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Faded but worth the time

Like most of Zimbabwe under the current economic crisis Bulawayo is looking tatty, faded and poorly... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
City of kings

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

Reviewed January 19, 2017
Harare, Zimbabwe
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Nov 13, 2018
“Faded but worth the time”
Sep 30, 2018
“Place by of wisdom”
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

Like most of Zimbabwe under the current economic crisis Bulawayo is looking tatty, faded and poorly maintained. A walk around the city centre does, however, reward you with views of some great colonial-era, art deco and bauhaus architecture. I particularly enjoyed my guided visit to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank philip819
Reviewed September 30, 2018

One of the best libraries in Bulawayo it accommodates all classes of readers from all back grounds, quiet centrally located it also offers mobile facility to enable members to access books from most suburbs in the city

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rexfordm2017
Reviewed September 23, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Jason B
Reviewed April 22, 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

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank hikwam
Reviewed January 19, 2017

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

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank N657MTjohnc
Reviewed November 4, 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

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Luke O
Reviewed July 11, 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

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed June 1, 2016

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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank BrianPeat
Reviewed March 4, 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

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank Alessio L
Reviewed March 2, 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).

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Graham R
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