Location: Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Photo: Bart Wursten
View towards Haka from the dam wall

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Conyza welwitschii at Haka vlei

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Pycnostachys stuhlmannii in seepage grassland below the dam wall

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Hymenodictyon floribundum on "Quarry kopje"

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Wooded grassland and vleis below the dam wall

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1731C3

Country: Zimbabwe

Habitat: Sandy Brachystegia woodland and grassland, vleis, marshes, streams and lake shores

Altitude range: 1530 - 1570 m

Annual rainfall:

Location (short): Eastern side of Harare, c. 12 kms E of the city centre

Location (detailed): The area chosen is bordered by 4 roads:

  1. Harare Drive on the west;
  2. Arcturus Rd on the north;
  3. Donnybrook Rd on the east; and
  4. Mutare Rd on the south.

This includes the municipal area of Cleveland Dam in the southwestern part and Haka Game park to the north of that. These areas remain reasonably undisturbed and were our main recording areas.

On the northern side are various specialist areas such as rifle ranges and racing tracks. These were rarely visited by us.

The greater part of the eastern side of the area is intensively cultivated and more or less treeless. Few records come from this area.

For more Biodiversity data see Haka Game Park on iNaturalist


The Cleveland Dam area has long been one of our favourite stomping grounds. It is very easily accessible and offers a wide variety of habitats, which, though all inevitably somewhat disturbed, still yield a rich assortment of interesting species.

Useful links

View a list of records for Cleveland Dam, Harare

View a list of recorders who have visited this location

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Location details: Cleveland Dam, Harare.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=3, retrieved 23 June 2024

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