Harare - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

You can go to the markets in the mornings on the weekend. Many also played tennis or soccer. Great post for horse lovers, there are many cheap riding opportunities. - May 2021

There isn't a huge nightlife or cultural scene (though Zim does have great artists; I highly recommend checking out the multiple art shows per year), but many sporting and outdoors-themed groups - Feb 2020

Few groups and clubs, people seem to make their own fun, barbecue, swim, hang out... - Feb 2019

The CLO organizes monthly coffee hours, wine/cheese, and mixers with other embassies. Check the Elephant ear biweekly newsletter for all the activities. There are sewing clubs, kennel clubs, golf clubs, etc. - Apr 2018

Everyone loves to "braai" (BBQ)...parties at personal homes is common--lots of bars and restaurants too. Some restaurants have game (trivia) night, lots of people go on safari or to Vic Falls, golf, hunting etc... I think there was salsa dancing, running groups and often yoga classes. - Sep 2017

Outdoor activities, hiking, local safari parks and further away Vic Falls. Every once a while there is music concert. Once a year a great festival (HIFA) with lots of music, theater, dance, etc. - Jul 2017

Live music, house parties, braais (barbecues), festivals, launches, openings at galleries etc - Apr 2016

There are some watering holes worth going to, and even one place downtown (The Beer Engine) with excellent beer, run by a U.K. Guy. There are only a few clubs, and those frequented by late teens/young 20's. Most entertaining and socializing is done in the home with friends. - Jul 2013

Busy, busy, busy. There are lots of dinner parties and in-home entertaining. - Jun 2009

Mostly in our homes. - Dec 2008

Tons. movies, parties, outdoor activities, golf courses galore!!! - Sep 2008

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