to host you at our lodge and to have our lovely chats. Stay well and we are looking forward to welcome you again any next time you visit Harare, kind greetings, Riana
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PRICE RANGE
$109 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ZimbabweHarare ProvinceHarare
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Thetford Game Reserve (2.4 miles), Sam Levy's Village (2.0 miles), and Tamba Tamba (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Organikks Ndizvo, Amanzi Restaurant, and Sabai Thai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Dutch, and Afrikaans.