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Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Really nice!
Rian and Willem have something very special not too far from Harare centre if required.
First time back in Zimbabwe for several decades and could not have made a better choice. Everybody at the guest house was very helpful and friendly as well as an interesting mix of guests.

Dave Williams

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Wim L, Owner at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Hi Dave,

thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy we have been able to contribute in a positive way to your return to Zimbabwe after so many years and lets hope it is the first one of many more visits to come!

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Reviewed February 3, 2014

I stayed at Jacana for 3 nights business stay early January 2014. Was warmly welcomed by the husband and wife team of Willem and Rian. Jacana is an oasis after hectic work days in Harare. It is close to a shopping centre with restaurants that have outdoor eating areas.

The garden is stunning in summer and great to sit back with an ice cold beverage – from the honesty bar. Rooms are comfortable with a huge shower. As a coffee drinker – the best was a personal Bodum in the room with ground coffee. Heaven.

As a South African traveller, paying in ZAR online or cash is a huge advantage.

Would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Wim L, Owner at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Dear Jeets,

thank you so much for your review. Happy to read you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to meet you again.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

In January 2014, I made my fourth trip to Zimbabwe. The first one was in 2001, and we stayed with a Missionary friend. The other trips were in June and October, 2013. Both times, we stayed at a well-known American-owned hotel chain in downtown Harare. There is simply no comparison between the hotel and this wonderful lodge. The owners were extremely kind and helpful, the food was delicious, and the accommodations were excellent. The ambiance was indescribable, and the atmosphere was quiet and peaceful. I cannot say enough good about Jacana Gardens. I fully intend to stay there again, and highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Wim L, Owner at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

Dear Pastor Riggen,

thanks a lot for your great review, it was a pleasure having you all around and hope to see you again later this year !

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Reviewed February 1, 2014

We stayed in the self catering garden cottage for eight nights during Christmas. I found Jacana Gardens here at Tripadvisor, and I am glad I chose it! Jacana Gardens will certainly always be our home when we get back to Harare to visit my husband's family. The Garden Cottage has everything you need. We enjoyed having dinner outside at the wooden table/benches. It gives you a very private feeling - as if you are alone in the garden. The decoration in the garden and around and in the houses is stunning, the owners really made it an African jewel. The complex is built according to the Feng Shui rules, and you feel it! You have a feeling of tranquility and harmony. The lovely owners made us feeling at home and even allowed us to invite my in-laws for Christmas day - a rather big family...

The streets around Jacana Gardens are perfect for a stroll or for jogging, and there is a little Spar not far away, not to forget the marvellous sculpture park at the corner of Borrowdale Road where you can buy metal handicraft of all sizes, even an original sized zebra!

Thank you so much for having us there, we very much enjoyed it and we will certainly be back soon!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wim L, Owner at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Dear Laulallei,

thanks for your wonderful words. it was great having you here over Christmas. We kept your beautiful blue star Christmas decoration from Jordan for next Christmas. Hope you will be able to join us again during that time of the year.

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Jacana Gardens is a tranquil haven nestled under indigenous trees, surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens, a birder’s paradise! All the rooms are decorated with original Zimbabwean art and antiques, a treat for the eye and the soul. Rian and Willem have been excellent hosts, and have fully understood our situation as new expatriates to Zimbabwe. The self catering cottage was a perfect ¨first home¨ for us.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Wim L, Owner at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Dear both,

it was our pleasure to support you with 'landing softly' in this beautiful country which will be your home for the coming years. By the way, we can add one more bird species to the 21 different ones you spotted in our garden, since we now have a small owl as a new guest at Jacana Gardens

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