Top things to do

Top Choice Monument in Harare

National Heroes' Acre

The grandiose obelisk of Heroes' Acre, overlooking the town, is straight out of Pyongyang, yet lies just 7km from Harare. Designed with the assistance of North Korea, it serves as a sombre memorial to the forces who…
Top Choice Fusion in Harare

Amanzi

Don some nice threads as Amanzi is a class act and still the special night out. In a stunning colonial house with African decor, local art (for sale) and an amazing garden, it serves delicious international fusion d…
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…
Top Choice Gallery in Harare

National Gallery of Zimbabwe

In the southeast corner of Harare Gardens, this lovely gallery has multiple spaces exhibiting a mix of contemporary local, African and international artists. Shows change monthly, with a mix of paintings, photograph…
Top Choice Cafe in Harare

40 Cork Road

An attractive house-turned-restaurant with a relaxed garden setting, 40 Cork serves quality breakfasts and lunches, and does one of the best coffees in Harare. Also here is its Tutti Gelati, serving excellent homema…
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…
Thai in Harare

Chang Thai

With a Thai owner and chef team, it’s no wonder this place has locals salivating – and perspiring – at the mention of its name. This is the real deal, with green, red and massaman curries all made from scratch with …
Seafood in Harare

Fishmonger

This atmospheric seafood restaurant in a converted house with a Mediterranean-inspired decor is very popular with locals. The weekly specials are always worth a look, but otherwise expect the likes of grilled Kariba…
African in Harare

Garwe

Highly recommended by locals, this restaurant has traditional Zimbabwean cuisine served under a thatched roof around a large roaring fire. Lunch draws a busy crowd filling up on sadza (maize-meal porridge) and other…
Bar in Harare

Pariah State

Across the road from Avondale Shopping Centre is this cool little bar that attracts a mixed, friendly crowd of students and professionals. There's a good choice of drinks, including South African wines and beers. Th…