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Aarhus, Denmark
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Jambo Guest House is featured in the traveling book "Unusual & Unique overnight directory" as the only guesthouse in South Africa. If there was a book called "Unusual & Unique hosts directory" Barry and Mina would be in that one as well. Thank you for 3 wonderful days full of stories, kindness and guitarplay in the bar.

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Aarhus, Denmark
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Mina's and Barry's home is a fairytale come true. Every room has it's own beautiful decor and the garden is a little piece of green jungle right there in Cape Town. We enjoyed their company and especially appreciated the evening when Barry played his guitar for us.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

Just had a wonderful 6 nights at Jambo. Barry and Mina are terrific hosts who couldn't do enough for us. Jambo is close to several restaurants within walking distance as is the V&A. Our room backed onto their lovely garden and was great to unwind at the end of the day or relax before breakfast. Breakfast was an extensive buffet... More 

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Goostrey
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

Stayed here on my first visit to Cape Town and South Africa. Mina and Barry - the owners made you feel at home and were extremely helpful. Barry gave us some useful information to avoid a traffic hold up on our journey to Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope. Also told us how to find Snookies Fish restaurant at... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

I was for 5 days in this beautiful B&B. The owner, Barry and his wife Mina, had attentions for everyone. I needed a driver, he took car of it. Someone else wanted to rent a car, he took care of it .. We all really felt at home, the breakfast was delicious with fresh fruits, différents sorts of bread, meat,... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

This was our 7th stay at Jambo (first in 1999). It is as good as ever. Unfortunately, Mina (hostess/owner) was away on a short break - but it was great to catch up with Barry, especially for evening drinks and chat in the characterful bar room. As usual Barry was so helpful, swiftly organising transport etc. for us and providing... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

We stayed here on a recent visit to SA, our friends had used Jambo on several previous occasions. It is a very comfortable guest room with easy access to anything you want to see in Cape Town. It also has off road parking which is in short supply in this part of town. The house is jam packed with all... More 

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Tappan, New York
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

This is a gem you do not want to miss. Each of the 5 guest rooms is different than another and comfortably pleasant. Most importantly, Mina & Barry, your hosts, are the most gracious and wonderful people you ever want to be with. You are not a guest in a hotel but a guest in their home and treated as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

We discovered this fantastic place following a recommendation of some friends. Trust us you will not be disappointed, Jambo guest house is one of those places that you just feel at ease in as soon as you are met by the owners Barry and Mina. Their hospitality and enthusiasm is infectious and Barry and Mina are a fantastic source of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

Barry and Mina made our stay at Jambo Guesthouse the best. Their comfortable manner and excellent suggestions kept us busy and feeling knowledgeable of Cape Town and surroundings. We definitely recommend staying with them.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built at the turn of the century and nestling in a quiet cul-de-sac at the foot of Signal Hill in Green Point. This amazing Guest House is set in a sub-tropical walled garden in the heart of urban Cape Town. Jambo is centrally located and a safe 15 minute walk to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront; while Green Point’s excellent trendy restaurants are only 5 minutes away. The city centre is 4 minutes drive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jambo Guest House

Address: 1 Grove Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $150 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Jambo Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Honeymoon suite is hugh!”
 of 5 bubbles stephenw693, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We chose the Garden Suite, which has a separate entrance from the garden, and loved it. I think it is the largest room they have.”
 of 5 bubbles discovertheworld_13, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet but it was a bonus to have direct access to their garden”
 of 5 bubbles sirpercy49, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Any room selected will be great !!”
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“Green room had views of the garden”
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