Bulawayo Accommodation

Bulawayo is a city in the south of Zimbabwe. It is roughly 439 kilometres south west of Harare, the country's capital city. Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe and, like Harare, is an important industrial and economic centre for the country.

The city lies on the Zimbabwe highlands - flat plains at a decent altitude which leads to the humid subtropical climate experienced by the city. Despite the apparent humid nature of Bulawayo's weather, it receives little actual rain and in fact is prone to draught, owing to its proximity to the Kalahari Desert.

Both Harare and Bulawayo suffered as a result of Zimbabwe's economic problems and while Bulawayo is a little neglected, it is still a proud city and quite pleasing to the eye. There is not an abundance of things to do there and it is not a place that eats up weeks of your time, but if you have a day or two to spend in the city there is enough to keep you entertained.

The Bulawayo Railway Museum of Zimbabwe has an appropriate home in the city since Bulawayo is the headquarters for the National Railways of Zimbabwe. There is also a National gallery of Bulawayo, sister to the National Gallery in Harare. The botanical gardens are a nice place to spend an afternoon or just to take a stroll. If you enjoy surreal experiences, visit the public swimming pool, which is like stepping back into the 1920's thanks to the line of coloured changing rooms and other give away details.

Outside town you'll find the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage, which is a good destination for kids. The Matobo Hills National Park, an hour outside of Bulawayo is home to Cecile John Rhodes' gravesite as well as wildlife and some incredible scenery.

Last but not least, visit the Khami Ruins, a Unesco World Heritage site. Khami is the site of the ancient Kingdom of Butua and a fascinating glimpse into the Zimbabwe of the past.

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Wingbridge Apartment
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Welcome to Bhedu Berry Lodge. Your home away from home, Bhedu Berry Lodge invites you to experience unsurpassed Bulawayo hospitality. We offer accommodation to business, on-the-move and leisure users.... More Info

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A quiet and secure retreat, a short distance from downtown and off the main Gwanda/Jo'burg Road thorough fare. The spectacularly landscaped yard, complete with a dining gazebo and a swimming pool, wil... More Info

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A quiet and secure villa, a walking distance from downtown and off the main Takawira thorough fare. Spectacularly landscaped yard, complete with a bar gazebo and a swimming pool. Secure parking. Conf... More Info

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Granite Park comprises of perfectly positioned single story thatched lodges, each with it's own full bathroom and shower. The interiors are decorated in a distinctly African style and include teak fur... More Info

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Hidden in the quiet leafy suburb of Hillside in Bulawayo, The Nesbitt Castle is everything a modern luxurious boutique hotel should be whilst retaining all the mystery & chivalry of a golden age. A wa... More Info

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A gracious guest house located half a kilometer from the Bulawayo City Centre next to the Central Park. An ideal location for those wanting somewhere comfortable with easy access to all Bulawayo has ... More Info

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Musketeers guesthouse is set in a beautiful, tranquil environment, boasting rolling lawns and mature trees, it is a bird lovers paradise and a welcome getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, a... More Info

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Bulawayo is a big but very nice city in Zimbabwe with a calm and friendly atmosphere. The people living here are friendly and you feel safe walking around. The whole family of 5 enjoyed our 2 day stay .
- Lise Forman

Bulawayo is still a pleasant and bustling city and offers plenty to see and experience both in the city and in the near vicinity.
- Ofer Barpal