Matobo Hills To Harare Distance: 422km, Day 4


Today we turn west and having skirted round Bulawayo yesterday,  today we’ll have the pleasure of experiencing driving through this relaxed and attractive city, the second largest in the country. With its wide, jacaranda-lined avenues which in September should be in full bloom, beautiful parks and charming colonial architecture, it breaths an air of shabby gentility. Take your time to view the old Railway Station, Club House, City Hall where the flower sellers show off their wares and the Bulawayo Club – all of which are now heritage sites.  Sparkling clean limos alongside very dusty 4x4s, and immaculately kept suburban lawns make this a city of fascinating contrasts.

From here we continue in the direction of the capital, Harare. About an hour from the capital we arrive at our destination for the next two nights, a beautiful riverside lodge set in the middle of 13000 acres of untouched bush and wilderness.   

Matobo Hills To Harare

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Article by Su Downham

Su Downham

Su co-runs Moto Aventures and has been adventure touring in Southern Africa for over nine years. She speaks English, Spanish, Catalan and French fluently and has considerable experience in tourism and PR.
She is responsible for the client services, booking and admin side of the operation and making sure that all aspects of the tours run smoothly and efficiently.
She is a very experienced 4X4 support vehicle driver and is trained in emergency field medicine. Email Su

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