A HERITAGE IN THE HEART OF BULAWAYO (BULAWAYO CLUB EST:1895)

The City of Kings and Queens has wide array of monumental buildings dating back to the colonial era. The Bulawayo club is one of the most distinct, intimate and historic clubs in the city of Bulawayo. Located at Cnr 8th Avenue &Fort Street this marvellous monument is for those who appreciate the splendour and grace of the by gone age.

Bulawayo club
Bulawayo club

The Bulawayo club was founded in 1895 and three buildings later, on the same spot, it remains an astonishingpiece of Zimbabwe history. The foundation stone was laid by the Prince George, later King George VI of Great Britain.

club2Bulawayo Club Pic : sleepout.com

Like other similar institutions in other ex-colonies, the club was established as a social hub for officers of the armed forces and other gentlemen .Ladies were allowed in once or twice a year on special occasions, provided they enter through the side door.

Bulawayo club Picture Source online
Bulawayo club Picture Source aapkasafar.com

This year the Intwasa Arts Festival had the liberty to host 7 startling, events at this historic site and Urban Culxure team took a stroll inside the Bulawayo Club. The club which recently had uplift is a relic which impressed masses who went into club for the first time to attend the festival events.

Courtyard-at-the-Bulawayo-Club Picture: blog.redsavannah.com
Courtyard-at-the-Bulawayo-Club Picture: blog.redsavannah.com

The staff and the hospitality in this historic fortress are among the best in the city. As one enters this fortress the first hello is from the first motorbike to roam around the city of kings if not the country in the heyday.

Bulawayo-club

Other important and priceless pieces include famous portraits of prominent individuals from back in the day like the late visionary Jairos Jiri. Standing surrounded by dark lining and the glassy-eyes of the late African beasts in the lobby of the once gentlemen-only Bulawayo Club, you`ll probably quickly realise that you are in something of an unspoiled royal artefact and a museum boot.

Bulawayo club Picture :www.travelblog.org
Bulawayo club Picture :www.travelblog.org

The Bulawayo Club now offers an exclusive Bed and Breakfast, delicate food at reasonable prices in a very relaxing atmosphere. What you see is what you get at the Bulawayo Club.

Bulawayo Club :e-outdoors.co.za
Bulawayo Club :e-outdoors.co.za

Visit: www.bulawayoclub.com for more information or email:reservations@bulawayoclub.com or info@bulawayoclub.com.

Some of our information was drawn from the Bulawayo Club pamphlet.