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Welcome to our Easy Living Issue!

i and welcome back! Here is our ‘Easy Living’ Issue. As it is a very (very) long Zimbabwean School Holiday, we have filled this issue with everything you will need for a easier April holiday: whether you’re at work or entertaining at home, or out and about.

update your information. Give us a call or email info@outoafrica.co.zw.

We are now including great ideas for the home and garden. Decor tips and this month we have a great article on tiling and renovations. Get in touch to be featured in this growing section.

Plus! An amazing 2 night stay at the fabulous 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town. See more inside on how to enter. This hotel was voted ‘one of the best hotels in the World’ to stay in! Imagine that!

We have a great list of ‘What to Do’ in Harare and Cape Town as well as a round up of The Top Ten ‘Easy Sunday Lunch Spots’. Enjoy and take yourselves out for a welcome Sunday break!

We are now offering subscriptions to anywhere in Zimbabwe, as well as any postal address worldwide. This is an ideal gift for any friends and family who are away from ‘home’ and want to keep up with ‘what is happening in Harare and Zimbabwe!’. E-mail subscriptions@outofafrica.co.zw and we will send you the forms. It is simple to do and we will do the rest! I encourage you all to enjoy our ‘easy living issue’ and be outdoors lots this month (before it gets too cold!). Happy Holidays!

We continue to feature the Robertston Winery TOP TABLE Section, which has all the Zimbabwean restaurant and Cafe information you will ever need! We have compiled our biggest ever section: special Harare and Bulawayo guides, listings, ideas and a ‘where to...’ guide. Please send us your feedback and comments on this special section. Let us know if we need to

We have two competitions this month: The Boudoir Competition: win amazing sets of beautiful lingerie and underwear. See more details inside!

Sarah Cullen Editor

The OYSTER BOX Hi everyone - The Winner of the weekend at the Oyster Box will be announced on the 3rd of April on our website!

www.outofafrica.co.zw Thank you for all the entries, we have received the most entries to date ever. Enter our fabulous new competition this month: A trip to the incredible 12 Apostles in Cape Town. Good Luck!

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CONTENTS

OUT of AFRICA

April 2013

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‘blues and whites’ as well as styling tips with this blue sky theme.

a holiday!

55 Home Source - Top Ten Tiling Tips: get all the right tips before you start the job!

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56 Garden Diary - everything to get busy in the garden this month.

Health, Beauty & Fashion 58 ‘Staying Healthy’ - our guide to keeping fit and well when travelling. 58 ‘Gym Bag Essentials’ - great fashion buys this month. 60 Urban Goddess: Great style tips and fashion buys. 61 The Boudoir: a new store and a fabulous competition on offer for you.

TRAVEL, TV Guides, Sport & more 12 Escape To Cape Town! Our City Guide

Regulars and info 4 Editor’s Letter and Competition Winner. 6 Our Contributors and contact information. 16 ‘5 Rules for building a lasting business’ from Phillip Chichoni. 84 Stockist Listings - Where to find it.

Cover Features 8 COMPETITION! Win a stay at the luxurious 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town. 12 Escape To Cape Town! Our City Guide. 62 Top Places and Things to do in Harare this month - a special focus on Harare.

Food and Entertaining 18 NEW! ‘A Day in the Life Of ” interview with Jonathan Denga.

62 Top Places and Things to do in Harare this month - a special focus on Harare.

20 Food Notes: What is new for food and entertaining in April. 25 New recipe cards to cut out and keep.

69 A useful list of ‘Places to Visit’ in ZImbabwe.

27 3 Ways with Toast!

72 TV Highlights - a look at the highlights on DStv this month.

28 The Choppin’ Board - great new seasonal produce and ideas. 30 Last minute BBQ - a quick and easy menu - American Hot Dogs and S’mores. 31 TOP TABLE - Enjoy eating out with the Robertson Winery Guide 38 Restaurant Reviews: a look at what is new and good places to eat at. 42 SPECIAL! Easy Sunday Lunch Spots: The Top Ten in Harare.

74 DStv Channel Listings - full TV listings for favourite DStv channels. 80 Sport Highlights - a look at the sport highlights on DStv this month. 82 Entertainment highlights in Harare and Johannesburg. 83 NEW! Puzzle Page: A selection of easy and tricky puzzles to sink your teeth into. 84 ‘Five New Apps for Personal Finance’.

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85 Web and Music Reviews.

Home and Style 45 Property Notes: By Page Properties: A look at recent property tax changes in Zimbabwe

86 DVD and Book Reviews.

46 NEW Zimbabwean properties from leading estate agents. 52 Decor Notes: The best buys in

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Send your feedback to E-mail sarah@outofafrica.co.zw or sms 0778 854 770 We welcome relevant contributions for inclusion in the magazine, including: news, articles, letters to the editor, real life stories and event information. The Best Feedback Letter wins something every month, so get writing!

Dear OOA, What a fabulous competition you have this month at The Oyster Box, what a surprise and well done for elevating the magazine to a new level. We have entered and really hope we get to go and use the Durban guide you have compiled! Very exciting to see such quality produced in Zimbabwe Ian, Harare Dear OOA, We have had visitors staying with us, and I must mention that the Top Table Guide has been with us in the car, or by the phone for weeks. We have booked all our restaurant meals through Out of Africa’s food and restaurant guide. I really enjoyed seeing the average main course prices and corkages. Thanks again . We would love to have ideas and contact numbers for takeaways or even a review on what the best or top ten takeaways are in Harare. Rutendo, Harare Dear OOA, I look forward to every issue now, and often drive to a few or more places to find it! I am glad you’re now doing subscriptions, so it can arrive at our door. I am going to give as a gift to my in laws too. Thanks. Tony, Harare Dear OOA, We were happy to recently discover OOA! We were all at lunch and were offered something new to read while we were waiting. The Top Table is great and would be nice to extend the mini restaurant guide now to other places, e.g.. outside of Harare and Byo. Thanks and we will look out for the next April issue.       Natasha, Mutare

 

em@ilofthemonth Dear OOA team, Wow, what can I say the magazine is fantastic. This March edition is my second copy and I am amazed at the quality of content and presentation. Though I would like to see features on skin care, health, make overs, profiles of normal successful people who can inspire our youth or some of us. Overall, it is a good mag and of high standard and competes fairly with other imported mags. OOA you have won me over, I will buy a copy every month its refreshing and makes me proud to be a Zimbabwean. Regards Noma Hi Noma.. Thanks for your encouraging email, we have included the first (of many) interviews. See our interview with Jonathan Denga inside. We will be featuring skin care articles in our next “Winter Edition”. Thanks for your letter, and enjoy your wine!

OUT OF AFRICA Subscribe! Don’t miss out on your favourite Zim magazine! WE are now pleased to be offering subscriptions to any local address as well as worldwide. Would you like to receive for yourself or to send a gift? subscriptions@outofafrica.co.zw for rates and information

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Well done. Its good to see a local publication improving with every issue. I have no idea how you managed to get two free nights at The Oyster Box! Well done once again. Sylvia, Harare

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THE TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL AND SPA FAMILY PAR ADISE ON CAPE TOWN’S ATLANTIC OCEAN The award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is situated on Cape Town’s most scenic route. Flanked by the Twelve Apostles mountain range and majestic Table Mountain National Park, it is poised above the Atlantic Ocean and garded by a luminescent marine reserve with frequent whale and dolphin sightings.

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available on request. Some of the other special features on offer for children include special Kiddies bath robes and linen, and milk and cookies on turndown. There are two swimming pools perched above the ocean - where families are provided with fresh fruit skewers, reading material and sunscreen, while pool noodles are available in summer. During peak holiday season (between 20 December and 6 January) the hotel offers a Kids Club with exciting supervised activities for all ages, from 11h00 to 16h00. Located on the slopes of the Table Mountain National Park, there are endless opportunities for walks, hikes and adventures right on the hotel’s doorstep. Guests may surrender the senses in the tranquil and award-winning Spa, which recently introduced a Teen Spa Menu for stylish young ladies and gents.

Families are spoiled with choice for a range of Garden Suites and One-Bedroom Mountain, or Sea Facing Suites featuring spacious independent lounges and bedrooms, making them perfectly suited for parents travelling with children under 12 years. Small pets may also be accommodated in room types that offer access to the garden. Each luxuriously designed to provide the utmost comfort and style, all rooms boast spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean or the Twelve Apostles mountain range.

Gourmets will delight in the superb wine and dine experience on offer at Azure Restaurant and The Café Grill, while there is no better spot in Cape Town to mingle with locals for classic cocktails and sundowners, than the famous Leopard Bar. Children are catered for with child-friendly menu options and delicious fun food, and the hotel’s legendary breakfast buffet even includes a selection of baby cereals, juices and yogurts. Dried fruit and colourful sweets are served in big glass jars in all areas of the hotel, turning the property into a giant candy shop for children!

There is plenty of space for young ones to run around and play, and children are made to feel right at home, receiving a welcome drink and fun backpacks with an individual room key and lanyard on arrival, with baskets of toys available in the room, in addition to a special gift, or board games. Cots and baby high chairs are

An X-Box is available on request, as well as complimentary use of the large collection of family DVD’s from the library for in-room viewing, as all rooms are equipped with DVD players, and the hotel’s 16-seater cinema screens family friendly movies daily and sweet treats for young and old.


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THIS PAGE: ABOVE:The Azure Restaurant at The 12 Apostles. BELOW: Delectable cuisine on offer at the Hotel Bar and restaurants. NEXT PAGE: Lunch and snacks on the sea-facing Leopard Bar. LEFT TO RIGHT: The snug interior of The Leopard Bar , An unforgettable dinner setting. BELOW:The Presidential Suite Bathroom RIGHT: Freshly prepared butterflied prawns (Front Cover Photo)

The hotel guest relations manager is on hand to arrange children’s tours and will gladly recommend great places for family outings, whilst the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service means that guests are only five minutes from the most beautiful beaches, and 15 minutes from the city centre and V&A Waterfront, which offer a wide range of attractions for both young and old. A member of Leading Hotels of the World, The Twelve Apostles is part of the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection, offering splendid luxury, passionate service, generous hospitality and exquisite cuisine with many complimentary touches that are extended to guests. With a mantra of ‘No request is too large, no detail too small’, it is no wonder that the hotel was rated as one of the Top 20 Travel Experiences in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean, in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Top 100 Travel Awards 2012. THE TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL AND SPA Tel: +27 (0)21 437 9000 Email: bookta@12apostles.co.za Become a fan of The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa on Facebook Visit The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa website

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WIN WITH OUT OF AFRICA Out Of Africa Magazine is giving away 2 Nights for Two (B&B) at The Twelve Apostles Hotel in Cape Town. To Enter: Simply tell us the name of the collection of family run hotels, include your name and contact details. email competitions@outofafrica.co.zw by the 30th April 2013 The Oyster Box Competition open only to residents of Zimbabwe. Air fare and travel costs are not included. Email info@outofafrica.co.zw for T&Cs.

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TRAVEL

ABOVE: Boulder’s Beach TOP RIGHT: The Aquarium RIGHT: Robben Island aerial view BELOW LEFT TO RIGHT: St James’ Beach Beach Huts , Sharks at the Aquarium and Stormer’s Rugby logo. 3rd Row LEFT TO RIGHT: The Waterfront at night, ‘One and Only’ Hotel Bar, Stadium and Cape Town aerial view, shark cage diving - for the brave. BOTTOM LEFT TO RIGHT: Cafe Caprice in Camps Bay and Long Street Cafe - Long ‘The Party Street’ in the city.

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Top Things To Do In Cape Town If you are heading to Cape Town this holiday, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Cape Town is a mecca for all things new and exciting. Go exploring with these great ideas from OOA.

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Catch a cable car up Table Mountain - Opened in 1929, the Cableway has transported over 18 million visitors to the iconic flat summit. Meander along the pathways leading to the various jaw-dropping vantage points for views of Table Bay, Robben Island and Cape Point, and then head to the newly renovated Table Mountain Café for a well prepared meal. You get spectacular views over Cape Town.

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Dive into shark-infested waters South Africa has an incredibly diverse shark population. A quarter of the world’s shark species dwell in South African waters and around 40 of these call the waters around Cape Town home. You can go shark diving with these amazing and dangerous creatures. This is not for the faint hearted.

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. Robben Island is an essential attraction for any visitor to Cape Town. Take a short boat ride to this intriguing island that became a symbol of cruel oppression during the apartheid era. Visit the prison cell where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life.

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Go underwater at the Two Oceans Aquarium - Visit this fantastic under water world where you can see the most bizarre sea creatures. By far the most popular attraction is the Predator Tank with ragged tooth sharks, blue stingrays and black mussel crackers, all swimming together in harmony - until feeding time, of course.

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Houses of Parliament - Steeped in history these buildings have seen their fair

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share of action. You can watch a parliamentary sitting unfold from one of the gallery seats, or take a guided tour through the building and find out how this South African democracy actually works.

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. Visit all the cafes and bars on Long Street. Long Street is the place for partying. This is the most popular street if you are into bars, nightclubs and cafes. There are various different venues to suit almost everyone. Start at the bottom and wander up to the top.

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Go driving and find some new spots. Beta Beach: Situated a convenient ten minutes’ drive from the city centre, this postage-stamp-sized beach is flanked by big boulders, which makes it great for swimming as well as uninterrupted sun-bathing.

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Oudekraal lies right next door to Beta Beach. It offers a protected cove at the bottom of a steep set of stairs, which is surrounded by a thicket of milkwood trees. Since this area forms part of the Table Mountain National Park, there’s a R10 entrance fee, but it’s a minor amount to pay for the splendour that waits inside.

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Smitswinkelbaai - Further out of town, and heading in the direction of Cape Point, keep a lookout for the tiny gravelled parking area by the side of the road between Simon’s Town and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Once there, dash across the road and commence a 15-minute downward amble along the overgrown footpath until you reach the unspoilt, isolated Smitswinkelbaai. The view of the lush valley is well worth the extra effort involved in getting here and the calm water makes for great snorkelling.

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Tietiesbaai - Just under two hours’ drive from town, Tietiesbaai is situated in the Cape Columbine Reserve

on the West Coast. It boasts carpets of colourful wild flowers in spring and a guaranteed soundtrack of silence thanks to the prohibition of anything noisy. Peaceful and tranquil!

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Go to Boulder’s Beach to see the penguins. Enjoy some beach time with the endearing jackass penguins (so-called because of their unrefined singing voices that resemble those of braying jackasses) who call the African Penguin Colony at Boulder’s Beach home. However, the penguin smells can be quite over powering!

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Eat lots and lots of Seafood Some of the world’s finest tuna can be found off South Africa’s shores and luckily Cape Town’s chefs snap some of it up before it’s shipped to Japan. The prawns you’ll find on local menus are generally well priced. Capetonians are big on linecaught fish and if yellowtail or cob is on offer, be sure to order it. But try to steer clear of kingklip, as it’s on the soon-to-bethreatened list. Restaurants are increasingly aware of eco-friendly seafood choices and

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TRAVEL

ABOVE: The Azure Restaurant at The 12 Apostles. TOP RIGHT: Beta Beach RIGHT: Camps Bay or ‘St. Tropez Strip’. BELOW LEFT TO RIGHT: Beta Beach, View from the top of Table Mountain and a walk in the Stellenbosch Winelands. BOTTOM LEFT TO RIGHT: Cape Town University (UCT), The Mount Nelson Hotel entrance, Cape Winelands, Seafood abundance in Cape Town, High Tea extravaganza at The Mount Nelson and LAST: Cape Town V&A Waterfront at night.

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Top Things To Do In Cape Town if you’re not sure that the special of the day is above board, simply text the fish name to 079 499 8795 and you’ll get an SMS response giving the red (no), orange (maybe) or green (yes) status of the fish you’re thinking of ordering.

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Visit the Cape Winelands It’s only an hour’s drive from Cape Town but the famous Cape Winelands feel like a different world. There are rolling vineyards, towering mountains, historic wine estates and more than enough wine to keep even the thirstiest old soak satisfied.

paint, while derelict warehouses are being transformed into swish art galleries. Not too long ago the area’s gang-ridden reputation branded it a no-go territory for the affluent. Today, the gallery names lining the streets read like a who’s-who of the local contemporary art scene.

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Take High Tea - At the elegantMount Nelson Hotel, known by locals as the Pink Palace, boasts the best afternoon tea in the world – and a host of international foodies and travel writers agree.

Cape wine enjoys an impressive reputation, and the Winelands are home to most of South Africa’s premier wine estates. The good news is that nearly every farm and estate in the area offers wine-tasting: you’ll need a designated driver, though. Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch are the largest, nearest and most famous towns in the region, but the further you go the more you’ll discover. The Winelands, and their rustic, rural gems such as Robertson and Montagu, offer more than just wine. Visit more on www.tourismcapetown.co.za

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Night out in St-Tropez of Cape Town - This classy cove offers an array of swish bars and restaurants, Riviera-style palm trees and yachts bobbing on the water. As you cruise down the Victoria Road stretch, the rows of ritzy drinking holes with their blinged-up, tanned-to-atee and beautiful patrons mean that you’re unlikely to be winning any best-dressed trophies should you turn up in flip-flops and a weather-beaten sarong.

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Heart of the art scene - The suburb of Woodstock is fast becoming Cape Town’s new art centre. Worn Victorian buildings are getting new licks of

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. Newlands Rugby Stadium Visit the home of the Stormers. At 119 years, it is the second-oldest rugby stadium in the world. Enthusiasts and stalkers alike can retrace their heroes’ steps through the players’ entrance and locker rooms. Take a tour and see where it all happens.

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Shopping at the V&A - If a visit to the V&A Waterfront is not on the cards then it should be. Some of the most stylish shops and boutiques can be found here. Mingle with the rich and famous and pick out something nice to wear. You will also find the usual and most popular high street brands available.

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. Discover the Cape Jazz rhythm. Cape Town’s jazz scene is a crucial part of its heritage. The city’s rich jazz tradition stems from artists finding inspiration in their struggles during the apartheid years. Since then, the music has evolved into its own genre, Cape Jazz, a style with a distinct African spice. It’s a way of life in the Cape – and you’ll find it everywhere from the heart of the townships to the most lavish cigar lounge.

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Grand West Casino and Entertainment World - There are an amazing amount of activities for children. From ice skating, ten pin bowling, go karting, mini golf, arcade games and much much more. If you are in Cape Town and the kids are bored, then this is the place for you. The adults can even go to the casino.

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BUSINESS

“You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself.” -Seth Godin

Everyone will have to exit their business at some point in the future. What value will you or your estate realise when your business is sold? Many small businesses do not survive once the owner is no longer able to manage it, either through illness, disability or death. We have seen hundreds of local businesses disappearing in very short periods of time. Will yours survive beyond you? One would not want to waste many valuable years and a lot of money building something that will disappear like smoke when they leave. We all desire to build businesses that last, that will leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren for many years to come. But many entrepreneurs fail to do that because they don’t follow certain rules. Start working on these five rules and begin building a lasting business. Put an effective team into place You cannot build anything significant on your own. A business consists of many functions. You simply don’t have all the skills needed to run all the functions effectively. Nor do you have the time and energy to manage everything. You need a team to help you. Team selection must be done very carefully. You need people who share

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5 Rules for building a lasting business your vision and values; people who have objectives similar to yours and skills that complement your own and add value to your business. With an effective team in place you can be away from the business and it will keep on running. Look at companies like Econet in Zimbabwe; Mr. Masiyiwa was able to move on and let his team run the business. The same is true with Mr. Chanakira at Kingdom Holdings. To succeed as entrepreneurs, we need to learn from those who have succeeded in building lasting businesses. Build an asset of loyal customers Without customers you have no business. The market is no longer ruled by suppliers as it was in the old days of shortages and controls. With the market naked as it is, new competitors can come in and take over your customers. You need to build a base of loyal customers. This entails making your company and everyone in the business customer-centric. Put customer responsiveness at the top of your priorities. You need to know everything about your customers. Harvey MacKay said his people know more about their customers than even the Internal Revenue Service (US tax authority). Anticipate customers’ needs. Exceed their expectations. Your brand has to be associated with excellent customer service; that way they become an asset that will continue to support your business even when you leave. Have a solid network Apart from your internal team, you need other people from outside to help you build and grow your business. These are people who can help you solve problems, access resources, connect with potential customers and link you with others who can help your business move up in the market. Your people must network and build relationships with those in other companies- your key customers, suppliers, bankers and financiers, service providers and even competitors. Relationships that cascade through all the levels are an asset to the company. Manage the financial health of your business Do you know the turnover of your business? How about the profit? Many entre-

preneurs are too busy running the business to take time to look at the finances. Financial performance reflects the overall health of the company. Pause and look at your business, not only from the perspective of a source of income for you, but through the eyes of an outside buyer or investor. What would your business look like to an astute business person who is unfamiliar with your industry? What return on investment would it offer? Would you like to make this a more attractive proposition? If so, take steps to turn your entity into a healthy business. Perfect your competitive advantage With so much competition in our open market, your business must be distinctive to your customers. What is it that you do better than others that keeps customers coming back? Is it a sustainable competitive advantage? With time, competitors will copy the competitive advantages of any business that is successful in its market. You need to continually review your key selling propositions and improve on them to stay ahead of competitors. Invest in research and product and service development to keep your products and services relevant to customers and at the top in the market. If you are still doing things the way you did a decade ago, your business is probably no longer competitive and might not last long. To build a lasting business that will be valuable years from now, follow these rules and keep on learning from those who have built successful businesses. To learn more from remarkable entrepreneurs, download the interviews we have recorded on our website, http://smebusinesslink.com. Please email me your thoughts and comments. Best wishes in building your business. Phillip Chichoni is a strategic business planning and financial management consultant who works with entrepreneurs and SMEs. You may contact him by e-mail on chichonip@smebusinesslink.com or visit http://smebusinesslink.com


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Jonathan Denga Jonathan has had international success by taking on numerous fashion campaigns, print, television and became a favourite of Vivienne Westwood. Jonathan is arguably the most successful black male model to ever come out of the African continent, and continues to work as a model and ambassador supporting worthy causes in Africa. By Sarah Cullen Q When did you and what made you decide you wanted to be a model? A It was kind of like an innate ability that I never knew I had until later on in my life. Why I say innate is because it goes as far back as when I was seven years old, and I was chosen to do my first commercial for Tanganda. I did not realize what I had until I became a sportsman, and my physique became ideal for modeling. My basketball captain at the time, who worked for Lintas Advertising Agency, said to me “Look, I’ve got a shoot I’d like you to try out for”. And so I did, and from then on my modelling career took off. There are a series of events from then on to the time I was chosen the male super model of Zim. Q How old are you? How tall are you? A I’m 41 years old in March this year and I’m 6 ft 4”. Q What did you do after you left school? A I did a computer course and got a diploma in Computer Programming. I also played lots of basketball. I also worked for Air Zimbabwe briefly, just before my modeling career took off because that was the time when Air Zimbabwe and Zim Sun came up with Zimbabwe Super Model competition and for the first time had incorporated male models into the competition. That was in 1996. I was chosen as winner “Zimbabwe Super Male Model” and the winners were offered contracts with G3 Modeling Agency in South Africa. And so began an international modeling career that took me to many places around the world. From being in South Africa and having been fully initiated into the industry, I then did several campaigns which included the Gillette Blue 2 razor, which ran for 7 years in Africa. I then left to go to England where I did music videos with the likes of Bebe Winans, Louise from the R&B group

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Eternal, Bizi who was a renowned British reggae artist at the time and I featured in The British Ebony magazine. Whilst I was in England I did the launch of one of Vivienne Westwood’s lines “Anglomania” in 1997 which ran billboards globally, in New York, Paris, Milan, Tokyo and other parts of the world. I can really say this was one of the climaxes of my career. I did a lot of travelling around England and Europe. After that, I took on the United States market challenge, which isn’t a very easy feat to accomplish. I visited a few agencies and ended up working for an agency, which they call a “fit agency” whereby they make the clothes on your body and do walk-throughs in studio before the major runways. I didn’t spend as much time in America as I would have wanted to - I just hit the tip of the iceberg in the American market. My campaigns over the years of my modeling career have spanned from alcoholic to soft beverages, clothing, automotive, financial industries, the list goes on. I also did work for Coca-Cola and did their Coca-Cola Africa Campaign: Gillette Gel advert which went into Africa: Sprite sub Saharan Africa campaign: Globacom Nigeria: Guinness Africa: Banco Espirito in Angola : Zain Cellular, Africa and Arab region: Liberty Life SADC region Q Are you still modelling? If not, what are you doing? A Modelling, yes on a special calling “Brand Ambassador”and Endorsements basis; for example if a client is looking for brand association of some sort. The way I look it, I am a brand that has achieved some value in the marketplace and association with that brand will add value to your product. Brand association and endorsements I will do. But to say that I wake up everyday to do a casting and “go see” or photo shoot here or commercial there, no I don’t do that anymore. What I do now back in Zimbabwe is Corporate Training, the soft skills side of


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an organization’s human resource. The training hones in, on customer service strategy, whereby we want to help people better their skills in dealing with customers, internally and externally. By this I am referring to developing skills such as business protocol, grooming, chivalry and etiquette, wine savvy and silver service - the art of fine dining entertainment, etc. It’s a 2-day intensive course which culminates with a silver service lunch on the second afternoon. Q What are your top 3 things about living in Zimbabwe? Number one 1 it’s home. Nothing ever beats the fact that it’s home. But secondly it’s just a great opportunity that is coming post the troubles that this nation has faced in the recent past. All of a sudden Zimbabwe has become a hub for such great opportunities, you can literally become whoever you want to be in Zimbabwe which I think is the greatest opportunities and hence most people are being attracted back to the country. There are attractions that are so vast and dynamic, from Lake Kariba to the mountains in the east, to Gonarezhou National Park. It’s so diverse in its attractions, to such an extent that it makes it a gem of a country. Q What was a typical day like for you? A day in the life of Jonathan Denga when he was a professional model started with him getting up, if there were times that I need to train or prepare for a certain show or shoot, I would get up at 5.30 and do a 10km run, then I’d have my oats and bananas for breakfast. In between that you would have audi-

tions, if you don’t have a shoot you then would do your “go sees” to clients, castings here and there. If it’s a day to work I would proceed to my photo shoot or commercial shoot. Then your lunch would be tuna and other light fishes with pastas or brown rice as your starch. The day proceeds into the afternoon and if you don’t have any photo shoots or any other assignment, you would do what they call the “go see” whereby you go and see prospective clients and network and make sure that you prepare for your next job. Then in the evenings you would have chicken breast, with a bit of a salad; a very simple dinner - pure protein. If there were functions you were invited to, that’s where you’ll go. That’s pretty much a day in a model’s life. It’s very dynamic and not cast in stone. It just depends on where you have to be and what you have to do according to what the client wants. In my days now I will normally be up by 6.30 am, I don’t do as much physical training anymore! I prepare for the day with oats in the morning, which is a good carbohydrate to maintain my shape. Then I spend most of my days training or networking with leads, creating appointments and taking clients to lunches or coffees and generally building the client base for the Soft skills training products that we offer. Sometimes days are spent meeting business people in other arenas so as to learn about where new opportunities in the industry may be. Photo shoot by Michelle Fortmann

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Food &

FOOD!

What is new in

Entertaining

April

By Sarah Cullen

2 WAYS WITH... maple syrup Delicious and versatile. MAPLE SYRUP ON FRENCH TOAST Another classic, flavour your French toast with a hint of vanilla. Don’t forget to add the essential half melted butter before drowning everything in maple syrup. Highway to heaven! BAKED MAPLE SYRUP & SALMON You need: 1 salmon fillet,1 tsp grainy mustard, 1 tsp maple syrup 1. Place salmon fillet on a baking dish. 2. Mix mustard and syrup together. 3. Spread on salmon and sprinkle with sea salt and cracked pepper. 4. Bake in oven at 350ºC for... 15 minutes or until it starts to flake apart. 5. Serve on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes with roasted veggies on the side.

GOTTA HAVE ONE! A great kitchen tool you must use. Frustrated by how long it takes to slice vegetables and how hard it is to keep slices an even thickness? With the Progressive Folding Mandoline Slicer get the perfect slice or julienne in seconds. With 6 cutting options to choose from on the Mandoline slicer you’re sure to find the right cut and thickness for any dish. Grooves on the underside of the Mandoline Slicer allow it to be used over most bowls. I like to use it with carrots, onions, peppers, potatoes, firm tomatoes, kiwi, apples, oranges and lemons. $25 from Kitch ‘n’ Sync - Sam Levy’s Village

This month we love... Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals.

The 15-Minute Meals promise is simple: it’s delicious, nutritious, super-fast food that’s a total joy to eat and perfect for busy people. Jamie’s taken inspiration from around the world, embracing the flavours that we all love, while making sure the recipes are balanced and nutritionally sound. Available from select bookstores. Also available as a mobile app.

Try Me... Eat Me... Buy Me... Boxed Safari Fruit Zingers - assorted fruit If you’ve eaten classic Caesar salad you’ve sticks. These are great snacks for children. But we found the adults loved them too! Made of natural ingredients and no added sugar. Well packaged. (97% Fruit) The best thing is that they don’t melt in the back of a car! Available most supermarkets $2.31

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experienced the pleasure of well-integrated anchovy flavor. Here are some other ways to sneak this aromatic fish into your dishes. For a one-of-a-kind twist on roasted chicken, slip a few anchovies under the skin before roasting. Or spread anchovy paste under the skin. The briny taste of the anchovies seasons the meat as it cooks, lending an incredible flavour boost. Available most supermarkets from $7.00.

‘Jell-o’ No Bake Cheesecake flavours. These are perfect for a quick pudding in a hurry! Box to set in fifteen minutes. There are lots of different fruity options for the toppings. So no need to feel you’ve been caught off guard. Keep a few in your pantry. Pricey but handy.

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COFFEE Biscuits

Serves 4 Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

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hamburgers

MAKES 12 Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes

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Quick Pizzas

Serves 2 Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cooking Time: 12 Minutes

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cupcakes

makes 12 Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

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Easy pizza Ingredients

4 pita bread rounds 1/2 cup tomato-based pasta sauce 2 slices shaved ham 1/2 punnet (125g) cherry tomatoes, halved 1 red pepper, seeds removed, cut into strips 1 green pepper, seeds removed, cut into strips 25g olives, pitted 1 small onion, thinly sliced 40g button mushrooms, sliced 1 cup grated mozzarella

Preparation

1. Preheat a grill to medium hot. Place the pita on a baking tray lined with foil. 2. Grill on one side for 1-2 minutes until crisp. Remove from heat. 3. Turn over pita, grilled side down, on the tray and spread each with some pasta sauce. 4. Add the pizza toppings above or a selection of your favourite toppings, sprinkling with the cheese last. 5. Grill for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has melted. 6. Serve immediately. SERVES 4

simple coffee biscuits Ingredients 115g butter 115g sugar 115g flour 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tsp instant coffee powder 1 tsp baking powder chocolate buttons for decoration

Preparation

1. Cream the butter and sugar. 2. Add sifted dry ingredients and combine lightly. 3. Roll into balls and place on a greased oven tray and flatten. 4. Place a chocolate button in the centre of each biscuit. 5. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes at 175C. Store in an airtight containder for up to one week. Serve with coffee or an espresso.

Delicious for a quick and easy midweek meal, serve with a crisp green salad.

vanilla cupcakes Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 4 large eggs 1 cup milk 2 tsp vanilla extract

classic burgers Ingredients 450g beef mince 1 large egg 1/2 cup minced onion 1/4 cup fine dried bread crumbs 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 or 2 cloves garlic, minced

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

Preparation

1/4 tsp pepper

1. Heat oven to 175C. Line 12 regular-size muffin cups with paper liners. 2. Beat butter, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl with mixer on high speed for 1 minute or until well blended. Add eggs; beat for 2 minutes or until fluffy. On low speed beat in milk and vanilla (batter may look curdled), then flour just until blended. 3. Spoon scant 1â „4 cup into each muffin cup, filling each about 2â „3 full. 4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until a wooden pick inserted in centres of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes before removing from pan to rack. 5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with remaining batter. Let the cupcakes cool completely before icing and decorating.

4 hamburger buns split 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup ketchup 4 iceberg lettuce leaves, rinsed and crisped 1 firm-ripe tomato, cored and thinly sliced 4 thin slices red onion

Preparation

1. In a bowl, mix mince, egg, onion, bread crumbs, Worcestershire, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until well blended.

Divide mixture into four equal portions and shape each into a patty about 4 inches wide. 2. Lay burgers on an oiled barbecue grill over a solid bed of hot coals or high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook burgers, turning once, until browned on both sides and no longer pink inside (cut to test), 7 to 8 minutes total. Remove from grill. 3. Lay buns, cut side down, on grill and cook until lightly toasted, 30 seconds to 1 minute. 4. Spread mayonnaise and ketchup on bun bottoms. Add lettuce, tomato, burger, onion, and salt and pepper to taste. Set bun tops in place.


At My Table March 2013

3 Ways with toast SIMPLE AND ‘OH SO EASY’: Three ways to turn bread into a speedy supper... These delicious meals can be prepared in no time at all!

Tomato & Red

Coronation

Onion Rarebits

Chicken

ingredients

ingredients

2 slices bread 2 tbsp piccalilli 2 sliced vine tomatoes 1/2 thinly sliced red onion 8 thick slices mature cheddar 1. Heat the grill and prepare ingredients.

200g cooked or roasted chicken 2 tsp curry powder

Anchovy & Cannellini ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 1 sliced garlic clove 4 chopped anchovy fillets

3 tbsp mango chutney

1 tbsp chopped rosemary leaves

25g flaked almonds

400g cannellini beans

25g sultanas handful chopped coriander

2 tbsp tomato puree juice and zest of 1/2 lemon 2 slices toast

2 slices toast

1. Heat olive oil in a small pan. Cook

2. Toast the bread and spread each

garlic, anchovy fillets and rosemary

with piccalilli.

1. Tear chicken into bite sized pieces.

3. Divide the tomatoes, red onion and

Mix with curry powder, mango

cheddar evenly over each slice.

chutney, almonds, sultanas and

and add to the pan with tomato

coriander. Leave for 30 minutes in

puree and the lemon juice and zest.

the fridge, if you have time.

3. Cook on a medium heat for 5-10

4. Put under the grill for 3-5 minutes until brown and bubbling. 5. Serve with crisp salad leaves and a glass of chilled white wine.

2. Spoon over 2 slices toast and top with shredded lettuce.

leaves until the garlic is just brown. 2. Drain and rinse cannellini beans

minutes until thickened, crushing the beans slightly as you stir. 4. Spread over toast and serve with some rocket leaves.

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Red and Yellow Peppers Compared to green peppers, red peppers have more vitamins and nutrients and contain the antioxidant lycopene. The level of carotene, like lycopene, is nine times higher in red peppers. Red peppers have twice the vitamin C content of green peppers. Also, one large red bell pepper contains 209 mg of vitamin C, which is three times the 70 mg of an average orange. Smoked Salmon and Grape Salad 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 Paw Paw

Asimina triloba, the pawpaw, paw paw, paw-paw, or common pawpaw, is a species of Asimina (the pawpaw genus) in the same plant family (the Annonaceae) as the custardapple, cherimoya, sweetsop, ylang-ylang and soursop. The pawpaw is native to the Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern United States and adjacent southernmost Ontario, Canada, from New York west to southeastern Nebraska, and south to northern Florida and eastern Texas. The paw paw is the largest edible fruit indigenous to the United States.

Dash of salt 450g fresh asparagus, trimmed 1 large pepper, cut into 1-inch strips 1 medium aubergine, cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 medium onion, cut into wedges Method 1 In a small bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. Place 3 tablespoons marinade in a large resealable plastic bag. Add vegetables; seal bag and turn to coat. Marinate 1-1/2 hours at room temperature. 2 Transfer vegetables to a grilling grid; place grid on grill rack. Grill vegetables, covered, over medium heat 8-12 minutes or until crisp- tender, turning occasionally. 3 Place vegetables on a large serving plate. Drizzle with remaining marinade. SERVES 6

Thai Paw Paw Salad.

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Ingredients 1 cup cabbage, sliced into thin ribbons 1 cup carrots, grated 2 cups pawpaw, grated or cut thinly 9 green beans, cut into thin matchsticks 6 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters lengthwise 1â „4 cup coriander, chopped 1â „4 cup peanuts, dry roasted and crushed 2-3 large garlic cloves, minced 4-5 fresh Thai chilis 3 tbsp fish sauce or soy sauce 1 tbsp sugar

Onions

The humble onion is found in every kitchen, but its curative powers make it an important medicinal plant too. Like garlic, it is a member of the lily family. There can be no doubting the power of the juices contained in onions; anyone who has ever sliced one and shed a tear is only too aware that they hold something special. Quite apart from its medicinal properties the onion is simply delicious. It forms the basis of so many dishes - whether raw, sautĂŠed, baked, steamed or boiled, that it would be difficult to imagine the cuisine of any country without it.

Juice of 1 small lime, freshly squeezed

Simple Tomato and Onion Salsa

Method 1. Combine cabbage, carrots, green pawpaw and green beans in a bowl and toss. 2. Put garlic and chillies to the mortar. Mash them until the outside of chilli is paper thin and the contents of the chillies have been released from the skin. 3. Add fish sauce/soy sauce, sugar and lime juice to the mortar. Stir to dissolve sugar and fully combine dressing. 4. Pour dressing over the vegetable and toss to combine. When serving place tomatoes, some coriander and peanuts on the top of the salad.

2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

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1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 500g cherry or roma tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 small red onion, finely diced 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped

Place oil, garlic and vinegar in a bowl. Add tomatoes, onion and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Stand for 10 minutes. Serve with barbecued steak or lamb kebabs.


The choppin’ board * Seasonal & fresh

What’s good at this time of the year

Iceburg Lettuce

By Sarah Cullen

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Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is an annual plant of the aster or sunflower family Asteraceae. It is most often grown as a leaf vegetable, but sometimes for its stem and seeds. Lettuce was first cultivated by the ancient Egyptians who turned it from a weed, whose seeds were used to produce oil, into a plant grown for its leaves. Lettuce spread to the Greeks and Romans, the latter of whom gave it the name “lactuca”, from which the English “lettuce” is ultimately derived.

Classic BLT Sandwiches Ingredients 4 tablespoons mayonnaise 8 slices wheat bread, sliced and toasted 12 slices bacon, cooked 8 lettuce leaves 8 slices tomato 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Butter and spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise over each of 4 bread slices. Top each with 3 pieces bacon, 2 lettuce leaves, and 2 tomato slices. Sprinkle tomatoes evenly with salt and pepper. Top each with a remaining bread slice. MAKES 4

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Last minute BBQ

Send in your own quick recipe info@outofafrica.co.zw

Easy ideas American Hot Dogs with Grilled Peppers Americans eat a lot of hotdogs...around 20 billion a year ! With 155 million on July the fourth alone! Try this simple, quick and easy version. Toasting the bun makes all the difference. FOR EACH GUEST 1 tablespoon butter 1 hot dog 1 hot dog bun, sliced almost through 1 slice Swiss cheese (optional) Thin strips of red and yellow peppers Onion rings Mustard and ketchup Directions 1. Toss the peppers ,onion rings and hotdogs in light olive oil. 2. Slice the hot dog length-wise about 3/4 of the way through; place onto the grill with the cut-side down along with the hot dog bun. Turn frequently with tongs to prevent burning. 3. Meanwhile grill the peppers and onion until lightly browned. 4. Cook the bun and hot dog until golden brown; flip and cook the other side until golden brown.

5. Remove the bun from the pan and spread the mustard and /or ketchup over the inside of the bun and set aside. 6. Meanwhile, top the hot dog with the slice of Swiss cheese. Place a lid over the hot dog and continue cooking until the cheese has melted, about 1 minute. 7. Place the hot dog in the bun to serve. 8. Garnish with peppers and onions.

S’mores

New Recipes this month: American Hot Dogs with Grilled Peppers and S’mores

Prepared over an open fire, this is a fun recipe that everyone loves, and called S’mores because everybody asks for Some More! Ingredients 12 large marshmallows 24 chocolate digestive biscuits 12 squares of a milk chocolate bar Directions 1. Heat the marshmallow over an open flame until it begins to brown and melt. 2. Sandwich the chocolate between 2 biscuits and the hot marshmallow. Allow the marshmallow to cool a little and melt the chocolate before eating. MAKES 12 Servings

Useful Pantry Items Busy people who want to whizz up meals in minutes will know a well stocked store cupboard is essential.

Onions Potatoes Chopped Garlic Carrots Free range Eggs Flour: a variety Pasta: noodles, macaroni, shells, penne Rice: Jasmine and Basmati Couscous Coconut Milk Curry Pastes (Indian and Thai varieties) Tinned tomatoes Tinned fish: tuna, anchovies Tinned beans: Tinned sweet corn Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sesame Oil Oyster Sauce

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Plum Sauce Fish Sauce Parmesan Cheese Jars of pesto Tapenade Black and green Olives Capers Red and White Wine Vinegar Poppadums Spice blends Meat rubs Chicken Stock cubes Instant baking mixes Butter (freezer) Tortillas (freezer) Pita Bread (Freezer) Cream Crackers Homemade jam Honey Quality chocolate Dried fruit Nuts Harissa or Chilli sauce


Top Table Got the hunger, the people, the occasion, but not the venue? Our new section will help you find all the right places to eat out and guide you in the right direction. Send your updated details to us - info@outofafrica.co.zw Bon Apetit! Sponsored by Robertson Winery www.robertsonwinery.co.za

Restaurant & CafĂŠ Guide

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Where to... Got the hunger, the people, the occasion, but not the venue? These suggestions will help you find a great spot to eat, drink and relax. Bon Apetit! Listed Alphabetically, refer to The Robertson Winery Top Table listings page for contact numbers.

GO For Breakfast

share dishes

people-watch

Banff Lodge Coffee Shop, Byo

Amanzi, Highlands

Café Nush, Avondale

Bon Journée, Byo

Chang Thai, Msasa

Delicious, Sam Levy’s

Butlers, Newlands

The Mill, Ballantyne Shops

Freshly Ground, Sam Levy’s

The Butcher’s Kitchen, Sam Levy’s

Da Eros, Avondale

Mekka, Sam Levy’s

Colcom Kitchen, Sam Levy’s

O’Hagan’s, Sam Levy’s

Millers, Sam Levy’s

Delicious, Sam Levy’s

Shangri-La, Highlands

Village Cafe, Sam Levy’s

Horizons, Byo

26 on Park, Byo

Lucullus Café, Fife Avenue

eat something spicy

Mary’s Corner, Byo

Chang Thai, Msasa

Middy’s, Byo

Coimbra, Avenues

Millers Café, Sam Levy’s

Delhi Palace, Greystone Park

River Café, Byo

The Great Wall, Belgravia

Upper Crust, CBD

Mojo’s, Belgravia

Where to...

Willowbean, Colne Valley 26 on Park, Byo

have afternoon tea Antique Rose, Mt Pleasant Banff Lodge Coffee Shop, Byo Butlers, Newlands Connections, Celebration Centre Indaba Book Café, Byo

Old Stables Coffee Shop, Byo Paula’s Place, Eastlea Shangri-la, Highlands The Sitar, Newlands The Pointe, Avenues Utano, Avondale

Mary’s Corner, Byo Middys, Byo Old Stables Coffee Shop, Byo Queen Of Hearts, Highlands

meet for business

Rumour has it @ Pembroke Place, Byo The Plot Cafe, Quinnington

do brunch

Arnaldo’s, Graniteside

Tony’s Coffee Shop, Bvumba

Brentos, Greendale

Butler’s, Newlands Shops

Vanilla Moon, Avondale

The Butchers Kitchen, Sam Levy’s

Coimbra, Avenues

Willow Bean, Colne Valley

The Plot Café, Quinnington

La Fontaine, Meikles Paula’s Place, Eastlea

take the kids

Tinkabell, Ardbennie

Codfather, Chisipite

40 Cork Road, Avondale

The Cottage, Mt Pleasant

Delicious, Sam Levy’s

Da Eros, Belgravia Leonardos, Sam Levy’s St Elmo’s, Avondale

enjoy the view Mukuvisi Woodlands, Hillside

DV8, Kamfinsa

dine alfresco

Tree Tops, Glen Lorne

Alo Alo, Arundel Village Amanzi, Highlands Da Eros, Avondale Peppers, Mt Pleasant

Tree Tops, Glen Lorne

La Piazza, Byo

Troutbeck Hotel, Nyanga

Pembroke Pizza, Byo

Makuwa-Kuwa,Vic Falls Stanley’s Terrace,Vic Falls Wild Geese Lodge, Teviotdale

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” - Virginia Woolf

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Where to... Wild Geese Lodge, Teviotdale

Victoria 22, Newlands

26 on Park, Byo

Wild Geese Lodge, Teviotdale

have A coffee FIX

360 Degrees Bar and Grill, Sam Levy’s

Blue Bird Cafe, Masvingo

eat at a bar Blue @ 2 Wine Bar

eat Lots of meat

Cattleman, Byo

360 Bar and Grill, Sam Levy’s

Pistachio, Sam Levy’s

The Butchers Kitchen Mojos, Avondale DV8, Kamfinsa Shops SteakOut, Avondale Shops

watch tv/ SPORT Explorers Pub - Meikles Hotel Flat Dog Diner, Msasa La Patisserie, CBD

Horizons, Byo

River Café, Byo

Jazz 105 Pub and Restaurant, CBD The Maiden, Harare Sports Club The Mill, Ballantyne Shops Mekka, Sam Levy’s O’hagan’s, Sam Levy’s Roosters, Byo The Goose Bar, Wild Geese Lodge The Lounge, Newlands Shop Tin Roof , Lewisam Shops Tree Tops Pub, Glen Lorne

take a date Amanzi, Highlands

26 on Park, Byo The Keg and Maiden, Avenues O’Hagan’s, Sam Levy’s Horizons, Byo The Mill, Ballantyne Shops Roosters, Byo

HAVE A ladies lunch The Bistro Restaurant, Borrowdale The Boma, Byo

The Cottage, Mt. Pleasant Vanilla Moon, Mt. Pleasant Cafe Espresso, CBD Cafe Espresso Airport, Harare Lucullus Café, Fife Avenue Mary’s Corner, Byo Middy’s, Byo

Where to...

Gazebo Cocktail Bar, Rainbow Towers

Tony’s Coffee Shop, Bvumba Bottom Drawer, Belgravia Café Nush, Avondale Shops

Nesbitt Castle, Byo

Delicious, Sam Levy’s

The Olive, Alex Park

Giovanni’s, Arundel Village

Pistachios, Sam Levy’s

Shop Café, Doon Estate

Queen Of Hearts, Highlands

Soprano’s, Avondale

Rumour has it @ Pembroke Place, Byo

Spring Fever, Milton Park

Roosters, Byo

Veldemeers, Doon Estate

The Shop Cafe, Msasa

40 Cork Road, Avondale 26 on Park, Byo

Cattleman, Byo

Little Bears Tea Room, Highlands

Coach House, Hillside DV8, Kamfinsa

eat A burger

Emmanuel’s, Avenues

Antonio’s, Sam Levy’s

Horizons, Byo

eat from the sea

Inglenook, Bulawayo

Cattleman, Byo

La Fontaine, Meikles

Codfather’s, Chisipite

Le Francaise, Crowne Plaza

Fishmongers, Avondale

Livingstone Room,Vic Falls

Mekka, Sam Levy’s

Makuwa-Kuwa,Vic Falls

New Orleans, Byo

New Orleans, Byo

Roosters, Byo

Millers Café, Sam Levy’s

Nesbitt Castle, Byo

26 on Park, Byo

Nandos, Harare & Byo

Banff Lodge Coffee Shop, Byo Cattleman, Byo Old Stables Coffee Shop, Byo Deano’s Diner, Avondale DV8, Kamfinsa Shops

The Palm,Vic Falls

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” - Oscar Wilde

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EATINGOUT GUIDE LUXURY RESTAURANTS Amanzi 158 Enterprise Road, Highlands Tel: 04-497768. Cell: 0772 336 224 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $25 Corkage: $6 Food: A stylish modern restaurant with beautifully landscaped garden. Serving fusion cuisine and popular tapas. Good for Music on Thursday nights.

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360 Degrees Bar and Grill New Block, Sam Levy’s Village Tel: 04-853315 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $20 Corkage: $3 Food: Upmarket contemporary grill house, including seafood. Open on Sundays 12-3pm.

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the bagatelle The Meikles Hotel, Jason Moyo Avenue Tel: 04-251705 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $20 Corkage: $10 Food: Elegant and sophisticated dining in a luxury hotel setting.

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Emmanuel’s 132 Baines Ave, Avenues Tel: 04-707522/7 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $25 Corkage: $6 Food:They serve Continental and European dishes. Elegant fine dining experience

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Imba Matombo 3 Albert Glen Close, Glen Lorne Tel: 0712 403530, 0774 514235 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $16 Corkage: $5 Food: Hotel restaurant serving buffets, breakfasts and delicious meals and snacks throughout the day.

TW La Fontaine Meikles Hotel, Jason Moyo Avenue Tel: 04-251705 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $20 Corkage: $10 Food: Elegant and sophisticated dining in a luxury hotel setting. Closed until March.

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Monos Crowne Plaza Hotel, City Centre Tel: 04-704501/30 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $18 Corkage: $10 Food: Delicious prime Zimbabwean steaks, grills, healthy eating and sumptuous seafood. Open for dinner only on Saturdays.

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Victoria 22 22 Victoria Ave, Newlands Tel: 04-776429 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $25 Corkage: $5 Food: Italian-style fine dining restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Lunches - Tuesday to Friday only.

1 Harrow Road, Doon Estate Tel: 04-485609, Cell: 0779 763666 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $12 Corkage: $0 - Free Food: Delicious and authentic Thai cuisine. Popular restaurant so booking is essential. Affordable menu and good for groups.

The Goose

Da Eros

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Wild Geese Lodge. 2 Buckland Lane Tel: 04-2930379, Cell: 0772145103 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price:$17 Corkage: $5 Food: Casual classic meals served in beautiful surroundings. 20 minutes from CBD. Bookings strongly advised

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EXOTIC RESTAURANTS Alo Alo

Arundel Village Tel: 04-369198, Cell: 0773265932/3 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $22 Corkage: $5 Food: Cosy establishment providing a real ‘home away from home’ experience. Great food and good service. Open on Sunday & Monday 9am3pm

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Arnaldo’s. 7 Bessemer Rd, Graniteside Tel: 04-773877, Cell: 0772238306 Open: Monday - Friday Average Main Course Price: $9 Corkage: $2 Food: Casual Portuguese-style eatery, where the trademark dish is piri-piri chicken. Lunch only. Closed on weekends.

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Butlers Newlands Shopping Centre Tel: 0776 270702, 0773 734112 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $20 Corkage: $6 Food: Family fine dining restaurant. Open for breakfast and high teas

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86 East Road, Belgravia Tel: 04-332044 Cell: 0772 191135 Open: Tuesday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $13 Corkage: $2 Food: Italian restaurant, perfect for the whole family.Very good pizza and pasta. Book ahead as it gets busy.

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DelHi Palace Greystone Park Shopping Centre Tel: 04-883178 /0778 464 393 Open: Tuesday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $15 Corkage: $0 - Free Food: Authentic Indian cuisine in a relaxed setting. Order and get a takeaway too

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Eve’s Garden 5 Hurworth Road, Highlands Tel: 04 497888 Open: Monday - Friday Average Main Course Price: TBA Food:The beautiful garden setting offering healthy food: Breakfast, lunch or coffee. Closed on weekends.

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Great Wall 94 East Road, Belgravia Tel: 04-334149, Cell: 0712 616282

Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $15 Corkage: $2 Food: Popular Chinese food restaurant Go as a group to share dishes.

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THE MILL Ballantyne Shopping Centre Tel: 04-882747 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $16

Open Everyday Closed Sunday Closed Monday

Corkage: $3 Food: Easy Bar Menu and Main Menu. Great relaxed atmosphere. Go as a group to share tapas.

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Mojos 10 East Road, Avondale Tel: 04-705993, 761639 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $25 Corkage: $5 Food: Brazillian themed restaurant in a modern environment. Serving a variety of Brazillian meat dishes. For meat lovers

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Pagokoro 48 Ridgeway South, Highlands Tel:04-497240/247 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price:TBA Corkage:TBA Food: Good African cuisine and specials.

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Paula’s Place 314 Samora Machel Avenue Tel: 04-497950 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $13 Corkage: $1.50 Food: Portuguese food, the most popular dish being the peri-peri chicken. Book ahead as it gets busy.

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Picobello 47 Glenara Avenue, Runiville Tel: 0733 436 191 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $16 Corkage: $4 Food: Popular for its wood fired pizza. Order and get a takeaway too

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Shangri-La 155 Enterprise Road Tel: 04-443263/4, Cell: 0733 415857 Open: Tuesday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $16 Corkage: $2 Food: Chinese restaurant that serves all the popular dishes. A Sushi Bar and takeaway is also available.

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the pointe 3rd Street, Avenues Tel: 04-703095, 734240 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $13 Corkage: $0 - Free Food: Portuguese restaurant that serves a variety of tasty dishes. Convenient when in city centre

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“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” - Orson Welles

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City guide for Eating & Drinking The Sitar 2 Cecil Rhodes Drive, Newlands Tel: 04-746215, Cell: 0712 616562 Open: Wednesday - Monday Average Main Course Price: $15 Corkage: $3 Food: Well established restaurant serving authentic indian cuisine. Closed on Tuesdays

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utano 30 Bath Road, Avondale Tel: 04-764347 Open: Tuesday - Sunday Average Main Course Price:TBA Corkage:TBA Food: Spicy Mexican cuisine in casual restaurant environment

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Fairways Building, 2nd St Ext, Belgravia Tel: 04-335602, Cell: 0772 742326 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $15 Corkage:$3 Food: Continental. A relaxed restaurant serving reasonablely priced meals. Wednesday Ladies Lunch Tuesday Senior Citizen Special

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Gecko gardens Ard-na-lea Close, Glen Lorne Tel: 04-494612/71 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price:TBA Corkage:TBA Food: Continental menu in a Lodge environment.

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Fishmonger 50 East Rd, Avondale Tel: 04-308164, 302285 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $20 Corkage: $10 Food: A popular and well known seafood restaurant set in a casual environment in a converted house. Closed on Sunday evenings

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gaby’s

Apple gees Sanlam Centre, Newlands Tel: 0775 732169 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $12 Corkage: $5 Food: Modern cafe menu with light meals and snacks

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Bannies Cnr 2nd St /J Nyerere Tel: 04-251450 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $6 Food: Offering simple Continental menu

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Travel Plaza, Mazowe St Tel: 04-700094 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price:TBA Corkage:TBA Food: Cafe and Continental food

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kombahari Rainbow Towers Hotel Tel: 04-772633 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $17 Corkage: $6 per glass Food: Various dishes including delicious Zimbabwean steaks.

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chatters Cresta Lodge Tel: 04 -487006, 486214 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $20 Corkage: 10% of the value. Food: Pub grub and casual setting

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Coimbra 61 Selous Avenue Tel: 04-700237, Cell: 0772 782201 Open: Tuesday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $11 Corkage: $1 Food: Portuguese cuisine. Best known for their peri peri chicken.

Leonardo’s

Food: Extensive menu, choices range from pizza, burgers, steaks, salads. Good for brunch

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pangolin lodge 54 Carrick Creagh Rd Tel: 04-861338 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price:TBA Corkage:TBA Food:TBA

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Peppers 147 The Chase, Mount Pleasant Tel: 0772 276 319 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $13 Corkage: $3 Food:This coffee shop/restaurant is situated in a converted house serving Mediteranean style cuisine. Closed on Sunday evenings

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Silver Spur Holiday Inn, Samora Machel Ave Tel: 04-885005, Cell: 0779 182153 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $17 Corkage:TBA Food: Steakhouse serving Tex-Mex, Italian pizza as well as traditional steaks.

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St Elmo’s Avondale Shopping Centre Tel: 04-334980/2, Cell: 0772 241722 Open: Wednesday - Monday Average Main Course Price: $10 Food: Famous for their pizzas! Great place to take the kids. Closed on Tuesdays

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Steak Out Avondale Shopping Centre Tel: 0714 885005, 0779 182153 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $15 Food: Strictly Halaal family butcher with a restaurant in the same premises. Good for meetings

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The Butcher’s Kitchen

Sam Levy’s Village Tel: 04-883158, Cell: 0772 247990 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $13 Corkage: $0 - Free Food: Italian restaurant with many dishes to choose from. Closed on Public Holidays

Sam Levy’s Village Tel: 04-884445, 884573 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $15 Corkage: $3 Food: Butchery, Deli and Grill House. Choose your own choice of meat, salads and other dishes. Open for dinner on Wed & Fri

Millers Café

The Codfather

Sam Levy’s Village Tel: 04-853137/8 Cell: 0712 218449 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $17 Corkage: $3

15 Dacomb Drive, Chisipite Tel: 04-498021/3, Cell: 0773 388813 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $10 Corkage: $0 - Free

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Food: Seafood and Grills. Family orientated restaurant, serving good seafood. Closed on Sunday evenings

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SMART COFFEE SHOP, BISTRO & CAFES Bottom Drawer

14 Maasdorp Ave, Belgravia Tel: 04-745679, Cell: 0772 235566 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $10 Food: Comfortable coffee shop that serves light lunches. Closed on Saturday afternoon

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Brentos 16 Greendale Ave Tel: 04 497504 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $10 Food: Easy going coffee shop that serves light lunches. Closed 11.30 on Sundays

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Café Nush Avondale Shopping Centre Tel: 04-335201 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $12 Food: A modern coffee shop with very good coffee and a large menu. Great spot for coffee

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Café Espresso 49 Cork Road, Avondale Tel: 04-797491/2, Cell: 0776 270702 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $13 Corkage: $6 Food: Brilliantly landscaped garden and excellent coffees.

WT Delicious Sam Levy’s Village Tel: 0772 329355 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $10 Food: Continental food. Good quality lunches as well as great coffee. Good spot for brunch.

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Giovanni’s 51 Arundel Village Tel: 04 369734/5, Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $10 Food: An Italian/Mediterranean coffee shop with light lunches.

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“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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EATINGOUT HARARE Greek sizzler Pomona Shopping Centre Tel: 04-883621 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $10 Food: Continental / delicous coffees and light lunches, with bakery attached.

Willow Bean

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216 Rolf Valley Road Tel: 04 850294 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $15 Food: Good coffee shop that serves breakfast light lunches.Very popular with families.

Shop Café

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Doon Estate,1 Harrow Road, Msasa Tel: 04 446684 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $7 Food:They serve delicious light lunches and are well known for their salads. Vegetarian

40 Cork Road

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The Bistro Corner Kingsmead Road/Borrowdale Road Tel: 04 851231 Open: Tuesday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $14 Food: Continental. Go for coffee or lunch. Check for Dinner bookings

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The Olive 11 College Road, Alexander Park. Harare.Tel: 0774 455714 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $13 Corkage: $0 - Free Food: Comfortable place to have a coffee or to enjoy lunch.

8Evening dinner bookings required WT Pistachios Sam Levy’s Village. Tel: 0774 280507, 0773 494520 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $14 Food: Small menu that offers sufficient choice for a breakfast or a quick lunch. Kitchen closes at 4.30pm

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sopranos 6 Argyle Rd, Avondale Tel: 04-333833 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $15 Food: Serve delicious coffees and light cafe lunches.

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Veldemeers Doon Estate. 1 Harrow Road, Msasa Tel: 04-486169 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $5 Food:Very well known for their delicious Belgian chocolates, coffee and pastries. Take some pastries home.

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40 Cork Road, Belgravia Tel: 04-253586, Cell: 0772 191136 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $12 Food: Upmarket and popular coffee shop that serves lunches. Go early for lunch. Great for cakes.

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Queen of Hearts 1 Hurworth Road, Highlands Tel: 0779 948 835 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $12 Food: Delightful coffee shop and bakery that serves light lunches and high teas.

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EASY GOING COFFEE SPOTS Antique Rose

72 Golden Stairs Nursery Tel: 0712 217 057 Open: Tuesday - Sunday. Average Price: $12 Corkage: $0 - Free Food: Offers a selection of light snacks, teas and pastries. Breakfast and Lunch only.

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Shop 116, Joina City & Sam Levy’s Tel: 04-777662/3 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Price: $8 Food: Enjoy a refreshing coffee withh a fresh muffin or other treats.

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connections 162 Swan Dr, Celebration Centre Tel: 04- 850880/88 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $10 Food: Cafe style bistro with a good selection of cakes and pastries.

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Avondale Shopping Centre Sam Levy’s Village Tel: 0774 502963, 0772 688823 Food: Popular Coffee Spot. Enjoy a coffee with a light snack or muffin.

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Closed Sunday Closed Monday

Open: Mondays - Saturdays Average Main Course Price: $10 Food: Wide variety of classic cafe meals. Good pastries on offer

Kingfisher animal farm

BAR AND PUB FOOD

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61 Prices Ave, Emerald Hill Tel: 0772 263970 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $8 Food: Offer breakfasts and light lunches.

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Little bears CAFE 16 Kew Drive, Highlands Tel: 0773 782 968 Open: Mondays - Fridays Average Main Course Price: $6 Food: Enjoy refreshingly light meals with tea or coffee . Closed on weekends

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Mukuvisi Coffee shop Mukuvisi Woodlands Tel: 0772 613 023 Open: Mondays - Sundays Average Main Course Price: $10 Food: Enjoy light meals or tea or coffee accompanied by a cake or muffin. Take the kids

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The PLot cafÉ 9 Carrick Greach Rd, Quinnington Tel: 04 2930531, Cell: 0776 638585 Open: Mondays - Sundays Average Main Course Price: $8 Food: Simple and well presented Cafe Food. Great relaxing spot with Nursery

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78 The Chase, Mt. Pleasant Tel: 04 0772 738196 Open: Mondays - Sundays Food: Specialising in teas.

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Upper crust 1st Floor, Batanai Gardens, CBD Tel: 04-751339 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $8 Food: Classic and Continental cafe menu.

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vali’s bakery cafÉ Kensington Shops Tel: 04-706857 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $7 Food: Cafe Food with Coffee and light snacks. Bakery attached.

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Blue@2 Wine Bar

2 Aberdeen Road, Avondale Tel: 04 333192 / 0772 308 258 Open: Tuesday - Friday Food: Wine bar. Festive atmosphere and platters for functions. Closed on weekends

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Explorers Meikles Hotel, Jason Moyo Avenue Tel: 04-707721 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $20 Corkage: $12 Food: Pub Grub Menu and specials. Open for lunch everyday

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The Maiden Harare Sports Club Tel: 04-702669 / 0774 362 717 Open: Tuesday - Friday Average Main Course Price: $12 Corkage: $0 - Free Food: A modern pub situated next to the cricket grounds.

WT Mekka Cocktail Bar Sam Levy’s Village Tel: 0772 281 709 / 0779 127 589 Open: Wednesday - Friday Average Main Course Price: $15 Food: Sushi and cocktail bar with menu for non-sushi lovers. No under 21. Closed on Tuesdays

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O’hagan’s Sam Levy’s Village Tel: 04-862991 / 0774 362 717 Open: Monday - Sunday Average Main Course Price: $14 Corkage: $10 Food: Irish themed pub with pub menu, grills and platters available.

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Vanilla Moon

Jack Sprats coffee shop

8 Seagrave Road, Avondale Tel: 04-333394

61 Prices Ave, Emerald Hill

Open Everyday

Tel: 0772 263970 Open: Monday - Saturday Average Main Course Price: $8 Food: Simple Cafe Food in gardens

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Fish, to taste right, must swim three times – in water, in butter, and in wine. ~ Polish Proverb

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City guide for Eating & Drinking LUXURY RESTAURANTS Nesbitt castle 6 Percy Avenue, Hillside Tel: 09-282735/6 Open Monday to Sunday Average Main Course Price : Set (2 course $20, 3 course $30) Corkage: $5 Food: A beautiful old castle, set in landscaped gardens. Bookings essential. A place to take friends for dinner or a romantic evening for two.

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Horizons RG Level of Pioneer House, Fife Street/8th Avenue Tel: 09-67535 Open Tuesday to Saturday, Average Main Course Price : $15 Corkage: $5 Food: Situated in the city centre with a view over the old buildings of Bulawayo, has an upmarket bar and restaurant with waterfall and swimming pool. Good for a social lunch and a business meeting.

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EXOTIC RESTAURANTS Bon journée 105 Robert Mugabe Way, between 10th and 11th Avenue Tel: 09-64839 Open Monday to Saturday 8am9.30pm, Sunday 9am-9pm. Average Main Course Price : $12 Corkage: $2.50 Food:Warm and welcoming family restaurant on busy main street. Nice to take children out for an early dinner and convenient in town for business meetings or a quick stop for lunch

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The Cattleman Corner 12th Avenue/J Tongogara Street Tel: 09-60873/ 76086 Open Tuesday - Friday Lunch and Dinner. Saturday dinner, Sunday Roast. Average Main Course Price : $14 Corkage: $0, donation to OAP Food: Steakhouse. Has a great reputation for its steak. Very popular for any meal, lunch or dinner. Offer a good roast on Sundays.

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New Orleans Banff Road, Banff Lodge, Hillside Tel: 09-243176/7 Open Monday to Saturday 6.30pm-

GUIDEBYO

9pm. Average Main Course Price : $13 Corkage: $5 Food: New Orleans offers old-style comfort, with various restaurant dining areas set in New Orleans style. Home away from home, warm friendly service.

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lunch.Tuesdays closed. Average Main Course Price : $14 Corkage: $2.50, $4 Champagne Food: Fully qualified chefs from the Cape. A Victorian-style trattoria with rolling green lawns and rose bushes. Large garden for Children to play, good for social gatherings plus quiet place for a meeting. Except Tuesday

the whole family to enjoy. Good for children.

EASY GOING COFFEE SHOPS

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FAMILY & CASUAL RESTAURANTS Mary’s Corner 88 J Tongogara Street Tel: 09-76721 Open Monday - Friday 8am-4pm. Saturday 8am-1pm. Average Main Course Price : $9 Corkage: $0 - Free Food: Family run restaurant in city centre. Good for lunch breaks, meetings and afternoon teas and cake.

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La Piazza 12th Avenue, River Estate (next door to BAC sports club) Tel: 0775101000 Open Tuesday to Saturday Breakfast and Lunch. Friday Dinner. Average Main Course Price : $10 Corkage: Free Food: Small bistro next to a nursery, setting outside under the gazebo or inside with French decor and a deli. Good for light hearted meals plus deli section.

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River café 12th Avenue, River Estate (next door to BAC sports club) Tel: 0712367646 Open Sunday - Friday. Closed Saturdays. Breakfast and Lunch. Average Main Course Price : $10 Corkage: $0 - Free Food: Open air restaurant in gardens. Great place to take children, relaxed atmosphere. Except Saturdays

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Bean There Café Banff Road, Hillside Open Monday - Wednesday 9am-5pm. Thursday to Saturday 9.30-6pm. Sunday 8.30am-5pm. Average Main Course Price : $8 Corkage: $0 - Free Food: Situated at the lovely Hillside Dams Nature Conservancy, open air thatched restaurant with a view of the dam and natural gardens. Good service and affordable prices.

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Indaba Book Café 92 J Tongogara Street Tel: 09-67068 Open Monday to Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 8am-2pm. A la Carte menu. Average Main Course Price : $9 Corkage: N/A (not permitted) Food: A relaxed Cafe environment, indoors with dining area and sofas for happy readers. Perfect for meetings and office lunches, good location in the city centre.

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Middy’s 14th Ave and J Tongogara Street Tel: 09-73324 Cell : 0772 351 416 Open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 8.30am-12pm. Average Main Course Price : $7 Corkage: $0 - Free Food: Country-style meals. Indoor, verandah and under umbrella seating. Very affordable meals, good place for coffee.

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Rumour has it @ Pembroke Place 13 Pembroke Road, Hillside Tel: 0712 614 019 Open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-12pm. A la Carte menu. Average Main Course Price : $8 Corkage: Free Food: set in a beautiful lush garden with kopje and waterfall features, perfect for

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Pembroke Pizza 13 Pembroke Road, Hillside Tel: 0774375158 Open Wednesday to Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-8.30pm. Average Main Course Price : $7 Corkage: Free Food: Serves delicious pizza. Good spot for pizza evenings.

Old Stables Coffee Shop Tradepower on Khami Road Tel: 09-73369 (Ext 18) Cell: 0772 896 752/0712 735 652 Open Monday-Thursday 8.30am4.30pm, Friday 8am-9pm, Saturday 8am-9pm. A la Carte menu. All foods Halaal. Average Main Course Price : $8 Corkage: No alcohol allowed Food: Modern, fresh coffee shop. Popular for lunch breaks. No alcohol.

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Banff Lodge Coffee Shop Banff Road, Banff Lodge, Hillside Tel: 09-243176/7 Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm Average Main Course Price : $7 Corkage: $5 Food: Comfortable coffee shop with doors opening onto the lodge pool area. Good service and quiet eating place.

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BAR AND PUB FOOD Roosters

BAC Bowling Club, Oak Avenue, off 12th Avenue Tel: 0778 289 011 Open Tuesday to Saturday, Lunch and Dinner. Sunday Breakfast and Lunch. Average Main Course Price : $8 Corkage: $3 Food: Pub Food and Grills. Comfortable and spacious area indoors with teak furniture leading onto the bowling green. Good for watching sport.

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“Wine makes a symphony of a good meal.” Fernande Garvin

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An elegant affair...

By ‘The Top Table Secret Diner’ Victoria 22 has established and maintained an excellent reputation for fine dining so my wife and I were looking forward to our recent Friday lunch there. It is a gracious house with timeless elegance in a beautiful garden setting in Newlands.

thin slices of melt in the mouth ostrich on crisp lettuce leaves , topped with a sliced mushroom , and a cream,mustard, parsley and dill sauce. At first sight I thought the mushroom was an unnecessary affectation, however it went brilliantly with the ostrich and sauce . My wife’s starter had generous rosettes of Salmon artfully placed on red lettuce, beside perfectly ripe avocado slices, crisp toast and a bowl of exquisite dill dressing.

We were met at the door and shown quickly to our table. As we passed the very well stocked bar we were asked if we would like a pre-lunch drink. We decided to enjoy the wine we had brought ($5 Corkage) at the table and take time to peruse the menu.

The ‘Medaglion di Filetta’ of two lean, soft as butter, medallions of beef was cooked as ordered – medium to rare. Accompanied by thin chips, crisp and golden on the outside but fluffy inside and a melange of French beans, carrot sticks and red pepper cooked ‘al dente’. The Green Peppercorn Sauce had the right combination of sweet and Soon after we were seated our waiter brought the sour and confirmed our initial impression that here menus. These provide ample choice for all tastes was a Chef who really understood sauces and including vegetarian. At this point the Hostess seasoning. joined us to tell us about the Specials of the Day. My wife mentioned her preference for a meatThe ‘Ravioli al Gorgonzola a Zucca’ was heavenly. less option whereupon the impressive vegetarian Home made pasta pillows filled with vibrant green menu was produced. We were then advised that spinach in a delicate Gorgonzola sauce with wafers EVERYTHING on both menus was available! of caramelised butternut, scattered with crunchy The menu was varied and interesting. It had six starters from $11 -$16. They include calamari and halloumi. Mains range from $23-26. The main options included dorado, prawns, beef fillet, pork tenderloin, duck breast and chicken breast. We chose ‘Smoked Salmon and Avocado’ starter from the Special of the day ($17) for my wife, followed by ‘Ravioli al Gorgonzola a Zucca’ ($20) and for me, the committed carnivore, ‘Ostrich Carpaccio’ ($15) followed by ‘Medaglion di Filetta’ ($24).

walnuts and drizzled with fresh pesto - the flavours of the dish combined beautifully. We then decided to share a dessert of ‘Torta al Limone’ ($8) – A lush, light and fresh lemon curd cheesecake. The crust just right, neither rock hard nor crumbly, accompanied by perfectly ripe and juicy strawberries and a tart, tasty raspberry coulis. Definitely a dessert for adults and quite delightful.

The staff were attentive at all times, our wine glasses were never empty. The atmosphere is After the order was taken the waiter offered us a comfortable and relaxing. Linen tablecloths and selection of breads. We had a slight niggle. At lunch napkins , polished cutlery and elegant glassware the bread is bought in but at dinner it is cooked on set the mood . The décor is bright and light, with site. However it was fresh and a varied choice. A fresh flowers and original art work. You can sit bit of inside information – there is plain butter or discreetly in a quiet corner overlooking the garden herb butter with a hint of garlic – go for the herb! or enjoy a table on the popular verandah. We asked for the Wine List which is small but well thought out with a wide variety of wine styles Whites range from $20-35 and reds from $25$70, as well as by the glass . In deference to my wife’s Ravioli I suggested we have another white wine but then she spotted a South African wine from a producer neither of us had heard of: a 2006 Adoro Red Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Mouvedre ($35) which was a real find and which we both thoroughly enjoyed as it went well with both our main courses.

Defined as a luxury restaurant in The Robertson Winery Top Table Guide, our visit to Victoria 22 confirms this reputation. It is not cheap but I have paid $20 for a steak at many other restaurants which didn’t even come close to this one so it is value for money. When you walk out of Vic 22 you have had a true dining experience. The memory lingers and you will want to return. Open for Lunch Tuesday to Friday only Open for Dinner Monday to Saturday, Closed Sunday

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22 Victoria Avenue , Newlands Phone 04-776429

CLOCKWISE: Established gardens and verandah of ‘Vic 22’, Torta al Limone pudding and an indoor table setting. BELOW: Green Peppercorn Sauce with Fillet - ‘ Medaglion di Filetta’, ‘Ravioli al Gorgonzola’ and the delicious ‘Smoked Salmon and Avocado’ starter.


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Robertson Winery Top Table Restaurant, Café & Coffee Shop listings

Luxury Restaurants

Exclusive restaurants: set in a sophisticated and elegant environment. Amanzi, Highlands - (04) 497768 / 0772 336 224 360 Degrees Bar and Grill - Sam Levy’s(04) 853315 Coach House, Hillside - (09) 282726 Emmanuel’s, Avenues - (04) 707522/7 Inglenook, Bulawayo - (09) 244243/7 La Fontaine, Meikles - (04) 251705 Le Francaise, Crowne Plaza - (04) 704501 L’Escargot, Courtney Hotel - (04) 706411

Livingstone Room,Vic Falls - (013) 44751 Makuwa-Kuwa,Vic Falls - (013) 43201 Mojos, Avondale - (04) 705993 New Orleans, Hillside - (09) 243176 The Palm,Vic Falls - (013) 44737/9 Victoria 22, Newlands - (04) 776429 Wild Geese Lodge, Teviotdale (04) 2917977

Exotic Restaurants

Up-market environment serving snacks and light meals. Bottom Drawer, Belgravia - (04) 745679 Cafe Nush, Avondale Shops - 0774 876 293 Delicious, Sam Levy’s - 0772 329 355 Giovanni’s, Arundel Village - 0772 440043 Shop Cafe, Doon Estate - (04)446684 Soprano’s, Avondale - (04) 333833 Sorellas Pizzeria - Rolf Valley -0778 842088 Spring Fever, Milton Park - (0772 711 985 Stanley’s Terrace,Vic Falls - (013) 44762 The Bistro Restaurant, Borrowdale - (04) 851 231 Veldemeers - Doon Estate - (04) 486 169 Willow Bean, Colne Valley - (04) 850294 40 Cork Road, Avondale - (04) 253 586

Easy Going Coffee Shops

Restaurants with an exotic twist, from Greek to Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Indian, fusion and more. Alo Alo, Arundel Village - (04) 369198/ 04 369257 Arnaldo’s, Graniteside - (04)773877 or 0772 238 The Book Cafe, Avenues - 0772 488 777 Butlers, Newlands - 0776 270702 Chang Tai, Harare - (04) 485609 / 0773 222 276 Da Eros, Belgravia - (04) 332044 Delhi Palace, Greystone Park - (04) 883178

Smart Bistro & Cafe & Coffee

Gaby’s, Travel Plaza (04) 700094 The Great Wall, Belgravia - (04) 334149 The Mill, Ballantyne Shops - (04) 882747 Mojo’s, Belgravia - (04) 705993 Panarotti’s/Spur, Vic Falls - (013) 41525 PaGokoro, Highlands - (04) 497240/247 Paula’s Place, Glenara - (04) 497950 Picobello Pizzeria, Glenara - 0733 436 191 Shangri-la, Highlands - (04) 443263/4 The Sitar, Newlands - (04) 746215 Utano, Avondale - (04) 764349

Antique Rose, Mt.. Pleasant - 0712 217 057 Blue Bird Cafe, Masvingo - 0773 272 473 Brentos , Greendale - (04) 497 504 Colcom Kitchen - Sam Levy’s - 0776 617 750 Connections, Celebration Centre - (04) 850880 Freshly Ground, Sam Levys’ - 0772 688 823 Freshly Ground, Avondale - 0774 502 693 Pistachio, Sam Levy’s - 0774 630783 La Patisserie, CBD - (04) 772593 Mukuvisi Woodlands, Hillside - 0772 613023 River Cafe, Bulawayo - 0712 367647 The Cottage, Mt. Pleasant - 0773 164218 Vanilla Moon, Mt. Pleasant - (04) 333394 Cafe Espresso, CBD - (04) 797491/2 Cafe Espresso Airport, Harare - 0776 270703 Lucullus Cafe, Fife Avenue - (04) 250773 The Plot Cafe, Quinnington -0772 378 067 Tony’s Coffee Shop, Bvumba - 0735 393 272 Village Cafe - Sam Levy’s (04) 853 021/7

Bar and Pub Family & Casual Restaurants

Relaxed and informal dining. Adrienne’s, Belgravia - (04)335602 Arizona Spur, Bulawayo - (09) 56871 Bannie’s, Harare CBD - (04) 251 450 Bon Journee, Bulawayo - (09) 64839 Café Afrique, Cresta Oasis - (04) 44600/7 Chatters @ Cresta, Msasa - (04) 487006 Coimbra, Avenues - (04) 700237 DV8, Kamfinsa - (04) 497477/ 497 773 Fishmonger, Belgravia - (04) 308164 Gabby’s, Avenues - (04) 700094 Jungle Junction,Vic Falls - (013) 44751 Leonardo’s, Sam Levy’s - (04) 883158 Loziba, Bulawayo - (09) 881273/9

Relaxed food and environment. Millers Cafe, Sam Levy’s - (04) 853137 Monos, Crowne Plaza - (04) 704501 Peppers, Mt Pleasant - 0772 276319 SteakOut, Avondale Shops - 0714 885 005 The Boma,Victoria Falls - (013) 44747/9 Butcher’s Kitchen, Sam Levy’s - 04 884445 The Codfather, Chisipite (04) 498 021/3 Tinkabell, Ardbennie - 04 661697 The Troutbeck Hotel, Nyanga - (029) 8487 Upper Crust, CBD - (04) 751339 Gecko Gardens, Glen Lorne - (04) 2931285/6

Blue @ 2 Wine Bar - (04) 333192 / 0772 308 258 Explorers Pub - Meikles Hotel - (04) 707721 The Flat Dog Diner, Msasa - (04) 498408 Gazebo Bar, Rainbow Towers - (04) 772633/9 Jazz 105 Pub and Restaurant - (04) 722516 The Maiden, Hre Sports Club -(04) 702669/ 700037 Mekka, Sam Levy’s - 0772 781 709 O’Hagan’s, Sam Levy’s - (04) 862991 / 0774 362717 The Goose Bar, Wild Geese - (04) 2917977/9 The Lounge, Newlands Shops - 0776 270702 Tin Roof, Lewisam Shops - 0778 218 990 Tree Tops Pub, Glen Lorne - 0774 449 041

Enjoy your wine responsibly. Never quench your thirst with an alcoholic drink. Eat before you drink and while you are drinking. Do not consume alcohol if you are driving, on medication, pregnant or under the age of 18 years.

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APPEASE YOUR APPETITE AT ARNALDO’S

Peri-Peri sauce. It was delicious and was just the right heat. (it was enjoyed with both my bread and main course). We looked through the menu - the menu is not extensive, however, this need not be a fault if every item is exceptional! Sadly, this was not proven to be the case. I chose Portuguese Spicy Beef Kebabs ($5), my companion chose Chicken Livers ($4), my beef skewers were perfectly spiced and tender, the livers unfortunately were very over-cooked and mushy.

By ‘The Top Table Secret Diner’ It was with great anticipation mixed in with a thread of trepidation that we headed out to have Sunday lunch at the new Arnaldo’s: in anticipation of a good Portuguese chicken and in trepidation of the possibility of them being fully booked, as we had not managed to find a contact number. We tried the cell for Arnaldo’s Restaurant in Graniteside, but with no success. We arrived on this rather overcast day to find we could comfortably sit outside, albeit on a rather wobbly chair, which was swiftly sorted out. Considering the restaurant is in the less than attractive surroundings of the Kensington Shopping Centre car park, they have made brilliant use of trellises and pot plants to help diners feel they are in a totally different atmosphere. The ambience of the restaurant is brought to life by bright and cheerful paintings of Mozambique sea scenes with linen, cutlery and glassware of good quality; the paper napkins being the exception. The walls are a mix of blues and whites, with tables and chairs ‘white-washed’. It is modern and simple. There is Wi-Fi available to customers as there is a hotspot in the restaurant. I found the bathroom facilities to be clean and fresh. The Manager was very aware of his patrons and had a pleasant professional manner with everyone and we did hear soft background music playing interspersed with the fountain bubbling away near us. We ordered a light crisp white wine to go with our meal, which was in stock (not always guaranteed), and was presented to us in a well-iced bucket. After an initial minor stutter, the service, with waitrons well-dressed and smiling, was excellent. They were attentive without being intrusive. To start off, we received complimentary bread, which was lovely and fresh, along with a trio selection of toppings. These were butter, garlic butter and an appetising tomato gravy. The bread wasn’t warm, however it was fresh. We were offered a refill of bread basket, so at the same time I asked for some

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As a main course my partner chose the Mozambican Prawns and Chips ($20), ten good sized prawns: well-cooked and juicy. I chose the Half Chicken ($11) which comes in mild, medium and hot. Having being informed that hot is really hot! I went for medium, which I found to be tasty, tender and moist but very mild for my personal taste. With your main meal you are offered the options: chips, mashed potato or Greek salad. The chips were delicious, home-made, crispy and golden on the outside and fluffy on the inside. My Greek Salad was plentiful, varied and had oodles of good quality feta. No dressing came, however a light, tangy vinaigrette arrived very promptly with many apologies when queried. For those who value dessert as the main part of their meal this is not the place for you! There are only two choices, Chocolate Mousse ($4) and a basic vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce ($3), both the components of the latter appearing to be store bought. They were served in extremely uninspired vessels and I found the mousse to be disappointing: runny and grainy. Some more attention to the pudding menu would add real value to the restaurant. It would be good to see something unusual or more authentic for this part of the menu. Something creative with Filo Pastry, authentic Portuguese custard tarts or grilled fresh fruit skewers with a dipping sauce: a Mediterranean dessert that could be prepared freshly in minutes. Overall, although there were a few faults, it was a pleasant experience, perfect portion sizes and reasonably priced. We did try the cell number again the following day, it was answered promptly. Arnaldo’s Kensington Kensington Shopping Centre Harare Cell: 0772 238 306 Open Daily Monday – Saturday 9am – 9pm Sunday 9am – 3pm

Kensington Shopping Centre Phone 0772 238 306

LEFT TO RIGHT: The new “Blues and Whites’ decor and tables inside the restaurant. Fresh Prawns and Hot Chips with wedges. BELOW: Beef Fillet Kebabs, the ��� bread basket’ with a trio of dips and butters. Peri-Peri Chicken served with a light Greek Salad.


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Although the exact origins of the Mojito and its names are unclear, it is thought to go back to a medicinal drink called the Drake. Named after Sir Francis Drake, the Drake was originally a mix of raw cane spirit, sugar, lime and mint and was said to drive out fevers and colds. In the 1890’s, the men who invented the world’s most awarded spirit, Don Facundo Bacardi replaced the cane spirit with Bacardi Superior Rum and made it long, and so the world popular Bacardi Mojito was born!

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The irresistible essence of fresh mint combines with BACARDI Superior Rum, the tangy taste of lime juice and sugar to create the famous Mojito - a fragrant, refreshing drink that’s both sweet and dry. A Mojito can be enjoyed anywhere as it is so simple to make. 1 Part Bacardi Rum 3 Parts Soda Water 12 Mint Leaves 1/2 Lime 1/2 Part Sugar Place 12 mint leaves, 1/2 part sugar and 1/2 lime in a glass. Muddle well with a pestle. Add BACARDI, top off with soda water. Stir well and garnish with sprigs of mint or a lime wheel or wedges.

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Alcohol maybe hazardous to health if consumed to excess. The operation of machinery or driving after the consumption of alocohol is not advsiable. NOT FOR SALE TO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS.

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EAT OUT

ABOVE: Beautiful picnic sites at Raintree. TOP RIGHT: Delicious prawns found at The Codfather. RIGHT: Spicy Indian spices inspiring Dehli Palace dishes. BELOW LEFT TO RIGHT: Enjoy the fresh air and sit outside at Wild Geese Lodge, Tasty grilled chicken breasts. BOTTOM LEFT TO RIGHT: Strawberry Ice cream, wood-fired pizza and a crunchy and fresh salad from Picobello.

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TOP TEN Easy Sunday Lunches Everyone has a favourite place when it comes to relishing a spot of Sunday lunch. Let Out Of Africa guide you through the easy and relaxing Sunday lunch spots in Harare – from traditional roasts to by-the-seaside cuisine and modern Italian cooking. Enjoy & Book ahead!

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Picnics at Raintree - Renowned for its outstanding and upmarket events. This spectacular venue is located within Harare City limits and less than 15 minutes from Chisipite Shopping Centre. With the sun on your back and the lawn tickling your bare feet and surrounded by the natural beauty this bit of paradise is available to you. A picnic is a great way to refresh and re-energise after a hard week at work! Raintree offers the perfect setting on the manicured lawns with the Umwinsi River running through the venue ‘’A river runs through it’’ come and spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors with family and close friends. Open every Sunday and over public holidays.  Cindy 0772 333 965, Ian 0772 236 864, Petronella 0776 270 725 or iancindy@zol.co.zw

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Codfather- Lazy Sunday lunches! –Codfather is as close to the sea as you can get. Open on Sundays from 11am, with the kitchen closing for orders at 3pm.  With easy and relaxed ambience, people sometimes stay until sundown!  They have weekly specials, which change every week, and also the full A La Carte menu available on Sundays.  They have a great sand/ play area where kids can lose themselves for hours at a time. When it’s a hot day the ‘shower’ is turned on ‘the beach’ for the kids to play in – they also have beach towels for sale too. 15 Dacomb Drive, Chisipite. Tel: 498 021/3

EAT OUT

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Wild Geese – Escape from the bustle of Harare and enjoy a great Sunday Lunch out at Wild Geese Lodge. Set within a private wildlife sanctuary offering thirty acres of indigenous garden and savannah overlooking the spectacular Mazowe Hills, yet conveniently located within fifteen minutes from Harare city centre. They offer a traditional Sunday lunch buffet with 3 courses. Expect to pay $25pp, $15 for over 60, and $10 for children under 12. BYO Wine is welcome and the corkage is $5 per bottle. Starters are a selection of delicious breads and dips, followed by traditional Sunday Roast and then a delicious dessert selection. Lunch is served on the top lawn overlooking the game park. Children are welcome to take their balls and bats and entertain themselves on the lawn or take a dip in the swimming pool. 2 Buckland Lane, Teviotdale. Tel: (04) 2917977 / 0772 145 103

Cool ocean blue decor at The Mill

4.

St. Elmo’s – Open from 11am – 9pm. Famous for their pizza prepared in wood-burning ovens to ensure the authentic St Elmo’s taste. Pizzas vary is prices from $7 to $14. Expect to spend between $15$25 per head. Great place to take the family with lots of activities to do. They have a kid’s lounge with 10 PlayStation 3’s, a jungle gym and climbing wall. Kids may also be given dough to make into their own shapes, which the staff will bake for them. St. Elmo’s also offer colouring competitions where a winner gets announced each month. A fun atmosphere with great service makes St. Elmo’s a classic choice for a Sunday lunch, and the kids will love it too! 7 Sammar Gallery, Avondale Shops. Tel: 334 980

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The Mill – The perfect place to relax with a glass of wine on the verandah or you could grab some tapas and watch the rugby in the bar! A delicious modern contemporary menu is available if you are

Fresh oysters from Scotland found at Fishmongers.

hungry or there are light snacks to suit any taste. The Mill is a great place to catch up with friends or have a business lunch. Don’t miss the ‘half price lunch and a glass of wine special’ for ladies as well as the ‘$12 Sunday pot roast’ or free biltong and bar snack on Saturdays when you buy a beer bucket. Be quick, the promotion ends 21 April! The Mill, Ballantyne Shopping Centre. Tel: 882 747

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Fishmonger- Harare’s own restaurant-by-the-sea. Open 12pm onwards, seven days a week. Under new Management, a fresh and exciting new menu and decor, Fishmonger offer Mozambique prawns and line fish, Salmon and Oysters

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EAT OUT

TOP TEN Easy Sunday Lunches keeping with the fantastic Indian cuisine for which Delhi Palace is renowned. If you are in a big group and spend over $100, you get a 10% discount. They also offer a kiddies menu, but if he or she is a bit picky and doesn’t want anything from the menu, the chefs are happy to make anything they like depending on what they have in the kitchen, which is fantastic. Greystone Shopping Centre Tel: 883178 /0778 464393

The Play Room at DV8

Carpaccio, one of Alo Alo’s fabulous starters.

from Scotland and seafood from Southern African region. For the non-seafood fan they offer meals like Beef flambé with Green Peppercorns, or chicken and vegetarian options. There is an extensive and well priced wine list as well as exotic cocktails. Children are well looked after with the ‘kiddies menu’. Fishmongers is a great choice for a relaxing Sunday lunch on the verandah or out in the shady garden. 50 East Road, Belgravia. Tel: 308 164

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Delhi Palace. Up for a bit of spice? Delhi Palace a quiet and relaxing place and great choice to have your Sunday lunch, offering a $20 lunch special every Sunday. The décor is tasteful and in

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DV8 - Steaks you Leave Home for! DV8 are well known for their Steaks, as well as all the old favourites. Their steaks are made from prime cuts of matured beef, and individually char grilled with their traditional secret method that has been handed down for generations to give them their unique DV8 taste! There are new ‘Burgers from Around The World!’ on the menu. Make sure you go and try them: they are delicious and very generous in size. There are more than 8 hamburger choices. They have incorporated a kid’s room so when you go for your Sunday meal your kids will be occupied and you can sit back and relax!  They can chill on a beanbag with a blanket if its getting late: all under the supervision of two child minders (with first aid qualifications). There are toys, books, colouring pictures, and a TV with great movies playing all the time. DV8 is a family friendly, comfortable and reasonably priced restaurant, so a great choice for a relaxing meal out. Kamfinsa Shopping Centre. Tel: 497 477 or 497 773

pizzas from a wood fired clay oven. The prices are reasonable, and a visit at lunch time during the week will cost you only $12 for a two course tasty and fulfilling meal. Easy Sunday Lunches are becoming more and more popular in Harare: so you must try them – they have so much to offer. Also, they are a very kiddie-friendly place. Parents can enjoy and relax while their “babies” will entertain themselves freely and safely. A great spot for relaxing away a few hours on a Sunday afternoon. 47 Glenara Avenue, Runiville. Tel: 0733 436 191

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Alo Alo - Sit indoors or outside in the cool breeze enjoying a delicious Sunday lunch. Alo Alo is a great choice for a relaxing meal at the end of the week. With great service and friendly staff you are bound to enjoy yourself. Alo Alo offer their special 2 course lunch menu for $16 which is a choice between 3 starters and 6 main courses which change every 2-3 weeks. There is also the A La Carte menu to choose delicious meals from. A cosy establishment providing a real ‘home away from home’ experience. If you haven’t been to Alo Alo before you are missing out! Go on, treat you and your family to an impeccable Sunday lunch that will keep you wondering why you have never been to Alo Alo before! Arundel Shopping Centre Tel: 369 198

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Picobello - Everybody will agree that food plays an extremely important role in our daily life. Piccobello, is almost everything you’d expect from a traditional Italian cuisine that is known for its bold, but not overbearing flavours, and its delicious use of herbs, spices and cheeses. If you visit Picobello, you will enjoy hearty pastas, succulent lasagnas and of course

Picobello’s superb wood-fire clay oven pizzas


Zimbabwe Property Notes

NOTES

different rates) is becoming more and more common, with some agents charging up to $350 for an “agreement fee” payable by the Purchaser (which is non refundable!), and then charging the Seller 5% of the Purchase Price as commission. •

Please be aware of these unscrupulous agents who prey on the ill-informed public. You do not have to pay an agreement fee, nor should you pay any form of commission if you are a buyer or a tenant. The commission paid to the agent is payable by the owner of

Zimbabwean Property News By Page Properties

COMMISSION, TAX AND WHAT IT ALL MEANS… The housing market is a tough industry for the uninitiated.

the property, that is the Seller or Landlord. •

income tax are another area of concern for many of my clients. • •

(post February 2009) and the price you are selling it on for now. There are several deductions which can be made, including improvements, fees and a yearly appreciation allowance, but this is another topic entirely. •

Gains Tax will be shelved and Income Tax at a rate of 25% will be charged on the sale of immovable prop-

completed between a willing buyer and a willing seller. The

erty. This is still speculation at this point, but something

key words here are “completed” and “willing”. We have been

to keep in mind if you are planning on selling your

instructed that commission cannot be paid before a sale transferred into the new owner’s name. We cannot charge

home in the near future. •

no longer ”willing”, and therefore the agent has not earned the commission. •

If you are planning on selling, I would advise doing it sooner rather than later in the year to avoid the 25%

commission when a sale falls through, as so many agents try to do. If the sale falls through either the buyer or the seller is

It is predicted that this tax will change in the new budget expected out in November 2013, where Capital

Their ruling is that commission is due when a sale has been

is complete, in other words before the property has been

Capital Gains Tax is the tax charged (20%) on the difference between the price you paid for your property

directive from our governing body, the Estate Agents Council, commission is deemed to have been earned.

Property tax is the 5% tax charged on any property purchased prior to the February 2009 dollarisation.

In the last few weeks, all Registered Estate Agents received a instructing us on when we could receive commission and when

Capital Gains Tax, property tax and the impending

charge. •

For more advice on property transactions, contact Page Properties www.pageproperties.co.zw

The commission is paid by the Seller and not by the Purchaser. It is in direct contravention of the Estate Agents Act to receive payment from both the buyer and the seller for the same property transaction. This double charging (albeit at

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Contact our dynamic sales team for any property enquiries: SUZANNE 0776 347 131 LAURIE 0772 546 390 PAULI 0772 297 403 TARYN 0772 253 642

Ballantyne Park $550 000 SOLE MANDATE. Lovely family home comprising 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, guest room with bathroom en suite. Lovely entertainment area. Double lock up garage. Pool. Borehole. Good security. 1,7 acres. Call Nicky 0773 263 989

Chisipite $400 000 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms. Nice entertainment area. Outside guest bedroom and shower. 2 lounges. Borehole. Call Pauli 0772 297 403

1 College Road Alex Park Tel: 04-783075 Email: sales@pageproperties.co.zw Website: www.pageproperties.co.zw

Chisipite $550 000 (neg) SOLE MANDATE. Lovely family home on 1 acre. Walled with electric gate. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 2 lounges. Modern fittings. Prolific borehole. Pool. Lovely entertainment area. Call Nicky 0773 263 989

Milton Park $380 000(Neg) Recently renovated golden oldie. Ideal for offices. 3/4 acre. 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms. Lounge. Dining room. Modern Kitchen. Outside guest room with bathroom. Good borehole. Call Nicky 0773 263 989

Milton Park $295 000 Newly renovated for offices. Comprises 7 offices, kitchenette. Ladies and Gents toilets. 1/2 acre. Walled and gated. Call Nicky 0773 263 989

Highlands $325 000 5 bedroom home on Kew drive in need of renovation. Call Taryn 0772 253 642

Marlborough $230 000 Lovely family home on half an acre. 3 bedrooms. Cottage. Good borehole. Call Suzanne 0776 347 131

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Eastlea $220 000 Character home on half an acre comprising 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Outside 1 bedroom cottage. Pool. Prolific borehole. Excellent security. Call Laurie 0772 546 390

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65 CENTRAL AVENUE

68 RIDGEWAY NORTH

BETWEEN 6TH AND 7TH STREETS

BORROWDALE, HARARE

HARARE

Tel: (263-4) 852747/8

Tel: (263-4) 252357, 252957-9

858258/59/60

E: robertroot@robertroot.co.zw

E: salesoffice@robertroot.co.zw

www.robertroot.com

BARGATE ROAD, VAINONA $POA Magnificent property on 5 acres with 3 homes and an office block. Approval for 5 cluster homes or subdivision rights into 1 acre plots. Property has 2 prolific boreholes, 65kva generator, walled and electric fenced on 4 sides, dual entrance with electric gates. The whole property is alarmed and offered in excellent decorative order. A MUST VIEW! Contact Angie on 0773 227 319

BLUFF HILL US$1M Ginning factory in prime location on 3750 square metres, with 1600 square metres under roof.  Factory buildings have offices, several ablution blocks, kitchen, storerooms ,walled and gated.  Contact Michelle on 0774 175 675 or Jodi on 0778 457 769

BLUE HILLS, MIDRAND, SA $1,050,000.00 Equestrian dream property on 2.6 ha. Main house has 5 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, 2 lounges, dining room, fitted kitchen, laundry, scullery, pool, borehole, stables, sand arena. 2nd house, pretty ‘A’ frame has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan lounge/dining/kitchen, covered veranda. Plus 2 self catering cottages and lots more.  Please contact Jodi on 0778 457 769

FOLYJON CRESCENT 850K On 2.5 acres this beautifully presented Out of Africa thatched home offers spacious living area,2 beds (Both en suite) study, PLUS 2x 1 bedroom guest cottages, pool, Jacuzzi and amazing entertainment area. Double lock up garage and prolific borehole. Ideal for B&B . Please call Suzie 0772 340 956

TOP ROCK CLOSE GLEN LORNE  $850 (NEG) Magnificent family home with beautiful views. 4 beds (2 ensuite), 2 lounges, games room/3rd lounge, braai/entertainment veranda, pool, 2 boreholes, 4 LUG, generator, fenced, electric gate.  To view this special home please contact June on 0775 008 930

GREENDALE NORTH $650K (NEG) Beautiful split level house, landscaped garden, 5 beds, 4 baths (3 ensuite), modern fitted kitchen, 3 lounges, d/room, study.  Main bedroom has a large balcony, a second sitting area and dressing room.  Fully walled, gated, alarmed, triple lock up garages, double domestic quarters, brick driveway and prolific borehole.  Please contact Shireen on 0772284898

BORROWDALE $320K Unique investment opportunity in well located area! House comprises 2 lounges, dining, 3 beds (mes), fam bathroom, kitchen not fitted, studio flatlet. Plus 11 chalets needing repairs, pool not working, borehole, walled. Contact Lily on 0712 631 541

GREENDALE US$300K (neg) Newly renovated family home, 4 beds, 2 baths (mes), fitted kitchen, open plan lounge/ dining room, 2nd sun lounge, covered veranda overlooking the s/pool and garden, all weather, flood lit tennis court, prolific borehole, 1 bedroom cottage, walled on 4 sides with an electric gate. Contact Ashleigh on 0779 948 463.

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65 CENTRAL AVENUE

68 RIDGEWAY NORTH

BETWEEN 6TH AND 7TH STREETS

BORROWDALE, HARARE

HARARE

Tel: (263-4) 852747/8

Tel: (263-4) 252357, 252957-9

858258/59/60

E: robertroot@robertroot.co.zw

E: salesoffice@robertroot.co.zw

www.robertroot.com

UMWINSIDALE- $850K Stunning views from every part of the house. Split level home comprises 4 beds, 2 baths (mes), separate dining, 2 lounges. Fitted kitchen, stunning pool with rock features, gorgeous low maintenance garden, tennis court in need of TLC. Set on 20 acres. Incomplete second house. Contact Samantha: 0778 915 482/ Marda 0772 241 473

GLEN LORNE - $800K State of the art house with beautiful views, spacious 5 beds, 5 baths (2 en suite), study, 3 spacious lounges, dining, theatre room, study, bar lounge, modern kitchen with scullery. Fully self – contained 2 bed guest wing. Tennis court, infinity pool, double garage, triple staff quarters, paved driveway, walled and gated. Contact Yolanda: 0772 345 537

SHAWASHA HILLS - $450K NEG Exceptionally large, very modern double storey house comprising 6 reception rooms, 6 bedroooms, 4 baths (2 ensuite), 2 studies. Super large modern fitted kitchen with oven and hob, scullery, pantry, breakfast room, triple lock-up garages. 3 bed cottage, borehole, security fence all round with sliding gate. Contact: Cyril 0772 202 762

GREYSTONE PARK- $400K NEG Double storey house, lovely views, 5 beds, 4 en suite, family bath/toilet, 2 lounges, kitchen(needs finishing), upstairs 2 bed guest wing, entertainment room, water tank, six domestic rooms. Contact: Anjali 0778 850 515

HOGERTY HILL - $320K 5 bed home comprising 3 baths (mes), 2 lounges, dining, modern kitchen with scullery and pantry. Guestwing, double lock-up garage, borehole, walled and gated. Contact Shumi: 0772 311 269

GREENDALE NORTH - $280K Family home, 4 beds, 3 baths (2 ensuite), 2 lounges, dining, modern kitchen, breakfast area. Enclosed verandah, storage room upstairs, 1 bed flatlet, pool, prolific borehole. Water tanks, beautiful garden, triple staff quarters, single lock-up garage, fully walled with electric gate. Contact Elsie: 0774 816 731

GREENDALE NORTH- $260K Neat 3 bed home, 2 baths (mes), lounge with fireplace leading onto enclosed verandah, dining, fitted kitchen in need of some attention, guest wing downstairs with lounge/ kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, big storeroom, double lock-up carport, double staff quarters, workshop room, borehole, fully walled with sliding gate, neat garden. Contact Hetel: 0772 377 688

EMERALD HILL - $210K 4 beds, 2 baths (mes), spacious lounge, dining, kitchen, pool, single lock-up garage, mature garden., double staff quarters. Fully walled and gated. Contact Maria: 0772 204 488

EASTLEA- $180K Neat as a pin, 3 bed home, 1 bathroom. Lounge cum dining, small kitchen. Well manicured garden, single staff quarters, single lock-up carport. Fully walled with electric gate. Contact: Graham 0777 466 879

GLEN FOREST- P.O.A 7 homes on sectional title each measuring between 3 -5 acres. Excellent security, boreholes, staff accommodation. Contact Samantha: 0778 915 482/ Marda 0772 241 473

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1 Kent Road Cnr Enterprise Rd, Highlands, Harare Tel: +263 4 495 445 Email: property@seeff.co.zw

NEWLANDS $570,000 Stunning townhouse! 2 lounges, 4 beds, 3 baths, marble floors, private pool, borehole, 15 KVA generator & part furniture goes with the sale. Wow factor! Barbara 0772 328 409

AVONDALE $380,000 Split level house on an acre. 3 lounges, modern kitchen, 5 beds & 3 baths (2 ensuites), gym room with Jacuzzi, sauna, shower & toilet. Entertainment area, pool, borehole, 3 lockup garages. Mary 0773 444 042

WATERFALLS $320,000 Industrial property on over an acre on the busy Harare- Masvingo Highway. Would suit transport business Rejoice 0773 872 488

NORTON $80,000 Beautiful four bedroom home 2 Bath {MES}on ž of an acre plenty of room for further development in a developed Suburb of Norton. Great Investment or family home Karen 0775 885 975

GREENGROVE $250,000 Home for the discerning entertainer with 3 beds, 2 baths plus guest wing with an additional 2 beds, shower, sauna outside bar & Jacuzzi, pool, borehole on 1½ acres. Rudo 0772 903 268

UMWINSDALE $190,000 Level stand on 3, 729 acres with stunning views & indigenous trees in ideal location. Les 0772 434 130/0712 402 908

BULAWAYO $170,000 House plus 2 stands. 3 bed house main ensuite, family bath, sep toilet. Pool, borehole, 3 lock up garages & 3 old stables (currently being used as store rooms). Stand size: 2, 13 ha (approx 5.25 acres) Mark 0779 911 620

SUNRIDGE $130,000 New Listing! Great location! Lounge, dining room, 3 beds & 2 baths. Walled on an acre. Jerry 0778 916 323

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BALLANTYNE PARK $370,000 Immaculate family home on 4 067m² with borehole. 2 lounges, 4 beds, 2 baths & guest toilet. Pool, sep 1 bed cottage, fully walled with electric gates & 3 alarm systems. Brigitte 0779 924 214

COLNE VALLEY $350,000 Family home with a sought after address on 1 acre. 2 lounges, 4 beds, 2 baths (mes) & guest toilet. Non working pool. Borehole & double lock up garage. Lucy 0772 338 701

HIGHLANDS $240,000 2 lounges, 4 beds, 2 baths (mes) & big veranda. Pool, borehole, walled & electric gated. On 4 000m². Colleen 0772 234 004

KARIBA $200,000 Relaxing! Low Maintenance self contained lodge- views of the lake. Sale includes all furniture, cutlery, crockery & Pontoon boat. Ana 0772 247 567

BULAWAYO $199,000 Executive Upmarket home in Burnside. Granite with thatch 4 beds, 3 baths (mes). Pool & borehole. 1 acre with lots of extras Kate 0779 128 577

HIGHLANDS $395,000 Entertainer’s delight. 4 beds, 3 baths (mes), lounge, dining room cum kitchen, guest wing with own bath. Entertainment area with a bar air conditioned and guest bedroom en suite, pool, prolific borehole, 4 automated garages & court. 19 KVA generator. Well secured. Sharon 0772 428 253

HATFIELD $98,000 Secure family home! Lounge, Monarch kitchen, sep dining room, 3 bed, 1 bath & sep toilet. Parquet floors. Large garden on the rest of the acre. Arlette 0772 242 500

GREENDALE NORTH $320,000 Modern home on spacious grounds. 3 beds, 2 baths modern family home with 2 lounges, office, dining room & modern kitchen. 1 bed cottage on +1,5 acres with pool, borehole, 4 staff quarters on DLUG. A rare find in the area. Monica 0775 329 357

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Adding Blue & White COOl BLUES add relaxation to any room By Sarah Cullen Evoking the sea and skies with a few perfect clouds, a blueand-white palette brings comfort and style that’s cool, calm, and collected. Get inspired by this roundup of our favourite finds in this timeless colour combination. If you’re going bold, you could consider a stylish and modern painted floor (left), this makes everything white brighter and gives an instant relaxing room. Coupled with natural rattan materials and some potted palms: you could be forgiven for thinking you were on a beach island, (well, almost!). • The colour blue can be bold and bright or soft and soothing. Decide on one feature wall in a bold colour and consider

using softer creams or sands on the other walls. •

Light blue, brown, and beige create a sophisticated palette. Try it in a living room: painting everything white including light wood floors to keep it feeling airy.

White and blue stripes give this guest room a nautical feel, (above) while large leather headboards add texture to break up the wall. The lattice-like pattern on the throw pillows also provides dimension and contrast against the bold stripes.

Eclectic Works! Use a variety of similar hued fabrics to create an elegant blue and white theme. Multiple patterns can work together if they are of a similar hue. E.g. All pastels patterns can combine and mingle well to create a stylish bedroom, verandah or sitting room.

Style File COVER IT BLANK CANVAS Adding colour to a room doesn’t have to involve paint. White walls and whitewash furniture in this hallway (LEFT) create a gentle backdrop for a collection of cool blue accessories and decorative elements. A vase filled with orange roses adds a splash of contrasting colour for visual interest.

We love this idea: Re-invent an existing or plain lamp shade with a bold navy stripe (left). This is a great way to add a smaller amount of stripes to any room. See steps at www.cleverlyinspired.com.

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Find cotton striped or ticking to make a duvet cover that is cool and calming to sleep in. Perfect for guest rooms and for relaxed and laid-back decor. Cool blues complement both light and dark woods too.

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Top 10 Tiling Tips Renovating your home with tiles will improve your lifestyle and add value to your home. Tiling a room can get expensive if you get professionals in, but with a bit of planning and careful thought, it can be one of the most satisfying types of DIY projects. We share our top ten tips to make tiling a breeze. 1. work in small amounts When tiling, make sure you only work in small areas (up to one square metre). This will ensure that the glue does not set before you have laid the tiles. 2. use grout wisely The same goes if you are mixing up your own grout. Make it in small quantities so it is used up, rather than setting hard before you use it.

5. get everything even with a spacer Use a spacer (min. 3mm) between each tile to allow an even space for the grout joint. If you don’t have spacers, use the same denomination coin or matchsticks to ensure even spacing. Remove them 12 hours after placement (carefully!) 6. keep the area clear for 24 hours after If tiling the floor, don’t walk on the floor at least 24 hours when using a standard adhesive and 2-5 hours when using a quick setting adhesive. You don’t want to spoil all the hard work! 7. the smaller the area, the smaller the tile Mosaic tiling is very useful especially in the kitchen where there are lots of electric sockets to work around. But mosaic tiles can be pricey. Try and use them in the areas where they would be most useful and then use standard tiles for the rest of the area. 8. choose the right tile for the application 8. Tiles can retain moisture, especially if you use natural material tiles such as limestone. If you use them in the bathroom, try and limit their use to the key areas and seal them properly rather than tiling the entire room or you may have a problem with damp.

3. Do a test layout before If you are planning on using tiles of different colours, it is definitely worthwhile placing the tiles out to test the order in which you will finally fix them. This will ensure that the colours are evenly spaced and look great. 4. work from multiple tile boxes The same applies if you have more than one box of the same colour. Make sure you use tiles from each box rather than one box at a time as there may be slight differences.

9. tiles do break so do make allowances Always allow a number for breakages! A good estimate is about 10-15% breakages. If you are lucky enough to not break any while tiling them, make sure to keep them. This will mean in future, should a tile need replacing, you have spares.

Calculating Tips Step 1: Enter all the wall or floor areas that are going to be tiled. You should enter the total height and width of the wall or floor Step 2 Deduct non tiled areas from the final total, including doors, windows etc. Pieces per metre calculations 1 ÷ width of tile ÷ length of tile = Pieces/metre Enter the tile dimensions in metres. So for example a 20cm x 20cm. Example: 1÷ 0.2m ÷ 0.2m = 25. If you have 250 pieces of this tile in your bathroom, the area is 10 sqm.

10. calculate what you need before Every successful tiling project starts with good planning. Calculating your tiling area is an important aspect of the process. Done properly it reduces unwanted waste and expense.

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APRIL There is much to do in the garden... A FOCUS ON CAMELLIAS The queen of the winter garden is the beautiful camellia. Camellias, with their beautiful blooms in shades of white and pink through to deep crimson and their long flowering season. Their dense and glossy evergreen foliage is also attractive, making the camellia a lovely all-year-round garden plant. Comprising some 100 to 150 different species, these evergreen shrubs originate from Asia, with distribution from northern India across the continent to Japan, and then south to northern Indonesia. In 1794 the first one arrived in England – a double red

camellia – soon to be followed by others. Plant breeders have created a variety of hybrids and cultivars that make ideal garden plants. Most of these derive from three particularly attractive species, namely the autumn flowering Camellia sasanqua, the winter-flowering Camellia japonica and the largeflowered Camellia reticulata, that ends the beauty parade in spring. TIPS FOR CAMELLIAS • Keep their root zones cool through the heat of summer with a thick layer of mulch. • Water them regularly during the flowering season to dramatically reduce the incidence of bud drop. • Dappled shade from mature trees is ideal for most, though some are more sun tolerant than others.

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tipsGarden Diary POTTING PLANTS 101 1. Choose the pots - Make certain there are one or more holes in the bottom of your container to allow water to flow out freely. Insufficient drainage can cause roots to drown, and the plant to die prematurely. Almost anything can be used as a container for plants, so what type of pot you choose depends upon your style preference and budget. If you prefer lightweight containers, which are easy to move around, look for resin, fiberglass, and plastic. 2. Choose the potting mix. Do not use soil from the yard or garden. It can be filled with weed seeds, insects, and fungal diseases. Buy potting soil at your local garden centre. It is a loose and light mixture of materials like peat moss, vermiculite, and, often, decomposed organic matter. If you are planting succulents or cacti, use a mix especially formulated for them. To reduce plant maintenance, buy potting mix containing a time-release fertilizer and moisture-retaining polymer crystals. If that type of mix is not available, buy a time-release fertilizer and a jar of water-retaining crystals and follow the package directions for adding to the potting mix. 3. Choose the plants - Make “Right plant, right place” your motto. You must take into consideration the conditions of your space. Don’t try to grow a flower like a rose-which requires six hours of full sun - on a verandah that gets only an hour in the early morning. Do your homework (read books and plant tags), ask for advice at the garden centre, and determine which plants will thrive in the available sun or shade. When deciding what to buy, the simplest approach is to use one kind of plant per pot. If you choose to combine multiple types of plants, make sure they all like the same light and moisture conditions. Don’t put a cactus and a pansy together in one pot and expect them to get along. 4. Prepare the pots. If your containers are large, place them where they’ll ultimately go before filling them. Once they are full and watered, they may be too heavy to move. Put a basket-type coffee filter or a shard of broken pot over the

hole(s) in the bottom of the empty pot. This will prevent the potting mix from washing out but will still allow water to escape. Before pouring in the soil, check its moisture content. Read directions on the bag for wetting it properly. Generally, you need to add water a little at a time and knead the mixture with your hands. A good rule of thumb is to wet the mix until it feels like a damp sponge. Fill the container with the soil. Put in enough potting mix so the base of the plant (where the stem sprouts from the soil’s surface) is about 1 inch from the top of the pot (to help visually estimate, position your plant while it’s still in its nursery container). Before planting, pat down the soil lightly with your fingers to eliminate any big air pockets. Don’t pack it down too hard. 5. Pot the plant. Remove the plant from its nursery container. (It’s a good practice to water plants in their original containers at least an hour before transplanting. This will ease their removal and diminish transplant shock.) Support the top of the “root ball” (the semisolid mass of soil and roots) by placing a finger on each side of the stem; then tip the pot and let the plant fall gently into your hand. Never pull a plant out by its stem. If it is stuck, tap the sides of the pot to loosen it. If the roots are circling around and around, the plant is “root-bound.” Gently tease the ends of the roots free before planting. Set the plant on top of the mix. If you are potting more than one plant, leave at least an inch or so around each root ball so you can add mix in between them. Carefully fill in with small handfuls of soil. Pat gently to eliminate air pockets. Do not pile soil on top of the plant-make sure the stem is completely above the surface. Leave about an inch between the soil surface and the rim of the pot. Water the container. This will settle the roots into their new home. If the soil level drops below the top of the root ball, add additional mix to bring it back up.

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No garden can do without water. In dry periods, watering is a must. In more and more gardens watering has become a fully automated process through the use of a Water Computer in combination with a Rain - and Soil Moisture Sensor. This alone is a major win for plants and a time-saving convenience for gardening enthusiasts. Automatic garden irrigation becomes a real pleasure when the new GARDENA Water Distributor automatic enters the picture. For perfect, automatic garden irrigation, the new GARDENA Water Distributor is a win in another respect. It can be conveniently used to water different garden areas with various plants. One after the other, each area is watered in accordance with its individual requirements: for example, the flower bed is watered with the Micro-Drip-System, the lawn with a sprinkler or sprinkler system, or the vegetable bed with a Drip Irrigation Line. Up to six watering programmes with time-based cycles can be entered for each outlet of the new GARDENA Water Distributor automatic. However, it’s no problem if you choose to activate fewer programmes. Water Distributor outlets that are not required can be easily deactivated with a setting lever. See more at www.hursqvarna.co.za


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HEALTH

When travelling it’s easier to get sick, because you are in a new place and your body hasn’t had a chance to adjust to the food, water, or new environment. Travelling can bring you in contact with many things that your body isn’t used to.

Below are some tips to help you start off your holiday feeling great: 1. Stress and excitement can weaken your immune system. Ensure that you get enough sleep to help maintain your strong immune system and combat stress. 2. Jetlag can lead to upset stomach, insomnia and tiredness. If you have travelled back in time try to do some light exercise on arrival to overcome your jetlag. If you are travelling ahead in time, try to stay out of the sun until the second day after arrival. 3. Diarrhoea is a common problem experienced by people travelling. In order to prevent it, ensure that the food that you eat and the water you drink are safe: • The safest foods are those which have been boiled as well as fruit and vegetables that are peeled before eating. • Do not eat undercooked meat or meat that is not cooked prior to serving. • Avoid food that requires a lot of handling before serving. • If unsure whether the drinking water is safe, boil it first. Preferably drink bottled water for the first few days while your body adjusts to its new environment and then start braving the new boiled water. • Avoid ice. • Carry hand sanitizer and wet wipes at all

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Staying healthy when going on holiday times. These are ideal for removing germs after being in contact with many people, border posts, and dirty environments. Healthy snack ideas for in the car • Fast food and junk food such as chips, coke, sweets etc are almost always full of bad fats, high in calories and low in nutritional value. They can leave you feeling tired, and bloated. • Try thinly cut vegetables and fruit in ziplock bags or tuppawares such as cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, peas, mango slices etc. • Drink lots of water. It will keep you hydrated and full, and water helps you to stay focussed on the road. • Cut wedges of cheese to eat individually or on crackers. Cheese is a good source of protein and calcium and will help to keep you full. Rye, rice, or whole wheat crackers are high in fibre. • Make yourself healthy sandwiches the night before with any of the following: ham, chicken, beef, cottage cheese, olives, lettuce, avocado, tomato, cheese, etc. If you wrap them individually in cling wrap they maintain their freshness. • Pack small packets of nuts such as pecan, macadamia or almonds. But beware nuts are high in calories so do not pack too many. • A family favourite- biltong. High in protein low in fat. A healthy eating out guide: Breakfast: Never skip breakfast when you are travelling. If you start healthy you are more likely to continue making healthy choices throughout the day. If you have to leave early eat something small and drink lots of water. Avoid sugary foods and caffeinated drinks. Sugary foods give you an energy burst but after a while they make you sleepy. Too much caffeine can leave you feeling bloated. Choose high protein meals for breakfast such as omelette with tomato, poached eggs on toast. If you enjoy cereals for breakfast avoid sugary cereals and choose low GI cereals such as oats, bran flakes, or sugar free mueslis with low fat milk, yoghurt or fruit. Snacks: It is important to keep snacking even when you are on holiday as this will prevent you from pigging out at meal times

HEALTH & NUTRITION by Ceileigh Mckersie

and will prevent you from making unhealthy choices. Good snack choices include: fruit, yoghurt, smoothies, crackers with peanut butter or cottage cheese etc. Lunch: When eating out, order a soup or salad for starters as these are high in nutrients and fill you up quickly to help prevent overeating of higher calorie main meals. If portions are larger than normal take home a doggie bag or share your meal with someone. Make a conscious effort to choose healthy meals and meals that are local to that country. Fill up on the vegetables and avoid salad dressings. If you can’t resist dessert, share it with someone, as often all we need is a taste or two. Dinner: Dinners are often eaten very late when on holiday, and by the time you get to eat you are starving. Be sure to drink a lot of water in the evening as often we are dehydrated from the day’s activities and confuse our thirst for hunger. Use following guidelines when ordering dinner to stay healthy while travelling: 1. Always go low carb in the evening – avoid traditional snack foods, breads, pasta dishes, etc. Stick to lean meats and vegetables when eating especially in the evenings. Dinner should always be lighter than lunch. 2. Take control over your side orders – bread baskets, potato chips, and baked potatoes are common with many restaurant meals. Don’t tempt yourself, just ask your waiter not to bring any. Hold off on sauces such as salad dressings and cream sauces. 3. Know what you are going to eat – before you get to the restaurant, know exactly what you are going to eat to avoid temptation. Choose salads, soups or vegetables, all of which are high in fibre and nutrient rich. 4. Drink lots of water - to wash away any toxins and to keep you hydrated while you travel.

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Joining a gym can put you on the path to achieving your fitness goals,

especially since paying for a membership may make you more likely to strap on your trainers. Having the best products in your gym bag can make for a more effective sweat session.

NIVEA FOR MEN SHOWER GEL Revitalise your senses and hydrate your skin with natural ocean minerals. From $5.30 Most supermarkets NIVEA POWERFRUIT SHOWER GEL Discover the unique combination of Powerfruit and nourishing skin care. Gently cleanses your skin, leaving it feeling soft and well cared for. From $7.40 - Most supermarkets

BATH TOWEL Can’t do without it after a hard work out. From $15.00 - TM Supermarkets

NIVEA FOR MEN BODY CREAM Boosts the moisture level in skin, intensively hydrating and revitalizing. From $5.70 Most Supermarkets

IPOD NANO TOUCH Keep motivated with your favourite music playing in your ear. iPod nano features a Multi-Touch display, built-in Bluetooth, FM radio, video, and more. Solution Centre Tel: (04) 442 863-7

HAVIANAS FLIP-FLOPS Known as the world’s best rubber flip flops! They are comfortable, fun and stylish with a variety of colors for men and women. From $30.00 MEN $25 LADIES - Skool Kit, Chisipite, Tel: 0778 456 823

BIO OIL Specialist moisturizing oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing and dehydrated skin. From $11.00 125ML Most supermarkets

JUNGLE OATS ENERGY BAR Jungle Oats Energy Bars taste great and keep you going for longer. From $0.80 - Supermarkets USN WATER BOTTLE Keep hydrated during your work-out From $3.00 - Most supermarkets

ADIDAS PINK SPORTS BRA Get the support you need with Adidas Sports Bras. $63.00 - Leisure Wear, New Block, Sam Levy’s Village, Tel: 0774 059 254 ADIDAS CLIMA COOL SPORTS SHOES Keep cool in these Adidas trainers - from a selection at Leisure Wear, New Block, Sam Levy’s Village, Tel: 0774 059 254

ADIDAS SWEAT PANTS Comfortable and light, great for the perfect work-out! $82.00 Leisure Wear, New Block, Sam Levy’s Village, Tel: 0774 059 254

ADIDAS GYM SHORTS Move in every direction with these clima cool shorts for men, $65.00 Leisure Wear, New Block, Sam Levy’s Village Tel: 0774 059 254

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Beauty Notes

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EASY BEAUTY TIPS Everyone wants to look their best and as beautiful as they can. Many of us spend a lot of money on branded beauty products and on numerous visits to the beauty salon. There are a number of simple beauty treatments that we can use with things that are easily available in our pantry or fridge! • To remove puffiness from the eyelids, massage a drop of very fresh castor oil on to them. • To cool your eyes, make eye pads using thick slices of cucumber. Another option is to use cotton pads soaked in cold milk. Lie down and place them on your closed eyes and relax for a while. • Putting a drop of rose water into each eye just before you sleep can also refresh your eyes. • To prevent your lips from chapping, apply a mixture of vaseline and honey. Apply this mixture about three times a week.

• To prevent your lips from drying you can use a ground mixture of rose petals and butter. • To delay age spots on your hand, use a piece of lemon and rub all over your hand, before washing. This will delay onset of age-spots. • If you have no time to shampoo your hair before going out, then brush 1 tablespoon of talcum powder or corn flour through your hair. Try this out first when you are not in a hurry to make sure that it works the way you want. • To prevent hair loss you should have a biotin rich drink. Blend bananas with honey, yoghurt and low fat milk. Drink this for a few weeks. • While blow drying and setting your hair, blow-dry hot on the roots of the hair. Roll your hair inwards or outwards at the ends. To improve the setting make sure the ends are evenly rolled in or rolled out. Heat the hair for a second and then let it cool. This process of setting the hair will last longer and make your hair look beautiful. • To add extra shine and glow to your hair add 2 tablespoons of malt vinegar. Use it as a last rinse and towel dry your hair.

ME TOO BOOT $175 Full of timeless style, this Me Too boot is a must-have for your coolweather wardrobe! Inspired by equestrian design, this chic boot features a tailored leather upper and a slight heel. Perfect for pairing with anything from leggings and an oversized sweater to tights and a dress, this boot is sure to become an instant style staple!

COOLA SUNCARE RANGE FROM $35 Sunblock and sunscreen products containing certified organic extracts, antioxidants and vitamins that boost to your skin’s natural immune system.

ELAINE TURNER Laser Cut Patent Leather CLUTCH $300 Say hello to the Angelina minaudiere. Gold peeks from under the laser-cut patent leather in coral and the drop chain allows you to wear Angelina as a shoulder bag or a clutch.

ELAINE TURNER Paige Coral Ballet Flats $210 Paige elevates the simple ballet flat to new heights with laser-cut patent leather. You can walk all day and dance all night in Paige ballets thanks to the comfy ‘memory foam’ padding. Products available from BOUTIQUE 78, 78 The Chase, Tel: 0772 369767

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“The ultimate celebration of all that is feminine and flirty...” February 2013 has brought on the exciting and much anticipated opening of Zimbabwe’s most exclusive ladieswear store. The Boudoir, situated in Sam Levy’s Village, had their launch party on Friday The 1st of March which was a huge success with fancy snacks, flowing champagne and many excited guests who came to see what this fabulous shop has to offer; many of whom walked away with a number of goodies tucked under their arms! The Boudoir is intended to be an up-market boutique for the discerning lady, offering: Lingerie, Swimwear, Shapewear, Bridalwear, Sleepwear, Lounge / Yoga wear, Hosiery & Stylish Fashion Accessories. One is truly spoilt for choice upon entry to this elegant boutique. The Boudoir is comparable to any high-end boutique in Johannesburg, London, New York or Paris. It is the ultimate celebration of all that is feminine and flirty. It is what transforms a woman into a sexy upscale fashion figure who appreciates the finer things in life. It is also a place where customers can discover the finest and most exclusive products in intimate apparel from around the world. The store provides an intimate setting in which customers can select from must-have sexy, flirtatious dainties from some of the world’s top designers.

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The store provides a unique experience with its original decor reminiscent of an airy, chic Parisian boutique, combined with the delicate touches of a lady’s boudoir. With pink granite tiles, lush black carpet and French Armoires in deep black & dusty pink. Velvet, crystal and silk surround you whilst being enchanted by deep funky lounge music. Every aspect of The Boudoir is designed for the customer. You can experience exquisite lingerie in an elegant atmosphere. This boutique doesn’t just sell high-end lingerie; it stocks intimate apparel with brands from all over the world. To mention but a few: Simone Perele, Jolidon, Sans Complex, Hanky Panky, Body Wrap, Dreamgirl, Coquette, Honeydew, Rene Rofe, After Eden, Triumph & Sloggi. The Boudoir has a full range of Lingerie from functional fitted bras (up to a G cup), to sexy nocturnal apparel, with prices ranging from under $20 to over $100 for the finest French brands. There really is something for everyone here! Looking for bridal lingerie? The Boudoir has various items from elegant bras, corsets, body-wraps, garters and much more. More than 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra without even realising it. This is why The Boudoir offers a free sizing service so that their customers can get the instant confidence of looking great in comfortable and perfectly fitting lingerie. The Boudoir also specialises in fabulous swimwear with bikinis and monokinis with beautiful kaftans, cover-ups, sunhats and shawls to accessorize. The brands include Espiral, Beaches and Jolidon; with stunning Swarovski crystal details. You can also find a wide selection of gymwear, loungewear, shapewear and pyjamas. There is also a collection of fabulous accessories, from handbags, belts and hats, to bracelets, earrings and necklaces; all reasonably priced and great quality. There will be something for everyone at The Boudoir to suit our diverse community here in Harare. Whether looking for a comfortable practical bra, sports bra or maternity bra, you’ll find it at The Boudoir. If you’re looking for Gym / Loungewear, a beautiful bikini or a sexy nightgown you’ll find it at The Boudoir. Whether it’s a gift for your Mum, Granny, Wife or Girlfriend you’ll find it at The Boudoir! Come and see it for yourself.

The Boudoir - Shop 4, Eloras Place, Sam Levy’s Village - 0776 574 379 sales@theboudoir.co.zw website: www.theboudoir.co.zw

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OUT & ABOUT

ABOVE: LEFT TO RIGHT: BMX Action in Groombridge. Skydiving for the brave in Harare - beginners or advanced ‘jumpers are welcome’. THIS ROW: The 3D Cinema complex near Eastgate Mall. NEXT LEFT TO RIGHT: Enjoying the fun and racing at BMX, Rockclimbing - Cleveland Quarry, scupltures and artists at Gallery Delta. BOTTOM LEFT TO RIGHT: Older BMX racers, the exterior of The National Gallery, with shop inside and Gallery Delta in the Avenues.

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Top Things To Do In Harare - April Whoever said our well beloved H-town is boring? There’s a million fun, interesting and exciting things to keep even the most jaded city dwellers entertained. Here are just a few suggestions for things to do in April – but the list is really endless! Check out some of these options and you’ll never be bored again! By Michael Nott

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After a hard day at the office stop off at RedBar in Newlands for a drink on your way home. They play great music and have a changing programme that includes live music and comedy nights, spoken word festivals, fashion shows and theatre. Or you can dance the night away on Fridays and Saturdays. Mekka at Sam Levy’s serve the most fabulous cocktails and great food too – especially sushi. Or drop in to Bolero (they have a branch in Newlands and another in Chisipite) have a drink with your friends, order a Spanish style tapas snack, play a game of pool or relax and watch sport on TV.

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Dance away your troubles – and get fit at the same time! There’s an extensive range of dance classes on offer, from ballroom dance classes for adult beginners on Tuesday evenings at the Borrowdale Scout Hall, modern Jazz dance classes at the Dance Trust of Zimbabwe (formerly the National Ballet), Capoeira Brazilian dance fitness at the Avondale West Scout Hall on Mondays and Thursdays. Or just for fun take up belly dancing – classes at The Optimum Health Centre 131 Enterprise Road.

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Watching sporting events in Harare doesn’t just mean cricket ODI’s, rugby matches or soccer on the TV down at the local pub. Horse riding is a big sport too, whether you’re actively participating or a spectator. Over the long weekend holiday (29th March – 1st April) there’s

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the Easter Show at the JR Arena (Glamis) which includes show jumping, dressage and cross country. There’s more jumping and dressage at Chapungu Equestrian Centre in Borrowdale (Honiston Ave.) for the A.R.C. (Amateur Riding Club) on 7th April. On 13th there’s the Hunter Trial at Ruwa Country Club, just outside town. There’s dressage at JR Arena on 21st. On 27th and 28th there’s more dressage – including dressage to music – in a two day event at Chapungu. The Eventing Championships – consisting of all three disciplines, dressage, show jumping and cross country - take place at the Ruwa Country Club on the 28th.

Farm shop, as well as books and gifts. And of course there’s Antique Rose for the best tea and cake and light meals. Best of all it is open on Sundays.

If you’re looking for an adrenalin fix try rock climbing at the Cleveland quarry on Wednesday afternoons from 4.00pm. You can hire climbing gear if you need and there are experienced people on hand to give advice and make sure that you’re safe. And if that’s too tame for you nothing beats the exhilaration of sky diving. The Mashonaland Flying Club meets at Charles Prince Airport on Sunday mornings. There’s on the ground training for first time jumpers on Saturday mornings. No experience is necessary and the cost includes your own take home DVD of your jump. If it’s your first time your harness will be attached to your instructor as you leap out of the plane at around 8,000 feet and experience thirty seconds of exhilarating freefall. Not for the faint hearted! You do need to book in advance. Call Rikki on 0772 605181.

Visit the Harare Museum and the Harare City Library. The small Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences has enough fossils and dioramas to keep most museum buffs happy for an hour or so. The highlights are the archaeological displays and the exhibits of traditional Shona crafts, arts and music. The Library is a bit old and crusty but a recent donation from the Swedish government should help to restore the building and help towards restocking the shelves. Enquire about their special programmes for school kids on Wednesday afternoons. The library is worth a visit just for the architecture. Formerly known as the Queen Victoria Memorial Library, it was designed by Oldfield and Montgomerie and the building design received a Royal Institute of British Architects Award in 1964, the only Zimbabwean building to achieve such recognition.

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If gardening is your thing you have to visit Golden Stairs Nursery. They have the best selection of trees, shrubs, flowering plants and seedlings, as well as all the gardening tools and chemicals that you need. While you’re there you can also visit the pet shop which specialises in all things fishy for aquariums and ponds. You can buy the freshest veggies from the Eskbank

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For ladies – or men – who feel the need for serious pampering, spoil yourselves or your partner with a treatment at The Skin Spa in Chisipite. You could have a full body massage, a hot stone massage or a Balinese massage. Then spoil yourself with a facial and a luxury pedicure and manicure. You’ll feel and look like a million dollars afterwards. www.skinspazim.com GET YOUR DOSE OF ART, CULTURE AND MUSIC

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Take in a bit of culture and visit the National Gallery in the southeast corner of Harare Gardens. Their exhibitions change all the time and they have some programmes for kids during the school holidays. They have a mix of contemporary and traditional European, Zimbabwean and African art, including paintings (you can

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ABOVE: LEFT TO RIGHT: Relax or go walking at the Botanical Gardens, The First Floor Gallery and The National Gallery ‘Heads’ for sale. BELOW LEFT TO RIGHT: An inquisitive giraffe at The Mukuvusi Woodlands, Skydiving in Harare, ‘On My Bike’ at Gallery Delta and a Skin Spa treament room. BOTTOM LEFT TO RIGHT: Avondale Flea Market, National Gallery Shop and informal shopping at fabrics at various flea markets.

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Top Things To Do In Harare- April usually purchase paintings) stone sculptures, masks and carvings. The attached shop is excellent for sculptures, crafts and books on art. If you’re keen on the Zimbabwean art scene don’t miss the Gallery Delta, situated in Robert Paul’s old house in Livingstone Avenue. Or drop into the First Floor Gallery in Mercury House, George Silundika Avenue. Running until 20th of April is a unique dialogue exhibition titled “I am, I was, I could be”, featuring a video installation by a Dutch artist Willemijn de Groot and a multi-media installation by Mavis Tauzeni, one of First Floor Gallery’s up and coming artists. The Social is the new ongoing afternoon programme, which is running from 2pm-6pm every Saturday. From 4pm – 6pm there will be film screenings and discussions.

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Reps Theatre in Belgravia Shopping Centre is always abuzz with stage productions, fun social events and training courses for kids, teens and adults to learn more about theatre arts. On the main stage in April from 10th to 13th Repteens (kids in the 13 – 19 year old age group) will be presenting two one act plays. On 19th and 20th is Everything Goes comprising song, dance, comedy and speciality acts. From 4th to 20th April Colder than Here will be on in the Upstairs theatre. Social events in April Monday April 1st – An Evening of Words, with an April Fool’s Day theme from 6pm in the Reps Main Bar. Friday April 5th – Rob Osborne sings live in the Reps Bar from 8pm. Friday April 12th – Christina Jenkins sings live in the Reps Bar, starting 8pm. Wednesday April 17th – Fun Pub Quiz with quizmaster Paul Shephard starts at 6.30pm. Thursday April 18th – Family Fun Day, with entertainment, food and games from lunchtime onwards. Friday April 26th – David Bvumbe sings live in the Reps Bar.

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Catch the excitement of the best arts festival in Southern Africa. HIFA kicks off on 30th April until 5th May. The Main Stage is in the Harare Gardens and there are shows and performances at other venues around town. One of the main attractions at this year’s festival will be a performance by the world famous Senegalese musician Baaba Maal who has performed with stars such as Paul McCartney and U2’s Bono. HIFA is definitely the highlight of the year for entertainment and for socialising. Don’t be disappointed and book your tickets early.

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If live music is your bag the best place to check out is the Book Cafe. They have performances most nights (except Mondays) by top local musicians. Sunday afternoon Jazz sessions are a blast, and they also have film screenings, panel discussions and comedy nights – as well as good food and a well stocked bar. It’s a great venue for people watching as a lot of Harare’s socialites hang out there. Jazz 105 – in Second Street near Eastgate – has excellent live Afro Jazz on Wednesday and Sunday evenings. SHOPPING WITH A DIFFERENCE

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A number of farmers markets have sprung up recently in Harare where you can buy organic vegetables, free range eggs, homemade biscuits and cakes, pickles and preserves and much more. Arundel Village Shopping Centre has a market on the first Saturday of every month. Brookfields, 177 Enterprise Road, has a food market on the second Saturday of every month. There’s a morning market at Mojo’s, 10 East Road, Belgravia and Upmarket (12 Maasdorp Ave) have their farmers’ produce market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Doon Estate has a food, wine and book fair on the last Saturday of every

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month. Villa Musika at 38 McLaughlin Ave in Kensington is open Monday to Saturday from 9 to 4 for a selection of herbs, vegetables and delicious healthy treats, like handmade pasta and breads.

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If you’re tired of the shopping malls but still need to get your shot of retail therapy try the flea markets. You’ll be amazed what you can find and most of the prices are very much negotiable. The oldest flea market in Harare is undoubtedly Mbare Musika situated in the centre of town near the old cemetery, the main bus terminus and Rufaro stadium. You’ll find everything here, from clothing to sculptures, from musical instruments to vegetables, herbs and traditional muti. It can be a bit chaotic and crowded, so take a friend with you to watch your bags. Avondale flea market, just behind the formal shopping complex, is a little less frenetic but also has a huge range of goods for sale from electrical goods to furniture, loads of clothing both new and second hand and a number of second hand book stalls with books you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else. The market is open every day. The flea market at Sam Levy’s on Sundays is probably the most similar to the street markets you’d find in most European cities. There are loads of clothes, CDs and DVDs, books and curios for sale and there are a number of cafes and restaurants close by to refresh you after a busy morning shopping.

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Warning: Auctions can be addictive! But they are a lot of fun and you’ll find some weird and wonderful items on sale that you won’t see anywhere else. Hammer and Tongues have their regular sale of office furniture on Wednesdays, household goods on Thursday mornings and their car sales on Thursday evenings. ABC Auctions have household sales on Mondays, yard sales on Tuesdays and car sales on Fridays. TWA Auctions in Milton Park have a view-

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ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT: The viewing platform at Mukuvusi Woodlands. The Westgate Cinema complex and a 3D movie at Eastgate. BELOW LEFT TO RIGHT: The Fun Factory, Sam Levy’s Village and paintball excitement for friends and family. BOTTOM LEFT TO RIGHT: ‘Alliance Francaise and 60 years of friendship with Zimbabwe,’ ‘Harare City Library Logo’ , lots to do at The Fun Factory and a horse safari at the Mukuvusi Woodlands.

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Top Things To Do In Harare - April ing of household goods on most Wednesdays with the sale on Thursdays. They also have antique and fine art sales about four times a year. Just be careful not to get carried away and out bid yourself or you’ll end up spending more than you bargained for and taking home items you don’t really want! ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS - as the whole of April is holiday time.

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Don’t neglect the little ones and take them out for some excitement at the newly opened Fun Factory on Harare Drive. There’s lots of fun outside on the inflatables, jungle gyms and train rides, and inside there’s computer games, imaginative play areas and ball pools. During the mornings it’s a pre-school but it’s open to the public in the afternoons and on the weekends. A coffee shop will be open soon on site so parents can relax while the kids play. 44 Harare Drive, 886794 or 0773 237766 (Claudine).

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For some excitement for the young at heart – kids and adults – why not try your hand at Paintball. It’s great fun, good exercise and an excellent way to work out your stress and frustrations. You can play paintball at a number of places around town – Sherwood Golf Club, Kingfisher Park (behind Golden Stairs Nursery) or at One67 Enterprise Road. You can play games most days but you need to book in advance. Contact djsadrenalin@yahoo.com or zimpaintball@gmail.com. It’s better if you go with a group of family and friends.

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If you are looking for something exciting to do over the Easter Holidays come and join in the fun at the Harare BMX Club (opposite The Groombridge Spar) on The Chase. There will be a BMX Clinic running over the school holidays which will teach your child, and/or yourself,

bike skills and how to have fun on your bike. All you need is a roadworthy bike (it doesn’t have to be a BMX bike), long sleeved top, long trousers, a helmet and takkies. If you don’t have a helmet you can get one at the track. Dates: Easter Holidays 28th March to the 3rd May Times: Sunday Tuesday and Friday 1.00pm up to 4.00pm. Monday Wednesday and Thursday 9.00am up to 12.00pm. Cost: $10 for the first 2 hours and $5 per hour thereafter. Confirm your booking with Coach Andrew 0773 289077

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Sunday afternoons can be a real hoot for younger kids (and adults too). Model trains operate on the last Sunday of every month form 2.30pm onwards at Glenara Avenue, opposite Runiville shops. It’s great fun for the kids and the spectacle of grown men riding around on toy trains never ceases to amuse. Yes, it’s silly but it’s enormously entertaining. JUST CHILLING

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Sit back, relax and enjoy watching a movie. After a long break the cinemas at Eastgate and Westgate have been refurbished with the newest state-of -the-art equipment. Quite a few of their films are shown in 3D which is a cool way to see a film – the action is all around you. The Book Cafe in their new premises in Samora Machel Avenue (next to the Holiday Inn) have film screenings on Wednesday nights, showing feature films and documentaries that you won’t find anywhere else. CINEMALLIANCE at Alliance Francaise screen French films with English subtitles on Tuesday evenings at 6.00 pm. The Italian Cultural Society, the Dante Alighieri, shows Italian films with English subtitles at the Italian Club on the first Tuesday of every month. The films start at 6.30 pm and admission is free.

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Visit the National Botanical Gardens. Although it’s been a bit neglected over the last few years it’s looking beautiful now after the rains. It comprises 58 acres near the centre of town that contains examples of indigenous and exotic flora that thrive in our climate. It’s a great place to spend the day outdoors in the fresh air – you can walk your dog, kids can play ball games and run around safely and you can get some healthy exercise. Pack a picnic basket to enjoy under the trees or have a light meal in the restaurant. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority have their offices there, so you can find information and make bookings for their cottages and campsites around the country. Societies such as the Aloe and Cactus Society and the Tree Society have regular meetings here. The Tree Society is organising three outings in April. Tuesday, April 2nd at the National Botanical Gardens at 5 pm. Sunday, April 21st at a venue to be finalised at 9:30 am. Saturday, April 27th at a venue to be finalised at 2.30 pm. Anyone interested in attending should phone either Richard Oulton (870540) or Isla Grundy (0779 530463) for further details.

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. Mukuvisi Woodlands, situated just off the intersection of Glenara Avenue and the Mutare Road in Eastlea. Ideal for picnics, walking and bird-watching. The remaining area is a wildlife park where antelopes, zebras, giraffes and warthogs roam free. There is a guided bird life walk on the first Sunday morning of each month. There is also a walk/run on the last Sunday of every month from 6.30 am. You can take your dog, on a leash. The coffee shop serves great breakfasts, light lunches and teas. There’s also an education and information section and a gift shop.

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Fantastic Holiday Fun

at

Aladdin’s Caves

1 Storio Interactive E-reading system, where reading comes to life!

2 Model Aeroplane For the Model Hobby enthusiasts!

3 Air Baby Soft to the touch and are wonderful to cuddle!

4 Lego Lego available for all ages!

5 mobigo Touch Learning System. Vocabulary, Maths, Problem Solving, Music & More!

6 micro Chargers Charge your cars and beat the time trap! Launcher Pack also available.

7 Electronic Keyboard For all the budding musicians out there

8 Furnished Doll House Assemble, Paint Decorate and Play!

All products and much more available from Aladdin’s Caves No 15 York Avenue, Cnr Victoria Drive, Newlands Finest Toys and Hobbies For Everyone Tel: 0772 354 416/ 0772 327 991 Shop 15/16 Sam Levy’s Village, Tel: 884 553 Email: Bratz@gamley.net

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Disne- PLACES yland is a work of love.We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money - Walt Disney

Places to Visit

Places to Visit in Zim Mbizi Game Park:

The National Archives: Borrowdale Rd,

(04)700676-8, 0732-475503,

Gunhill, (04)79274

info@mbizi.co.zw

nat.archives@gta.gov.zw

If you have time off and you want to do

Lion & Cheetah Park:

The National Gallery of Zimbabwe

something special with your friends, family

(04)292782, 0775-181750/4,

Cnr Julius Nyerere/Park Lane

or visitors or you want to make an oc-

lionpark@mweb.co.zw

(04)704666/7, ngallery@mweb.co.zw

casion something to savour, then look no

Mavuradona Wilderness:

Gallery Delta

further than these special places to visit.

0772-320297, 0772-256434, admin@

100 Cnr Livingstone Ave/Ninth St

vardensafaris.com, www.vardensafaris.com

Greenwood Park

HARARE (or nearby)

Monavale Vlei – Wetlands (04)304298,

(04)792135

Arcadia Dam:

0772-772771

www.gallerydelta.com

0772-237316, 0712-406632, young@

EASTERN HIGHLANDS

mweb.co.zw

Aberfoyle Lodge: Honde Valley

Walk up Domboshawa:

aberfoyle@ehpl.co.zw

Borrowdale Rd, through Domboshawa

Eden Lodge – Eden Estates:

town, signposted on the right

Fresh Water Rd, Upper Bvumba.

Bally Vaughan Animal Sanctuary:

0733-337771, 0736-036390

0772-592944, 0774-312887, (04)497588

edenlodge@yahoo.com

Bushman Rock Safaris:

Far and Wide M’tarazi Cottages:

0712-365392, (04)2932453, 2932531,

farnwide@mweb.co.zw

info@bushmanrock.com

www.farnwide.co.zw

Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens:

Inns of Zimbabwe:

Enterprise Rd, past Enterprise Club, sign-

Pine Tree Inn; Inn on the vumba, Inn on

post on right

Rupurara.

Haka Game Park: Mutare Road

Mukuvisi Woodland Nature Reserve:

0712-404160, (04)701330

(04)747123, 0774-198009

Imire Safari Ranch: Day Trips

Mwanga Lodge:

(022)22094, 0772-522201,

(04)776341, 0772-300935

imiregp@zol.co.zw

Ngomakurira:

Hildemara:

28km down Borrowdale Rd, turn right by

www.innsofzimbabwe.co.zw Pungwe Cottages: wildnyanga@gmail.com Rhodes Nyanga Museum: (029)3195, 0773-814897, 0774-892538 White Horse Inn: Bvumba (020)60325, 0712-404475

(04)704781-7, 0772-241787,

sign “Ngomakurira Conference Centre”

0774-514724

Tsindi Ruins:

Hippo Pools Wilderness Camp:

Peterhouse Girl’s turnoff along the Mutare

GWERU

0773-050670, 0772-337355,

Rd, Marondera

Antelope Park:

wildernessafrica@zol.co.zw

Raintree:

(054)251923, 251913, 0712-362220,

Kuimba Shiri Bird Park:

0774-099775, raintree@zol.co.zw

(04)2926136, 0772-226635, 0772-990082,

Museums and Galleries

birdpark@mweb.co.zw

The National Museums and Monuments:

La Rochelle – Botanical Gardens:

107 Rotten Row

(020)22250, 0772-306560,

(04)752876, 774208

larochellezim@gmail.com

natmus@utande.co.zw

whitehorseinn@bsatt.com

0778-354002 primrose@africanencounters.co.zw www.antelopepark.co.zw

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Holiday Entertainment

HOLIDAYS

4 Bigmouth Slambag Punch it, kick it, slam it.Your Slambag is there to take it.

1 Todlers swing Can be taken anywhere

3 Velcro Ball & Glove

5 Sponge Painting SEt

This Easy Catch Ball and Glove set makes learning to play catch a cinch.

Sponge paints are a fun, easy craft that the kids will love!

2 sand Buckets

6 Water bomb

& Spades If you are going to the beach these holidays, these buckets and spades are a must have!

A favorite summer must have to make the best backyard bomber.

7 Blast off rocket Watch as the Blast-Off Rocket launches itself skyward with everyday household ingredients.

8 Boogie board

9 sand castle shapes Keeping kids entertained for hours while you relax on the beach.

Guaranteed to put a smile on anyone who’s riding the wave.

10 Beach ball Get the whole family envolved in an excited beach ball tournament!

11 Bug net Kids will have a great time collecting bugs in the garden & beyond with this insect & butterfly net!

12 Puzzle Games Educational and fun!

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13 Flippers, goggles & snorkel Bratz Basment has all the equipment you’ll need for that perfect beach holiday!

No 15 York Avenue, Cnr Victoria Drive, Newlands Tel: 0772 354 416/ 0772 327 991 Email: Bratz@gamley.net


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HIGHLIGHTS TV: APRIL Catch up the latest series, films and documentaries MNET FAMILY Channel 105

Don’t miss out on this great channel for the kids these April Holidays. See our listing for the whole month. Find the movies that satisfy your taste in a more convenient way. More HD movies, More Prime Time Movies, Easy to find your taste of movies at a convenient time New and entertaining library family movies with a good variety of movies per week. Minimum of 1 x unplayed movie per day MOVIE TYPES: Family, Musical, Youth, Animation, Fantasy and Light drama

BABE, PIG IN THE CITY Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett’s farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.

James May’s Man Lab About the Show James May’s Man Lab is a British television series presented by Top Gear presenter James May.

Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it’s a more difficult task than they anticipated. Mnet Family - Channel 105 26th April at 11:30

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GORDON RAMSAY’s ultimate cookery course

The show explores traditional skills that are being lost by the modern man, and how to stop them from being lost forever. Each episode has a variety of themed tasks, including construction, seduction, destruction and more. If science, geometry, maths, logic and explosives can be used in these tasks, so much the better. Tasks include sending a dead pet’s ashes into space using a homemade hydrogen balloon, creating one’s own smelting furnace, constructing a pool table, felling a tree using explosives, escaping from Dartmoor prison whilst avoiding detection from expert trackers and making a magnetic ceiling panel to throw your keys at so you don’t lose them. Make sure you catch it Discovery Channel (121) on Sunday 7th April at 20:00

Mnet Family - Channel 105 1st April at 11:30

The Muppets Take Manhattan

By Sarah Cullen

Watch this Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents (In the UK) Teenagers take their first summer holiday abroad without their parents, who are secretly watching everything that unfolds. Watch it on BBC Lifestyle, Channel 174 on Thursday 11th April at 22:30.

About the Show Gordon Ramsay has been cooking in professional kitchens for over 25 years. He’s been taught by some of the best chefs in the world, and in turn he has taught some of the best. Now in this practical home cookery series he’s going to strip away the complexity and hard graft and teach us how to cook 100 simple, accessible and modern recipes you can stake your life on! Learn recipes for fabulous food for special occasions, including a flavour-packed green papaya salad, a simple but celebratory chopped salad and Gordon’s spectacular raspberry millefeuille. Make sure you catch on BBC Lifestyle Channel 174 from Mon 1st at 20:00


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22:00 Grand Designs

tion PG13 21:00 Come Dine With Me

124 E! Ent

19:05 How It’s Made 19:35 Auction Kings

Kardashians

18:15 Keeping Up With The

19:15 E! News

Kardashians

19:30 Ice Loves Coco

19:15 E! News

20:00 E! News

19:30 Fashion Police

21:00 Infamous 911 Calls

20:00 E! News

21:30 The E! True Hollywood

21:00 Kourtney and Kim Take

22:00 Kourtney and Kim Take Miami

Miami 22:00 Chasing The Saturdays

18:15 Extreme Makeover

17:30 Extreme Makeover

174 BBC L/S

174 BBC L/S

19:00 Come Dine With Me PG13

19:00 Come Dine With Me

20:00 How To Cook Like Heston

21:00 Gordon’s Ultimate

20:30 Baking Made Easy

Cookery Course

21:00 Come Dine With Me

22:00 Born With Two Heads

22:40 The Restaurant UK 23:40 Celebrity MasterChef

PG13 22:55 Celebrity MasterChef


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SUN 7

103 MPremiere 103 MPremiere 118:30 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 20:30 Man On The Ledge 13VL 22:10 Ghost Rider 2: Spirit Of Vengeance 13VL 00:30 Circle Of Lies 16SL

105 MFamily 11:30 The Pacifier PG 13:30 Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs Evil PG 15:30 ET The Extra Terrestrial PG 17:30 Despicable Me 19:05 I Love You To Death PG13L

18:10 Think Like A Man 13L 20:30 The Amazing Spider-Man 23:00 The Sitter 16L

105 MFamily 11:30 The Rookie F 13:35 The Pacifier PG 15:30 The Flintstones F 17:30 A Far Off Place 19:20 Despicable Me

120 BBC ENT

17:55 Strictly Come Dancing 19:00] Doctor Who

19:55 Strictly Come Dancing

120 BBC ENT 18:00 Total Wipeout 19:00 Mr Bean 19:35 Derren Brown 20:30 Top Gear 22:35 Penn & Teller

121 Discovery 8:10 Soul Food Family

22:15 Drive 16VNL

20:30 Circle Of Lies 16SL

00:35 The Sitter 16L

00:30 21 Jump Street 16VSL

105 MFamily

22:30 The Amazing SpiderMan 13V

11:30 Liar, Liar PG13SL

11:30 K9 PG13VL

13:30 The Rookie F

13:30 Liar, Liar PG13SL

11:30 Something Wicked This Way Comes PG13V

15:35 Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs

15:30 The Pacifier PG

13:30 K9 PG13VL

Evil PG

17:30 A Dog Named Christmas

15:15 The Rookie F

17:30 The Winning Season

19:05 The Winning Season

17:30 Baby Geniuses F

105 MFamily

19:15 A Far Off Place

120 BBC ENT

120 BBC ENT

18:10 Who Wants To Be A Mil-

18:10 Who Wants To Be A Mil-

lionaire?

lionaire?

19:55 My Family

22:55 Friday Night Dinner PG13

105 MFamily

19:05 A Dog Named Christmas PG

120 BBC ENT 18:10 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 20:00 Top Gear PG13 22:00 Dragons’ Den 23:00 The Real Hustle

121 Discovery

23:30 Top Gear

18:40 How Do They Do It?

121 Discovery

20:00 James May’s Man Lab

19:05 How It’s Made

18:40 How Do They Do It?

19:35 Auction Kings

19:05 How It’s Made

20:00 Baggage Battles

19:35 Auction Kings

20:30 Dual Survival

20:00 Baggage Battles

21:25 Yukon Men

20:30 You Have Been Warned

124 E! Ent

20:30 Gold Rush

124 E! Ent

21:25 Magic of Science

21:25 Jungle Gold

20:30 Fashion Police

22:20 One Car Too Far

18:15 Keeping Up With The Kar-

21:00 Kourtney and Kim Take

dashians

18:40 How Do They Do It? 19:05 How It’s Made 19:35 Auction Kings 20:00 Baggage Battles

22:20 Mythbusters

124 E! Ent

Miami

124 E! Ent

22:00 Chasing The Saturdays

18:15 Keeping Up With The

19:30 Ice Loves Coco

Kardashians

20:00 E! News

19:15 E! News

21:00 Kourtney and Kim Take

19:30 Ice Loves Coco

Miami

20:00 E! News

20:00 E! News

22:00 Chasing The Saturdays

21:00 Fashion Police

21:00 Chasing The Saturdays

22:30 Ice Loves Coco

20:00 Keeping Up With The 21:00 Ice Loves Coco

174 BBC L/S

22:00 Fashion Police

18:00 Dating In The Dark USA

Off

22:45 21 Jump Street 16VSL

17:45 Sons of Guns

23:00 After Lately

20:00 The Great British Bake

18:30 A Little Bit Of Heaven PG13NL

121 Discovery

22:30 The Soup

16:05 Come Dine With Me

Vengeance 13VL

WED 10

19:05 Superhuman Showdown

19:00 Married To Jonas

174 BBC L/S

20:30 Ghost Rider 2: Spirit Of

13V

22:00 Live At The Apollo PG13

18:30 Mad Buddies PG13VL

20:30 The Amazing Spider-Man

22:00 Thelma’s Gypsy Girls 16

20:30 Baggage Battles

Kardashians

18:30 Apollo 18 16VL

22:45 I Escaped

Story

103 MPremiere 16:30 Mad Buddies PG13VL

21:00 Lee Evans 16

19:35 Sons of Guns

18:30 The E! True Hollywood

103 MPremiere

20:30 QI

21:50 Building Sea City

Harry

103 MPremiere

21:00 Dragons’ Den

18:40 Jungle Gold

18:00 The Two Faces Of Prince

TUE 9

20:00 MasterChef

20:55 Costa Concordia

124 E! Ent

MON 8

21:00 The Paradise

121 Discovery

TV GUIDE

19:00 Four Weddings PG13 20:00 The Girl With Two Faces 21:00 Sun, Sex & Suspicious Parents 16

19:15 E! News

18:15 Keeping Up With The Kardashians 19:15 E! News 19:30 Ice Loves Coco

22:00 The Soup

174 BBC L/S

22:30 Chasing The Saturdays

18:15 Extreme Makeover

18:15 Extreme Makeover

18:10 Extreme Makeover

19:00 Come Dine With Me

19:00 Come Dine With Me

19:00 Come Dine With Me

20:00 The Great British Bake Off

20:00 Gordon’s Ultimate Cook-

21:00 Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolu-

20:00 Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

22:00 Ice Loves Coco

174 BBC L/S

174 BBC L/S

21:05 Gordon’s Ultimate Cook-

22:00 The Only Way Is Essex 16

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tion PG13

21:00 Come Dine With Me

ery Course

22:30 Gok’s Clothes Roadshow

21:00 The Great British Bake Off

22:00 Dating In The Dark USA

22:45 Celebrity MasterChef

23:30 The Delicious Miss Dahl

22:00 Four Weddings 16

22:50 Celebrity MasterChef

23:45 Michel Roux’s Service

22:00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 16


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6pm-11PM

THU 11 APR

FRI 12

SAT 13

SUN 14

MON 15

103 MPremiere

103 MPremiere

103 MPremiere

103 MPremiere

103 MPremiere

18:30 Big Miracle PG

18:30 Scooby Doo! Spooky

18:30 Scooby Doo! Spooky

18:10 The Amazing Spider-Man

18:50 Mad Buddies PG13VL

20:30 Man On The Ledge 13VL

Games

Games

13V

20:30 Safe House 16V

20:30 Safe House 16V

22:30 A Dangerous Method 16SN

22:15 Circle Of Lies 16SL

20:30 Machine Gun Preacher

00:30 Ghost Rider 2: Spirit Of Vengeance 13VL

20:30 Machine Gun Preacher

22:05 Everything Must Go 13SL

22:30 Everything Must Go 13SL

00:30 Fatal Justice 13V

00:30 Fatal Justice 13V

11:30 Spy Kids: All The Time In

11:30 Princess Diaries 2 - The

The World PG13V

Royal Engagement F

13:30 The Flintstones In Viva

13:30 Spy Kids: All The Time In

11:30 The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas PG

105 MFamily

13:30 Something Wicked This Way Comes PG13V 15:30 Liar, Liar PG13SL 17:30 The Muppets Take Manhattan 19:05 Baby Geniuses F

120 BBC ENT 18:10 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 20:00 Miranda PG13 20:30 Mr Bean 21:00 Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

105 MFamily

Rock Vegas PG

15:30 Something Wicked This

17:30 Touchback PG

Way Comes PG13V

19:30 The Muppets Take Man-

17:30 Big Mommas: Like Father,

hattan

120 BBC ENT 18:00 Total Wipeout

20:00 Death In Paradise 16

22:00 The Paradise 23:00 Derren Brown 1

22:00 Lee Evans 16

121 Discovery

23:00 QI

18:40 How Do They Do It?

121 Discovery

19:35 Auction Kings 20:00 Baggage Battles 20:30 Sons of Guns

18:40 How Do They Do It? 19:05 How It’s Made 19:35 Auction Kings

21:25 Mobster Confessions

20:00 Baggage Battles

22:20 Hellriders

20:30 Crash Course

21:25 Overhaulin’

124 E! Ent

18:15 Keeping Up With The Kardashians 19:15 E! News 19:30 Ice Loves Coco 20:00 E! News 21:00 Celebrity Oops They Did It Again 22:00 Kourtney and Kim Take Miami

174 BBC L/S 8:15 Extreme Makeover

19:00 Come Dine With Me 20:00 How To Cook Like Heston 20:30 Baking Made Easy 21:00 Gok’s Clothes Roadshow 22:00 The Only Way Is Essex 16 22:30 Sun, Sex & Suspicious Parents 16

76

The World PG13V

15:30 K9 PG13VL

21:00 Waking The Dead 16

19:05 How It’s Made

105 MFamily

22:20 Dirty Great Machines

124 E! Ent

Like Son 19:15 Touchback PG

22:30 Machine Gun Preacher 00:30 Everything Must Go 13SL

105 MFamily

11:30 The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy PG 13:30 Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked PG 15:30 The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas PG 17:30 My Girl 2 PG 19:10 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

120 BBC ENT

00:30 Machine Gun Preacher

105 MFamily

11:30 Balto F

13:30 The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy PG 15:30 Spy Kids: All The Time In The World PG13V 17:30 High School High PG13L 19:00 My Girl 2 PG

120 BBC ENT

18:30 Mr Bean: The Animated

18:10 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

18:00 Total Wipeout

Series

20:00 MasterChef

19:00 Mr Bean

19:00 Doctor Who

21:00 Hell’s Kitchen USA 16

20:00 The Cube

22:00 Come Dine With Me

21:00 The Paradise

23:00 The Inbetweeners 16

22:00 Miranda PG13

120 BBC ENT 19:30 Derren Brown 20:30 Top Gear 22:35 Penn & Teller

121 Discovery 18:40 Jungle Gold 19:35 Sons of Guns 20:30 Baggage Battles

22:35 Lee Evans 16

121 Discovery 18:10 Soul Food Family 19:05 Magic of Science 20:00 You Have Been Warned

22:45 Auction Kings

20:55 Costa Concordia

21:50 Building Sea City

124 E! Ent 18:00 Taylor Swift

22:45 Jesse James

121 Discovery 18:40 How Do They Do It? 19:05 How It’s Made 19:35 Auction Kings 20:00 Baggage Battles 20:30 Gold Rush 21:25 Jungle Gold

124 E! Ent 18:15 Keeping Up With The Kardashians

18:15 Keeping Up With The

19:00 Married To Jonas

124 E! Ent

Kardashians

20:00 Keeping Up With The

17:00 Kourtney and Kim Take

19:30 Ice Loves Coco

19:15 E! News

Kardashians

Miami

20:00 E! News

19:30 Fashion Police

21:00 Ice Loves Coco

22:00 Chasing The Saturdays

20:00 E! News

22:00 Fashion Police

21:00 Chasing The Saturdays

21:00 Kourtney and Kim Take

Miami

174 BBC L/S

22:00 Chasing The Saturdays

20:00 The Great British Bake Off

21:05 Gordon’s Ultimate Cook-

17:30 Extreme Makeover

22:00 The Only Way Is Essex 16

19:00 Come Dine With Me

22:35 Sun, Sex & Suspicious

21:00 Gordon’s Ultimate Cook-

Parents 16

174 BBC L/S

ery Course 22:00 The Girl With Two Faces

ery Course

23:50 MasterChef

22:30 The Soup 23:00 After Lately 23:30 E! News

174 BBC L/S

19:00 Four Weddings PG13 20:00 My Big Fat Fetish 16 21:00 Sun, Sex & Suspicious

19:15 E! News

22:00 Ice Loves Coco

174 BBC LS 18:10 Extreme Makeover 19:00 Come Dine With Me 20:00 Gordon’s Ultimate Cookery Course

Parents 16

21:00 The Great British Bake Off

22:00 The Only Way Is Essex 16

22:00 Four Weddings PG13

22:30 Gok’s Clothes Roadshow


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TV GUIDE

TUE 16

WED 17

THU 18

FRI 19

SAT 20

103 MPremiere

103 MPremiere

103 MPremiere

103 MPremiere

103 MPremiere

18:30 Everything Must Go 13SL

18:30 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1

18:30 Arthur Christmas PG

18:30 Arthur Christmas PG

20:30 That’s My Boy 16VSNL

20:30 That’s My Boy 16VSNL

22:30Drew Peterson: Untouch-

22:30 Drew Peterson: Un-

18:20 Safe House 16V

20:30 Everything Must Go 13SL

20:30 Fatal Justice 13V

22:10 The Devil Inside 18VL

22:30 Safe House 16V

00:30 A Dangerous Method 16SN

00:30 The Devil Inside 18VL

105 MFamily

11:30 Radio Flyer 13VL 11:30 Are We There Yet? PG 13:30 Are We There Yet? PG 13:30 Liar, Liar PG13SL 15:30 The Hitchhiker’s Guide To 15:30 Alvin And The Chip-

105 MFamily

20:30 Machine Gun Preacher 22:05 Fatal Justice 13V 00:30 Sympathy For Delicious 16NL 11:30 Cats And Dogs PG

105 MFamily

13:30 Radio Flyer 13VL

able 13V

touchable 13V

00:30 A Fall From Grace 13SL

00:30 A Fall From Grace

11:30 Only You PG

11:30 I Love You To Death

105 MFamily

13:30 Cats And Dogs PG

15:30 ET The Extra Terrestrial PG

15:30 Are We There Yet? PG

17:30 The Baby-Sitters Club F

17:30 Richie Rich PG

18:55 High School High PG13L

17:30 The Muppet Christmas Carol ALL

19:05 Paws PG

18:55 The Baby-Sitters Club F

120 BBC ENT

Carol ALL

120 BBC ENT

120 BBC ENT

18:10 Who Wants To Be A Mil-

18:10 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

munks: Chipwrecked PG

The Galaxy PG

17:30 Paws PG

18:10 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 19:55 My Family

120 BBC ENT lionaire?

20:30 QI

20:00 Top Gear PG13

21:00 Rowan Atkinson Live 16

22:00 Hell’s Kitchen USA 16

22:05 Live At The Apollo PG13

22:55 The Real Hustle

23:00 Episodes 16

23:20 Top Gear

23:30 Top Gear

121 Discovery 118:40 How Do They Do It? 19:05 How It’s Made 19:35 Auction Kings

19:00 Mr Bean: The Animated Series 19:30 Derren Brown 20:30 Top Gear PG13 22:30 Penn & Teller 23:20 Hell’s Kitchen USA 16

18:40 Jungle Gold

19:05 How It’s Made

19:35 Sons of Guns

20:00 Baggage Battles

19:35 Auction Hunters

20:30 Baggage Battles

20:30 Sons of Guns

20:00 Baggage Battles

22:45 Auction Kings

21:25 Mobster Confessions

20:30 Crash Course

22:20 Hellriders

21:25 Overhaulin’

124 E! Ent

22:20 Fifth Gear

18:00 My Kid Is Gonna Be

19:35 Auction Hunters

124 E! Ent

124 E! Ent

18:15 Keeping Up With The

18:15 Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Kardashians

19:15 E! News

19:15 E! News

19:30 Ice Loves Coco

20:00 E! News 21:00 Kourtney and Kim Take Miami

20:00 E! News

20:00 E! News 21:00 Leann Rimes

21:00 Fashion Police

22:00 The Real 50 Shades Of Grey

22:00 The Soup

23:00 Chelsea Lately

174 BBC L/S

18:15 Extreme Makeover

18:15 Extreme Makeover

19:00 Come Dine With Me

19:00 Come Dine With Me

20:00 The Great British Bake

20:00 The Great British Bake Off

21:00 Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

21:00 Come Dine With Me

22:55 MasterChef

18:00 Total Wipeout

19:35 Auction Hunters

19:30 Ice Loves Coco

22:00 Dating In The Dark USA

23:40 Top Gear

120 BBC ENT

19:05 How It’s Made

174 BBC L/S

23:05 QI

18:40 How Do They Do It?

21:25 Magic of Science

22:30 Ice Loves Coco

121 Discovery

22:00 Rowan Atkinson Live 16

19:10 Richie Rich PG

18:40 How Do They Do It?

21:25 Yukon Men

22:00 Chasing The Saturdays

21:00 Waking The Dead 16

17:30 Cable Guy 13L

19:05 How It’s Made

20:30 You Have Been Warned

19:30 Ice Loves Coco

23:05 Derren Brown

20:00 Scott & Bailey 16

15:30 Radio Flyer 13VL

20:30 Dual Survival

19:15 E! News

22:05 The Paradise

18:00 Total Wipeout

13:30 Only You PG

121 Discovery

20:00 Baggage Battles

18:15 Keeping Up With The Kardashians

21:00 The Weakest Link

PG13L

18:40 How Do They Do It?

121 Discovery

20:00 Baggage Battles

124 E! Ent

20:00 The Cube

19:10 The Muppet Christmas

105 MFamily

22:50 MasterChef 23:45 Great British Menu

174 BBC L/S 18:15 Extreme Makeover

19:00 Come Dine With Me PG13

124 E! Ent 18:20 E! News

19:15 Keeping Up With The Kardashians 20:15 E! News 20:30 Ice Loves Coco 21:00 E! News 22:00 Kourtney and Kim Take Miami 23:00 Chasing The Saturdays

174 BBC L/S

20:00 Baking Made Easy

19:00 Come Dine With Me

21:00 Gok’s Clothes Roadshow

21:00 Gordon’s Ultimate Cook-

22:00 The Only Way Is Essex 16

ery Course

22:30 Sun, Sex & Suspicious Parents 16

22:00 My Big Fat Fetish 16

121 Discovery

Famous 19:00 Married To Jonas 20:00 Keeping Up With The Kardashians 21:00 Ice Loves Coco 22:00 Fashion Police

174 BBC L/S

16:15 Come Dine With Me 20:00 The Great British Bake Off 21:05 Gordon’s Ultimate Cookery Course 22:00 The Only Way Is Essex 16 22:30 Sun, Sex & Suspicious Parents 16 23:30 MasterChef

23:00 MasterChef

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PRIME TIME VIEWING SUN 21

MON 22

TUE 23

WED 24

THU 25

103 MPremiere

103 MPremiere

103MPremiere

103 MPremiere

103 MPremiere

118:30 Fatal Justice 13V

18:30 Safe House 16V

18:30 Material PG13L

18:30 Man On The Ledge 13VL

20:30 Material PG13L

20:30 Material PG13L

20:30 Drew Peterson: Untouch-

20:30 A Fall From Grace 13SL

18:10 The Amazing SpiderMan 13V

22:10 That’s My Boy 16VSNL

22:10 Shark Night 16V

00:30 Drew Peterson: Untouch-

00:30 That’s My Boy 16VSNL

able 13V

105 MFamily 105 MFamily 11:30 A Far Off Place 11:30 Despicable Me

13:30 I Love You To Death PG13L 15:30 Cats And Dogs PG 17:30 What A Girl Wants PG 19:15 Cable Guy 13L

13:30 The Winning Season 15:30 Only You PG 17:30 Mars Attacks! 13VL 19:15 What A Girl Wants PG

120 BBC ENT 120 BBC ENT 18:10 Who Wants To Be A Mil18:30 Mr Bean: The Animated Series

lionaire? 20:00 MasterChef

able 13V 22:05 The Sitter 16L 00:30 Shark Night 16V

105 MFamily

22:30 Material PG13L 00:30 Martha Marcy May Marlene 16VSNL

105 MFamily

11:30 The Winning Season

11:30 A Dog Named Christmas

13:30 A Far Off Place

PG

15:30 I Love You To Death PG13L

13:30 The Winning Season

17:30 Race The Sun PG

15:30 Despicable Me

120 BBC ENT 18:10 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

17:30 Like Father Like Son PG13L 19:10 Race The Sun PG

120 BBC ENT

19:55 My Family

18:10 Who Wants To Be A Mil-

20:30 That’s My Boy 16VSNL 22:30 A Fall From Grace 13SL 00:30 Drew Peterson: Untouchable 13V 11:30 Baby Geniuses F

105 MFamily

13:30 A Dog Named Christmas PG 15:30 A Far Off Place 17:30 The Seven Of Daran: Battle Of Pareo Rock 19:00 Like Father Like Son PG13L

120 BBC ENT

18:10 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

20:30 QI PG13

lionaire?

21:00 Hell’s Kitchen USA

21:00 Michael McIntyre 16

20:00 Top Gear PG13

22:00 Come Dine With Me

22:00 Live At The Apollo PG13

22:00 Hell’s Kitchen USA

23:00 The Inbetweeners 16

22:55 Episodes 16

22:50 The Real Hustle

22:00 The Paradise

23:30 Top Gear

23:20 Top Gear PG13

23:00 Derren Brown 16

23:25 Top Gear

19:05 How It’s Made

18:40 How Do They Do It?

18:40 How Do They Do It?

18:10 Soul Food Family

19:35 Auction Hunters

19:05 How It’s Made

19:05 How It’s Made

19:05 Magic of Science

20:00 Baggage Battles

19:35 Auction Hunters

19:35 Auction Hunters

19:35 Auction Hunters

20:00 You Have Been Warned

20:30 Gold Rush

20:00 Baggage Battles

20:00 Baggage Battles

20:00 Baggage Battle

20:55 Strip the City

21:25 Jungle Gold

20:30 Dual Survival

20:30 You Have Been Warned

21:50 Countdown to Collision

22:20 One Car Too Far

21:25 Yukon Men

21:25 Magic of Science

124 E! Ent

22:20 Finding Bigfoot

22:20 Mythbusters

18:00 The Two Faces Of Prince

18:15 Keeping Up With The

124 E! Ent

Kardashians

18:15 Keeping Up With The

18:15 Keeping Up With The

19:00 Doctor Who 20:00 The Cube 21:00 The Paradise 22:00 Miranda PG13 22:35 Rowan Atkinson Live 16 23:35 Scott & Bailey 16

121 Discovery

Harry 18:30 Chasing The Saturdays 21:00 Kourtney and Kim Take Miami 22:00 Chasing The Saturdays 22:30 The Soup

174 BBC L/S

121 Discovery 18:40 How Do They Do It?

124 E! Ent 19:15 E! News

19:30 Ice Loves Coco 20:00 E! News 21:00 Chasing The Saturdays 22:00 Ice Loves Coco

121 Discovery

Kardashians

121 Discovery

124 E! Ent Kardashians

20:00 The Cube 21:00 The Weakest Link

121 Discovery 18:40 How Do They Do It? 19:05 How It’s Made

20:30 Sons of Guns 21:25 Mobster Confessions 22:20 Hellriders

124 E! Ent

18:15 Keeping Up With The Kardashians 19:15 E! News 19:30 Ice Loves Coco

19:15 E! News

19:15 E! News

19:30 Ice Loves Coco

19:30 Ice Loves Coco

20:00 E! News

21:00 E! Investigates

20:00 E! News

21:00 Kourtney and Kim Take

21:00 Fashion Police

22:00 Kourtney and Kim Take Miami

Miami

20:00 E! News

23:00 Chelsea Lately

Nudist 16

174 BBC L/S 22:30 Chasing The Saturdays 22:30 Ice Loves Coco 18:10 Extreme Makeover 174 BBC L/S 19:00 Come Dine With Me 18:10 Extreme Makeover 174 BBC L/S 174 BBC L/S 20:00 Baking Made Easy 19:00 Come Dine With Me

21:00 Sun, Sex & Suspicious

20:00 Gordon’s Ultimate Cook-

18:00 Dating In The Dark USA 19:00 Four Weddings PG13 20:00 My Daughter the Teenage

Parents 16

22:30 Fashion Police

ery Course

22:00 The Only Way Is Essex 16

21:00 The Great British Bake Off

22:30 Gok’s Clothes Roadshow

22:00 Four Weddings PG13

23:25 Rick Stein’s Spain

78

23:00 MasterChef

22:00 Chasing The Saturdays

18:05 Extreme Makeover

19:00 Come Dine With Me 20:00 The Great British Bake Off 22:00 Dating In The Dark USA 22:55 MasterChef

22:00 The Soup

18:15 Extreme Makeover

19:00 Come Dine With Me 20:00 The Great British Bake Off 21:00 Come Dine With Me 22:45 MasterChef

21:00 Gok’s Clothes Roadshow

22:00 The Only Way Is Essex 16 22:30 Sun, Sex & Suspicious Parents 16


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103 MPremiere 18:30 The Three Stooges PG 20:30 Steel Magnolias 22:30 Rampart

SAT 27

SUN 28

MON 29

103 MPremiere

103 MPremiere

103 MPremiere

103 MPremiere

18:30 A Fall From Grace 13SL

18:30 Material PG13L

20:30 Men In Black III PG13VL

20:30 Men In Black III PG13VL

18:30 Men In Black III PG13VL

22:30 Steel Magnolias

22:30 That’s My Boy 16VSNL

00:30 Rampart

00:30 Steel Magnolias

18:30 The Three Stooges PG 20:30 Steel Magnolias

00:30 Language Of A Broken

22:30 Rampart

Heart PG13SL

00:30 Language Of A Broken

105 MFamily

11:30 The Muppets Take Manhattan 13:30 Baby Geniuses F 15:30 The Winning Season 17:30 Practical Magic PG13 19:20 The Seven Of Daran: Battle Of Pareo Rock

120 BBC ENT 18:00 Total Wipeout 20:00 Scott & Bailey 16 21:00 Waking The Dead 16 22:00 Michael McIntyre 16

Heart PG13SL

105 MFamily

15:30 Baby Geniuses F

hattan

17:30 Love Don’t Cost A

15:30 A Dog Named Christmas PG 17:30 Mr Deeds PG13VL 19:05 Practical Magic PG13

120 BBC ENT

19:00 Mr Bean: The Animated

Series

19:35 Auction Hunters 20:00 Baggage Battles 20:30 Crash Course 21:25 Overhaulin’

124 E! Ent

18:15 Keeping Up With The Kardashians 19:15 E! News 19:30 Fashion Police 20:00 E! News 21:00 Kourtney and Kim Take

19:30 Derren Brown 20:30 Top Gear PG13 22:35 Penn & Teller 23:25 Hell’s Kitchen USA

121 Discovery 18:40 Jungle Gold 19:35 Sons of Guns 20:30 Baggage Battles 22:45 Auction Hunters

124 E! Ent

12:00 Keeping Up With The

22:00 Chasing The Saturdays

Kardashians

21:00 Ice Loves Coco 117:30 Extreme Makeover

19:00 Come Dine With Me

22:00 Fashion Police

21:00 Gordon’s Ultimate

174 BBC L/S

Cookery Course 22:00 My Daughter the Teenage Nudist 22:55 MasterChef 23:45 Great British Menu

13:30 My Girl 2 PG

Like Son

15:30 Touchback PG

15:30 The Muppets Take Man-

17:30 Zathura - A Space Adventure PG13V

hattan

19:10 How She Move

18:30 Mr Bean: The Animated

18:10 Who Wants To Be A Mil-

Series

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20:00 MasterChef

20:00 The Cube

21:00 Hell’s Kitchen USA 16

21:00 The Paradise

22:00 Come Dine With Me

121 Discovery 18:10 Soul Food Family 19:05 Magic of Science

20:55 Strip the City 21:50 Countdown to Collision

20:30 QI PG13 21:00 Lee Evans 16

22:55 Episodes 16

121 Discovery 18:40 How Do They Do It? 19:05 How It’s Made 19:35 Auction Hunters 20:00 Baggage Battles 20:30 Gold Rush 21:25 Jungle Gold 22:20 One Car Too Far

124 E! Ent

18:15 Keeping Up With The Kardashians

121 Discovery 18:40 How Do They Do It? 19:05 How It’s Made 19:35 Auction Hunters 20:00 Baggage Battles 20:30 Dual Survival 21:25 Yukon Men

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21:00 Kourtney and Kim Take

20:00 E! News

Miami

21:00 Chasing The Saturdays

22:00 Chasing The Saturdays

22:00 Ice Loves Coco

22:00 Chasing The Saturdays

22:30 The Soup

22:30 Fashion Police

22:30 Ice Loves Coco

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18:00 Dating In The Dark USA

174 BBC L/S 18:10 Extreme Makeover

16:15 Come Dine With Me PG13

20:00 Disco Diva Mum

20:00 Gordon’s Ultimate Cook-

20:00 The Great British Bake Off

21:00 Sun, Sex & Suspicious

22:00 The Only Way Is Essex 16

19:55 My Family

19:00 Come Dine With Me

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18:10 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

22:00 Live At The Apollo PG13

19:00 Four Weddings PG13

21:05 Gordon’s Ultimate Cook-

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23:00 The Inbetweeners 16

22:45 American Chopper

124 E! Ent

00:30 That’s My Boy 16VSNL

11:30 High School High

120 BBC ENT

23:35 Scott & Bailey 16

22:30 Shark Night 16V

13:30 Big Mommas: Like Father,

120 BBC ENT

22:35 Michael McIntyre 16

20:30 Rampart

11:30 My Girl 2 PG

22:00 Miranda

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17:30 How She Moves

20:00 You Have Been Warned

Miami

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13:30 The Muppets Take Man-

23:30 Top Gear

19:05 How It’s Made

105 MFamily

11:30 Big Mommas: Like Father, 13:30 Touchback PG

18:00 Total Wipeout

18:40 How Do They Do It?

11:30 Touchback PG

22:55 QI PG13

121 Discovery

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20:00 E! News 21:00 Kourtney and Kim Take Miami

174 BBC L/S 18:15 Extreme Makeover 19:00 Come Dine With Me 20:00 MasterChef 21:00 The Great British Bake Off

22:00 Four Weddings PG13

22:00 Dating In The Dark USA

23:00 MasterChef

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IN SPORT What is on in APRIL

Super Rugby

Crusaders v Highlanders Liverpool v West Ham 14:30 20th April - 11:40 Tottenham v Everton 15:05 5th April - 08:35 Reds v Brumbies Blues v Highlanders Newcastle v Fulham 16:00 20th April 7:05 5th April - 10:40 QPR v Wigan 17:10 Sharks v Cheetahs Brumbies v Southern Kings Monday 08 April 2013 20th April - 19:10 5th April - 19:10 Man Utd v Man City 21:00 Southern Kings v Bulls Sharks v Crusaders Saturday 13 April 2013 26th April - 09:35 6th April - 08:35 Newcastle v Sunderland 13:45 Hurricanes v Stormers Hurricanes v Waratahs 16:00 26th April - 11:40 Aston Villa v Fulham 6th April -10:40 Everton v QPR 16:00 Reds v Blues Force v Rebels Southampton v West Ham16:00 27th April - 09:35 6th April - 17:05 Chiefs v Sharks Reading v Liverpool 16:00 Cheetahs v Stormers Arsenal v Norwich 16:00 12th April - 09:35 27th April - 11:40 Brumbies v Force Highlanders v Brumbies Sunday 14 April 2013 27th April - 17:05 Stoke v Man Utd 13th April - 04:35 14:30 Bulls v Waratahs Chiefs v Reds Chelsea v Tottenham 17:00 27th April - 19:10 13th April - 09:35 Tuesday 16 April 2013 Cheetahs v Southern Kings Blues v Hurricanes Arsenal v Everton 20:45 28th April - 05:05 13th April - 11:40 Wednesday 17 April 2013 Crusaders v Rebels Rebels v Southern Kings Man City v Wigan 20:45 13th April - 13:45 West Ham v Man Utd 20:45 Force v Crusaders Monday 01 April 2013 Saturday 20 April 2013 13th April - 17:05 Fulham v QPR 21:00 Stormers v Sharks Norwich v Reading 16:00 Saturday 06 April 2013 13th April - 19:10 QPR v Stoke 16:00 Bulls v Cheetahs Reading v Southampton 13:45 Sunderland v Everton 16:00 19th April - 09:35 Chelsea v Sunderland 16:00 West Brom v Newcastle 1 6:00 Hurricanes v Force Norwich v Swansea 16:00 West Ham v Wigan 16:00 Stoke v Aston Villa 16:00 Fulham v Arsenal 16:00 19th April - 11:40 West Brom v Arsenal 16:00 Swansea v Southampton 16:00 Waratahs v Chiefs Sunday 07 April 2013 Sunday 21 April 2013 20th April - 09:35

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Sport Highlights - APRIL 2013 Tottenham v Man City 14:30 Liverpool v Chelsea 17:00 Monday 22 April 2013 Man Utd v Aston Villa 21:00 Saturday 27 April 2013 Man City v West Ham 13:45 Aston Villa v Sunderland 1 6:00 Chelsea v Swansea 16:00 Everton v Fulham 16:00 Southampton v West Brom 16:00 Stoke v Norwich 16:00 Wigan v Tottenham 16:00 Newcastle v Liverpool 18:30 Sunday 28 April 2013 Reading v QPR 14:30 Arsenal v Man Utd 17:00

IPL CRICKET 3rd April - 16:30 - Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils 4th April - 16:30 - Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians 5th April - 16:30 - Sunrisers Hyderabad v Pune Warriors 6th April - 12:30 - Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals 6th April - 16:30 - Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians 7th April - 12:30 - Pune Warriors v Kings XI Punjab 7th April - 16:30 - Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore 8th April - 16:30 - Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders 9th April - 16:30 - Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils 10th April - 16:30 - Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings 11th April - 12:20 - Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders 11th April - 16:30 - Pune Warriors v Rajasthan Royals 12th April - 16:30 - Delhi Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad

13th April - 12:30 - Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors 13th April - 16:30 - Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore 14th April - 12:30 - Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad 14th April - 16:30 - Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab 15th April - 16:30 - Chennai Super Kings v Pune Warriors 16th April - 12:30 - Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders 16th April - 16:30 - Royal Challengers v Delhi Daredevils 17th April - 12.30 - Pune Warriors v Sunrisers Hyderabad 17th April - 16:30 - Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians 18th April - 16:30 - Delhi Daredevils v Chennai Super Kings 16:30 19th April - 16:30 - Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab 20th April -12:30 - Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings 20th April - 16:30 - Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals 21st April - 12:30 - Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians 21st April - 16:30 - Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors 22st April - 16:30 - Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals 23rd April - 12:30 Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors 23rd April - 16:30 Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils 24th April - 16:30 Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians 25th April - 16:30 Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad 26th April - 16:30 Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab 27th April - 12:30 Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad

SPORT ON IPL CRICKET 27th April - 16:30 Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore 28th April - 12:30 Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders 28th April - 16:30 Delhi Daredevils v Pune Warriors 29th April - 12:30 Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore 29th April - 16:30 Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab 30th April - 16:30 Pune Warriors v Chennai Super Kings

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The season begins with two races this month 14 April – China, Shanghai 21 April – Bahrain, Sakhir

Tennis

The ATP tour continues with : 8 April- US Mens Claycourt Championship, Houston, USA 14 April- Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, Monte Carlo, Monaco 29 April- BMW Open, Munich, Germany

The WTA calendar: 8 April- BNP Paribas Katowice open, Katowice, Poland 22 April- Tour Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany

Golf

The big one this month is: 11-14 April- US Masters, Augusta National GC, Georgia

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Harare

Highlights - April Joburg/ CT

Josh Ainsley

Cape Town Jazz Festival

5 April 2013 Time: 19:00

Cape Town Central

The Cage, Mabelreign Country Club

Friday 5th & Saturday 6th April

Make a night of it! Enjoy an early 3 course dinner in our separate dining room .. excellent quality and very reasonably priced .. then sit back in the bar and take in the highly talented Josh Ansley.. then get up and dance!

The annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival is the culmination of world-renowned musicians providing a cohesive star-studded line-up. 2013 will be its 14th year - this event will be hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

2013 Zim DJ IDOL

Johannesburg Wine Show

22 March - 5 April 2013

Randburg

Club H2O, Sam Levy’s Village

Friday 3 May – Sunday 5 May

Over the 3 weeks the 6 DJ’s will be given the opportunity to play for YOU in a battle style event series!

3 day wine extravaganza show cases anything to do with wine. There will be 1000s of exhibitors. There will also be a large focus on food and wine pairing. If you love wine this event is for you.

HIFA - Harare International Festival Of Arts- Whats next April 30 – 5 May This year’s theme reflects the feeling in HIFA of positive progress. HIFA is moving in all new directions and are excited by the possibilities ahead them as a Festival, as a team, as a city and as a country. The theme echoes the feeling they want their audience to have at the Festival of what’s the next show, the next dance, the next concert they are going to see. See more at www.hifa.co.zw

Michael McIntyre (above) Michael McIntyre Grand Arena, Grand West - Cape Town Friday 19th April 20:00 The biggest selling comedian from the United Kingdom will be performing live in South Africa at The Grand Arena in Cape Town. His tour last year in 2012 got him into the Guiness Book of records as the biggest selling comedian with ticket sales of over 700000 in the United Kingdom alone. He has been featured on BBC prime. If you can make it to Cape Town during April, this show is not to be missed! b Jersey Boys

REPS Friday April 5th – Rob Osborne sings live in the Reps Bar from 8pm. Friday April 12th – Christina Jenkins sings live in the Reps Bar, starting 8pm. Wednesday April 17th – Fun Pub Quiz with quizmaster Paul Shephard starts at 6.30pm. Thursday April 18th – Family Fun Day, with entertainment, food and games from lunchtime onwards. Friday April 26th – David Bvumbesings live in the Reps Bar.

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Bon Jovi- Because we can Tour Tickets are selling fast. The band`s return to the road in 2013 will cap an incredible run which has secured Bon Jovi`s status as the essential live rock band. 2 NIGHTS ONLY! F N B Stadium, Johannesburg and Reef Gauteng Tue 07 May 13 8:00 PM Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town Sat 11 May 13 8:00 PM

Teatro At Montecasino April 13th - May 26th The runaway worldwide smash hit musical Jersey Boys tells the true real-life story of how four poverty-line kids from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records globally - all before they were 30!

Metallica Metallica are one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. In April they will be playing live in South Africa. Book your tickets now if you want to see one of the most influential bands in the world. Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town Wed 24 Apr 13 8:00 pm F N B Stadium, Johannesburg And Reef Gauteng Sat 27 Apr 13 6:30 pm Sharks V Crusaders Kings Park Friday 5 April 19.10 If you are in Durban this will be a good game to see. The two heavies of the Super rugby competition.


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Hot Browsing What is new on the web

FIVE NEW APPS For personal finance iPhone and iPads Here is a selection of the best apps available for personal finance. Account tracker Free Rated the best personal accounting app in 2011, this app allows you to enter in recurring payments as well as one off transactions and see how much money you have left after all payments will be made. Easy to use , this is one app worth getting. . Family EXpenses Free or $3.50 to upgrade to full version This app allows you to record expenses for a number of family members. Useful if you have a joint account or there are arguments about how much money you spend! Doesn’t record income.

EXPENSE 2.0 Free or or $4.50 to upgrade to full version A cute app that allows you to add income and allows you to set savings goals. Set out with easy to understand graphics, you can quickly see what categories you are spending the most money in. EXPENSE FREE Free or $4.50 to upgrade to full version A more grown up looking app, it also allows you to add multiple accounts and set budgets. It also generates multiple types of reports so you can see your spending habits monthly, quarterly or your own custom dates. SPENDING Free or $4.50 to upgrade to full version Another cleanly designed app that allows you to see at a glance the balance of your account and see where your biggest spending areas are on a monthly basis. The free version does not allow you to add repeating transactions.

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by Mikey Goldhawk

RATING: * BIN IT ** KEEP IT *** DOWNLOAD IT

Justin Timberlake20/20 Experience *

Tunde BaiyewuDiamond in a rock ($11.99 iTunes) **

It’s not even officially released, but let me be the first critic to say; “JT, why did you go solo? To get a new sound away from your boy band?” With this album you would think 90’s Pop sensation, N’sync, was back. What happened in the last 7 years when JT released his last album. iTunes marketing department says the new single is a “stinging jab” yes it is, but not in the same context iTunes states. It stings your ears. At the price of $16.99 it is too expensive. I would suggest only buying this album when it’s at a reduced price and only if you are a music collector and need it to complete your collection. Download- Mirrors (because I feel compelled to put one)/ Ditch – The rest.

It’s hard not to love the Lighthouse Family, so therefore it would be hard to not want to get this album by their front man Tunde Baiyewu. There is not much difference in Music style and effect between this solo album and the Band as a wholes album. None theless his lyrical skills are great as are his vocal skills. It’s what one would expect from lighthouse, no deviations in what they do so it can be a bit monotonous. But then they say “if something’s are not broken don’t fix them...”

($16.99 iTunes Pre-order)

DIDo - THE GIRL WHO GOT AWAY ($16.99 iTunes) *** I was waiting for this album with bated breath, expecting to be wowed. Dido has had a different take on electronic pop with her music. It’s got a big alternative influence. This album was everything I expected it to be. Dido has out done herself and Wowed the world once again. This album is superb; a definite must for every iPod. Download Thank you (acoustic) Ditch- Everything to Lose (Armin Van Buuren Remix)

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Book & DVD: Reviews

NEW DVD’S & BOOKS DVDS

RATING: * BORROW IT ** KEEP IT *** LOVE IT

ZAMBEZIA ***

THE MASTER ***

This one just had to be included! An all star cast and set in a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, Zambezia (or Adventures in Zambezia) is the story of Kai - a naïve, but high-spirited young falcon who travels to the bird city of Zambezia where he discovers the truth about his origins and, in defending the city, learns how to be part of a community. Once there, he applies to join the Hurricanes, an elite troupe of raptors who look after Zambezia’s security. His resourcefulness and speed will come in handy, because the carrion eating Marabus have joined forces with a giant lizard to disturb the peace of this avian paradise. But it will take more than just the Hurricanes to ward off this danger - the whole bird community will have to stick together. A great movie for the school holidays.

BOOKS

ZERO DARK THIRTY *** Zero Dark Thirty is a 2012 American historical drama film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. Billed as “the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man”, the film is a dramatization of the United States operation that found and killed Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda. It has also generated controversy, both for graphic portrayal of torture of suspects and for what is described by some as a misleading portrayal of torture as critical to the United States’ success in gaining information on bin Laden’s associates and location. A good one to buy and keep. It stars Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, and Édgar Ramírez.

RATING: * BORROW IT ** KEEP IT *** LOVE IT

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ASSEGAI

A man wakes up to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station, his mind stripped bare of all recollection. Convinced he is a drunken down and out, it isn’t until a newspaper report about a satellite launch catches his eye that he suspects all is not what it seems… The year is 1958, and America is about to launch its first satellite in a desperate attempt to match the Soviet Sputnik and regain the lead in the space race. And as he relearns the story of his life, he uncovers long-kept secrets about his wife, his best friend and the woman he once loved more than life itself…

Assegai is Wilbur Smith’s thirty second novel, it follows The Triumph of the Sun in which the author brought the Courtney and Ballantyne series together. Assegai tells the story of Leon Courtney (son the Ryder Courtney) and is set in 1906 in Kenya. The events in the story are linked to and precede the outbreak of World War One. After a fallout with his father, Leon Courtney leaves home and joins the army. His contacts in the local population, specially the Masai tribe with whom he forges a strong bond, make him adept at espionage.

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The Master is a 2012 American drama film written, directed, and co-produced by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams. It tells the story of Freddie Quell (Phoenix), a World War II veteran struggling to adjust to a post-war society who meets Lancaster Dodd (Hoffman), a leader of a religious movement known as “The Cause” who sees something in Quell and accepts him into the movement. Freddie takes a liking to “The Cause” and begins traveling with Dodd along the East Coast to spread the teachings. This is not a feel-good movie. But it is a master class in acting. It is a haunting fictional story that is all too true.

DEADLY INTENT Alexander Fitzpatrick is one of the most wanted men in the Western world. A Howard Marks character, but far more dangerous, his wealth, accrued through drug-trafficking, runs into millions. For the past ten years there has been no sighting of him. When an ex-police officer from the murder squad is found shot in a dank squat, Ann Travis is pulled onto the case. As the body count rises and the investigation becomes ever more complex, suspicion falls on Fitzpatrick. Is he still alive and in the UK? Could he be the killer, with terrifying access to the most lethal drug in existence? By Lynda La Plante. ** $7 www.bushbin.com

DAYS OF GRACE Nora was a girl of twelve when the war broke out and she was forced to join the train-loads of evacuees leaving London’s East End for rural Kent. Her surrogate family, the Rivers family, are unlike anyone she has met before and she soon comes to love her new life with them, and in particular with twelve-year-old Grace. Over the next few years, as the dogfights rage ever more fiercely over head and it becomes clear that the Rivers’ marriage contains deep and irreparable cracks, Nora and Grace grow as close as sisters - though, to Nora’s confusion, even this is not quite as close as she would like. ** $6 www.bushbin.com



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