Air tickets from Cape Town to Harare

Welcome to Harare, the vibrant and bustling capital of Zimbabwe. In Harare, you can explore the city’s rich history and culture, discover the diverse and eclectic food offerings, be inspired by the vibrant art scene, and experience the city’s modern attractions. From taking a city tour through centuries-old streets to visiting the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, there is something for everyone in Harare. Read on to learn more about this exciting city!

Getting to Know Harare

Harare is the capital and largest city in Zimbabwe, with a population of 1,606,000 according to the 2012 census. It is located in the eastern part of the country, close to the border with Mozambique. The city is located in the Central African Time Zone (CAT), which is two hours ahead of UTC. Harare’s main languages are Shona and Ndebele, although English is widely spoken in the city. Zimbabwe's currency is the Zimbabwean dollars, which currently has a fixed rate of exchange with the United States dollar. Despite hyperinflation it is still the main medium of exchange in the country.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Harare, Zimbabwe, is classified as a hot semi-arid climate. This means that the area typically experiences hot temperatures year round with a relatively dry climate. The average annual temperature in Harare is about 21°C (70°F). The hottest months of the year are December and January, when temperatures typically reach 27°C (81°F). The coldest months are July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C (59°F). The amount of rainfall also varies throughout the year. The rainiest months are usually December, January and March, while the dry season usually falls during the summer months of July, August and September. The climate in Harare is generally sunny and warm throughout the year, making it a pleasant destination for those seeking a holiday in the sun. The area does not typically experience extremes of temperature and is generally considered a comfortable climate for visitors.

Touring Harare: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Harare, the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (HRE) and the recently opened Harare International Airport (HIA). You can get from the main airport (HRE) to downtown Harare by taxi. A one-way fare usually costs between 20 USD to 25 USD, depending on the traffic. Yes, you can change money at the airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Harare

  1. Harare, commonly known as Salisbury during colonial times, is the capital of Zimbabwe, and is home to a diverse history and culture.
  2. As the economic and political hub of the country, Harare attracts many international visitors who seek to immerse themselves in the city's vibrant and colorful markets, restaurants and cafes.
  3. Numerous monuments, landmarks and heritage sites scattered around the city showcase the city's rich history and traditional customs, such as The National Heroes Acre and The Great Zimbabwe Monument

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