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Address: 1 Harrow Road, Msasa, Harare, Zimbabwe

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large shopping area with many small shops selling local souvenir. Nice stone sculpture at interesting prices.

Reviewed 19 August 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya
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102 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visit Doon Estate one of the best unique shopping areas of the nation ---definitely worth a visit. The shops and galleries are attractively presented and sell a wide range of wares ---like Samuneti leather bags, wallets, wire art, ceramics, pottery, belts and jackets. Dine in some of the quaint little cafes

Thank hikwam
Doha, Qatar
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Doon Estate used to be a bustling, vibrant hub for local arts and crafts. Sadly, it is a shadow of its former glory. According to a shop assistant, the decline is due to the closure of a restaurant which had attracted shoppers. However, this cannot be the only reason, and it's likely that the general economic woes of the country... More 

Thank ZimKiwiTraveller
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

large shopping area with many small shops selling local souvenir. Nice stone sculpture at interesting prices.

Thank loudjazx
Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Sadly, the place has really gone down now and there is not much to see. The Estate used to be full of lovely items for sale and made for a fun morning but I found it rather dead last visit. A great shame.

Thank Louise M
Lutherville, Maryland
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126 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

I had been told this was once a bustling shopping area where local crafts were sold at reasonable prices. There are several shops selling a variety of items ranging from Buddhist statues to hand carved curiosities. I bought several small gifts here that were pretty nice. There is some duplication between shops, but most have their own angle. The biggest... More 

Thank Matt P
Harare, Zimbabwe
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313 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

It has been a while since we visited Doon Estate and it was quite sad to see it as it is today. The Ros Byrne outlet called The Shop has gone as have many others, the cafe which served great veggie dishes is no longer, although you can still get excellent coffee from one shop, but that's about it food... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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155 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Fairly large shopping area with many small shops (15+ ?)scattered around a central courtyard. Some shops contain the usual tourist gak, but others have some more unusual items that are interesting. There is one gallery on the site which is stellar - some old items, masks, nice jewellery, etc. A couple of other shops had good quality ceramics, textiles and... More 

Thank Carol K
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

I had been there before, when the great shop of fabrics and pottery was still open, and was looking forward to buying more hand painted ceramics. Unfortunately they are gone, what is left is a series of craft shops that sell more or less the same things at higher prices than elsewhere . At least there is a nice coffe... More 

Thank Patrizia M
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Having read some of the reviews I wasn't sure what we would find. It was a pleasant surprise then to find a good range of shopping opportunities offering some lovely art and craft items. The area at the rear where Shona art items are on sale in an outdoor area was full of great sculptures of all sizes. Veldemeers cafe... More 

Thank Cathy E
Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

A very much "used to be great" setting with shops and coffee house. Very sad to see that a once thriving set up, is now looking rather shabby! Drove in and drove out feeling rather sad! The few of the remaining shops were of a good quality. Coffee shop is still excelent.

Thank Louise M

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