Flight tickets from Cape Town to Bulawayo

Welcome to a brief exploration of the fascinating city of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe! A former gold mining town, this historic city is the second largest urban area in the country. The city is the centre for commerce and industry in the region, as well as a popular tourist destination since it boasts beautiful landscapes, stunning architecture, and a friendly local population. Over several decades, the city has become an artistic hub as well as an active site of conflict and change. We invite you to learn more about Bulawayo: its history, culture, and people.

Getting to Know Bulawayo

Bulawayo, located in southeastern Zimbabwe, is the second-largest city in the country. It has a population of 1,240,898, as of 2020, and is the only sizable Zimbabwean city other than Harare without major port or rail links. It is in the same time zone as Harare (GMT +2) and the local language is Ndebele, although the majority of the population is able to communicate in both English and Shona. The city is the hub for Zimbabwe’s second-largest industry and one of the country’s largest manufacturing centers. Currency used in Bulawayo is the same as Harare, which is the US dollar. Despite being a city of over one million people, Bulawayo offers visitors a number of activities ranging from culture and nature to sports, shopping and nightlife.

Climate and Weather

Bulawayo is located in the dry part of southern Zimbabwe, and as a result, its climate is semi-arid, with hot and dry summers and mild winters. The climate is typical of subtropical highland areas. Summers are hot and sunny, with temperatures reaching up to 35°C (95°F), and winter temperatures range from 13°C to 18°C (55°F to 64°F). Rainfall is mainly during the summer months of October through April, with the wettest month being November. Occasional thunderstorms occur during this period. The winter months of May to September are very dry, with less than 50mm (2 inches) of rain. Humidity is generally quite high throughout the year due to its proximity to the mountains and surrounding vegetation.

Touring Bulawayo: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Bulawayo, and it is called Bulawayo International Airport (BUQ). To get from the airport to downtown Bulawayo, you can take either a taxi or a bus, which will cost around US$4. Sorry, there are no money exchange services at Bulawayo airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Bulawayo

  1. Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city and has a rich cultural heritage.
  2. It is known for its vibrant art scene, museums, and monuments, as well as its impressive Industrial Museum which pays homage to the city's manufacturing history.
  3. With plenty of historical sites and landmarks, Bulawayo is an ideal destination for culturally minded tourists looking to learn more about this intriguing city

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