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Passing Through Harare, Zimbabwe? 5 Must-Visit Spots


Located north of the Limpopo River in the southern part of Africa, Harare - the capital city of Zimbabwe is a metropolis that has been witnessing a major chunk of tourists from all around the world. Whether you like making the most of nature, relaxing in a spa or shopping, the city of Harare has it all!

Here are five must visit hotspots in the Zimbabwean capital:

1.Doon Estate (Shopping)

Doon Estate design quarter found in the Msasa industrial area is a shopping village that catches the fancy of every shopaholic visiting Harare. If you’re looking for the best quality souvenirs, shops selling a wide range of local handmade jewelry, fabric, arts & crafts, furniture and so on and so forth.

While shopping around in the city, don’t you miss Ros Byrne’s stunning handmade pottery, Kudhinda’s potato printed fabrics and the hot chocolate at Veldemeers chocolate shop?

2.Cafe Nush (People Watching)

Unmistakably the best spot in the Avondale shopping centre, Cafe Nush is an ideal place where you can grab a coffee and enjoy movers and shakers of the city come and go. It’s the most admired place to catch up with friends as well as for informal business lunches. Do try their grilled chicken wraps and strawberry lemonades.

You never when you might bump into someone who’s a music legend Oliver Mutukudzi or the Strive Masiyiwa.

3.Lake Chivero (City Safaris)

Not too far but hardly 30 minutes out of the city, Lake Chivero is the ideal spot to enjoy some weekend downtime. In fact, it’s favourite for getting family as well as friends together for beers and banter by the lake.

You can even spot some rhinos, kudu and zebra. Also, you can enjoy horse-riding, canoeing, crocodile viewing and walking safaris.

4.Book Cafe (The Local Music Scene)

Book Cafe is truly considered the pulse of the innovative scene in the Zimbabwean capital and in fact, the best place to catch local poets, comedians and musicians.

This spot has something going on almost every night of the week so make sure you check out its listings. How about dropping by for some pizza? Go on browsing the local writers in their bookshop.

5.Red Bar (Paint the Town Red)

While on your city tour, ensure that you visit the Red Bar, an amazing nightspot to dance the night away. Know that socializing in the city can be very restricted but Red Bar is one of those places in Harare that witnesses the arrival of mixed cosmopolitan vibe. Enjoy regular comedy nights and live music during the week.

Final Words About Harare

Even though it’s often disregarded by tourists heading out on safaris to other places in Africa, know that staying in the city is absolutely worth your time. So compare flights to Harare and have an amazing time in this fascinating African city. Summary: Harare is one of the most visited cities in Africa that have been attracting a lot of tourists from all around the world. There’s so much you can see and do in this city that you may not get enough of it in a single tour. The attractions will keep you entertained throughout.

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