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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 […]

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Red Bar

Red Bar (39A Newlands Shopping Centre, Old Enterprise Road, Harare) — became our favorite nightspot for its relaxed and mature crowd. Red Bar is one of the only places in town that has a more mixed cosmopolitan vibe. It’s also one of the only places in town which seems to have (and pull off!) a […]

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Origins Nightclub

Origins Nightclub (Sam Levy’s Village, corner Borrowdale & Piers Roads, Harare) – this is a popular disco, which plays everything from Top 40, to Soul, Hip Hop, and Afro pop music.

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Mannenburg Jazz Club

Mannenburg Jazz Club (6th Street, Harare) – located next to another popular nightspot (Book Café), this venue holds live performances by local & regional jazz artists every evening except Sunday.

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Maiden Public House

Maiden Public House (Harare Sports Club, Josiah Tongogara Street, Harare) – patrons gather at this lively pub to watch cricket and football games on TV. The place gets even busier when a live cricket match is taking place with the Sports Club. During such times, its outdoor seating area is the place to be.

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Jazz 105

Jazz 105 (corner of Second St and Robson Manyika Ave, City Centre, Harare) — various jazz bands and afro-pop acts regularly perform at this venue. Monday evenings are devoted to emerging artists, who are looking to develop their talent. Due to rampant piracy in the Zimbabwean music market, these and other musicians depend more than […]

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Book Café

Book Café (139 Samora Machel, corner 6th Street, Harare) – this is the pulse of the creative scene in Harare and the best place to catch local musicians, poets, and comedians. They have something going on almost every night of the week so it’s always worth checking out their listings, or just dropping by for […]

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Wild Geese Lodge

Wild Geese Lodge (2 Buckland Lane(off Alpes Rd), Teviotdale, Harare) – located about 20 km. from Harare (off Alpes Road), at its double height thatched main lodge, Wild Geese Lodge offers a classic award-winning full a la carte menu, from its experienced executive chef.

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Victoria 22

Victoria 22 (22 Victoria Road, Highlands, Harare) – housed in a colonial structure, this wonderful restaurant offers a great choice of four course meals all in African styles. The setting of the place is very classy, and this place is ideal for formal candle light dinners.