Top ChoiceJewellery 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...

Top ChoiceShopping Centre in Victoria Falls (town)

Elephant's Walk Shopping & Artist Village

A must for those in the market for quality Zimbabwean and African craft, this shopping village is home to boutique stores and galleries owned by a collective that aims to promote and set up local artists.

Top ChoiceShoes in Bulawayo

Giga & Sons

Established in 1932, this fourth-generation family-run menswear store is most famous for its Courtney Boots – a homegrown shoe, sold worldwide. All of its safari boots are handmade, and are produced from a range...

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...

Jewellery in Victoria Falls (town)

Ndau Collection

This upmarket showroom stocks handmade individual pieces, including silver bracelets, rings and necklaces, made at its on-site studio. They also sell exquisite antique African trade beads to be incorporated into...

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...

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...

Cosmetics in Victoria Falls (town)


South African body-care brand Matsimela has set up shop here with an enticing aroma of natural scented soaps, body scrubs and bath bombs (anything from rose and lychee to baobab-seed oil). They also offer massage...

Art in Victoria Falls (town)

Prime Art Gallery

This quality gallery, run by two friendly brothers, represents more than 40 local artists, most notably it has original pieces by Dominic Benhura, Zimbabwe's pre-eminent current-day Shona sculptor whose worked...

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...

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...

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 Bulawayo


Inside the National Art Gallery is this store that stocks some of the best books on Zimbabwe in the country. There's also some interesting art magazines, Zimbabwean music and crafts for sale.

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.

Arts & Crafts in Victoria Falls (town)

African Heritage

This store sells stuff from all over Zimbabwe and Africa. Here you can pick up knitted Zulu dolls, masks from the Democratic Republic of Congo, or wall hangings from West Africa.

Shopping Centre in Harare

Avondale Shopping Centre

A handy location for those staying at the nearby backpackers, with supermarkets, banks, mobile phone stores, restaurants, bars and cafes.

Music in Victoria Falls (town)

Cultural Vibes

A great little store specialising in Zimbabwean and African music, stocking CDs from a range of genres and eras.

Sports & Outdoors in Harare

OK Mart

If you've come without gear, this supermarket sells tents and other camping supplies.