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Mbare Market

Mbare Market (Mbare, South Harare) — this covered market, which originally sold mainly food and other produce, has increasingly included apparel, plumbing & electrical supplies, and other hard goods. Tourists come here for the large collection of Shona sculpture, wooden crafts and basketry.

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Kamfinsa Shopping Centre

Kamfinsa Shopping Centre (Arcturus Road, Greendale, Harare) – this shopping center evolves around the South Africa-based supermarket chain “Pick N’ Pay” (as well as a stand-alone “Pick N’ Pay” liquor store, and “Pick N’ Pay” apparel outlet). Other stores present there include a Spar supermarket, a hardware store, as well as other retailers.

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Fife Avenue Shopping Centre

Fife Avenue Shopping Centre (Fife Avenue, Harare) – this shopping center has various retailers, supermarkets, and a food court with a number of eateries. Restaurants and bars (like the Mannenburg Jazz Club) are located here, too.

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Eastgate Center

Eastgate Centre (Robert Mugabe Road, Harare) – this is the largest shopping center and office complex in Zimbabwe (located in downtown Harare). Various local and regional retailers can be found here. Some of its public spaces are occasionally used for exhibits of local artwork (including stone sculptures). Eastgate has received positive press for being an […]

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Doon Estate

Doon Estate (Harrow Road, Msasa Industrial Area, Harare) — this little shopping village is a must visit for travelers hunting for good quality souvenirs — the collective of shops selling a range of locally handmade jewelry, furniture, fabric, arts & crafts, and sculpture. Don’t miss Ros Byrne’s beautiful handmade pottery, Kudhinda’s potato printed fabrics, the […]

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Avondale Shopping Centre

Avondale Shopping Centre (King George Road, Harare) – this is a popular shopping center that contains various local retailers from Faithwear (clothing), to Dancelive Electronics (Home appliances and big-screen TVs), Techtools (an Apple computers & accessories shop), supermarkets (such as TM, Bon Marche and Spar Express), Barclays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, three pharmacies, bookshops, a […]