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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Zimbabwe's largest and best museum, the odd-looking circular building is the perfect place to tuck into the country's history, geology, animals, etc. It's definitely on a traveler's list of top ten things to do in Bulawayo. With four floors and over 7500 sights to see, we easily spent well over two hours. Grab breakfast at Indaba Cafe or lunch at the National Art Gallery Bulawayo's coffee shop before or after your visit. It's a superb museum with a vast array of offerings. Non-resident fees: $5-10 USD. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Trail
“A place of nostalgia for most Bulawayo residents! This beautiful conservancy is a wonderful place to take a walk. The birdlife is vast, the aloe gardens are so worth seeing and the dams themselves are tranquil to just sit and muse!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great center for all your everyday shopping needs and requirements from stationary, groceries, fresh produce, banking and pharmacy all in one center ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Beautiful Museum , lots to see and do there and it's walking Distance from the Flat.Great place for visitors from overseas to learn more about the culture of BULAWAYO and Zimbabwe overall.My children in particular love visiting the Museum because they grew outside Zimbabwe and the Museum is an eye opener on the culture and history of our Country. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great melt in your mouth food (rump steak or ribs w/mashed potato and creamed spinach...just saying), ambiance and one of the more generous wine lists in Bulawayo. They also have this ginger-infused juice that'll make you sing! Kimba and his staff are also a warm and welcome addition! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Whilst not as imposing as the stone structures in Great Zimbabwe (the more famous predecessor), Khami is more picturesque and well worth a visit. A 30-minute drive from Bulawayo, Khami is a ruined city that was once the capital of the Kingdom of Butua of the Torwa Dynasty. Comprised of terraced stone walls and narrow passageways, it has the longest decorated wall of its kind. Watch out for the baboons, especially if you bring a picnic. A national monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site, visitors can wander around the site on several walking trails to take in their architecture, enjoy bird watching (Khami Dam has the best spot)- and visit the small museum. Non-resident fees: $10-15.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Great restaurant and outside deck. Ideal for late afternoon drinks and socialising ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Visit some of Bulawayo's artist rent studios at the gallery. There is also a cafe on site open from 9am for breakfast and lunches. Occasionally you can catch a live performance in the evenings.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Can find 100% butter (most groceries here- excluding Pick n Pay Bradfield- carry margarine spread w/hydrogenated oil. A wider selection of cheeses compared to most stores. That said, it is pricier than other grocery stores”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Amazing Medieval Castle. Sit at the Dragons Den and enjoy drinks and pub food in beautiful surroundings ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Centre
“5 minute drive from Stone's Throw Cottage with a quick place to pick up groceries. There is also a Pitza Inn ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Allyson and her staff are absolute gems! the menu is ot expansive, all food and beverages are made to highest standard. The setting is relaxing, whether you want to sit outside and enjoy our awesome warm weather, or need a private room for a meeting, or just want to sit on the verandah and watch the word go by!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great melt in your mouth food (rump steak or ribs w/mashed potato and creamed spinach...just saying), ambiance and one of the more generous wine lists in Bulawayo. They also have this ginger-infused juice that'll make you sing! Kimba and his staff are also a warm and welcome addition! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Amazing Medieval Castle. Sit at the Dragons Den and enjoy drinks and pub food in beautiful surroundings ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Steak and ribs in a ranch style-themed restaurant decorated with a side of Calgary Stampede memorabilia and "cowgirl" "cowboy" lingo, without being hokey. The owner enjoys stopped by his guests' tables to say hello and chat about anything from politics to wine. Great for birthday and other celebratory meals! Downside is that they don't accept international cards. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Nice drinks and ambiance in the evening. Haven't tried the food, yet, in order to confirm the Brazillian experience”
  • 1 local recommends
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