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Old Bulawayo

Criterion Mine Road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Ndebele Kinddom reconstructed!

The old Bulawayo city is a reconstruction of the history, politics and culture of the Ndebele... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Nairobi, Kenya
City of kings

The city buildings and surroundings have seen better times. Old structures are evidently getting... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
John C
Harare, Zimbabwe
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Criterion Mine Road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

The old Bulawayo city is a reconstruction of the history, politics and culture of the Ndebele nation dating back to the time of the settlers Visitors walk through the city and imagine what life was back then with landmarks to help you in your time...More

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The city buildings and surroundings have seen better times. Old structures are evidently getting dilapidated. The streets are well maintained though.

Thank John C
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Really good city to walk around everyone is chilled and you dont get bothered by hawkers like you do when walking around vic falls. If you want to experience a real zimbabwean city then Bulwayo is a good place to start. Never felt threatened or...More

Thank Luke O
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Bulawayo is the second largest city in ZW and as other cities I've seen so far in ZW it's a mix of colonial and modern. Bulawayo was our base from where we would do the Matopos but we also had a few hours sightseeing. We...More

Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 1 June 2016

It is a crying shame to see the city deteriorate so badly. No one seems to want to maintain the shops or streets.

Thank BrianPeat
Reviewed 4 March 2016

It is extremely nice and relaxing walking around the ancient library in the city centre, the Bulawayo club, the Supreme Court, the Town Hall and the Catholic cathedral. The city remains very authentic and I really liked it

Thank Alessio L
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Enjoyed wandering around the centre of old bulawayo and its grand buildings and shops. People friendly. Stopped for a snack lunch twice at The Bulawayo Club (grand old colonial building, just ring the bell at the gate to enter).

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Hi wekk worth a visit , plenty to do in and around the city, great people , full of fun and very helpful, , the museum are EX ,, visit RAILWAY and MAIN MUSEUM , EX ENJOY MIKE

Thank rhodirhodi
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Driving to old Bulawayo brought a breath of fresh air into my lungs. Looks like King Lobengula's capital has not been given a new touch since the last time it razed by a veld fire. The responsible authorities should do something about the burnt out...More

1  Thank Chiremba_Makoni
Reviewed 6 September 2014

So refreshing just driving into Bulawayo. The streets still unchanged from the last time I was there years ago. Though the people appear not to have much but you cannot ignore their lovely happy faces. The Bulawayo centre not big not to fancy but interesting...More

Thank Spaghetti L
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