Gordon Addams

Gordon Addams
It’s often said that change is the only constant in life, so it’s best for each and every one of us not only to stand ready to adapt to change, but also, where possible, to anticipate and drive change.

Inns of Zimbabwe celebrated its 25th anniversary during 2016, marking a quarter of a century’s service to the travel and tourism sector. Acknowledging the need to change, the group has undertaken a number of significant steps to allow it to survive and grow in what is by any standard a challenging working environment. So, building on 25 years of experience and tradition, we have looked at a new course of action which involves the opening of a new operation in the Bvumba called Grace’s Cottage – a self catering retreat and the creation of a new concept for the city of Mutare: a boutique bed and breakfast operation called Gordon’s on 125 First Street.

At the same time, the Inns of Zimbabwe franchise has been withdrawn from other operational units which have been the mainstay of our operation for many years, and while this is a development that no-one really wishes to see, it is sometimes necessary to take steps that focus on how change can be good for a brand. So it’s goodbye to the old and in with the new, and we are certain that our new ventures in the Eastern Highlands will be both successful and rewarding. We look forward to welcoming friends old and new into the new hospitality operations and we once again acknowledge that our job is to provide hospitality services that please and satisfy. Here’s to achieving just that for you.


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INNtroducing a new deluxe cottage to the Bvumba.

Grace's Cottage, Fernhill Road, Bvumba, is a new self-catering accommodation available in the Vumba, only 8km from Mutare en route to the Bvumba and overlooking Mozambique.

Sleeps 6 people in one double and two twin bedded rooms with:

  • Two bathrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/dining room with fire place
  • Patio
  • Covered Braai area
  • DSTV, Internet & Generator available - bring own fuel
  • Cottage is serviced - no cook available


  • $35.00 per adult
  • Child U12 $20.00
  • Child U2 FREE (bring own cot)
  • Minimum charge $105.00

GPS: 19° 1'59"S 32° 41'18"E
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A boutique bed and breakfast in the 'Avenues' of Mutare city.

Created with the intentions of providing a welcoming and comforable upmarket environment for business and leisure travellers to the Eastern Highlands, as well as folk travelling to and from Mozambique.


  • Single Room $100.00 per person
  • Double Room $80.00 per person sharing
  • Children U12 Half Price
  • Child U2 FREE (bring own cot)
  • Minimum charge $80.00

GPS: 18° 58'6"S 32° 41'23"E

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Gordon's on 125 First Street
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InnSider Club membership is open only to Zimbabwean residents

Inns of Zimbabwe created the InnSider Card, which from the outset provided a passport for discounts at the Inns.

In recent years this has expanded to the Best of Zimbabwe, a wide range of hospitality establishments across Zimbabwe, and in neighbouring countries, all of which offer discounts to holders of up-to-date InnSider Cards.
Holiday or Business with Best of Zimbabwe
Enjoy Accommodation Discounts with an InnSider Lifestyle Card throughout Zimbabwe, in Mozambique and Botswana and up to 50% discount with City or Town Lodges, South Africa. Subject to availability. The discounts are available for guests making cash payments. Among the specials on offer are discounts on food and accommodation, giving unique opportunities to enjoy the venues at very competitive costs.
Best of Zimbabwe brochures are now available with up to date information on all our members. Please visit any of the outlets selling cards to get yourself a copy.

We also include Innsider Lifestyle Partners who offer a wonderful selection of specials to owners of InnSider Lifestyle Cards.

Cardholders are reminded to renew their cards in good time as members of Best of Zimbabwe including City/Town Lodges in South Africa  will not accept expired cards.

Cards available from:
Armadillo Travel, Harare 04 302 261 / 67
Alo Alo Restaurant, Harare 04 369198 / 369257 | Mobile 0773 265 933. (Alo Alo only sells cards between 9 and 2pm)
The Spotlight in Reps Theatre, Harare +263 (04) 308 159
Co-Ordinating Zimbabwe, Bulawayo +263 (09) 243 064 / 242 298
Antelope Park, Gweru (direct) +263 54 251913 / 251923 / 251949
Chengeta Safari Lodge, LodgeMobile FCT +263 (0) 772 573022 | +263 (0) 772 568832
Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls 013 44737/8/9

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InnSider Lifestyle CardBest of Zimbabwe is an exciting and varied grouping of establishments that accept the InnSider Lifestyle Card, our exclusive key to many discounts and opportunities, both within the Inns of Zimbabwe group and within the grouping of Best of Zimbabwe affiliates across the country.

In addition, the card is accepted for discounts from selected establishments in other countries, including South Africa.

For more information visit the Best of Zimbabwe Website

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