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the second major city in Zimbabwe, is a spacious and attractive city with
tree-lined boulevards with their mixture of old colonial and modern
architecture. Once home to the dynasty of Ndebele kings, today it is one
of the country's major tourist, commercial and industrial centres.
Bulawayo markets itself as the cultural and historical centre of Zimbabwe,
owing to the incredible wealth of historical attractions around the area,
including the grave of Cecil John Rhodes. The Bulawayo district has many
associations with the early colonial era during the reign of Queen
Victoria as well as with the blood-stained history of two remarkable
The Matobo National
Covering an area of 2000 sq km, it contains fantastic rock formations,
Bushmen painted caves and game game park with a variety of game. Bird Life
is prolific and includes the world's largest concentration of Black
On the hill "Malindidzimu", the legendary place of
benevolent spirits, also known as "View of the World", are the
tombs of Cecil John Rhodes, Leander Starr Jameson, Sir James Coghan and
the Allan Wilson Memorial.
The many historical
buildings and remnants of an African heritage left behind by great kings
and their tribes.
are many sporting/social clubs where on can play squash, golf cricket and
rugby. Visitors are welcome at all clubs.
There are several
As well as
three large football stadiums where matches are played
every weekend. Bulawayo has produced some outstanding footballers such as
Peter and Adam Ndlovu who are currently playing for UK and European clubs.
Horse racing takes place every other Sunday.
There is an
Bulawayo has its own
television and radio station and an Academy of music where regular
performances take place in its concert hall by the local Symphony
orchestra and visiting international musicians.
There are several
as well as pubs, nightclubs and excellent restaurants catering for most