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Capital City Bulawayo

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Located in Zimbabwe :: Zimbabwe  :: Bulawayo
Category: Places :: Capital City

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The second capital city of Zimbabwe located in the Matebeleland province. The city is often known as the 'city of Kings.'

The slow pace and friendly people make Bulawayo a good place to have a rest day on long journeys. It’s a large city so you’re likely to find any supplies or equipment you need.

The city also have one of the best Science and Technology University, the National University of Science and Technology located only a few kilometres from the city centre. Various activities are also offered in the town with one of the best ODI cricket stadium in the city. The city often hosts the Zimbabwe International Trade fair every year where various heads of states and government opens the official day and major business opportunities are opened for the country.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Bulawayo Publicity Association, Matebeleland Central Province, Zimbabwe
Contact :  Bulawayo Publicity Association
Tel :  +263(0)9 608 67
Fax :  +263(0)9 608 68
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Netone. Econet & Telecel

Opening Times :  [ correction ]

Tourist office: Mon-Fri: 08:30-16:45 & Sat 08:30-12:00

Directions [ correction ]

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station :  Yes   Police Telephone :  +263(0)9 715 15
Hospital : Yes   Hospital Telephone :  +263(0)9 240 000
Doctor : Yes   Doctor Telephone :  +263(0)9 881 051
Tourist Information :  Yes   Tourist Information Telephone :  +263(0)9 608 67
Petrol :  Yes   Petrol Type :  ULP/LRP
Diesel :  Yes   Diesel Type :  Diesel 93, E10
Towing Service :  Yes   Towing Service Telephone :  +263(0)9 471 622
Facilities :  Gas Refill, Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Airport, Airfield, Car Rental, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair

Facilities [ correction ]
Other Facilities :  School/s. Government Services. Auto Dealer. Library. Fast Food. Sports Club. Electrical Services. Civic Centre.

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, 4WD Trails, Tours and Excursions, Picnics, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Mountain Biking, Horse Trails, Golf, Fishing, Swimming, Canoeing, Boat Trips, Bird Watching, Stargazing, Photography
More Activities :  Visit to the National museum. Art gallery & cultural centre close to town. Visit to the Jairos Jiri craft shop & market (special place as all the items and work are made by blind people).
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

ACCOMMODATION:
There is a large selection of executive/luxury lodges. Not many campsites. (Oct-15).

BANKING:
Banks provide bureau de change services since none of the currencies used in Zimbabwe are Zimbabwean – US Dollars, Rand, Pula, etc. (Oct-15).

HEALTHCARE:
Hospital number is for Mater Dei Hospital. The Doctors contact is for Galen House/Dr. Ferguson & Partners.

INTERNET SERVICES:
On Robert Mugage Way between 10th and 11th Avenues.

ROAD/SAFETY INFO:
There is one stretch between Hwange and Bulawayo where there are undulations in the road. There is a warning sign saying 'Deadly Danger' and it is no understatement. Anything above 50 kph and you could be in trouble. (Mar-14).

TOW-IN SERVICES:
Road Angels vehicle recovery service. Operates 24 hours: +263(0)77 212 2122.


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