Harare is a city in Zimbabwe, one of South Africa's Land locked neighbours. The city is located in the north east of the country and is the capital. It is the industrial and commercial hub and also the seat of government, needless to say, this, the largest city if Zimbabwe, is a vital settlement for the country's economic well-being.
It lies in the heart of an agricultural area which produces tobacco, maize, cotton and citrus fruit. It is thus also an important trade centre for these commodities. These crops are supported by Harare's subtropical highland climate, which ensures 7 months of warm weather. September to October are traditionally hot, dry months, while November to March are warm and dry.
Harare was once a grand, if small city, but Zimbabwe's economic and political difficulties of recent history have left the city a little worse for wear. Despite its slightly neglected appearance though, there are still some interesting and impressive sights to explore. One of the most obvious heads up to Zimbabwe's colonial history is evidenced in its architecture. One of most impressive buildings to check out is the Mining Pension Fund Building near the centre of Harare.
For art fiends, the National Gallery hosts rotating exhibits of various local and international artists' work and also has a collection of Shona soft-stone carvings, which are an important aspect of Zimbabwe's culture and heritage.
For those who enjoy outdoor attractions you can visit the National Botanic Garden, which has examples of flora from all over Zimbabwe. The Mukuvisi Woodlands showcase the natural vegetation found in the Harare area and are home to various game such as giraffes, zebra, bushbuck and eland.
For accommodation try one of the many Guest Houses or Bed and Breakfasts in the city.
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Recently renovated Malcolm Lodge offers accommodation on bed and breakfast basis in a peaceful environment ideal for visitors to Harare whether on business, holiday or school functions. All guest suit... More Info
Situated in the leafy suburbs of Harare, our lodge acquired its name from the two old "Flame" trees (Spathodea Campanulata), which compliment the tranquil setting.
Flame Tree Lodge comprises four i... More Info
Two spotless, recently renovated self-contained Guest Houses units inside a secure, guarded complex in an upmarket quiet suburb of Harare. Only 10 minutes from the city centre, close to business, tour... More Info
Simba Harare is basically your home. The plan for the house is based on Scandinavian principles of space. IT has big windows, five semi - autonomous wings of the house with spacious meeting rooms in t... More Info
If you are looking for a boutique hotel in the heart of Harare, look no further than Amanzi Lodge. With a 5 barrel rating (5 star rating for lodges), a stay at Amanzi Lodge - with its stunning waterfa... More Info
Ballantynes Lodge (formerly House Harrison) is situated in quiet residential surroundings offering Luxury Accommodation at no 4 Parham Road, Ballantyne Park . A Continental Breakfast is served as wel... More Info
An upmarket boutique style lodge located in the upmarket suburb of Alexandra Park, close to the city centre, Borrowdale and the University. Spacious accommodation for a max. of 6. Tranquil park-like g... More Info
At Wild Geese Lodge, we offer you the best of both worlds - a tranquil escape from today's fast paced world, set within a private wildlife sanctuary offering thirty acres of indigenous garden and Sava... More Info
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