Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Bulawayo

Bulawayo Railway Museum

Whether you're a train enthusiast or not, Bulwayo's Railway Museum rarely disappoints. Its passionate curator, Gordon Murray, will take you on a tour of the place, where you'll get a fascinating insight into the col…
Top Choice Museum in Bulawayo

Natural History Museum

Zimbabwe's largest and best museum makes for an essential visit. Set over three floors, it offers a great overview of the country's natural, anthropological and geological history. Its highlight is its taxidermy dis…
Top Choice International in Bulawayo

26 on Park

Housed in a colonial building with sprawling lawns and a big patio, this casual fine-dining restaurant is one of Bulawayo's best. Its menu changes seasonally, and well-trained chefs cook up the likes of regional Nya…
Top Choice Shoes in Bulawayo

Giga & Sons

Established in 1932, this fourth-generation family run menswear store is most famous for its Courtney Boots – a homegrown shoe, sold worldwide. All of its safari boots are handmade, and are produced from a range of …
Archaeological Site in Bulawayo

Khami Ruins

Just 22km from Bulawayo, the Unesco World Heritage–listed Khami Ruins may not have the grandeur of Great Zimbabwe, but it's an impressive archaeological site nonetheless. The second largest stone monument built in Z…
International in Bulawayo

Bulawayo Club

Chandeliers, silverware, marble pillars and gleaming hardwood floors might have you thinking you need to dust off your blazer. Not to worry chaps: the Bulawayo Club's dining-room surrounds may be decked out for Rhod…
Gallery in Bulawayo

National Art Gallery

Set in a beautiful 100-year-old, colonial, double-terrace Edwardian building, the National Art Gallery shows temporary and permanent exhibitions of contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture and paintings. A visit here would…
Cafe in Bulawayo

Studio Nosh

Within the National Art Gallery is this quality little cafe doing homemade cakes, burgers and inventive mains such as crocodile-and-eggplant laksa. Otherwise come by purely for its excellent coffee to enjoy on its o…
African in Bulawayo

Dickies

Try a traditional Zimbabwean meal at this bright and cheery eatery. Follow the locals and plunge your fingers into tasty fish and sticky meat dishes sopped up with filling piles of sadza (maize-meal porridge). There…
Pub in Bulawayo

King's Head

The beautiful colonial Selborne Hotel is home to the King's Head pub, established in 1894. Reputedly Zimbabwe's oldest pub (originally called the Tattersalls Hotel), today it's a relaxed spot popular with locals who…