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Doon Estate

1 Harrow Road, Msasa, Harare, Zimbabwe
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Unique art!

Visit Doon Estate one of the best unique shopping areas of the nation ---definitely worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
hikwam
,
Nairobi, Kenya
So sad

Doon Estate used to be a bustling, vibrant hub for local arts and crafts. Sadly, it is a shadow of... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
ZimKiwiTraveller
,
Doha, Qatar
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“small shops” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (4 reviews)
“wide variety” (2 reviews)
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1 Harrow Road, Msasa, Harare, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

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

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 30 August 2016

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

Thank ZimKiwiTraveller
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

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

Thank loudjazx
Reviewed 10 July 2016

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

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 10 December 2015

I had been told this was once a bustling shopping area where local crafts were sold at reasonable prices. There are several shops selling a variety of items ranging from Buddhist statues to hand carved curiosities. I bought several small gifts here that were pretty...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

It has been a while since we visited Doon Estate and it was quite sad to see it as it is today. The Ros Byrne outlet called The Shop has gone as have many others, the cafe which served great veggie dishes is no longer,...More

1  Thank CookRE
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Fairly large shopping area with many small shops (15+ ?)scattered around a central courtyard. Some shops contain the usual tourist gak, but others have some more unusual items that are interesting. There is one gallery on the site which is stellar - some old items,...More

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 29 August 2015

I had been there before, when the great shop of fabrics and pottery was still open, and was looking forward to buying more hand painted ceramics. Unfortunately they are gone, what is left is a series of craft shops that sell more or less the...More

Thank Patrizia M
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Having read some of the reviews I wasn't sure what we would find. It was a pleasant surprise then to find a good range of shopping opportunities offering some lovely art and craft items. The area at the rear where Shona art items are on...More

Thank Cathy E
Reviewed 11 August 2015

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

Thank Louise M
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