Flight tickets from Port Elizabeth to Bulawayo

Bulawayo is the second-largest city in Zimbabwe, located in the southwest and is the capital of the Matabeleland region. This historically industrial powerhouse is a city with something for everyone. Filled with markets, museums and traditional crafts, Bulawayo is home to a vibrant and dynamic culture. With a wide range of outdoor and indoor activities, there's always something to do in Bulawayo. In this guide, you'll explore the city's fascinating history and robust cultural offerings. So, come along and explore all that Bulawayo has to offer!

Getting to Know Bulawayo

Bulawayo is a large city in Zimbabwe with a population of just over one million people. It is the second largest city in the country after the capital of Harare. The city lies in the Central African Time Zone, UTC +2. It is regularly referred to as the 'City of Kings', as well as the hub of the industrial and commercial activity for Zimbabwe. The official language of the city is English, but other languages commonly spoken in this area include Ndebele, Shona, and Venda. English is the language of choice for communication in the workplace, school, and in formal public settings. The official currency of Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwean Dollar (ZWL). The currency is not accepted everywhere, so if you plan to visit the city, it is recommended that you use another form of payment, such as a credit or debit card.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Bulawayo, located in Zimbabwe, is moderate and semi-arid. The average yearly temperature varies from 61°F (16°C) to 79°F (26°C), thanks to the city's location inland from the Indian Ocean. Bulawayo has a very warm subtropical climate with relatively mild winters and hot summers. June is consistently the hottest month of the year, with average highs in the mid-90s (around 35°C). In the wintertime, lows sometimes drop close to freezing in the night, but generally stay above freezing. During the summer months of October to April, humidity is often quite high, producing frequent thunderstorms. The area around Bulawayo receives an annual rainfall of 83 inches (2114 millimetres), mostly concentrated in the rainy season of mid-October to mid-April. The climate is generally agreeable and pleasant.

Touring Bulawayo: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Bulawayo and it is Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ). You can get to downtown Bulawayo by taxi, with the fare usually costing around US$20. You cannot exchange money at Bulawayo Airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Bulawayo

  1. Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe and is known for being the home of the Ndebele Kingdom
  2. The city is full of cultural sites including the Matobo National Park, Khami Ruins, and the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe
  3. In addition to its many museums and cultural activities, Bulawayo also offers plenty of opportunities for adventure such as zip-lining, horseback riding, and safari tours

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