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Old Bulawayo

Criterion Mine Road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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The "City of Kings" - A Wonderful, Unforgettable Experience

This beautiful and historic city was a delight to visit. My stay in the old Bulawayo, although... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Jason B
Ndebele Kinddom reconstructed!

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

Reviewed 22 April 2017
hikwam
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Criterion Mine Road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

This beautiful and historic city was a delight to visit. My stay in the old Bulawayo, although brief, was one I shall never forget. I vow to return and spend more time enjoying the experience for a much longer time. The people were lovely -...More

1  Thank Jason B
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Reviewed 22 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

1  Thank hikwam
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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.

1  Thank John C
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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

2  Thank Luke O
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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

2  Thank GoranWembley
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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
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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

2  Thank Alessio L
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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).

1  Thank Graham R
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Reviewed 13 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

1  Thank rhodirhodi
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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
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