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Highland Park – Harare’s newest Shopping Mall


Highland Park is much more than just a shopping mall – it’s a lifestyle centre with a selection of carefully curated tenants for customers’ convenience. It’s located at the junction of Arcturus Road and Emmerson Mnangagwa Road (formerly Enterprise Road), both of which are major arterial routes to the CBD and the northern suburbs. Apart from a great shopping experience there are a number of service providers as well as restaurants and coffee shops where you can get together with friends and family, have a quick business meeting, or just relax and enjoy the ambiance.

Phase 1 was officially opened by President Mnangagwa on 29th June this year. Phase 2 is expected to be complete early next year. The project is part of the National Development Strategy to boost infrastructure across Zimbabwe. It’s a component of the development of seven economic corridors across Harare which includes Avondale – Second Street, Samora Machel Avenue East and West, Simon Mazarodze Road, Lomagundi Road, Mukuvisi, Harare-CAZ Aerotropolis Export Processing Zone and Venturesburg Export Processing Zone.
The mall created by Terrace Africa in conjunction Tigere Property Fund. It was designed by the South African firm Skyscape Architects with Architectural and Planning Studio as the local Architect of Record. Africa Horizon Construction acted as the main contractors.

Within the complex are the new Puma Service Station for all your fuel, lubricants and other automotive needs. There’s also a Chicken Inn Drive-Through for delicious, fresh food on the go. Chicken Inn also has a seating area so you can enjoy your food in comfort. Puma Service Station and Chicken Inn can be accessed from either the Arcturus Road entrance or from Emmerson Mnangagwa Road.

The mall has loads of safe, secure, guarded parking for customers’ convenience and peace of mind. Traffic lights along Emmerson Mnangagwa and Arcturus Road ensure a smooth flow of traffic even during peak hours. The mall is busy during the day but there are a number of tenants that offer food and recreation after the normal 9 to 5 shopping hours, so the place is still buzzing in the evenings.

The structure is spread over two floors in two wings with Pick n Pay as the main anchor tenants in the centre. (Pick n Pay also has a separate liquor outlet close to the main shop.) The new Pick n Pay is bright and fresh and colourful with attractive displays of their fruit and vegetables. The shop has a high roof insulated with silver Alububble and with exposed trunking for air- conditioning, so it has a modern, industrial appeal.

On the ground floor near the Arcturus Road entrance is the new Café Nush adding to their already established and popular outlets at Avondale and at Village Walk in Borrowdale. It offers the same great food, excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating options. Above Café Nush is the new Pariah State outlet called Upstate. Pariah State already has branches in Avondale, Borrowdale, Belgravia and Victoria Falls. It’s a vibey and trendy spot for good food and a great atmosphere.

In the same wing of the mall you’ll find other great food outlets including Yanaya for healthy and delicious vegetarian orientated foods like their fabulous smoothies. There’s Cottage Bites for irresistible pies and pastries made fresh daily. Their spinach and feta pies are the best in Harare. They’re open from 8 am to 9 pm Monday to Saturday and 8 am to 5 pm on Sundays.
You’ll also find H-town Gelato for the best Italian-styled ice cream and sweet treats in town, including dairy free, gluten free and vegan options. Candy Hut offers a variety of treats for kids and adults too – sweets, gummies, chocolates, toffees caramels and little extra surprises. Their goodies are exquisitely packaged and make the perfect Christmas – or any time – gift.
You’ll also find the fabulous new outlet of Veldemeers for a gorgeous range of handmade Belgian chocolates, cakes and biscuits. Hard to resist – and they have special offers for Christmas including chocolate decorations you can hang on your tree! A present of exquisite chocolates makes a great Christmas gift – although they they’re so irresistible they probably won’t last long!

Just across the way is Café de Paris for delicious cakes, pastries and savouries. There’s bound to be a food outlet to titillate your taste buds – no matter how fussy you are.
There are a number of other retailers including Solution Centre’s newest outlet for all your computer hardware, software and support. They provide Apple supported products and services. There’s also Atiye for luxury gifts, the perfect solutions for Christmas shopping – or for any time when you need a special present for a special person.
Within the complex you’ll find a number of other upmarket retailers including Licorice for fragrances and cosmetics, and Linen and Extra for fabulous home accessories for the bedroom and bathroom.

For your home appliances and furnishings, you’ll find the newest branch of TV Sales and Home. They’re experts in the latest audio-visual equipment and their friendly staff is happy to give you the best assistance and advice. They have branches across Harare and throughout Zimbabwe.
The Security Shop offers complete home and office security solutions to keep all goods and property safe. Services include alarm systems, CCTV, access control, electric fences and electric gates. Don’t wait till it’s too late to protect you and your family. They do full installations as well as repairs, upgrades and replacements.
There’s also the Corporate Shop which provides custom made branded clothing and gifts to promote your business and make your brand more visible. They provide a variety of uniform options with or without corporate logos.
You can also get your hair done at Craig’s Hair Studio. Apart from all your hair treatments they also provide weaves, nails, lashes, makeup tips and even waxing services. Everything you need to look your best.

To keep you looking good and seeing well Optinova provides eye tests, trendy and fashionable frames for your spectacles, a range of sunglasses, contact lenses – including coloured lenses – and other accessories for eye care.

And talking about looking good Nu Way Dry Cleaners will keep your clothes clean, fresh and smart. They also offer a range of home cleaning solutions for carpets, curtains and bedding.
Digipost offers fast and reliable service for everything to do with printing using the most advanced printing techniques and equipment. They can provide bulk copying services as well as brochures, postcards, calendars and more.

All these carefully selected tenants offer a one stop shopping and recreation experience with great service providers included. Visit Highland Park for an unforgettable retail experience. You’re bound to be impressed and will return for more.


Text by Michael Nott
Photos by Structure and Design

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