Bulawayo - The City Of Kings
Welcome to Bulawayo - City of Kings. Twinned with the City of Aberdeen Scotland, Bulawayo is the hub of the province of Matabeleland, which comprises the whole of western Zimbabwe, from Beitbridge on the South African border in the south to the Victoria Falls on the Zambezi river in the north.
It is a province rich in cultural heritage, art, traditional music and dance. Located at a vantage point in the Sub-Saharan Region, Bulawayo forms the axis of a wellplanned road and rail network to the north, south, east and west.
Bulawayo was the capital of Mzilikazi and his son Lobengula, both legendary Ndebele kings.
The early settlers using the region's immense natural wealth turned Bulawayo into a boom town following Bulawayo's occupation in 1893. The arrival of railways in 1897 made it the country's major centre for mining, ranching and industrial activity.
Bulawayo is one of the country's most attractive cities, with a pleasing mixture of Victorian and modern architecture, which gives it a unique character. This together with its wide tree-lined streets and avenues, beautiful parks and friendly people make it a city of great charm.