Air tickets from Pietermaritzburg to Harare

Harare is the capital and largest city of Zimbabwe, located in the northeast of the country. With a population of around 2.8 million people, Harare is the most populous city in Zimbabwe and is one of the fastest growing cities on the African continent. The history of Harare is steeped in colonial influence as it was established in 1890 by the British South Africa Company and was formerly known as Salisbury during the colonial era. Due to its vibrant social and cultural scene, the city is known as the ‘Sunshine City’ of Africa, and it has become an important economic hub for the country and the region. In this text, we will explore some of the fascinating aspects of Harare, including its rich history, diverse population, vibrant culture and business opportunities. We will also discuss some of the challenges that the city faces and its potential for future growth and development.

Getting to Know Harare

Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe and home to more than 2 million people. Located in the country’s most populous province, Mashonaland West, Harare lies mostly within the Central African Time Zone (CAT). English is the official language in Zimbabwe, but some people in and around Harare also speak Shona and Ndebele. The local currency is the Zimbabwean dollar, although US dollars and other foreign currencies are widely accepted. Banking services are available across the city, including the international banks of HSBC and Standard Chartered, who offer offshore banking services. The city is known for its vibrant culture and diverse communities, which range from traditional rural African to established urban communities. It is also known for being a peaceful and safe city, with a low crime rate.

Climate and Weather

Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are generally hot and humid while winters are mild and dry. Temperatures range from the lower to mid-20s Celsius in winter and the mid-30s Celsius in summer. Precipitation is relatively low throughout the year, and there is a lengthy dry season from May to September. Due to its location in a valley between mountains, the city is prone to strong winds from time to time. The city's highest recorded temperature is 37.1°C (98.8°F), while the lowest is 5.4°C (41.7°F). The average annual rainfall is 655mm (25.8 in), and the average annual sunshine is about 8.4 hours per day. The city experiences both fog and frost in winter, and its average annual relative humidity is 69%.

Touring Harare: Airport and Transportation

There are two international airports in Harare: Harare International Airport and Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport. To get from the main (Harare International Airport) to downtown in Harare, you can use either the Harare Airport Shuttle (which costs USD$10) or the Airport Cab (which costs US$40). Yes, you can change money at Harare Airport. However, it is recommended to exchange your currency at a bank beforehand as the exchange rate at the airport is not so favorable.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Harare

  1. Harare is the capital of Zimbabwe and is commonly known as the "Sunshine City" due to its abundance of sunny days.
  2. Many local cultures are celebrated in Harare, including Shona, Ndebele and other African cultures. Visitors can learn about these cultures by visiting art galleries, markets and other cultural attractions.
  3. Harare is home to several world-class museums, including the National Herbarium and N ational Museum and many other cultural attractions like the Zimbabwe National Theatre

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