Business in Zimbabwe
While Zimbabwe has faced many economic and political challenges over the past few decades, interest in business opportunities and investment have been on the rise in recent years. An increasing number of business travellers are coming to view it as an appealing destination with promising opportunities on the horizon.
The past few years have seen Zimbabwe’s economy growing at an average annual rate of approximately 7%, albeit from a very low base. Rapid expansion is taking place in the mining industry, while agriculture is becoming more diverse. The retail sector is also enjoying recovery with the advent of ambitious entrepreneurs. As a result, Zimbabwe is primed to regain some of its business appeal in the years to come.
Flights from South Africa to Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare International Airport is the largest airport in the country. Located 14km from the capital city of Harare, business travellers have only a 20-minute drive into the city. The airport features WiFi, ATMs, restaurants and a Bureaux de Change. The Dzimbahwe Executive Lounge also offers business travellers a convenient hub complete with comfortable seating, satellite TV, an internet café and full bar. Taxis and coaches to central Harare are available to most hotels.
Accommodation in Harare, Zimbabwe
As the largest city in Zimbabwe, Harare offers a wide variety of accommodation including everything from international hotels to guest houses and lodges. Business travellers of all budgets can choose from the city’s renowned five-star hotel or a large number of mid-range options that offer affordable yet comfortable accommodation. Internet is available in hotels and at one or two internet cafes, but the service is slow and somewhat unreliable. The city offers many westernised restaurants serving European and American-style food, while numerous outdoor cafés dotted around the city provide opportunities for local business lunches and meals in a stylish setting.
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