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Natural History Museum, Bulawayo Club House and Railways Museum are outstanding places to visit, not to mention the magical Matobos Hills 35 kilometres south of Bulawayo


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Matobo National Park

Matopos Hills is 1/2 hr from Bulawayo

Malindi Dzimu - the place of benevolent spirits - was renamed the “View of the World” by Cecil John Rhodes and the site where he chose to be buried. The vantage point provides a dramatic view over the surrounding sea of granite formations and hills.

Maleme dam or at any picnic site for lunch

Nswatugi cave paintings (about 200 metres, walking distance) for San paintings. More Info

The Museum of Natural History, is the largest museum in the southern hemisphere.

The 75,000 exhibits illustrate the history, mineral wealth and wildlife of Zimbabwe

Renowned for its comprehensive collection of fauna and well-designed exhibits. Also featured are extensive geological and historical displays

In Centenary Park it open daily incl. Sundays & Public Holidays from 09h00 to 17h00
Not open Christmas Day & Good Friday

Chipangali Wildlife Orphange

23 km's from Bulawayo on the Beitbridge road

Open Daily 08h30 to 16h00 except Mondays. Closed on Mndays

Founded by author and widely respected wildlife authority Viv Wilson, Chipangali began as a home for abandoned, injured or orphaned wild animals, but has grown in size into a regional Centre for the conservation and research of endangered species. These now include rhinos, cheetah, wild dog, brown hyena and duiker.

Art gallery : Douslin House - Bulawayo
Main Street / Leopold Takawira Avenue
curio shop, restaurant & artists studios

Centenary & Central Parks - Bulawayo
Leopold Takawira Avenue/park Road Aviary, Putting green and children's playground.
A miniature railway operates at the weekend. Tea garden Illuminated fountain in Central Park

Khame Ruins (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Roughly 20 kilometers outside Bulawayo lies the ancient iron age complex of Khami Ruins. Authorities agree that Khami was the capital of the Torwa State, the emerging power as Great Zimbabwe was in decline. Its dry stone walling style, similar to that at Great Zimbabwe dates back to the 15th to 17th century. Artifacts found in this area date back to the early Stone Age. The Ruins consists of terraces and passages supported by massive granite walls - some overlooking Khame dam and gorge. The small museum depicts relics found at this site - some over 100 000 years old

The Railway Museum - One of the few of its kind in the world

Steam locomotives, rolling stock and station buildings. Steam enthusiasts will find the Railway Museum fascinating as a tribute to an era of grace and adventure. Old steam locomotives and rolling stock have been meticulously restored, and station buildings have also been preserved.

Open Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday- Friday 08h30 to 16h00

Saturday / Sunday 12h00 to 17h00 Closed Mondays

Prospect Avenue - off Josiah Chinamano Road

Jairos Jiri Craft Shop: Robert Mugabe Way/Leopold Takawira Ave



Bulawayo Club : Historical Colonial Club with memorabilia and furnishings from Cecil Rhodes Day. Stay overnight

City hall Gardens: Fife Street between Leopold Takawira & 8th Avenue Curios - flower sellers - basket and crochet work

Zimbabwe's International Trade Fair (ZITF)

The Trade Fair provides Zimbabwean companies with a window to exhibit their own products to the outside world

Mazwi Recreational Park
(13th Avenue - 29 kms west from city centre)

Tshabala Game Sanctuary
Open 06h00 to 18h00
Giraffe - zebra - tsessebe - wildebeeste kudu and more.
Good birdlife and a small dam.
Driving, walking and cycling are permitted.
Horse rides can be arranged

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