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Khami Ruins

22 km West of Bulawayo, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Amazing Architecture Like Great Zimbabwe Monument. To Greatly Enhance Your Visit, Take a Guide or Read Up on History!

Set among a forest, the Khami Ruins was established as the capital of the Torwa dynasty around 1450... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Khami ruins the UNESCO heritage site

Beautiful art and stylishly built. Just 22km west of Bulawayo is situated this amazing structure... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Constructed in the 16th century, this is a site of the former capital and major trading city.
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“small museum” (5 reviews)
“unesco site” (3 reviews)
22 km West of Bulawayo, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Set among a forest, the Khami Ruins was established as the capital of the Torwa dynasty around 1450 (after the state of Great Zimbabwe disappeared). The architecture follows the same principals as the Great Zimbabwe Monument. Taking a guide or reading up on this history,...More

Thank WonderfulWorld59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful art and stylishly built. Just 22km west of Bulawayo is situated this amazing structure with an original set up of the Rozvi homestead. If you are in Bulawayo any day you can't do without these second from Great Zimbabwe ruins.

Thank Mbiratours
Reviewed 5 July 2017

One of the best natural wonders of Zimbabwe. A must visit for those who really love nature. I would not mind to re-visit.

Thank alfredm657
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Trail the greatest architects of yesterday. Khami ruins is the fallen once thriving capital of the Kingdom of Butua of the Torwa dynasty. A worthy UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Even if you have visited the Great Zimbabwe ruins of Masvingo, this is definitely a site to visit for lovers of archeology and historical relics. Some wall structures with the chevron pattern resemble those found at the great enclosure. There is a well laid out...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Don't rely on google maps to get you there from Bulawayo. You need to go into the next province and follow a road that doesn't show up on maps. However it is marked by road signs. Take walking shoes. The ruins are spread over a...More

1  Thank ralfk0104
Reviewed 25 November 2016

shared my trip memories to Khami ruins on my write up of Bulawayo. Well worth the visit to see how people lived hundreds of years ago. Guide very good, I think her name was Norma.

Thank lucyrainbow
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Khami Ruins is 22 km West of Bulawayo and its a place that is still intact with remains of the early settlers of the Rozvi Kingdom . The refreshing aspect comes to it as one exits Old Khami road westwards from Bulawayo City Centre past...More

Thank welcomes821
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The architectural is AMAZING I felt like I was a princess a warriors QUEEN walking around there , for some reason I didn’t believe my eyes me and my friend we were speechless we stayed the entire day walking around taking our time amazed by...More

Thank nyikomtsonga
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I visited this 2 years ago and there has been a great improvement - although the road from Bulawayo is worse than ever. For a UNESCO site to have such a terrible road is a disgrace. There is now a new small museum and new...More

Thank davidgrieveau
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