The countryside around Bulawayo contains much of interest. The Matopo National Park, half an hour’s drive from the City, is set in a sea of fantastic rock formations with many historical sites.
Stashed away within the Park is a 100 bed Rest Camp, Bushmen painted caves, Game Park with a variety of game and picturesque dams for boating and camping. A variety of animal species including white rhino, zebra, impala, wildebeest, giraffe, tsetsebe are common residents of the game park together with many rare species of wild birds.
Not far from the City Centre are the Tshabalala Game Sanctuary, Umguza and Mazwi Nature Reserves in the immediate hinterland.