Popular outdoor entertainment joint, Spillway Pub and Restaurant at Lake Chivero, has reopened after almost a year of renovations. The joint has been known for hosting big musicians for almost two decades and management at the place decided to give it a facelift over the past year to create and improved environment for merrymaking. Over the years, the venue hosted musicians like Thomas Mapfumo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Alick Macheso, Simon Chimbetu and Tongai Moyo while DJs that include Kudzi Marudza, Witness Matema and Smoove took turns on turntables every weekend for outdoor entertainment lovers.
International artistes like Sizzla Kalonji and Max Priest also had a dance with their fans at the venue.
The young generation of musicians that includes Suluman Chimbetu and Jah Prayzah had joined the list of outstanding performers at the venue when it closed down. Dzikamai Rufu, the manager of the joint, said the reopening of the venue has brought a sigh of relief to many people who throng Lake Chivero for weekend outings.
“We have been closed for almost a year doing renovations and now the place has had an impressive facelift that will make it a different destination for family fun,” he said.
“We have changed the outlook of the place to meet the needs of every merrymaker. We now have a space for family outing where people can do their own braai and picnics.
“Afternoon entertainment will be as exciting as evening entertainment because we will also bring big artistes for shows.”
Rufu said the place is going to be open for holidays and weekends as normal from 11am till late.
“It will be a good family outing affair to which we encourage people to come with their loved ones to enjoy in the lucrative environment. Our prices are affordable.”
Tucked away some 30 kilometres along the Harare-Bulawayo Road, the resort offers ideal facilities for recreation, private and corporate functions as well as conferences.