Pioneer St Cemetery Overview

The first recorded Jewish Grave at the Pioneer St Cemetery in Harare is dated 1901.

The cemetery is located on Pioneer St at the foot of Harare’s Kopje (Afrikaans name for hill) an unusual hill which sticks out of the surrounding landscape rather abruptly. According to legend the Kopje was mistaken by the first white settlers who were supposed to head for another hill called Mount Hampden some 15 kms north west of the current kopje and make camp there. This error in navigation led to the town of Salisbury (now Harare) to grow up around the Kopje which also acted as a natural lookout and provide the advantage of a natural fortress in case of need.

The cemetery pages are listed via the menu above in alphabetical pages and in slide views.

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On the right is a gallery of Pioneer St and Harare (Salisbury) photographs since the 1890s until current times.