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14 Jacana Drive Borrowdale, Harare Zimbabwe
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
Updated 19/08/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/08/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 95 in Harare
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2022 Travellers' 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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, Dutch
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Amy9315 wrote a review 11 Jun
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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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filipejosemarques wrote a review 09 Jun
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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 2 weeks ago
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 02 Jun
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 2 weeks ago
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 3 weeks ago
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: Travelled
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Responded 3 weeks ago
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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Herbert I wrote a review May 2022
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Family Reunion in Zimbabwe post pandemic lockdowns etc. Jacana was our Harare base and what a base it was! So homely, safe and peaceful. Amazing hospitality from Rian and her staff. Very accommodating of our needs. Good chats and laughs with the host :-) The Feng Shui of the main house is inspiring. The brilliant art work all over the lodge showcases the talent of the Zimbabwean artists. The beautiful landscaped gardens uplifting. We would highly recommend Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge and we look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Wim Landman, Owner at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge
Responded 13 May 2022
Dear Herbert, 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 and your family 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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Christine@53UK wrote a review May 2022
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Our family (no kids) spent one night at Jacana Gardens and loved the peacefulness, beauty and warm welcome of this special place in Harare. Rian was extremely helpful and made us feel at home. Jacana Gardens Lodge is a little spot of heaven in busy Harare.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 13 May 2022
Dear Christine, 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 and your family at our lodge and we are looking forward to welcome you again any next time you visit Harare, kind greetings, Rian
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Jacana-Guest wrote a review Apr 2022
Portland, Oregon1 contribution
We recently spent 4 days Jacana Gardens and highly recommend. The landscaped grounds are very peaceful and serene with patio tables to enjoy the quiet. Security is tight while allowing easy entrance and exit with 24 hour availability. The host is welcoming and attentive. All house staff is pleasant and helpful. The common space in the main house is beautiful and tastefully decorated.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 07 Apr 2022
Dear Jacana Guest, 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 Harare, kind greetings, Riana
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masa wrote a review Mar 2022
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3週間滞在しました。部屋はとても清潔。お庭も大変美しいです。ホテルスタッフは親切で、安心して過ごせました。朝食もとてもおいしく、フルーツが最高でした。そして何よりもホテルオーナーのRianaさんのおもてなしに感動しました。ホテルの庭の彫刻などジンバブエアートも見どころ。是非泊まってほしいおすすめのロッジです。 I stayed for three weeks. Room is very clean and the garden is very very beautiful.Also, Hotel staffs are very helpful. Great beakfast, espacially Zimbabwean fruit.Most of all, I was impressed by Ms Riana's, Lodge Owner's, hospitality.Zimbabwean art, such as stone sculptures, in the lodge is also highlight.I highlly recommend you to stay at this lodge/hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Wim Landman, Owner at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge
Responded 01 Apr 2022
Dear M, arigatogozaimasu / thank you so much for your wonderful review. Our very first one in Japanese language! This is highly appreciated by the whole Jacana Gardens team. It was a true pleasure to host you at our lodge and we wish you a very good stay in your new homeland Zimbabwe, kind greetings, Riana
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timwilb1968 wrote a review Mar 2022
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom2 contributions
This is my second stay in Jacana Gardens and much like my last visit it was a delight. My return to Zimbabwe has been a long time coming and my trip was arranged at the last minute, as I snatched an opportunity to return. Rian and Willem responded admirably to my ever changing schedule, including accommodating my wish to cook for myself during what was a longer than normal visit and were on hand to arrange a PCR test at the end of my stay. All the staff at Jacana are warm and friendly, which makes staying there even more pleasant. If that were possible! Staying at Jacana is highly recommended, the gardens are wonderful and match the overall atmosphere of calm and relaxation that the hosts aim to provide. Getting to Jacana is straightforward and its well located just past the intersection of Borrowdale Road and Harare Drive and close to Sam Levy's Village which has a great mix of restaurants and shops.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 01 Apr 2022
Dear Tim, thank you so much for your wonderful review, this is highly appreciated by the whole Jacana Gardens team. It was a true pleasure once more to host you at our lodge and we are looking forward to welcome you again any next time you visit Harare, kind greetings, Rian
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PRICE RANGE
US$93 - US$128 (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 (3.9 km), Sam Levy's Village (3.2 km), and Tamba Tamba (7.6 km).
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, 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.
Are any cleaning services offered at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.