The Bulawayo Club is conveniently located in the city’s centre and it is a magnificent ancient colonial building that’s well-known throughout Zimbabwe thanks to its architecture and background.
The Bulawayo Club was established in 1895, but the current edifice was constructed in 1934.
About The Bulawayo Club
The Bulawayo Club’s main entrance leads from the bustling Bulawayo streets through a white-pillared balcony and into a huge lobby. The huge fireplace dominates this spacious room, which boasts high ceilings, mahogany-wood wall paneling, and polished wooden floors. As in other community rooms, the walls are adorned with countless pictures and photos of historical figures.
The foyer has been divided into distinct seating spaces with a variety of cushioned and antique leather pieces. The library, snooker room, and members’ bar are at the front of this space and are still in use by club members.
The Atrium, an indoor-outdoor patio at The Bulawayo Club, is where light lunches and breakfasts are served.
From the entrance, a large mahogany staircase leads to The Bulawayo Club’s upper levels, or you can utilize the original vintage lift. The residents’ lounge on the first floor features comfortable seats, a self-service tea and coffee bar, and a TV. Double-glazed doors open onto a wide balcony with a view of the street.
The Lobengula Lounge, which also contains the bar, is located on the same floor and is a pleasant spot to unwind before dinner. Dinner is served in the more formal Members dining room, which is just off the Rhodes room.
The Bulawayo Club Bedrooms
The Bulawayo Club’s 15 en-suite bedrooms, including two suites, are located on the second level. The rooms differ in size and orientation; some have balconies overlooking the street, while others view a courtyard or the back of the building.
All are light and airy, with high ceilings and Oregon pine floors. Simple furnishings include a double or twin bed covered in pure white linen, an upholstered armchair, and a writing table and chair.
There is additional hanging space and shelving for clothing storage. Each room has a ceiling fan and a direct-dial telephone, and they all have a television. Both suites contain a separate lounge with a television.
With white tiles on the walls and floors, a single sink, a toilet, and a bathtub with a shower connection, the bathrooms are very basic. There are some rooms with separate showers. There are some free amenities and white towels available.
Ideal Stay Length
One or two nights should be plenty to tour the town and possibly the museum.
Food And Beverages
Breakfast is typically served in the ground-floor Atrium and consists of a A complete English breakfast is also prepared to order, with options such as eggs, bacon, sausage and tomato, filter coffee, and so on.
In the formal members dining room, dinner is served from an à la carte menu.
Trips outside of the club are available for an extra fee.
These include a city tour of Bulawayo, which includes stops at the National Art Gallery, the Railway Museum, and the Bulawayo Museum of Natural History—which is believed to be the biggest museum in the southern hemisphere—and may be reserved locally or ahead of time!
The Bulawayo Club Membership
In order to join the Bulawayo Club, an applicant must have two sponsors, a proposer, and an introduction from an existing member
Where Is The Bulawayo Club?
The Bulawayo Club is located 20 minutes from the Bulawayo Airport and 45 minutes from Matopos National Park.
7am – 10pm
Contact The Bulawayo Club
Telephone: +263 29 2 881964/5
Visit Website: www.bulawayoclub.com