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Tshabalala Game Sanctuary

Matopos road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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The best home of the zebras and bird life

Just 10km from the Bulawayo city along Matopos road. The road to Tshabalala sanctuary is all tarred... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Viewing Wildlife

We found the Zebra and walked quite close to them. Saw Warthog, Imapla and the Giraffes were great... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2016
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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25 Jul 2016
“The best home of the zebras and bird life”
1 Jun 2016
“Viewing Wildlife”
Matopos road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Just 10km from the Bulawayo city along Matopos road. The road to Tshabalala sanctuary is all tarred to the entrance gate. Giraffe and Zebra can be sighted from the entrance gate and close to the first picnic site which is just a kilometer from the...More

Thank Grandman263
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We found the Zebra and walked quite close to them. Saw Warthog, Imapla and the Giraffes were great. Great place for picnic or BBQ lunch in the wild. The facility is run down and needs attention and could be wonderful for Bulawayo to promote.

Thank BrianPeat
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Travelling with our family including two small children.. it was a lovely place to pack a picnic lunch and check out the sites.. it was quite sad & surprising to say the least when we were told at the entrance that all the ablutions were...More

2  Thank Fortunesgate
Reviewed 7 September 2015

I am not sure it they still offer horse riding game tours because I did it over 10years ago now. It was amazing though. You get there early and get saddled up and go off in a group. We saw so many birds, kudu, zebra...More

Thank zimflamelily
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The sanctuary is near Bulawayo City Centre, but the population of wild animals seems to be very low. But it is a trip that one will really enjoy, you need a strong car to cover most of the terrain!!!

Thank Chiremba_Makoni
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Tshabalala is great idea for people who can't travel far out of Byo but want to see some plains game. Unfortunately, due to lack of resources and management, National Parks do not maintain this Sanctuary and poaching abounds. So much work needs to be done...More

Thank Rafiki234
Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

Only saw zebras. Was disappointed. Not sure why they no longer offer horseback riding within the sanctuary.

Thank Tracy N
Reviewed 16 February 2013 via mobile

This park was a good idea. In general terms the park requires maintenance, maps of the routes, touristic information, make accessible the different places (you can be stuck in the mud). I do not recommend it

1  Thank Manframo
Reviewed 30 October 2009

10km from the City centre on the Matopos Road. It contains a varied selection of animals, including giraffe, kudu, zebra, impala, wildebeest and tsessebe, and many species of wild birds and waterfowl. Driving and cycling are permitted. Horse riders can be arranged. No refreshment is...More

10  Thank dany2001bw
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