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NYATI ECO GAME PARK

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CONTENTS

MAY 2019

ARTICLES

Beyond the Ultimate Ice Ultra Gardening: Kahili Ginger Fully Loaded Book Club Harare Botanical Gardens Bird Walk 4x4: When Driving Became More Than A Sport Tree of the Month: Brazilian Peppertree

On the Cover: Snow Provided by: George Economou

Nyati Eco Game Park In Search of Waterfalls

REGULARS

Fitness Trackers

What’s Happening this Month? Eating Out

Mashonaland Photographic Society

Regular Activities Kids’ Page Time Out - Puzzles Recipes Useful Contacts Important Numbers

OFFICES:

Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders Ndeipi Magazine

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Classifieds

Spas in Harare

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Coffee Column

Places of Interest

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FROM THE EDITOR To our valued readers,

The temperatures are slowly decreasing and the morning air has become crisper… #WinterIsComing (I hope all the GoT fans have consoled themselves after episode 3 and are prepared for the last 3!). With the remaining days of the school holidays, why not take the family for a weekend getaway at Nyati Eco Game Park where the wildlife and picturesque landscape bring a breath of fresh air and a number of family activities are available; there is even a safari course for the golfers (turn to pg 35). We also have some places of interest for you to visit with friends and family alike (pg 40). Our What’s Happening section (pg 9-12) has something for everyone. For the lovers of art, Rhythm of Life, Crossing Boundaries and Redesigning a Woman’s Space are some of the exhibitions running at various galleries this month. Brides planning their weddings, be sure to diarise the Zim Bridal Expo. Music and theatre goers can look forward to performances by Kevin Fraser, Hope Masike and the Phoenix Choir as well as the Shakespeare Film Festival at REPS. Golfers and runners can look forward to a number of events, and the wine lovers, the Grapevine Wine Weekend is for you. Members of the Zimbabwe 4x4 Club share some of their experiences in the ongoing relief efforts in Chimanimani (pg 22). Fitness trackers have helped millions to improve their lifestyles, maybe the candid tales of five users will help motivate you to start on, or improve your fitness journey; our regular activities page will help give you a selection of activities to take up while using your devices. We congratulate George Economou, Hugh Morris and Stephen Saffin on completing the gruelling 230 km Beyond The Ultimate Ice Ultra. In George’s words, “this ultra marathon is a very achievable event for those adrenalin junkies looking for a challenge!” (turn to pg 13) May also brings with it celebrating being African, honouring our Mothers and taking a day off to celebrate the gift of being able to work. “Colleagues should take care of each other, have fun, celebrate success, learn by failure, look for reasons to praise not to criticise, communicate freely and respect each other.” - Richard Branson.

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Events WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS MONTH? Running un�l mid May

RHYTHM OF LIFE a collection of abstract and semi abstract contemporary mixed media work with inspirations from the environment, music and contemporary culture by Vanessa Hounsell. The Corridor @ Sorella’s, 1 Fisher Ave. Contact Lucy 0775 435 976

Fri 3rd May

Sun 5th May

HAC RUNNING, Time trial 4km. 5.15pm ZIMBABWE ORCHID SOCIETY, meeting at Old Georgians Sports Club. Contact usually FIRST SUN of the month at 0772 600 213, hac@zol.co.zw Mukuvisi Woodlands from 9.30am for 10am. Georgette 0772 886 707, Fri 3rd May jettygon@pmearth.net OPA NIGHTS, Greek Food, music and atmosphere. 5-7.30pm at Vali’s Bakery, Sun 5th May Kensington Shopping Centre. Contact WEZ MONTHLY ECO FAIR, FIRST SUN of 1242 706 857, ntinos@iwayafrica.co.zw the month at the WEZ Go Wild Shop, Running un�l mid May CROSSING BOUNDARIES, An exhibition Mukuvisi Woodlands from 8am-2pm. of paintings and graphics by prominent Fri 3rd May Contact 24 2 747859, 0772 364 289, WORSHIP NIGHT, hosted by Grace Zimbabwean contemporary artists: mashshop@utande.co.zw and Faith Community every FIRST Fri Simon Back, Virginia Chihota, Tapfuma of every month. Committee Room at Sun 5th May Gutsa, Lovemore Kambudzi, Admire Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club 6.30-8.30. KIDZ CAN CHARITY WALK. Kamudzengerere, Cosmas Shiridzinomwa, FRee event, all welcome, invite Contact 242 255 739 Portia Zvavahera. Gallery Delta, Robert someone along. director@kidzcanzimbabbwe.org Paul’s Old House, 110 Livingstone Ave Greenwood Park. 242 792135, Sat 4th May Sun 5th May artdelta@mweb.co.zw BIRDLIFE ZIMBABWE, Marlborough Vlei BIRDLIFE ZIMBABWE, Mukuvisi walk, 7am. Drive to bottom of Princess Woodlands, 630 am. Turn left off Running un�l end of May Margaret Rd off Harare Drive, at Chiremba Rd onto Ford Rd opposite REDESIGNING A WOMAN’S SPACE: bottom follow road round to left and Queensdale Spar, cross over Longford BALANCE 4 BETTER, is and exhibition look for parked cars in small road on Ave and bear left to reach T junction at celebrating women’s strength and right. Contact Innes Louw 0778 090 632, bottom, turn right onto Blatherwick Rd. grace, triumphs and struggles; while hararebirdwalks@gmail.com Gate is on left after 200m. Bring snack encouraging attention to well-being and drink and payment for car guard. and heritage issues. Curated by Doreen Sat 4th May Contact Innes Louw 0778 090 632, Sibanda and Valerie Sithole. National MARONDERA MORNING MARKET, hararebirdwalks@gmail.com Gallery of Zimbabwe, 20 Julius Nyerere on the FIRST SAT of every month at Way. Contact (24) 2 704 666-7, Ultimate Warehouse from 9am-12pm. Tue 7th May info@nationalgallery.co.zw 0772 471 382. MIRACLE MISSIONS, Clean and Green Networking Meeting. 9-11am at Wed 1st May Sat 4th May Highlands Presbyterian Church 112 LIONS CLUB OF HATFIELD, meeting WORKER’S DAY FIRST SAT of every month from 2pm, at Enterprise road, Highlands. Contact 242 747859, 0772 364 289. 139 Northway Hatfield. 0772 998236, Wed 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29th May HYBRID HOCKEY, for all levels of adult 0712 403747. hockey player (former, current, neither) to coma and play. Hosted by PSi Zimbabwe Indoor Hockey. 6-8pm at the Italian Club, 197 Entreprise Rd.

Thu 2nd May

BORROWDALE FLORAL GROUP, meet FIRST THU of each month at 9-11am Christchurch, Crowhill Lane. Floral fun demonstrations and workshops. Chairlady Marie Greebe 0773 489095 or Secretary Kimberley Franklin 0712 600013 May 2019 - Issue 110

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS MONTH? Wed 8th May

AVONDALE FLORAL GROUP, meeting SECOND WED of the month at 2 for 2.30pm at Old Georgian’s Sports Club. Suraiyya Kassam avondalefloralgroup@gmail.com

Thu 9th May

NEEDLECRAFT GUILD, meet SECOND THUR of the month. All forms of needlecraft, knitting, cross stitch, crochet, embroidery, from 2pm, Highlands Presbyterian Church Hall, Enterprise Rd. Judith 0775 004 500, needlecraftguildzim@gmail.com

Sat 11th May

BIRDLIFE ZIMBABWE, Crowborough Ponds 7am, Prince Edward School. Contact Innes Louw 0778 090 632, hararebirdwalks@gmail.com

Sat 11th & Sun 19th May

PHOENIX CHOIR, celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Phoenix Choir and present “60 Years Down Memory Lane”. Sat 11th 3pm at Loyola Hall St Georges, $12 and $10 pensioners. Sun 19th 11.30 for 12pm at Chapman Golf Club with lunch, price TBC.

Thu 16th May

BIRDLIFE ZIMBABWE, “Rifa Birds and Birders” by Leslee Maasdorp. 6pm at Avondale Sports Club. Innes Louw 0778 090 632, hararebirdwalks@gmail.com

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Sun 12th May

MOTHER’S DAY

DREAMS OF DANDE, Hope Masike live in concert releasing her long-awaited third album. 7-9pm at Old Mutual Theatre, Alliance Francaise, 328 Herbert Chitepo.

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HARARE GARDEN CLUB, meeting SECOND HAC RUNNING, Time trial 4km. 5.15pm SUN of the month at 2.30pm, visits and at Old Georgians Sports Club. talks. Venues change, confirm with Tawny Contact 0772 600 213, hac@zol.co.zw (24)2 498658 or Chairlady 0772 630 115

Fri 17th May

SPCA GOLF DAY, in association with SPAR. HAC RUNNING, HAC 21km Challenge. 7am Wingate Golf Club from 10.15am. $240 10 & 21 km at Old Georgians Sports Club. for a team of 4 which includes green fees and dinner. Contact Amy Contact 0772 600 213, hac@zol.co.zw Sat 11th May 0784 898 510, communications@spca,org, PATCHWORK AND QUILTING GUILD, Shamiso 0772 367 153 meet SECOND SAT of the month at 9am Tue 14th May QUIZ NIGHT, with quiz master Stewart shamiso.pfumayarambaba@spar.co.zw at Larmenier Club House, Larmenier Mackinlay. Bring a team or join up with Village. Talks, demonstrations and a team. The accent is on fun and all ages Sat 18th May workshops on all aspects of patchwork welcome. 6.15pm for 6.45pm start at MAZOWE HOTEL RACE, hosted by Eve’s and quilting. Contact Georgie The Mustard Seed, 27 Ridgeway South, Fitness Studios. 17km race, 2x8,5km & hararepatchwork@gmail.com Highlands.Food and drinks on sale (BYO 4v4.25km relays. 6am start at Christon alcohol). Booking essential, contact Bank turn-off and finishing at Mazowe Sat 11th May MARY POPPINS RETURNS, an open air 0785 300 144. Hotel. Individuals $20 Relay teams $40. movie night at Arundel Village. 6-8pm. Registration 12th-17th May at Eve’s Tue 14th May Tickets available at the door, adults $40, Fitness Studios, ZB Sports Bank Isis Rd HIGHLANDS FLORAL GROUP, meeting children under 12 $5.Bring something to Vainona. Contact 242 884 126, 0772 436 366, SECOND TUES of the month at the sit on, refreshments on sale, no cooler 0773 260 677, 0737 583 242 Larmenier Club, 4 Ridgeway North at boxes allowed. 9.30am. Contact Gail 24 2 497730.

Sat 11th May

VUMBA NATURE WALKS, every SECOND SAT. Guided walks in the Vumba Mountains, $5pp (not including refreshments). Fiona 0715 921 545 or vumba.majig@live.com

Sat 11th May

NYANGA DAY TOUR, in a luxurious coach with breakfast dinner and snacks provided. Adults $150, children $75, free for children under 2 who can sit on the lap. Pick up 5am and drop off Harare. Contact Roses Traveling and Events Planning on 0716 864901.

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Tue 14th May

MIRACLE MISSIONS, Persons with disabilities networking meeting. 9-11am at Highlands Presbyterian Church 112 Enterprise road, Highlands. Contact 242 747859, 0772 364 289.

Thu 16th May

GOLF DAY, hosted by Birdlife Zimbabwe at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Course from 12pm. Fourball betterball alliance. RTGS$400 or USD100 per team of 4 includes lunch dinner and giveaways. Green & teebox sponsorship available. Contact Ross 0772 202 621, rosswallbridge61@gmail.com Nyasha 0776 416 429, pa@africaexchange.co.zw

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS MONTH? Sat 18th May

KEVIN FRASER, Leave the world behind world tour. USD 20, RTGS $80. 7-10pm at The Venue, Avondale. Visit www.hiddencultureonline.com

Sat 18th May

MASHONALAND PHILATELIC SOCIETY, meeting THIRD SAT of the month, in the Orchid Society Building at Mukuvisi Woodlands from 9am. Stamp displays, auctions, talks, swapping, etc. Mike Fox (24)2 495408, tallyho@mango.zw

Sun 19th May

BIRDLIFE ZIMBABWE, Monavale Vlei walk 6.30 am. From Quendon Rd turn left into Lyndhurst Rd, after right hand bend take first left then second right to B S Leon roundabout. Take second exit onto Fenella Drive and continue to end of tar. Contact Innes Louw 0778 090 632, hararebirdwalks@gmail.com

Sun 19th May

MODEL TRAINS, Glenara Ave Operation Day usually THIRD SUN of the month, opp. Runiville shops. A wonderful experience for children, from 2.30pm onwards! Contact Petrus 0772 388 449 or Andre 0772 687 380.

Sun 19th May

VINTAGE CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF ZIMBABWE, ‘Out And About’ THIRD SUN of month outside Pomona Food Court between 10am and 12pm. All welcome. Contact Bob bmrclubs@gmail.com

Sun 19th May

60 YEARS DOWN MEMORY LANE, celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the PHOENIX CHOIR. Chapman Golf Club at 11.30am for 12pm. Tickets $30 bond (including 3 course lunch) available from any choir member or Autoworld, Chisipite (Judy 0712 631488) or Veldemeer’s, Arundel Village (Lorna 0242 301 989). EcoCash transfer available. Contact Paul 0772 469 110, Clive 0772 338 067, Hilary 0772 245 072, Pauline 0772 393 278

Tue 21st May

MASHONALAND PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, meets on the THIRD TUES every month at 5.30pm, SMS 0783 138150 with the word “MPS”, your name, email address and they will reply. May 2019 - Issue 110

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS MONTH? Tue 21st May

ASSOCIATION OF COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH PRACTITIONERS TALK, (ACHP) THIRD TUES of the month at Highlands Sports Club from 7pm. Talks on holistic/ alternative therapies by interesting therapists. Jane achpzim@gmail.com

Sat 25th May

SOROPTIMIST HARARE CLUB, business meetings on the FOURTH SAT of the month, venues to be advised. Contact Shirley (24)2 333 026, 0777 781 524, sorops@sizimbabwe.org.zw

Sat 25th May

Fri 31st May

KIDZ CAN GOLF DAY. Contact 242 255 739 or director@kidzcanzimbabbwe.org

Sat 1st June

FLAT TRACK RACING, Donnybrook. 1-5pm. Contact Brian Townsend on 0776 387 575.

CRAFT WINE FAIR, with exciting craft stalls, fine wine, good food, live music and kids REPS THEATRE entertainment. Adults $10, pensioners $5, Contact (24) 2 308 159 or visit children under 12 free. Part proceeds to charity. 10am - 4.30pm at The Flying Frog, 11 www.thespotlight.co.zw to book. Arcturus Rd Highlands. Contact 0772 757 224, Wed 22nd - Sun 26th May Wed 8th- Sat 18th May 0772 233 401, georgina@zol.co.zw. ACTION CONFERENCE, Speak out, step 84 CHARING CROSSROADS, out, hosted by Celebration Churches Sat 25th May comedy on the main stage. International at 162 Swan Dr Borrowdale. ALUMNI PORTAL DEUTSCHLAND SPRECHSTUNDE, LAST SAT of month at the Sun 19th - Sun 26th May Contact info@celebrate.org Zimbabwe German Society, 51 Lawson Ave, SHAKESPEARE FILM FESTIVAL, film 242 850 888/7/3, 242 8677007466 Milton Park. Contact 242 796836/705753 versions of Shakespeare plays,

Tue 21st May

TATAGURA GARDEN CLUB, meeting THIRD TUES of the month at 2.30pm. Contact Morag 0772 238 807, morag@zol.co.zw

Wed 22nd - Sun 26th May

including Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet, Julius Caesar starring Marlon Brando, Zefferelli’s Romeo and Juliet, Roman Polanski’s Macbeth, Kennth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing and Titus Andronicus starring Anthony Hopkins. Sun 26th May BIRDLIFE ZIMBABWE, Ruwa (McDonald Theatre Upstairs at Reps. Presented Fri 24th - Sun 26th May Timbers) 6.30am. Meet at Mukuvisi. by the Harare Film Society. Members’ GRAPEVINE WINE WEEKEND, in the Contact Innes Louw 0778 090 632, price $8 for film, all others, $12 per Eastern Highlands. Open to all with wine hararebirdwalks@gmail.com film; season ticket (three films or tastings, meals and a great opportunity more) $5 for members and $10 for Sun 26th May & Sun 30th June to visit attractions around this non-members (RTGS). CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS, Cellist remarkable holiday-land. Home base Book at The Spotlight. Amy Macy is returning to Harare to at Gordon Addams’ BnB, 125 First St, participate in a series of three chamber Mutare. Contact 0785 300 144 or music concerts in coming months. These WIZARD OF OZ, dates TBC aquarius@iwayafrica.co.zw concerts are sponsored by the Honorary Sat 25th May Consul of Austria, Dr Milan Djordjevic. Arundel School Chapel from 3pm. AFRICA DAY 5 DAY SPIRITUAL RETREAT, make that change. Tea ceremonies, breath work, drumming meditation, delicious home cooked food and comfortable accommodation. Contact info@sumqhealing.com

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Tue 28th May

ZIM BRIDAL EXPO, where Zimbabwe’s finest wedding suppliers will showcase their wares for those planning their weddings. 9am-5pm at Borrowdale Country Manor. Contact yvonne@icobizsolutions.co.za, +27 81 376 4194.

Sat 25th May

SPINFEST, 10am-6pm at Borrowdale Race Course, Borrowdale. Contact 077 252 5106 for more information.

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ROUND TABLE ORANGE GROVE, 7am, 10km & 16km from Country Club. Contact 0772 600 213, hac@zol.co.zw

MIRACLE MISSIONS, Life and Hope for Kids networking meeting. 9-11am at Highlands Presbyterian Church 112 Enterprise road, Highlands. Contact 242 747859, 0772 364 289.

Tue 28th May

QUIZ NIGHT, with quiz master John Reid-Rowland. Bring a team or join a team. The accent is on fun and all ages welcome. 6.15pm for 6.45pm start at The Mustard Seed, 27 Ridgeway South, Highlands. Food and drinks on sale (BYO alcohol). Booking essential, contact 0785 300 144.


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Beyond The Ultimate Ice Ultra By George Economou and Kundai Chihambakwe Beyond the Ultimate Ice Ultra is a daunting, but achievable 230km race split into five stages set in Europe’s last remaining wilderness of Arctic tundra, endless pine forests, snowy mountains and frozen lakes. This year, three Zimbabweans braved extreme weather conditions and took part in the race from the 19th-23rd February. George Economou, Hugh Morris and Stephen Saffin represented our nation and stood among the 40 participants from across the globe who chose to face the icy elements in Swedish Lapland inside the Artic Circle; the heartland of the indigenous Sámi people. The days are short and the course is long with daytime temperatures sometimes reaching as low as -40 °C. Runners endured long periods running in darkness, following a marked route by head torch, under skies free of light pollution and filled with stars and sightings of aurora. The race is self-sufficient and you are responsible for carrying your entire kit, which includes food, safety equipment and water. Low temperatures, knee deep snow, mountain ascents and descents, and worst of all snow-capped lakes were the four elements the participants had to deal with. White-capped mountains dominate the horizon. All around you is peace and silence broken only by the crunch of your steps in the snow as you make your way through 230km of this UNESCO World Heritage area. As darkness descends at the end of each day, you can expect to feel like the only person on the planet. The first day had favourable weather conditions with temperatures between -10 and -15°C. You find yourself crossing the first frozen lake of the race surrounded by seemingly endless pine forests. Snow boots were essential here as many a time there would nothing but a layer of ice between you and deep, bone-chilling water. It is easy to not realise that your core body temperature is dropping while you are moving, especially if you do not cover up. George even opted to remove one layer of clothing and did not heed the warning of a passing medic on a snowmobile to cover up as temperatures were dropping. Hypothermia with uncontrollable shivering set in as soon as he reached the checkpoint. “I was only allowed to leave the checkpoint once I could demonstrate no shivering for a minimum of 15 minutes!”

George Economou course and ending up in waist deep snow. Due to the danger of exposure to the elements, help came and evacuated athletes from the blizzard. After this comes the biggest climb of the race, Mount Kabla, a 700m grind stretched out over six kilometres. If the weather is clear, you’ll have a panoramic view of a huge expanse of this uniquely beautiful area. On a bad weather day you’ll be at height and totally at the mercy of the wind and snow. Once you have tackled this peak, you will find yourself making your way down almost 1 000 metres over the remainder of the stage. The trail winds its way through pine forests where the snow drifts heavy on the ground. Even in snowshoes

From here, the next challenge was a climb up to a high plateau and cross wind-scoured tundra where you are exposed to the onslaught of the elements. On snowy days, visibility here is very poor which can slow down your pace. A severe blizzard arrived and with very limited visibility, George was constantly wandering off May 2019 - Issue 110

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progress can be slow. After two days of climbing and a sharp climb early in the day of stage 3, you begin the long trek over the frozen lakes which make up the bulk of this stage. It’s easy to forget that these lakes are living and moving things. In places there are mounds and ridges where the ice has broken, moved and been forced back together. Other times the silence will be broken by the creaking and moaning of the ice as temperature changes cause it to swell. Where snowfall has been heavy, the weight of it pushes the ice downward which in turn forces lake water over the top. This creates a layer of semi frozen slush. When this is covered once again with snow, the lakes become mine-fields where with any step, your foot could end up in half frozen water. This stage requires mental fortitude to cross the huge expanse of ice which separates you from the next camp. Then there is the mental toll taken by the seemingly endless ice and the landscape on each side doesn’t seem to change. Without reference points, distances become difficult to judge, the checkpoint behind you never seems to get smaller, the finish line ahead never any bigger. It will be dusk when you take on the final kilometres of stage 4. The undulating trail passes through pine woodlands where the trees have intertwined to create great arches. Other features of this section are the short, sharp rises, and some of the deepest snow on the course, which combine to further sap already tired legs and impede your progress.

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The reward for your tenacity is a rest at the final camp, situated exactly on the Arctic Circle. You are so close. It is here that you will rest and nourish your body before setting off on stiff legs and swollen feet to push through the remaining 15 kilometres. At the centre of the small town of Jokkmokk stands the finish line. There is a surreal feeling of encountering civilisation again after your journey through the wilderness and excitement grows as you pass houses and see roads. The finish line is within reach. The months of training, the days of effort and hardship are all about to come to an end. You are about to finish the Ice Ultra. “As ever you’ve got to find a bit of humour. Whether it was me proudly announcing in the check point tent that I had just seen Wolf spoor only to be told that it was a dog sled team, or George, managing to be the only bloke to go through the ice with both of his feet and then lurch forward and put both of his hands in the sub-zero water putting himself at the risk of frostbite, or Hugh, on hour 18 on the 4th day when we were completely on our chin straps and walking through a very dark moonless forest with only head torches and him seeing the reflective patches on the leggings from the runner out in front of us moving up and down as two single lines and genuinely asking me…“Saff, WHAT IS THAT?!?!”- Stephen Saffin 40 started the race and only 23 successfully completed the full course, all three Zimbabweans crossed the finish line. For more information visit www.beyondtheultimate. co.uk/ultra/the-ice-ultra-marathon or George at gte@paragon.co.zw Photographs provided by George Economou Hugh Morris at the finish line

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“Being on your own in the sheer darkness puts you in a very ‘dark place’. Mental fortitude and determination to reach the next stage is what gets you through.” – George Economou

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Gardening Kahili Ginger By Morag Flight This plant in the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) and is native to the Eastern Himalayas. It is a popular landscape plant with its fragrant flowers and large foliage. It can grow quite tall and is a rapid spreading plant reproducing vegetatively by rhizomes. The leaves are attractive, being glossy green on the upper surface and powdery white below. Each flower has yellow petals and a prominent long red-orange stamen. Up to 50 flowers are borne at the tips of the stems. The bright yellow flowers, each with a single, prominent stamen, emerge from cylindrical cones of green bracts. The flowers have a strong, sweetly scented fragrance. The foliage of Kahili Ginger is dramatic and architectural, so it looks great even when not in bloom. Combine it with dark-leaved Elephant Ears, tall Papyrus and colourful annuals to bring an exotic look to a landscape. This ginger needs rich soil and plentiful water throughout the year to achieve the most luxuriant growth. Mine is grown in partial shade but does enjoy

full sun. Water and fertilise it regularly during the growing season, but cut back after flowering. Although it tolerates short periods of drought, it does not fare well in standing water. This species is propagated by division or from seed. The rhizomes are easily divided with a sharp knife, making sure there is one or more growing tip on each section. Allow the cut rhizomes to dry for a day or two before planting. Water sparingly until new shoots emerge from the soil. Growing from seed requires several years to get blooming plants. Seeds should be planted as soon as they are ripe and soaked for a few hours in warm water before planting.They should germinate in three - four weeks. Other similar species that are common include White Ginger (H. coronarium, with short clusters of white flowers with white stamens), Yellow Ginger (H. flavescens, with short clusters of pale yellow flowers with yellow stamens) and Red Ginger (H. coccineum, with elongated clusters of red, salmon or pink flowers), as well as hybrids between these species. Photographs provided by Morag Flight

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Fully Booked Book Club Life Lessons from the Township Girls By Sarah Nyengerai Motivated by the need to create a space in Harare for women to engage socially and intellectually, Fully Booked Book Club was formed in 2014 by six friends.

- Hopefully, one day, when those who are still in their teens have their own children, they will go back to Five years later, Fully the beautiful values which Booked is still going strong make us Zimbabwean. with a membership of Respect for our elders, twelve women who meet respect for self and respect Cover of Township Girls once a month and take for the environment. turns to host each meeting. - As a woman, you must strive for independence – have The group’s main focus is literature by African women your own career, income, mind, and respect yourself. authors for two key reasons: African women writers are - There are many paths to success – focus on yours and not celebrated as much as their male counterparts; we be open to what life has to teach you. also felt it was important for us, as Africans to get to - Embrace your idiosyncrasies and enjoy your journey, know more of our own writers. only you have a deep understanding of where you are now and where you want to be. Recently the book club read Township Girls – The Cross - “Knowing is not enough, we must apply; willing is not over Generation, the journey of thirty-one Zimbabwean enough, we must do. women who share their cross-over experiences of growing up in colonial Rhodesia and transitioning to Despite the euphoria black rule in Zimbabwe. of happy childhoods, it cannot be overlooked that Written in the first person narrative, readers are taken the pre-transitional period through stories of fond childhood memories, coming of occurred during a volatile period which brought with age discoveries and heartwarming tributes to their it a unique set of complications. Be that as it may, the parents whose foresight, perseverance and sacrifice diverse experiences recounted in Township Girls will made them the women they are today. As they share undeniably inspire readers to document their own their experiences, the writers impart wisdom. This comes stories. as no surprise, as it is in-line with the old-age African tradition of knowledge-sharing through storytelling. Township Girls – The Cross over Generation is available on Weaver Press and Amazon. The insightful and thought-provoking nuggets include: Images provided by Sarah Nyengerai - What footprint will you leave behind in your family, community, profession or the world at large? Author Farai Mpofu & Carol White of Meikles Hospitality at Meikles Launch

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Harare Botanical Gardens Birdwalk By Shingirai Sakarombe The outing on the 9th of March 2019 was just a regular BirdLife Zimbabwe Saturday bird walk at the Harare Botanical Garden in the Avenues. However, as a first time birder filled with passion and interest, I was very keen to find out how birds were identified and named and craved to broaden my knowledge therein. Harare Botanical Gardens is situated about 4 km north of the City Centre, off Sandringham Drive next to the National Park offices. As we drove along 5th Street in Alexandra Park, we were welcomed by a flock of Abdim’s Storks, slackly waving their stretched necks as they flew past in search of a park area in which to forage for insects, I guess!

Purple-crested Turaco

Satisfied that everyone had arrived and having exchanged pleasantries, we divided into sub-groups and set off in different directions. My group’s attention was first attracted by an assortment of Sunbirds namely Variable, Miombo Double - collared and Amethyst It was a peaceful and still morning with only a few clouds feeding from an array of Mexican Marigold flowers that scattered across the sky to the east. As we stood in the have taken advantage of the empty pond just behind car park waiting for late comers, the cheerful songs of a thicket behind the car park. As a new comer, I was the Dark-capped Bulbul and Variable Sunbird could be gripped with impatience as my fellow group members heard from the nearby thickets and trees. could easily identify and name the birds. I had to catch up! Just over half of the area was developed to feature Zimbabwean woodland types including Miombo, Acacia, Lowveld Tree Savannah, Lowveld Riverine and Zimbabwean Rainforest. In addition to plants from other parts of Africa there is a section comprising of species from Australia, the Far East and South America. Approximately 215 species of birds have been recorded in the Gardens, though at present, the pond is dry and the forest streams are not being pumped, so some of the water birds are lacking. Brown-hooded Kingfisher

There were plenty of birds in certain spots of the garden. In the nearby Miombo Woodland, we found Willow Warbler, Fork-tailed Drongo, Brubru, Whyte’s Barbet, Streaky-headed Seedeater, Common Waxbill, Jameson’s Firefinch, Yellow-fronted Canary, Spectacled Weavers, Cardinal Woodpecker and lots of Southern Masked Weavers. A dense thicket at the foot of the reservoir revealed another haven for a variety of birds: Tawny-flanked Prinia, African Fish Eagle, Red-eyed Doves, Crested Barbet, Tambourine Dove, Purple-crested Turaco. To everyone’s surprise, a walk that had been scheduled to last for two hours, had lasted longer as members greatly enjoyed exploring the gardens treasure of birds. The sun had journeyed some miles through the sky when we eventually gathered in the car park again for the checklist. The outcome was remarkable; a total of 63 bird species were recorded in just over three hours. BirdLife Zimbabwe Mashonaland Branch organises regular bird walks for its members and non-members free of charge (however there may be entry fees e.g. National Parks or a tip required depending on the location). For further information please contact Innes Louw: hararebirdwalks@gmail.com, 0778 090632. Or check out the BLZ website: www.birdlifezimbabwe.org

Photographs by Roger MacDonald

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When Driving Became More Than A Sport By Zimbabwe 4x4 Club At the Zimbabwe 4x4 Club, we enjoy pushing our vehicles to their limits, challenging ourselves to improve as drivers, and adventuring to all corners of Zimbabwe to enjoy the magnificent scenes this beautiful country has to offer. Our family orientated club hosts an array of 4x4 events from weekend trips and day excursions, to organised competitions such as the Nite Extreme and the popular 4x4 Jamboree which is coming up in May.

We were contacted by the team at Miracle Missions in Mutare with a request for our urgent assistance. They desperately required capable vehicles to ferry in vital supplies that were too heavy for the helicopters, or ‘Fly Boys’, as they were Our adventure sport brings our community together on affectionately called. The a regular basis, sometimes in a competitive environment appeal went out to our 4x4 and sometimes just for fun. However, when Cyclone club members and in true Idai hit Chimanimani and destroyed every road into the Zimbabwean spirit, they area, a very real and very urgent need for 4x4 assistance enthusiastically responded became apparent and this brought us together in an in their numbers. entirely different capacity altogether. On the team we had a variety of vehicles from Nissan Patrols to Toyota Land Cruisers, we even had an Isuzu On the night of 15th of March, winds of more than 200 km/hr swept down from the mountains and after a long double cab company vehicle from Autoworld. It is true what they say, there is nothing that a company car can’t dry period, kilo-tonnes of water rained down on do, and nowhere it can’t go! Special mention has to go Zimbabwe’s Manicaland Province. It is estimated that to Mass Kirk who brought a Mercedes Unimog and over 600mm fell that night. Wilma Hoefnagels who was able to borrow a 5-tonne Daf 4x4 truck. These vehicles were able to do the work Cyclone Idai arrived, knocking down trees and turning of 5 to 10 normal vehicles and deliver 7.5 tonnes of placid streams into wild torrents. Bridges and essential supplies through to the areas that had been cut off. roads crumbled before it, as did houses and animal BJ Lawry, in his home built competition Land Rover, shelters. Landslides began raging down the mountains, lifting up rocks and rushing them downhill – “like roaring was hugely valuable in getting the less capable trucks trucks with no brakes”, in the words of one Chimanimani through the thick mud and scouting out possible, but risky routes around the destroyed roads. resident. Entire families and homes disappeared under

the seething mud and rock, and when the earth stopped Our club had some of the first people into Chimanimani moving, what was left was a mass grave. with Kelvin Weare and Mike Gill in a Nissan Patrol

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We are immensely proud of our rescue team and indeed, all those who helped in the disaster response. We have seen a truly spectacular display of Zimbabwean solidarity and spirit in the past weeks and I know we are not alone in feeling a deep pride in our collective ability to rise to the challenge.

ferrying doctors and supplies. Kelvin was able to send GPS coordinates of the single lane woodcutters’ trail which at the time was the only route into the area. This allowed the rest of our members to follow with the much-needed aid. This route was challenging to begin with and when the heavy rain came pouring down, it became extremely slippery with deep mud and treacherous hills. It was tough, even for our veteran members.

Having a vehicle which is capable of such a mission is a wonderful thing. It is both empowering and gratifying and this recent mission has deepened our love and appreciation for our sport. It has also stretched our capabilities to a new level, a level we plan to take into our upcoming Jamboree. In May we will celebrate our 25th Jamboree and we would love to invite you to come and see what it’s all about. Come and meet some of our drivers and watch them tackle challenging courses including the iconic mud run and the extreme challenge (the two images seen below). It’s a fun day out with action-packed courses, tasty food and drink and a wonderful celebratory atmosphere. Bring the family, there’s something for everyone! The Jamboree is proudly sponsored by Castrol. Photographs provided by Zimbabwe 4x4 Club

On an emotional level, the devastation witnessed along the route was absolutely unreal. The photos can’t really convey the scale of devastation. We visited Rathmore Farm just down from Chimanimani and we heard testimonies from the farm labourers there. An enormous landslide had come through the farm labourer’s compound and flattened 80% of the compound leaving only the slabs behind. There was a deep gully that formed in the middle of the compound where houses stood and children had played just the previous day. Our hearts wrenched for our fellow country men and women, they were undeniably shell shocked having lost not only some of their loved ones, but their homes and all of their possessions. Not a lot makes a grown man cry, but meeting these survivors first hand was the most heart-breaking experience for all of us. May 2019 - Issue 110

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EATING OUT IN HARARE UP-MARKET Alo Alo

China Restaurant

10 Forest Row, Arundel Village, Mount Pleasant Chop Chop (024) 2 369198, 0773 265932/3 Brazilian Steakhouse, 256 Herbert Chitepo/Fifth St, CBD 0776 300967, 086 77160879 Amanzi 158 Enterprise Rd, Coimbra Highlands (024) 2 480883, (024) 2 497768, 0772 336224 Portuguese, 61 Selous Ave, CBD, (024) 2 700237

Fishmonger

50 East Rd, Belgravia, The Fuzion Palace (024) 2 308164, (024) 2 302285 Indian/Pakistani, Grills, Woodfired pizza & Western (certified Halaal), 71 Glenara La Fontaine Meikles Hotel, CBD, Rd, Highlands (024) 2 442528, (024) 2 250551-5, (024) 2 251705, 0772 305076, 0718 763880 (024) 2 707721-9

Victoria 22

The Jam Tree

17 Rowland Sq, Milton Park, Pub Food & Restaurant, 40 0772 613888, 0773 195986 Bargate Rd, Mount Pleasant 0775 169842, 0778 082360

Kwamurongo

Traditional Cuisine 9 Normandy Rd, 0775 838118

L’Escargot

French, Courteney Hotel, CBD, 0772 730941

Pizzazz Pizza

19 Fernleigh Rd, Pomona, 0784 618680 - 2 & Shop 4, Greystone Park Shopping Centre, 0777 781583, 0777 800663, 0777 800651

Pogos

Pizza & Chicken, 1 & 2 Kamfinsa Shopping Centre, Greendale, 08644 122566, (024) 2 495799

Li�le Eataly Restaurant The Pointe

Italian, 11 Churchill Ave, Portuguese, 3rd St, CBD Alex park, +263 8677177349, (024) 2 734240, 0712 753129 0776 745727

Li�le Fontana

Garwe Restaurant

Ethiopian & Italian, 74 Cork Rd, Avondale, 0783 574804

Gouveia’s

New China Garden

Queen Makeda

Ethiopian Cuisine, 3 Lanark Rd, Belgravia 0773 045001

Traditional Cuisine, 18637, RocoMamas 22 Victoria Dr, Newlands, Donald McDonald Rd/Nigel Market Cafe Restaurant Burger Restaurant, Village Food Lover’s Market, Sam Walk, Borrowdale, 0731 111805 (024) 2 776429, 0733 464646 Philip Ave, Eastlea 0779 492012, (024) 2 778566 Levy’s Village, Borrowdale, (024) 2 853045-7 ext 13 Sabai Thai Cnr Rolf Ave/Stokesay Cl, Gava’s Ballantyne Park, Traditional Cuisine, Belgravia Mojo’s Alechi South American, 10 East Rd, 0776 743775, (024) 2 852695 Chicken Grill, Cnr Woodholme Sports Club, 2nd Street Ext, Belgravia, (024) 2 705993, & Golden Stairs Rd, 0779 364640 Belgravia, 0772 381863 (024) 2 761639 Shangri La Chinese, 155 Enterprise Rd, Golden Peacock Aroma Caffé Chinese & Western Dishes Chisipite, (024) 2 443263/4, Monos Restaurant Italian, 167 Enterprise Road, 89 Kingsmead Rd, Borrowdale Monomotapa Hotel, CBD, 0733-415857 Chisipite, (024) 2 480 904, (024) 2 704501-9 (Sat din only) 0775 909588 0772 235 693

SPECIALITY

The Avon

Traditional Cuisine, 18d Lonsdale Rd, Avondale 0779 736171, 0774 750824

Cardamom

Indian, Sam Levy’s Village, Borrowdale, 0718 791635

Casa Mia

163 Long Cheng Plaza, Portuguese Cuisine, 31 Belvedere, 0773 731695, Anthony Ave Msasa, (024) 2 487654, (024) 2 447059, 0772 613888 0712 624601

Great Wall

Chinese, 94 East Rd, Belgravia, 0712 616 282, (024) 2 334149

Pizzeria, Cnr King George & Hometown Aberdeen Rd, Avondale eehouse & BBQ (024) 2 332044, 0732 272642 Coff American, 21 Edinburgh Rd, Borrowdale, 0773 601611

Chang Thai

Thai, 83 Churchill Ave East, Gunhill, (024) 2 783054, 0773 222276, 0779 763666

Chicken Basket

110 Norfolk Rd, Mount Pleasant, 0772 781555, 0783 137919, 0772 426768

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Hong Kong Restaurant

43 Churchill Ave, Alex Park 0778 914555, 0771 564029

Ocean Basket

Sitar Restaurant

Indian, 2 Cecil Rhodes Dr, Newlands, (024) 2 746215, 0712 616562

Spice Lounge

Indian, Pub, 23 Lezard Ave, Seafood, Shop 3, Sam Levy’s Mount Pleasant, Village, Borrowdale 0779 581000, 0867 7104745 (024) 2 852189

Organikks

1 Dacomb Drive, Chisipite 0782 785000, 0782 784999 (Wed - Sat evenings open)

PanAfrika Restaurant

St Elmo’s

Pizza, 86 East Rd, Avondale (024) 2 334980-3 (closed on tuesdays) & Sam Levy’s Village, Borrowdale (024) 2 886957-9

Traditional Cuisine, 4 Deary Taj Restaurant Ave, Belgravia, 0773 360893, Indian, 157 Borrowdale Rd, Gunhill, 0732 110222/333 0772 322168

Paula’s Place

Tinkabell Restaurant

Portuguese, 4 Upton Rd, Portuguese, 314 Samora Machel Ave, (024) 2 497950, Ardbennie, (024) 2 664745, 0774 532184 0779 421014


The Village Greek

Greek, Shop 3, New Block, Sam Levy’s Village, Borrowdale, 077 2156667

Wing Wah Interna�onal Chinese, 84 Glenara Ave, Highlands, 0773 967999, 0867 7101706

Wonderful Restaurant Chinese, 85 Churchill Ave, Highlands, 0783 533333, 0779 520000

PUBS & BARS

Bar Rouge

Cocktail Bar, Africom Shop 45-46, Long Cheng Plaza, Belvedere, 086 44119123

Tin Roof

Garfunkels Grill

Bucket Bar & Bistro, 1 Lewisam Sam Levy’s Village, Borrowdale, 0772 234049 Shopping Centre, Highlands (024) 2 495874, 0778 218990, Gazebo 0772 317319 Buffet, Crown Plaza, 54 Park Lane, CBD, (024) 2 704501 Wyrd Champagne & Whiskey Bar, 164 Enterprise Rd, Chisipite, Harvest Garden Rainbow Towers, 1 Pennefather 078 371 6067 Ave, CBD, (024) 2 772633

FAMILY & GENERAL RESTAURANTS Arnaldos

7 Bessemer Road, Graniteside, (024) 2 773877

The Bistro

Imba Matombo

Albert Glen Close, Glen Lorne, 0774 514235

Kombahari

Rainbow Towers, 1 Pennefather Ave, CBD, (024) 2 772633

Mugg & Bean

Vali’s

Shop 10, Kensington Shops, Kensington, (024) 2 706857, (024) 2 794948,

Wild Geese Lodge

2 Buckland Lane, Teviotdale (024) 2 2917977, 0772 145103

CAFÉS & COFFEE SHOPS Bell’s Coffee Shop

Willowmead Junction, Rolf Valley, (024) 2 850294 0777 884859

Bo�om Drawer

14 Maasdorp Ave, Belgravia 0772 235566, (024) 2 745679

197 Enterprise Road, Chisipite New Block, Sam Levy’s Village Brentos (024) 2 442532, 0779878548 Borrowdale, 0771 045020, 16 Greendale Ave, Greendale Pub/Grill, Harare Sports Club, (024) 2 852043 (024) 2 497504 CBD, 0773 784924

Centurion

Café Afrique

Chez Zandi

Bistro/Wine Bar, 328 Herbert Chitepo Ave, CBD, 0778 952992

Cresta Oasis Hotel, CBD, (024) 2 790861- 4

Corky’s Pub & Grill

Ballantyne Park Shopping Meikles Hotel, Cnr 3rd St & Jason Centre, Wellburn Drive, Moyo Ave, CBD, (024) 2 707721 0785 663194

Explorer’s Bar Gazebo

Cha�ers

Tamasha

Gaby’s

The Mustard Seed

27 Ridgeway South, Highlands, Café de Paris 47 Churchill Ave, Alex Park, (024) 2 498138/9, 0772 572620 0778 078801

Park View Brasserie

Café Nion

Monomotapa Hotel, 54 Arundel Village Shopping Park Lane, CBD, (024) 2 704501-9 Centre, Mount Pleasant, 0779 427915

The Palms Restaurant

Cresta Lodge, Samora Machel Bronte Hotel, 132 Baines Ave, Café Nush Cocktail Bar, Rainbow Avondale Shopping Centre, Towers, 1 Pennefather Ave, Ave, Mutare Rd. (024) 2 487006-8 CBD, (024) 2 707522-7 Avondale, (024) 2 335201, CBD, (024) 2 772633/9 ext 4469 DeMoyo Café Pavilion & Village Walk, Borrowdale, 26 Connaught Rd, Avondale, Meikles Hotel, Cnr 3rd St & The Horsebox Bar 08677 172548 1 Hurworth Road, Highlands, 0776 754305 Jason Moyo Ave, CBD, 0774 111452 (024) 2 250551-5, (024) 2 251705 Café Veldemeers 50 Quorn Rd, Mount Dragons Den, Old Place Pleasant, (024) 2 308315, Pariah State Georgians Sports Club The Wine/Cocktail Lounge, Shop 7 177 The Chase, Groombridge Cnr 2nd St & J Nyerere Ave, 0863 77107285 CBD, 0779 449210 Riverside Walk, Avondale, 0776 178738, 0772 279051 Classic Desserts 0772 279051 & Wine Bar, Grill Tiffany’s Cnr 2nd Street Ext/ Churchill & Coffee Shop, 1 Pomona Flat Dog Diner Jameson Hotel, 21 Samora Ave, Alex Park, (Kwikstop Shopping Centre, Pomona 5 Harrow Rd, Msasa Machel Ave/Park St CBD, Complex) (024) 2 745646, 086-77103644, 0772 279051 (024) 2 498409, 0772 773983 (024) 2 774106 0777 059455 Dining & Lounge Bar, 2 Aberdeen Rd, Avondale, 0772 857929

The Space

Travel Plaza, J. Chinamano Mazowe St, (024) 2 700094, 0779 579799

The Gallery Café

Resto-Lounge, 3 Tyward Close, 29 College Road, New Ballantyne Park, 0782 445566, Alexandra Park, 0772 402910 0776 187903

KEY:

Open Every Day Closed SUN Closed MON Closed TUE Closed SAT

Closed Every Eve Closed SUN Eve Closed MON Eve WIFI Available


EATING OUT IN HARARE Connec�ons

Mukuvisi Tea Garden

162 Swan Dr, Borrowdale Mukuvisi Woodlands, (024) 2 850886/887, 0772 268493 Hillside, (024) 2 747111/23 ex 104, 0774 198009

Cool Beans

Veldemeers

Doon Estate, Msasa (024) 2486169

Village Café

Sam Levy’s Village, Borrowdale, Cresta Lodge, Samora Machel Nikki’s Coffee Shop Ave, Mutare Rd, (024) 2 486870, Bathroom Boutique, 1 Falice 0772 602885 (024) 2 487006, (024) 2 487154 Ave/Mutare Ave, Mutare Rd, 480083/94, 0737-396564

40 Cork Rd Café

Kwamambo Gallery, 40 Cork Rd, Avondale, 0772 329355, 0773 199646

The Plot Café

Delicious

Pistachio

9 Carrick Creagh Rd, Helensvale, 0776 638385

Sam Levy’s Village, Borrowdale Shop 19 (by the clock tower) Sam Levy’s Village, Borrowdale 0772 329355 0774 280507

Elephant and Pineapple 15 York Ave, Newlands 0772 328359

Fit Café

30 Glenara Avenue South, Eastlea, 0739 619274

FreshlyGround

PS Café & Pizzeria

No 1 Shamwari Gallery, Cnr Maasdorp / 2nd St (Opp KFC), Belgravia, 0733 436191

Queen of Hearts

1 Hurworth Rd/Cnr Enterprise Rd, 0771 929914

Sam Levy’s Village, Borrowdale, 0867 7100514 & Village Walk, The Rose Café 72 Golden Stairs Road Borrowdale, 08677 100514 Mount Pleasant, 0784 339 814

Gelato Crema

Riverside Walk Mall, & Village Walk Borrowdale, 0778 855193

The Shop Cafe@Amanzi

Hope Floats Café

Skotch Kart Kafé

14 Hindhead Ave, Chisipite 0776 575854

La Lucia Café

158 Enterprise Rd, Highlands (024) 2 497768 24 Silwood Close (inside Autoworld) Chisipite, 0782 640729

139 Cheltenham Park, Ruwa, 0774 051 893/0771 508 255. Bookings (242) 302261/7

Sopranos

La Pa�sserie

Sorella’s Pizzeria & Café

Le Coco Café

Spring Fever Café

Meikles Lounge

Vanilla Moon

6 Argyle Rd, Avondale, 0782 005046

Rainbow Towers, 1 Pennefather 1 Fisher Ave, Rolf Valley 0778 842016/088 Ave, CBD, (024) 2 772633/9 Marimba Shopping Centre, Belvedere, 0864 4404488 Meikles Hotel, Cnr 3rd St & Jason Moyo Ave, CBD, (024) 2 251705

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15 Shortheath Rd, Chisipite, 0772 711985 8 Seagrave Rd, Avondale (024) 2 333394

Waseefa’s

Cnr Princes Rd/Burton Rd & Shop 7 & Sam Levy’s Village, Borrowdale, 0777 005738 Queen Makeda Photograph by Harare Foodie


The Coffee Column

Sunday afternoons, the perfect day to just laze about, do some reflection and take one of those fabulous afternoon naps...but first...coffee! It was mid-morning and the sun was shining and the skies were a bright blue with a few scattered clouds, but there was a distinct intermittent nippy breeze. I headed over to Food Lovers Market Restaurant at Borrowdale Village and settled into a not too breezy spot on the patio area facing a section of manicured lawn, towering Palm trees and stunning red roses as my view for the next hour or so. There really is something soothing about just taking in bits of nature. A young, cheerful waiter promptly welcomed me and offered me a menu. It was nice to see reasonable prices all around. I started off with a $4.99 Latte to help warm me up a bit as I took in the simple beauty of the roses with the hum of fellow patrons in their various conversations in the background. The ambience is relaxed and family friendly but also offers intimate seating for couples and the “me-time� diner.

The breeze had quietened down and the warmth of the sun was more felt, so after having tucked into a succulent chicken schnitzel, I thought to wash it down with something cold and caffeinated; a coffee milkshake for $5.49 it was. This was one of the best milkshakes I have had. Just the right thickness to glide easily up the straw and a coffee-milk-ice cream-sweetness balance that was met enthusiastically by my taste buds. I will be returning for more of that chilled goodness! Did you know that the term milkshake was reportedly first used in 1885 in reference to an alcoholic egg and whiskey tonic? I also cringed at the thought, but the beverage later evolved to the syrup, milk and ice-cream blends which we have come to know and love today.

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Planted Trees of Harare Brazilian Peppertree Tony Alegria The Brazilian Peppertree has been planted in numerous countries and has become an invasive species in many sub-tropical regions with moderate to high rainfall. It is hard to control because it coppices if the trunk is cut. The trees also produce Schinus terebinthifolius abundant seeds which are flowers dispersed by birds and ants. This same hardiness makes the tree highly useful for reforestation in its native environment, but enables it to become invasive outside of its natural range.

Schinus terebinthifolius Schinus terebinthifolius belongs to the Mango family, Anacardiaceae, and is native to south-eastern Brazil, northern Argentina, and Paraguay. Common names include Brazilian Peppertree, Rose Pepper, Broadleaved Peppertree and Christmas Berry. Within Harare, the Brazilian Peppertree is normally a small tree reaching a height of 4 to 8m. It is used as a street tree or in gardens as an ornamental tree. The branches can be upright, reclining or nearly vine-like, all on the same plant. This plastic morphology allows it to thrive in all kinds of ecosystems from dunes to swamps, where it grows as a semi-aquatic plant. The leaves are alternate 10 - 22 cm long, pinnately compound with 5 - 15 leaflets that sometimes have a winged rachis. The leaflets are roughly oval and have finely toothed margins, an acute to rounded apex and yellowish veins.

Similar to other species in the family Anacardiaceae, the Brazilian Peppertree has an aromatic sap that can cause skin reactions (similar to Poison Ivy burns) for some sensitive people. The burning of plant matter releases many airborne irritants, so it is not an effective means of control. It is said to have a “mace-like� effect upon nearby people so burning is not advised. Virtually all parts of this tropical tree have been used medicinally by indigenous peoples throughout the Tropics. The plant has a long history of use and appears in ancient religious artefacts and on idols among some of the ancient Chilean American Indians. Throughout South and Central America, the Brazilian Peppertree is reported to be an astringent, antibacterial, diuretic, digestive stimulant, tonic, antiviral, wound healer among others. In South Africa, a leaf tea is used to treat colds, and a leaf decoction is inhaled for colds, hypertension, depression, and irregular heartbeat. Photographs provided by Tony Alegria

Brazilian Peppertree

The plant is dioecious with small white flowers borne profusely in axillary clusters. The fruit is a drupe (round and fleshy with a central stone) 4–5 mm in diameter, carried in dense clusters. Although it is not a true pepper, its dried drupes are often sold as pink peppercorns, as are the fruits from the related species Schinus molle (Peruvian Peppertree). The seeds can be used as a spice, adding a pepper-like taste to food. They are usually sold in the dry state and have a bright pink colour. True pepper plants are mostly vines and belong to the family Piperaceae, which has over one thousand species. May 2019 - Issue 110

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SHARON’S JEWELS For all jewellery requirements in gold and silver, make-ups, repairs, engraving, valuations, pearl restringing. Contact: 0772 345729 SWIMMING LESSONS for beginners, stroke correction and squad coaching in 25m, heated, indoor pool. Starting from 3 year olds. Contact Fiona on 0772363937. TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL Offering personalized, professional, yet cost-effective travel solutions to corporate and leisure travellers requiring air tickets, hotel accommodation and holiday packages locally and beyond. 24 Harvey Brown Ave, Milton Park. Contact 04-701474-7, traceys@abound.co.zw. After hours emergency bookings 0774 864112 Please contact us at: ndeipimag@gmail.com by the 10th of the preceding month to book your classified ad


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MASHONALAND PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY MPS holds competitions on 3rd Tuesday of every month except December. Beginners through to Advanced photographers are most welcome. Members can enter a total of 3 images a month, split into Open Category and/ or Set Subjects which range from Still Life to Action, Portraits, Macro, Abstract and Landscapes. Come in and see what happens at our meetings: 5.30pm for 6pm in the Lecture Theatre (opposite the Chapel) at St. George’s College.

Winner of April Set Subject ‘Back or Rim Lighting’ - Andy Roberts with ‘Pretty in Pink’ For more information SMS 0783 138 150 with the words ‘MPS’, include your name and email address and we’ll get back to you. Our next event is on Tuesday, 21st May: The Annual Competition ‘Best Photograph of 2018’ and the President’s Platter, with an obligatory Set Subject of ‘The Beauty of Old Rust’. There is no ‘Open’ category in May.

Winner of April ‘Open’ Category - Amanda Horsfield with ‘Animosity’

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Nyati Eco Game Park By Kundai Chihambakwe

It’s always a treat to be able to get out of town for a few hours and enjoy nature, scenery and some crisp fresh air. This time around I found myself heading eastward on the Mutare bound highway for some fun in the sun and much needed relaxation.

road. Friendly staff members are onsite to welcome you upon your arrival and show you to the main office where you can book your day’s activities. Entry fee with a compulsory game drive costs $35 for adults and $20 for children.

Nyati Eco Game Park is a serene and tranquil wildlife haven tucked away approximately 150km out of Harare and about a two hour long drive with some dust road navigation which vehicles with low suspensions can quite easily navigate during the dry season.

There are a number of activities to choose from which include horse riding, mud pooling, fishing, walking with the White Lions and the cable car to name a few. You can use cash, Ecocash or swipe to pay and at the time, the only USD price was for the cable car. A braai was part of the day’s activities and I had a well-stocked beverage cooler box and meat cooler box in tow. There is a corkage charge for both. Braai facilities are available for a small fee and you are provided with firewood and assistance if required.

The turn-off is at the iconic Halfway House which at the time was undergoing reconstruction and refurbishment. I look forward to seeing what they have in-store for us given the many fond childhood memories I have of passing through there. The signage on the highway for the Park is easy to miss, but don’t use your Google Maps- it will take you on a scenic adventure; I did manage to snap some nice pictures for Instagram, so there was that. From the highway turn-off there are several signs to keep you heading in the right direction on the dust

For the golfers, there is a nine-hole safari style golf course which meanders through parts of untouched wilderness with an array of wildlife roaming around in the background, as well as passing by some eco-friendly constructions. For the photographers, a number of untouched kopjes set a distinct backdrop for your flora and fauna photography. The game drive was just over an hour long and I was able to get relatively close to some Giraffe, Impala, Eland, Ostrich, Wildebeest, Zebras, Sable and Baboons. The driver was friendly and chatty, offering up a range of fun facts on gestation periods and social patterns of the various groups. Bring along a drink and some snacks for the ride. May 2019 - Issue 110

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The Brown Lion enclosure was the next stop where I saw three male and two female slumbering cats from behind a double fence barrier. The size of a lion’s paw and the sheer force behind it is something I have always found fascinating. In an adjacent enclosure are Tafadzwa and Rudo, the two resident White Lions. While crouching down to get a better picture, I locked eyes with Rudo for several moments and her deep focused gaze back with those large piercing golden eyes said so much. Tafadzwa is definitely the friendlier of the two as I discovered later on during the walk with them. Rounding off the game drive is a stop by the Python enclosure, home to five of these reptiles of differing ages and sizes. With the sun now high in the cloudless sky, I picked a spot in the cooling shade of the trees adjacent to the braai area and prepared for my “goch-goch”. While the wood was slowly burning, I took the opportunity to saddle up and go on my horse ride. This was a half hour medium pace trot on a well-cleared path with stunning views open to all ages. The horse trainers walk along with you to ensure that the well-behaved horses remain so. Plenty of delighted squeals could be heard from a group of young children who were enjoying the small boat on the pond which doubles up as a water hazard for the 9th hole. A couple disembarked the cable car smiling from ear to ear, I wondered if he might have proposed while they floated above the park on such a bright sunny day. The Donkeys, Alpacas and Ponies grazed nearby while I enjoyed tucking into my succulent grilled assortment of meats. Seeing an Alpaca within petting distance was such a treat-they are so cute! The two resident geese will try to join you for the meal, so be on the lookout for them. When the sun was now melting into the horizon was the perfect time to take my speedboat ride on Zvikomborero and close the day off with walking and later feeding Tafadzwa and Rudo. Nyati Eco Game Park is a breath of fresh-air with something to do for friends and families alike. They also have camping areas and eco-inspired rondavel chalets for you to make the trip a memorable weekend getaway with your loved ones, just a jerry can of fuel out of Harare. 8 Onzerust, Headlands, Manicaland +263 77 521-9309, +263 77 785-0321 info@nyatieco.net www.nyatieco.net Photographs by Kundai Chihambakwe

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“Nyati Eco Game Park is a serene and tranquil wildlife haven tucked away 150km out of Harare”

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In Search Of Waterfalls Victoria Falls is perhaps the world’s most iconic waterfall but it’s not Zimbabwe’s only one. There is a place in the country where they are numerous and varied ones and I’m in search of them...in Nyanga! The directions I was given were straightforward; head east along the newly dualised highway until Rusape, take a big left towards Nyanga and follow your nose til you hit waterfalls. Driving deeper into Manicaland the topography changed. Seemingly endless flat plains were replaced by larger rock formations then hills, and the road becomes more undulating. The sun was beginning to dip behind the horizon but I was determined to find a waterfall before bed. Continuing along the road towards Juliasdale, I pass some of its famous landmarks; Pine Tree Lodge to my right, Froggie Farm and their kiosk manned by the ever jovial Noel who gives a wave prompted by a toot of my horn, and shortly after, the Presidential Valley Road. A few kilometers further along the road I turn off along a dirt road which meanders and ascends before a final decent towards Udu Dam located in the National Park Land. The Dam water is calm, still and vast, and the only movement is a flock of Guinea Fowl. The park entry fee is an affordable $4 ($2 for under 12’s) and free for members of the National Trust. I am reliably informed at the reception that the Park has plenty of wildlife including Water Bok, Bush Bok, Monkeys and Baboons. 600m from the reception the road comes to an abrupt end and as I stepped out of my vehicle, the sound of the engine was replaced by a distant humming of running water. The descent towards the sound is steep and challenging in some parts, but perfectly safe. As the ground levelled, the sound was almost deafening, but the source of the roar was concealed by a curtain of

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dense vegetation. As I broke through the green drape, soft ground was replaced by smooth black granite. Finally, there it was, Nyangombe Falls in all of its thunderous might. Cascading clouds of white water fell on a seemingly endless granite staircase. Over the precipice, the shorter cascades are replaced by a single great fall into the plunge pool below. Breath-taking. Although Nyangombe doesn’t have the vast, all-consuming power of Victoria Falls, the proximity you can get to the water provides a more personal and intimate, but no less majestic experience. Its beauty really does lie in its modesty. After exhausting my phone memory with videos and photos, I headed towards Juliasdale and to my bed for the night. 5km into the Erin Forest I arrived at an open gate beyond which English Oak trees created a tunnel over the road. At the end, the view opened up to reveal a Dutch-style stone cottage named Melwood which can house up to six people and is booked through Mbuso Travels. Once inside, the cottage is modest in size but well proportioned. With a well equipped kitchen, the house is an interesting blend of traditional features and furniture coupled with modern fittings and soft furnishings. Wi-Fi and satellite TV are available, but I would recommend rather spending the time unplugged enjoying nature.


A highlight for me was the amazing view from huge picture window which was the central focus of the lounge space. In the foreground was a well-manicured lawn with giant Protea bushes and in the distance, the full expanse of the Mount Nyangani Mountain Range. Although Melwood is typically self-catering, chef services are available for an additional charge to prepare either breakfast or dinner. After a hearty meal of locally sourced delicate Trout and seasonal vegetables, I was quite ready to retire and plan my trip to the region’s most famous waterfall. I had my pick of the two double bedrooms. Both favour minimalist deco with white walls, drapes and linen. As with the rest of the house, the charm was in the small details; the cloud-like light fittings, brass ornaments on the window sill, and colour coordinated slippers left on the rug at the foot of the bed. All of this was set against the natural warm feel of the timber floors and ceilings throughout the house.

for the 100m walk on the suspension bridge across the gorge towards the zip line. It’s rumoured that the oldest person to ride the Skyline to date is a 92 year old great-grandmother from India! From the launch plate of the Skyline, the view of Honde Valley is spectacular, a fantastic way to end my brief stay in Nyanga, in search of waterfalls.

My second day was kicked off with a walk around the grounds of Melwood. One of the caretakers informed me that they have 40 acres to explore beyond the 6ft fence which envelopes the main gardens. There is a defined walking route along the fire guards, and for the more adventurous, a challenging climb to the peak of the large rock form to the rear of the property. Once conquered, you are rewarded by a spectacular panoramic view of the valley below. One could spend all day exploring the grounds of this beautiful place, but the search is still on for my next waterfall. 35km from Melwood is the Mutaradzi Falls and famed Skyline and Skywalk. At 762m from top to bottom, Mutaradzi is Africa’s second highest waterfall. Much of the journey is a slow, winding climb along a dirt road, so be prepared to be on the road for 45mins. Once there, the staff are super friendly and reassuring as they weight you and kit you out in harnesses ready May 2019 - Issue 110

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Places of Interest Around Harare Bally Vaughan Animal Sanctuary 44km from Harare CBD along the Shamva Rd 0783 137 147, 0772 300 935, 0772 226 854, 242 776 341 www.ballyvaughan.co.zw gameparkzimbabwe@gmail.com Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens 40km from Harare CBD along the Shamva Rd 242 707 624-8 www.zimparks.org Lake Chivero Game Park 40km from Harare CBD along Norton Rd 0772 636 697, 0732 636 697, 242 302 023 www.zimparks.org, chiveroreservation@gmail.com, nkosinyoni@zimparks.org.zw Haka Game Park 15 km from Harare CBD along the Mutare Rd 0773 343 310 Haka Camp Game Park on Facebook admin@glcomms.co.zw Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary Lake Chivero 30km from Harare CBD along Norton Rd 0772 990 082, 242 926 136 www.kuimbashiri.com birdpark@mweb.co.zw

One Day at a Time By Tete Rudo To know God Is to know Yourself The Good The Bad The Ugly And embrace it all With joy and Humility. To know God Is to discover Who you are Meant to be. So Take that leap!

Dare To go within Then watch With awe And wonder As God weaves The disparate And Tangled Threads of your life Into a simple But Stunning Tapestry. One day At a time.

Contact: 0772-200-617 Email: ruvarashe24@gmail.com

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Mbizi Game Park 25km from Harare CBD along Airport Rd 242 700 676-8, 0773 339 310, 0773 339 298, 0772 248 372 www.mbizi.co.zw info@mbizi.co.zw Mukuvisi Woodland Nature Reserve 7km from Harare CBD along Mutare Rd 242 747 123, 242 747 083, 0774 198 009 www.mukuvisiwoodland.co.zw mukwa@zol.co.zw Nyati Eco Game Park 8 Onzerust, Headlands 150km from Harare CBD along Mutare Rd 0775 219 309, 0777 850 321 www.nyatieco.net info@nyatieco.net Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary 45km from Harare CBD off Mutare Rd towards Goromonzi 0772 592 944, 0774 312 887 www.twalatrust.co.zw sarah@twalatrust.co.zw


Me Time: Spas in Harare Amanzi Health Spa, 1 Masasa Lane, Kambanji 242 499 257, 077 236 7495 reservations@amanzi.co.zw Amara’s Health Spa, 19 Fernleigh Rd, Pomona 242 886 663, 077 489 2738, 073 189 2738 info@amarashealthspa.com Cleopatra Wellness & Aesthetics Spa, 176 Enterprise Rd Chisipite 242 497 818, 077 842 6888 cleopatrahealthandbeauty@gmail.com bookings@cleopatraspa.co.zw Curtleys Salon and Spa, 31 Arundel School Rd Mount Pleasant 242 302 483 Derby Cheryl Boutique & Spa, 54 Leroux Drive, Hillside 242 778 594 info@derbycheryl.co.zw Glow Day Spa, Suite 4, 22 Connaught Rd, Avondale 08644 202 057, 077 597 2664 Radiant Beauty Spa, Suite No 1 Mon Repos Building 281 Samora Machel, Newlands 0773 789 975 radiantzw@gmail.com Retreat Day Spa, 27 Ridgeway South, Highlands 0783 106 617 serendipityspaandclinic@gmail.com Skin Spa Dacomb, 1 Dacomb Drive Chisipite 0772 287 890 marketing@skinspazim Spa Ishewapi, 2 Ardmore Close, Greendale North 0771 424 420 manager@spaishewapi.com Tabara Wellness Spa, 28 Dan Judson Rd, Milton Park 0777 224 950, 242 740 288 tabarabeautylounge@gmail.com Tayana Health Centre, 8 Howard Close, Mount Pleasant 242 333 075, 0772 372 792, 0771 423 731 tayanaconsultancy@gmail.com The Royal Marouni Spa, 131 Enterprise Rd, Chisipite 0776 573 662 royalmarouni@gmail.com Timeless Beauty Spa, Shop 39, Arundel Village 1st Floor 242 369 992, 0774 110 609 eternity@mweb.co.zw May 2019 - Issue 110

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Fitness Trackers By Kundai Chihambakwe There are an estimated 20 million fitness tracker users across the world. These devices can measure everything from calories burned, to number of steps taken each day, to heart rate monitoring, to sleep duration and quality to name a few, all in real-time to varying degrees of accuracy. I spoke to mix of five Hararians with different sporting interests and fitness goals about their trackers. “So, you’re going for a meeting on the 2nd floor of a building and the elevator’s not working so you decide to take the stairs. When you get there you’re breathing so heavily and the truth hits you: you need to make a change. It was from here that I decided to get a Fitbit Charge2 to help me. I roped in my wife to make it something we did together #CoupleThings It was awesome knowing what our heart rate was at any point in time and knowing how many steps we took every day. The biggest lifestyle change that the Fitbit brought about was making me more conscious about being active. I started jogging three times a week, making more of an effort to walk to places versus always driving. It was great setting a target and working to achieve it, playing 18 holes also didn’t hurt because it boosted my steps for the day. I have been able to look at my sleep patterns, input and track my meals and how much water I was drinking- what’s not to love? I adore my Fitbit and love being challenged every day to stay active. It’s a really good tool if you need an aid to stay fit and it can really be quite addictive. It may not be for everyone, but at least try, you may be pleasantly surprised.” -Tash “My running journey began six years ago and my tech journey began shortly thereafter. As I wanted to log my distances, my first Garmin was a Forerunner 10. This model has a four-hour battery life and wasn’t quite enough to track my runs Fitbit Alta as they become longer as I ventured into marathon distances. I then upgraded to a Forerunner 15 which had longer battery life when my GPS tracking was on. However, it wasn’t quite long enough for ultra-running. I love that Garmin devices are so easy to use, and I have now upgraded to the Garmin 235. This model has longer battery life (it says up to 11 hours) when my GPS is enabled.

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Garmin 235 The true test of how long it lasts will be when I run my first Comrades in June (this iconic 87km road run is run between Pietermaritzburg and Durban annually). The 235 has a heart rate monitor and when bluetooth is enabled, my runs connect to an app on my phone and it tracks a number of stats including my daily and monthly mileage, heart rate, steps, and much much more.” - Julie “I didn’t choose the fitness tracker life, it chose me. Mine came as a gift in the form of a Fitbit Flex2 in a little gift bag accompanied by a charging cable and four coloured bands for me to ‘switch up my look’. I liked that it isn’t a smart watch, is slim and simple in design and made of a durable and waterproof material. For me it has had a great battery life of about six days, so recharging is not tedious. Like many of you, I work at a predominantly sedentary job, so by just starting to track my steps I was able to see the injustice I have been doing to my body by living the car to desk to car to couch life. Since incorporating my Flex2 into my life, I have now progressed to a daily target of 12 000 steps and seen improvements in my jogging pace. The weekly progress report is great motivation and it is encouraging when you have earned a badge (which comes with fun facts) for something. The silent vibrating alarm to move and wake-up/go to bed is less intrusive than a phone alarm and it’s always right there with you. This fitness tracker has been a simple tool to use to start my ongoing fitness journey.” - Nicole “Having been in the field of Athletics for many years, I have certainly tried a number of fitness trackers on the market and at the moment I feel that my Garmin Forerunner 235 is a winner for me. It has battery life of up to 11 hours on GPS which fits in perfectly for my long distance running lifestyle. I have completed four Comrades Marathons, four Two Oceans


Marathons and three Iron Mans amongst others, so battery life is critical. It has an auto pause function which is absolutely amazing as a lot of times when you are running and pause your fitness tracker in order to re-tie your shoe laces, a majority of times you forget to press resume and only realise that later. However, with this device, once set, it does it all for you. It is light-weight with comfortable wrist straps which makes it great for wearing everyday. As a smart watch, it has more onscreen interactive features than other trackers. It is simple to get reminders and see your personal records right on the screen. Another impressive feature of this device is Glonnass (the Russian GPS satellite alternative) which allows me to pick Fitbit Flex 2 up signal within seconds despite the weather conditions, to live the 10 000 steps a day life. I stopped wearing my unlike the other smart watches on the market which can Fitbit much to my husband’s disappointment. take several minutes to connect.” -Laki “You can always tell how unfit you are when you have to something you don’t always do. For me this was when I had to carry some buckets of water up our stairs. So when my husband suggested we get Fitbits to help track our movements and to motivate us to be more active I was all in! Mine is a Fitbit Alta. It started off fun, we would even have little daily competitions of who was getting in more steps and checking if our resting heart rates were improving. But over time I realised that because I work such a sedentary job I wasn’t getting in many steps. I started feeling the pressure to ‘be as active’ as my husband. This eventually lead me to deciding that I had had enough of the comparisons and statistics and instead I was going to focus on being a bit more active but without the pressure

By no means am I saying I stopped being active but I guess I just stopped the extreme tracking. I still find ways to get in the steps like some walks to our nearby park, a little Saturday gardening and heavy pot plant lifting and so on and we still keep each other accountable to be more active.” - Shu If you don’t already have a fitness tracker, why not look at purchasing one that suits your needs and pocket and get that extra bit of motivation and feedback on your journey of holistic wellbeing. You can then use them during one or more of the regular activities we have listed over the page. Photographs provided by Kundai Chihambakwe Garmin 235

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Regular Activities FITNESS YOGA, Mon 5.30pm, Thur 12.30-5.30pm and Sat 8.15am. For more info, to discuss a private class (individual or small group) Denise 0783 611074 YOGA, with Meera, different classes at Sandalwood Lodge, 11 Quorn Ave, Mt Pleasant, 2 Blackwell Close, 39 Ridgeway South, Highlands, Rolf Valley Gym, 5 Fisher Ave, Rolf Valley, 100 The Chase , Emerald Hill. Sessions are $10/person or $100 for 11 classes. Meera 0777 620516 for days and times. YOGA FOR ALL Borrowdale: Mon 3-4pm Seniors Yoga at Dandaro Community Room ($5); Fri 8-9am Hatha Yoga at M&M Dance Factory, above Deli Cafe at The Village ($10). In Highlands: Tue 8-9am Hatha ($8) and 9.30am Vinyasa Yoga ($10), Wed 8.30 Vinyasa ($10), Thur 9.30 Vinyasa, Fri 12pm Yin at The Yoga Room, Queen of Hearts. Monthly $70 unlimited classes at The Yoga Room. Private, small group, kids, partners and one-on-one. Jean-Paul 0785 000901 ZUMBA, Classes at Elina Academy (next to Haddon Motors) at Eastlea Shops. Mon, Tue, Thur at 5.30pm. Zororo Nhira 0773 047087, znhira5@gmail.com

GOLF

GOLF JUNIOR CLINICS, Royal Harare all welcome, $5. Pro Shop 04-702928, 0775-403841 Sat 9-11am. GOLF4U LADIES’ CLINICS, all welcome. Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club 9-10.30am Tue, Chapman 9.30-11am every 2nd Sat. Range office 0775 464666 GOLF LESSONS, for corporates, individuals, juniors and schools. Robson 0772 928355, robsonsaurombe@yahoo.co.uk

KARATE & SELF DEFENCE, Alex Sports Club, Tue 5.30-6.30pm, Sat 10am-12pm. Sensei Joshua 0773 411505 KARATE & SELF DEFENCE, 114 Lezard Ave, Milton Park. Adult classes Mon, Wed, Fri 5.30-7.15pm, Children’s classes Sat 10-11.30am. All ages welcome. Terry 0777 510454 SAMURAI KARATE, Harare Shotokan Academy, 3 Victor Dr, Eastlea. Mon-Thur 4-5pm. Arnold 0779 479176 SELF-DEFENCE LESSONS, for women/teens. Sat, one-on-one or group sessions, phone for times. Pat Warren 04-490085, 0772 607285. TAEKWON-DO, Exciting Korean Martial Arts with 4th degree International Instructor Lee Khan. 0771 607004, zimbabwetaekwondo.itf@gmail.com

WATER SPORTS AQUA swim school, heated pool, Mt Pleasant. Ages 3-9 yrs. Beginners, stroke work and correction. Yvonne 0772 369239, fynesjames@zol.co.zw. Mon-Sat OPTIMIST SAILING Coaches teach children 8-15yrs. Jacana Yacht Club. OCRA Zimbabwe has Optimists to hire. kidssailingzim@gmail.com for further details (dates/times). Every 2nd Sun. ROWING, Hunyani Rowing Club, Mazowe Dam, 30 km north of Harare. Thur pms, most Suns. Robin Barrett 0772-345651 SAILING, LAKE CHIVERO, Jacana Yacht Club. Lorna McCosh mccosh@zol.co.zw

SCUBA DIVING, with Scubaworld. Padi Dive course Mutorashanga: Open water skills, quarry dive, Sat. Padi Dive course Chinhoyi Caves, Sun, social divers welcome. GOLF LESSONS, Baylis Golf, PGA-accredited teaching Padi Bubble Maker course, children 8+. 0712 200624, professionals. Royal Harare & Chapman Golf Clubs. All ages, 0772 226111, craigkongkow@gmail.com beginners/experienced players, learn an enjoyable game. SWIMMING, Bianca’s Swim School at Innovate High Roger Baylis 0772 227271, Micheal Baylis 0775 403841, Performance Gym. Bianca 0778 739280, Simon Chigorimbo 0772 717392 beeteasdale@yahoo.co.uk. Mon-Fri afternoons

MARTIAL ARTS

CAPOEIRA CLASSES, Avondale West Scout Hall, 5 Kerry Rd. Afro-Brazilian martial art form. Tue and Thur 6.30-8pm, SAT 3.30-5.30pm. 14 Epping Rd, Mt Pleasant, Fri 6.30-7.30pm. Tendai (joga) 0773 369111, Capoeira@gmail.com CAPOEIRA CLUB, Mt Pleasant. Learn the beautiful Afro- Brazilian mix of dance/fight/game. Beginners Wed 6.30-7.30pm Group Movement Class. Wed 6-7pm, Fri 6-7pm Mutsa 0774 570362, capoeirazim@gmail.com HELLENIC KARATE CLUB, Hellenic Sports Club Eastlea (opp. Chapman Golf Club). Fri 4-5pm & 5.30-6.30pm, Sat 1011.30am, Sun 12-1pm, kids and adults. Sensei Jay 0772 406301 JUDO LESSONS, Rolf Valley Judo Club, Gym Centre. Pat Warren 04-490085, 0772 607285 JUDO LESSONS, Adults/Teens Prince Edward School. 5.30pm Tue & Thur. Simba Mashayi 0772 860034 JUDO & JU-JITSU, CLC Judo Kan 37 Herbert Chitepo Rd, Belvedere. Self Defence classes. Mon 7-8pm, Thur 5.30-6.30pm, Sat 10-11am. 0771 607004, zimbabwetaekwondo.itf@gmail.com KARATE, Kimura Shukokai International at Studio 14, 14 Epping Road. Tue & Thur, beginners 5.30-6.30pm, advanced 5.30-7.30pm. All ages welcome! Sensei Ashley-Kate 0772 133002, chikwenya.cat@gmail.com KARATE, Shorin-Ryu Shorin-Kan Hellenic Sports Club, Eastlea (by Chapman Golf Club). Tue & Thur, 5.30pm. Japanese graded instructors. Clive 0772 348269, Mike 0774 186236

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HAKAS, Harare Amateur Kayaking Association. Andrew 0772 601069, 0733 922188, andrew@questforbest.org KAYAK SKILLS COACHING, 95 Brookridge, Hawkshead Rd Ext, Philadelphia. Practice Eskimo rolls in a warm pool, coaching/tips on paddling technique. Tue 5-7pm. 0777 281629, 0772 369239, jan@hart.co.zw


Kids Page Word Search

CLIMATE COMPOST CONSERVATION DEFORESTATION ECOSYSTEM ENVIRONMENT ORGANIC RECYCLE RENEWABLE WATER

Quiz Time

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1. Which planet is closest to the sun? 2. What type of food does an omnivore eat? 3. What is the name of the first man to set foot on the moon? 4. What is the strongest muscle in your body? 5. What is largest planet in our solar system? 6. What are the five human senses? 7. Which planet is closest to Earth? 8. What type of gas is provided by trees and helps us to breathe? Quiz Answers: 1. Mercury 2. Plants and other animals 3. Neil Armstrong 4. Your tongue 5. Jupiter 6. Venus 7. Hearing, sight, smell, touch and taste 8. Oxygen

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Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders By Diandra

Eating disorders often come hand in hand with feelings such as shame and uneasiness. Suffering from disordered eating is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed of. However, the reason for feelings of discomfort and hesitancy in speaking about this mental illness often stems from a lack of education, awareness and understanding. Eating Disorder Facts: - The most common form of eating disorder (ED) is Binge Eating Disorder; - Most people who suffer from an ED are of a normal, healthy weight; - Both men and women of different ethnicities, social standing, age and sexual orientation can be affected; - Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses due to suicide; - There is Anorexia, Bulimia, Diabulimia and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS); - Celebrities such as Elton John, Demi Lovato, Oprah Winfrey and Lady Gaga amongst others have also suffered from an ED. Having suffered from disordered eating for most of my life, I have come to realise that an important part of being on the path to recovery and healing, is honesty and connecting with others who understand. An ED is a cunning and progressive mental illness. For me, what started out as the desire to live a healthier lifestyle and feel more confident in my body, soon snowballed into my new eating habits and exercise rituals taking over my life.

I was terrified of social situations where I would be around ‘bad’ food, and would often make up excuses to stay at home. I would decline social invitations if it meant that I wouldn’t be able to go to the gym. The number that would reflect on the scale would affect my mood and how I would see and dress myself. I would constantly compare myself to others, and felt inferior and growingly insecure. I believed that the less there was of me, the more I was worth as a woman. I believed that in order to be loved, it mattered more for me to look beautiful than to be anything else. No matter how much weight I lost, it was never enough. ED’s are cunning and progressive. Almost overnight, my military like self-control around food and exercise was replaced with an insatiable desire to eat everything I had deprived myself of for so long. I would feel completely out of control around food. My every thought would be centered around eating and my self-image. I felt ashamed and terrified of how my new eating regime would affect my hard-earned weight loss. I would devour an entire bag of cookies instead of just a few, because I never knew when I would allow myself to eat those ‘bad’ foods again. I began to compare my worst moments and body image days to the ‘perfect’ women I saw on Instagram. My life had become completely unmanageable, and as a result, my body, studies and relationships suffered. I felt hopeless and ashamed. People with ED’s are meant to be thin and emaciated. No one would ever believe me if I told them that I was sick, because I didn’t look sick? ED’s are a mental illness, not a physical one. Therefore, someone who is of a normal weight can be anorexic or even suffer from binge eating disorder. With cancer, you won’t wait until Stage Four to seek treatment, and the same principle should be applied with mental illnesses. To anyone who suffers from an ED or any other kind of addiction, know that you are not alone and that shame dies in exposure. Images provided by Diandra

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Time Out SUDOKU Sudoku may seem daunting if you have not played it before but once you get the hang of it it’s brilliant! To play all you need to do is find the number that will fill in the blank box. To work this out use the numbers 1-9, remember that you cannot use any number twice in the outlined box, in a horizontal row or in a vertical row. Good Luck!

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ROASTED RED PEPPERS

Stuffed with Cherry Tomatoes, Olives, Lentils & Cottage Cheese with Basil Oil ***PRE-SOAK RED LENTILS OVERNIGHT***

Serves: 2 Prep: 30 mins Cooking: 50 mins Difficulty: Easy INGREDIENTS

4 red peppers 4 garlic cloves 6 capers 150g red lentils 200g cherry tomatoes 6 olives 4 peppadews 1 pack basil 50g cottage cheese 30g sunflower seeds

FROM THE STORE CUPBOARD

2 tbsp + 1/3 cup olive oil Salt and pepper to season.

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STEP 1: Place the presoaked lentils and 1 tsp salt in a pot of boiling water over medium heat and cook for 30 minutes. STEP 2: Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees. Halve and deseed the red peppers. Peel and mince the garlic. Wash, drain and mince the capers. Place red peppers, skin side down, in a shallow baking dish and fill with the capers and garlic. Tear ¼ of the basil leaves over the top, season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil. Bake until peppers are tender but still holding their shape, and are slightly charred around edges (35 to 45 minutes). Remove and set aside to cool. STEP 3: Set aside 6 basil leaves and blend the remaining 3/4 basil and 1/3 cup olive oil in a blender until smooth; season the basil oil with salt and pepper. STEP 4: Halve the tomatoes and peppadews and pit the olives. Drain and pat the lentils dry. STEP 5: Arrange the peppers on two platters. Top with the lentils, tomatoes, peppadews, cottage cheese, and olives. Drizzle with basil oil and season with salt and pepper. Finally garnish with lightly toasted sunflower seeds and remaining basil leaves and serve.

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USEFUL CONTACTS SUPPORT GROUPS ADDICTIONS & RECOVERY TRUST (ART) Recovery from Addiction: First Step Addiction Treatment 077 4110301, addictionrecovery@thefirststepafrica.org ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Anne 0712 212424. 7 Inverness Rd, Eastlea, Mon, Wed 5.30pm, Sat 10.30am, Sun 4pm. Mary Magdalene Church, opp Avondale Police Station, King George Rd, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat 5.30pm. Greendale Meeting, Scout Hall, Queen Elizabeth Rd, Tue 5.30pm. Renfrew, Holy Trinity Church, Renfrew Rd, Eastlea, Thur 5.30pm. Salvation Army, Braeside, Fri 9am. Athol Evans, Chiremba Road, Sat 8.30am ALANON FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS OF ALCOHOLICS Alcoholism can tear a family apart. Alanon can help. Tue: 8 Coltman Rd, 4.30-5.30pm, 0712 882 847. Thu: Highlands Presbyterian Church, 5.30-6.30pm, 0772 600 305, 0772 990 311. Fri: Rokpa Centre 38 Quendon Rd, 1-2pm, 0772 239 966. Alteen for children aged 6-16. Is your home unhappy because someone drinks too much? We can help. Contact 0712 882 847, 0772 889 286. ANTI HIJACK TRUST email: hijack@mweb.co.zw. Emergencies only: 0772 221921 CHILDLINE ZIMBABWE (024) 2 796741 or 116 from any cellphone. 24 hour toll-free helpline for children and their families 365 days a year in 3 languages (English, Shona, Ndebele) 31 Frank Johnson Ave, Eastlea reception@childline.org.zw CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING CENTRE Counsellor training, parenting teens, personal growth, effecting and loving discipline. 8 Coltman Road. (024) 2 744580, (024) 2 744212, 0773 547544, hccc@mweb.co.zw CoDA - ARE YOU CO-DEPENDENT? Do you have difficulty identifying your feelings? Do you value others’ approval of your thinking, feelings and behaviour over your own? Learn to have healthier relationships, embark on a journey of self-discovery, learning to love yourself. Meet at Presbyterian Church, Highlands from 5.30- 6.30pm every Mon EATING DISORDER ANONYMOUS meetings Fridays 4-5.20pm,Highlands Presby Prayer Room. Contact Diandra 078 480 7842 ISLAND HOSPICE (024) 2 701674-7, (024) 2 791605-6, 0712 207634, 6 Natal Rd, Belgravia enquiries@islandhospice.co.zw

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Is a “non-profit fellowship or society of men/women for whom drugs had become a major problem”. A traditional 12-step model expanded and developed for people with varied substance abuse issues. Only requirement is “a desire to stop using”. Phone Penny 0772 339216, David 0775 147179 PARKINSONS SUPPORT GROUP Anyone welcome. Usually meets fourth Sat each month at Dandaro, 9 for 9.30am. Contact: 0772 240299, disi@springs.co.zw or (024) 2 335200, boardman@zol.co.zw RELAXATION CLASSES at the Harare Cancer Centre, 60 Livingstone Ave, 11-12pm Wed & Fri. (024) 2 707444, (024) 2 705522, cancer@iwayafrica.co.zw SURVIVOR TO THRIVER ANONYMOUS support group for adult survivors of child abuse. Contact: Nikki 0772 341736, survivortothriverzim@gmail.com ZARDA (Zimbabwe Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Association) Support Group meet FIRST THURS of the month at Island Hospice, 6 Natal Rd at 1pm. All interestedwelcome. Janet Wood (024) 2 494409, 0779 714905, zarda@zol.co.zw to confirm. ZIMPACT zimpactharare@gmail.com, website: www.zimpact.org & Facebook

FUNERAL ASSISTANCE MONSON FUNERAL DIRECTORS 19 Kay Gardens, Kensington. Contact: Michael or Nick 24 hours a day, 0772 685601, 0772 368418, 0783 883111. Cnr Charing Cross, Workington, Harare MONSON CREMATORIUM STAND 904, Sandton, Mount Hampden. 3km past Westgate Shopping Centre. 0772 685601, 0772 368418, monsonfunerals@icloud.com NUFFIELD FUNERAL HOME 38 Downie Ave, Belgravia. Contact: 0772 136863, 0772 136864 PASSION FUNERAL ASSISTANCE Proficient/efficient service 24 hours contact 0715 230763/0773 261153/0785 775873, harare@passion.co.zw, mutare@passion.co.zw www.passion.co.zw, 161 Felden House, Harare Street, Hre SERENE FUNERAL HOME 24hrs Funeral and Cremation Services.Pre planning services also available.190 Sam Nujoma Street (2nd St. Ext), Belgravia, Harare. Contact: Barry Millward 0773 773743/0733 778267 or (024) 2 333152 (Family Consult office),Taffy 0772 998157, 0714 127120

RECYCLING

MACULAR DISEASE SOCIETY, macularsocietyzw@gmail.com ELECTRONIC WASTE (E-waste) Recycling Certified recycling of unusable or obsolete electronic equipment by or Carmen (024) 2 741587 Enviroserve Zimbabwe. Collection points, 184b Mutare Rd, MINDFULNESS MEDITATION at Rokpa No. 34 Quendon Msasa, Hre or selected ZOL and Econet payment offices Rd, Monovale. Beginners welcome. Mon 5.30 to 6.15pm, country wide. “Green Truck” collection service also followed by soup. Trish 0712 861247, 0774 820108 available at a nominal fee. Contact 0783 462 825 MIRACLE MISSIONS CONTACTS: 0774 136239, Office: 112 Enterprise Rd, Highlands Presbyterian Church Departments: Life & Hope4Kids: lifeandhopeforkids@gmail.com Persons with disabilities: pwd@miraclemissions.co.zw Clean & Green Waste Management: hooknook@yoafrica.com Community Development: Giftrinomhota23@gmail.com Defence Forces: Jacque@androent.com Administration: admin@miraclemissions.co.zw

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BEES MASHONALAND BEE KEEPER ASSOCIATION for Bee Keeping & Advice Rene Fischer (024) 2 495443, 0712 611253 Cosma Mukuna 335605, 0772 568631 BEE REMOVAL AND TRAINING: Mike Schmolke (024) 2 882137, 0777 394279


BEE KEEPING AND ADVICE Hilary Mandizvidza, 0714 315282, 0772 528230, 07734 629705

VETS/ANIMAL SERVICES AVONDALE VET (024) 2 339971/2, 0775 473822, King George Rd BARGROVE VETERINARY GROUP (stables entrance on Borrowdale Rd) 0777 223325, 0713 728568 BELVEDERE VET 0772 732940, 0718 932940, 128 Rudland Ave

SECOND STREET VET 24 Hour clinic (024) 2 303518/9, 0772 112279, Cnr Second St/Upper East Rd STEPPES ROAD VET SURGERY 0775 281151, (024) 2 495674, 26 Broadmead Lane, Cnr Steppes Rd, Ballantyne Park, mark@srvszim.com WAGHORN AND REES VET (024) 2 300089, 0712 231446, 54 Marlborough Dr VAWZ- Veterinarians for Animal Welfare Zimbabwe 0778 431528, 0775 722449, melaniehood@yahoo.com, vawz@yoafrica.com

BORROWDALE LANE VET (024) 2 883099, 0712 451328, 0774 166065, 12 Kings Row, South Gate (Cnr Kingsmead Rd) UZ VET HOSPITAL 24 hour emergency 0774 449783, (024) 2 303574/5, UZ grounds, Churchill Rd CHISIPITE VET (024) 2 494862/3, 0772 253318, 0712 402062, 303 Harare Dr, chisivets@gmail.com THE ANIMAL AND WILDLIFE AREA RESEARCH AND FRIEND ANIMAL FOUNDATION 0772 653952, 0777 529371, REHABILITATION TRUST (AWARE) 0772 430014, 0712 886650, enquiries@awaretrust.org (024) 2 200607, 7 Kirkman Rd, Tynwald, Harare lornaolivier@zimbomail.com, friendanimalfoundation@gmail.com ZNSPCA 497574, Emergency 04- 576356/7, 0778 844196, 156 Enterprise Rd. Charity shop Mon-Thur 8am-4pm, Fri 8am-2pm. All HARARE CENTRAL VET SURGERY 12 Mayo Place Eastlea proceeds help SPCA countrywide and animal welfare projects. Harare. (024) 2 490260, 0773 049687 www.ZNSPCA.org.zw. Shelly 0772 308647, znspca@gmail.com HARARE SPCA (024) 2 576356, 0712 211900, 2 Airport Rd, Hatfield, operations.harare@spca.org.zw SPCA CHARITY SHOP Cranborne Ave,Hatfield. Open: 9am12 noon. Donations in cash or kind. For collection contact Sheila 0772 310327 at office hours Mon to Fri only HIGHLANDS VET (024) 2 490629, 0773 037034, highvets@mweb.co.zw, 4 Aintree Rd/Cnr Enterprise Rd KAMFINSA VET SURGERY (024) 2 497237, 0772 312896, Cnr Court Rd/Arcturus Rd. 24 Hour service. After hrs: (024) 2 497237 Please contact us to update any info that has changed

ANIMAL AWARENESS To report abused animals, illegal selling of puppies, suspected rabies cases or injured animals please contact:VAWZ, SPCA or ZNSPCA on 0778 431528 THE REMOVAL OF DEAD ROADSIDE ANIMALS: Harare City Waste Management Services 752637. Please inform the nearest veterinary surgery and the SPCA with description and whereabouts of animal.

SNAKES SNAKE REMOVAL/RESCUE: Ben Vermeulin, 0772 275550 Daniel Van Tonder, 0775 707118 Chawa, 0772 269647

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS EMERGENCY SERVICES FROM A LANDLINE DIAL 993 OR TOLL-FREE FROM A CELLPHONE DIAL 112 Econet, 114 Netone, 911 Telecel Harare Hotlines: (024) 2 771221, 0712-600002 These numbers will give you access to Ambulance Services, Fire Brigade and the Police across Zimbabwe.

AMBULANCES

POLICE EMERGENCY

ACE AIR and Ambulance (024) 2 302141, 0782-999901/2/3/4, Emergency (024) 2 302141 AMBULANCE CARE & EVACUATION (024) 2 332365/6, 0718 889889 CIMAS Rescue Ambulance Services (024) 2 700 070, (024)2 700 085/26, Toll Free Number 08 080 300 CITY Ambulance (024) 2 783980-7, (024) 2 772375-6 EMRAS (024) 2 250011/2, (024) 2 797479, 0772 141610 MARS Ambulance (024) 2 771221, (024) 2 706034, (024) 2 790391, 0712 600002, 08644114578 NETSTAR Ambulance Service (024) 2 797588-90, (024) 2 2900251, 0774 828888 ST JOHN’S Ambulance (024) 2 764354, (024) 2 253046, (024) 2 250351, 0774 452233, 0779 587631

Report accidents (024) 2 495504, (024) 2 703631, 24 hrs (024) 2 748836 Harare Complaints Desk, (during working hours) (024) 2 703631 Central (024) 2 748836, (024) 2 777777 Avondale (024) 2 336361, (024) 2 336632 Borrowdale (024) 2 860061-7 Highlands (024) 2 495504 Mabelreign (024) 2 336000, (024) 2 305651 Marlborough (024) 2 301802, (024) 2 301853 CID Milton Park (024) 2 799298, (024) 2 708113 Monavale (024) 2 336361, (024) 2 336608 Police Roadside Assistance 24hr, (024) 2 700171/9

HOSPITALS

ZESA 24-hour faults, (024) 2 704040 Avondale, Mabelreign, Milton Park, Monavale (024) 2 704040 Belvedere, Warren Park (024) 2 704040 Borrowdale (024) 2 704233 Central (024) 2 704235/236/237 Highlands (024) 2 704233/5/7 Mabvuku (024) 2 704235, 2906937 Southerton (024) 2 704231/2 Waterfalls (024) 2 704231/2

Avenues Clinic 66 Baines Ave, (024) 2 251180/1/99, (024) 2 252480-5, 08677 006175, (Emergency) 0772 135259 Healthpoint Hospital 15 Lanark Road, Belgravia, (024) 2 700666/7/8, (024) 2 703355, (024) 2 795483, (024) 2 705141 Medical Centre, 52 Baines Avenue 24-Hour, (024) 2 705449 Michael Gelfand Clinic 53 Josiah Chinamano Ave, (024) 2 251067, (024) 2 708844/5 Parirenyatwa Hospital Mazowe St, Milton Park, (024) 2 702224, (024) 2 701554-7, (024) 2 705941-3

EMERGENCY AND TRAUMA - OPEN 24 HOURS

Arundel Mediclinic ER24, 92 Norfolk Rd, Mt Pleasant, Hre (024) 2 301495, 08677000269 Baines Intercare Medical Centre, Accident and Emergency 15 Baines Ave, (024) 2 700950 Belvedere Medical Centre Accident/Emergency Centre, 189 S. Machel Ave, (024) 2 740196/236/185 Emergency Medical Centre Corporate 24 6 Bath Rd, Belgravia (024) 2 700410, 2250538, 086-44099814 ER 24 53 J. Chinamano Ave, (024) 2 762937/8/9, 0772 905089, Pharmacy (024) 2 762940 FIRE Brigade 994, (024) 2 700950 Kensington Medical Health Clinic 1 Kenny Rd, Kensington, (024) 2 700218, 0782 005903 Trauma Centre Borrowdale 1 Borrowdale Lane, (024) 2 886921/4, 0773 333691

MEDIC ALERT

1 Van Praagh Ave, Milton Park (024) 2 704488, 2916307 medalert@africaonline.co.zw, www.medicalert.co.zw

ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

Road Angels (024) 2 334418, 0772 122122, 0732 122122, 0713 122122, 0714 122122 Automobile Association (AA), (024) 2 776760, 2932089, 0782 783691, 0712406033

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FAULTS

CITY OF HARARE Water faults, burst pipes (024) 2 705654 Call Centre Director Engineer Mabhena Moyo (024) 2 705824

OTHER SERVICES Oncocare Cancer Treatment Centre, 1 Walmer Drive/ Old Enterprise Rd, Newlands, Hre, (024) 2 776009/10, 08677004556 National Blood Service Zimbabwe Mazowe St www.nbsz.co.zw, (024) 2 251851/4/5/6, 0772 162279-85 St Giles’ Medical Rehabilitation Centre 10 Drummond Chaplin Rd, Milton Park (024) 2 740955, (024) 2 741856, 0776 272079 Report littering from vehicles - give reg. number, type of litter and where: (024) 2 792772,Toll Free Number 08080028 Report illegal dumping/littering (024) 2 752637, (024) 2 770339 Report illegal burning of rubbish in gardens, 08080028 Engineer Chawatama, (024) 2 775082 izchawatama@gmail.com Director of Water (024) 2 705654, (024) 2 700087, (024) 2 704193

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