Harare shopping

Top Choice Jewellery in Harare

Patrick Mavros

His clients may include Bruce Springsteen, Kate Middleton and the king of Spain, but Patrick Mavros' stunning handmade silver jewellery is very affordable. The shop has a spectacular setting, overlooking a picture-p…
Arts & Crafts in Harare

Doon Estate

A few kilometres east of town, Doon Estate is known for its galleries, cafes and souvenir shops. Sadly these days it's a shadow of its former self (many places have closed due to soaring rents), so it's no longer th…
Arts & Crafts in Harare


Set in a homely showroom on a residential property, this Dutch-owned shop has an attractive range of furniture, art, hand-painted porcelain and Shona wooden stools, 90% of which is produced by local artists. It's lo…
Art in Harare

Chapungu Village

Part of the Doon Estate complex, Chapungu has long been one of Harare's best places for Shona sculpture – one of the best things to buy in Zimbabwe. It comprises a collective of 16 artists, each with their own plot …
Arts & Crafts in Harare


One of Harare's best spots for crafts, hand-painted ceramics and original paintings by local artists, plus cool clothes and Zimbabwean publications.
Market in Harare

Mbare Market

Harare, sleepy? Not in the hectic Mbare area where this infamous market has a heady mix of fresh produce and random goods. It's the curios that bring most tourists here – there's a big collection of Shona sculpture,…
Mall in Harare

Eastgate Centre

Known for its eco design that allows air flow based on termite mound technology, this mall offers a more local-style shopping experience without the usual chain stores. Upstairs has fast-food restaurants doing moder…
Arts & Crafts in Harare

Dendera Gallery

This well-presented gallery within Doon Estate has quality Zimbabwean and African crafts, many of which are antiques. There are also masks, jewellery, baskets, textiles, wooden carvings and paintings.
Market in Harare

Avondale Flea Market

On top of the old car park at the back of Avondale Shopping Centre, this daily flea market predominantly sells clothing but is also worth a browse for local music, crafts and secondhand books.
Books in Harare

Book Bazaar

A small bookstore with a good collection of wildlife books, which are worth a look if you're going on safari. It also stocks a decent range of magazines and interesting braai (barbecue) cookbooks.