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Lovely ruins

Lovely picnic place, nice place to relax with family. In order to appreciate the place more, read... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2018
Little interesting ruins perfect to go picnic

The ruins are about 20km from Bulawayo city and can be reached by taxi (we paid 35 USD for 4h... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
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Constructed in the 16th century, this is a site of the former capital and major trading city.
22 km West of Bulawayo, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

Lovely picnic place, nice place to relax with family. In order to appreciate the place more, read some bit of history or take a tour guide who understands the ruins well.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

The ruins are about 20km from Bulawayo city and can be reached by taxi (we paid 35 USD for 4h return). Public transport is more complicated. the ruins aren't as impressive as the great zimbabwean monument but still interesting to spend a couple of ours....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

Part of the same cultural tradition as Great Zimbabwe but existing after its demise, the Khami Ruins are found about a 30 minute drive from Bulwayo. The property in question was part of the Torwa dynasty, which flourished from the 15th to 17th Centuries after...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

We hired a car and drove to the ruins, which is well sign posted from Bulawayo. The last part of the road is not sealed, but OK in an ordinary car, and you have to look a little more closely for the signposts ... which...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank CNA1
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

It's been a year since my first visit to the ruins. I went out with a friend who now resides in UK and she had never been to Khami Ruins. It was so disappointing to arrive there and find a very unhelpful member of staff...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank sheralyns2015
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Great site with lots to see. Buy the guidebook for $5 at the site's office to enrich your visit! To get there Google Maps will send you in the right direction, but don't turn when it tells you to go toward Khami prison. Keep straight...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank kachikally
Reviewed October 5, 2017

I am so glad I visited the Khami ruins. I love archaeological sites and this is the first I've been to in Africa. Fascinating to get a glimpse of life in the region 400 to 600 years ago. And the setting is beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Khami ruins has got some wonderful architectural designs fro the past similar to those at the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. There is also has diverse vegetation around it which counts for a beautiful scenery especially when it is in the rainy season. A very quiet place...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Blessing B
Reviewed September 17, 2017

The site museum has recently been renovated and is very interesting.Suggest you either take a guide or buy the book by Paul Hubbard and Rob Burrett. Beautiful examples of decorated wall patterns. Try to avoid the midday heat! Take water with you.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank sandyzim
Reviewed August 18, 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Nyarai M
December 20, 2017|
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hie nyari you can drink your beers swim and there is a refined restaurant plus a billiard room