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Khami Ruins

22 km West of Bulawayo, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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More ancient ruins, anyone?

Part of the same cultural tradition as Great Zimbabwe but existing after its demise, the Khami... read more

Reviewed today
midway42
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Minnesota
Interesting historical site

We hired a car and drove to the ruins, which is well sign posted from Bulawayo. The last part of... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2018
CNA1
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Nelson
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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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22 km West of Bulawayo, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed today

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

Thank midway42
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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

Thank CNA1
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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

Thank sheralyn s
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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

1  Thank Parker B
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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.

Thank Frances Elizabe... P
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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

Thank Blessing B
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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.

1  Thank sandyzim
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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

1  Thank WonderfulWorld59
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Reviewed August 11, 2017 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
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Reviewed July 5, 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
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