Travelling to Harare and looking for things to do in Zimbabwe’s capital city? Harare which was founded in 1890 is a beautiful city with lots of different things to do. To help you plan your trip we have listed our top 5 things to in Harare.
1. National Gallery of Zimbabwe
While you are in Harare make sure you visit the National Gallery for a unique art experience. The National Gallery in Zimbabwe’s capital city Harare has played a great role in showcasing Zimbabwe’s contemporary and visual heritage. The National Gallery of Zimbabwe does not only focus on exhibitions. It also offers a wide range of art related products like ceramics, sculpture, paintings, textiles, jewellery, books, artefacts, design and other authentic gifts
2. Mukuvisi Woodlands
Mukuvisi Woodlands provides one of the few remaining large green spaces open to the public in Harare. Most of the 265 hectares here are natural msasa parkland where zebras, giraffes and antelope species roam free. Apart from seeing the resident wildlife you will also see crocodiles, tortoises. There is braai and picnic dedicated areas around as well. What we love about Mukuvisi Woodlands as well is the game viewing platform where you can have a clear view of the roaming wildlife.
3. Epworth Balancing Rocks
The Epworth balancing rocks are a must visit when in Harare as they were created when ancient granite intrusions were exposed to weathering, as softer rocks around them eroded. They are also known as Balancing Rock kopjes, they are seen in the form of huge angular blocks of granite “piled on top of and beside one another, forming pillars and stacks, like a child’s building blocks.
4. Haka Game Park
Haka Game Park is a small reserve very close to Harare’s city centre. It’s a beautiful place to see wildlife without travelling far from Harare. Wildlife available there includes antelopes, wildebeest and activities to do include horse riding and canoeing. It’s a very peaceful family friendly place where you can also have a picnic and braai facilities are available as well.
5. Queen Of Hearts
This cafe offers an amazing all day menu and is home to the Horsebox Gin bar as well as hosting events such as food markets, music festivals, wine tasting, beach parties and so much more exciting stuff. And that’s not all, in the gardens you can find some craft shops, hair salon, gym, yoga rooms and boutique shops. You would never run out of things to do here. It is a very modern fusion of fun.
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