Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 907 - 2/12/2020

In this edition

1) Editorial
2) Notices and Events
3) Congratulations
4) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds
5) Roses And Raspberries
6) Pets Column
8) Bulawayo News
9) Harare And Gweru News
10) Wining Dining and Coffee Houses
11) Property For Sale or to Rent
12) Accommodation In South Africa
12b) Accommodation In Botswana
13) Accommodation and Travel In Zimbabwe
14) Catering and Food
15) Vehicles for Sale and Hire
16) Travel and Tours
17) Computers And Electronics
18) Lifts Wanted And Offered
19) Seeking Friends
20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant
21) Services
22) Health And Beauty
23) Tuition
24) Miscellaneous For Sale
25) Wanted To Buy, Beg or Borrow
26) Clothing And Fashion
27) Boats And Fishing
28) Garden, Decor And Home
29) Tidbits

1) Editorial


Is it only our home that is dogged by a desperate plea for hot plates

HeeHoo undoubtedly has a fetish for a hot food plate for his breakfast and for his supper For most of our forty years of marriage we have had the luxury of a warming drawer, but his pursuit for hot food has been growing as the years pass by. Modern stoves do not include this luxury of a warming drawer and he yearns for our good old Monarch Cooker, which has a deep, very hot warming drawer beneath the two substantial ovens.

Me Well I am a woman after all and my desire for hot food went out of the window on the birth of my first child. No self respecting mother EVER has the luxury of eating hot food!!

Sweden practices the art of Balanced Living - LAGOM. This obviously does not include the luxury of Hot Food!! I admire the Swedes for just about everything - they are disciplined, minimalistic, beautiful, balanced and happy.

But they don't do warm plates!!

Which is surprising because they pursue all things warm, all things light, and all things comforting. The Swedes are totally disciplined, where you and I would huddle indoors at temperatures below freezing, the Swedes will be out there, in the full force of freezing nature - jogging, walking, (even swimming) kids in tow, togged up to the nines! There is a Swedish saying - there is no such thing as bad weather - its just bad dressing!!

When HeeHoo and I drag ourselves out into the fierce elements, we look like Little Marathon Men, as broad as we are tall. SO MANY CLOTHES!! Three layers they tell us, is all you need.........By the time we have attired ourselves in all our clothes, its time to go home!!

Their homes are astounding, lamps in every window, candles flickering in every nook and cranny, its dark by 3 pm daily and only light again at 8 am, so if you cannot find any sunlight, you make your own!!

We live on a glorious Island, with cruise ships passing by daily in and out of Stockholm harbour en route to Helsinki and beyond. The frost has to be chiselled off the car every morning and although it has snowed a couple of times, the main snow falls are yet to come. There is a snow plough in the shed!! The roads are scattered with sand most evenings when ice is imminent. The cars are required, by law, to be fitted with studded snow tires by the first of December...

So different to the tropics where HeeHoo and I grew up....

The environment is very important to Swedish people. One never sees litter anywhere, ones trash bin is half empty weekly but then one makes frequent forays to the recycling centre to deposit paper, plastic, cans and bottles. And one cannot cheat !! Oh no, bottles cannot be dumped en mass into a recycling bin, one if forced to turn them in ONE BY ONE, into a small hole !! (Its also forces one to take a good look at one's wine consumption) Blush!!

Paper, cardboard must be reduced and flattened to minuscule proportions, plastic deposits are the same, and the environment is treasured, nay worshipped to an extreme. Yet Sweden is not known for its extremes, the people are normal, no one is overtly rich, no homes are openly opulent, colours are subdued, white is normal and above all life is minimalistic.

I returned home from my tiny hairdresser this afternoon, (my second haircut in the whole year!!) it was pitch dark at 4.00 pm. HeeHoo gallantly came to fetch me (walking at minus one degree !) through the forest as he thought I might be nervous!! There were however excellent path lights every few meters and once we entered the beautiful suburb of Lidingo, every garden was already swathed in white Christmas lights, every window was un shuttered and brightly lit with candles, lights and stars. The Swedish people, extract every tiny bit of light they can, there are no curtains and one can see into the window of every home, beautiful tall, blond haired Moms busy preparing the way towards a Swedish evening.

The Swedish windows are very cunningly designed for the summer days when it only gets dark at midnight . Double glazed windows for the intense cold, and sandwiched between the two panes of glass are tiny venetian blinds!! How clever, no dusting, no complications with the mechanism, and pretty good at keeping out the light when necessary!!

But I digress, let's get back to the desperate hot plate scenario!! Our Swedish kitchen is not vast, its functional, sleek lines, totally ergonomically correct, white of course with a black counter top, but....no warming drawer and no place for a warming tray!!

SheHooMustWearKevlar is becoming quite an accomplished cook, her delicious meals cannot be ruined by heating them up in microwave, consequently, HeeHoo continues to trawl the internet seeking the perfect size heating mechanism for the family food.



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Letter from the amazing Zimbabwe Legend - Meryl Harrison

I am now living in sheltered accommodation in a little village in Somerset, for the first time since returning to the UK, I have got a ground floor flat which makes such a difference.
I will be 82 in Feb, so sadly not able to do much in the way of animal welfare these days, but still keep in touch with many old colleagues in animal welfare groups worldwide..

My many heartfelt accolades go to Bulawayo SPCA, especially their Manager Berry Oosthuizen who took over from me when the farm rescues took over my life!
Berry is doing a fantastic job, obviously under very difficult conditions these days, - she has always been totally committed to the animals in her care - and whilst there are times when one may think that her decisions are not necessarily made in the best interest of people, they are always made in the best interest of the animals that she has cared for, for so many years now............she deserves a medal!!.

In closing, just wanted to tell you I was over the moon last week, when I walked into our little local village shop, and to my joy, saw that they had Blueberries whose "Country of Origin" was Zimbabwe! - I bought two punnets straight away, was so chuffed that they had been grown with the Zimbabwean sun on them, in Zimbabwean soil - silly, but I felt quite emotional - they were slightly smaller than the usual ones that come from Mexico and Peru, but stayed fresh longer!

Take care
Meryl Harrison

2) Notices and Events


Tel: 60684 / 67195 E-mail: zamfriends@gatorzw.co.uk

As the curfew has been relaxed to 10.00 p.m., the starting time for DVDs is now 5.30 P.M.

The Note, the Academy coffee shop, is open and is available for take-aways and deliveries as well as light meals before evening DVDs.


We very much regret that after much thought, considerable discussion and a good deal of advice, it has been decided that the two concerts scheduled for 5 December (Emma Price and Annabella Fabris) and 8 December (Jeanette Micklem playing Beethoven's last three sonatas) have been postponed There are several reasons for this, all related to Covid, but primarily the increased number of cases in Bulawayo and greater need for caution together with the fact that in terms of Covid regulations 'social gatherings which include musical concerts are still banned' Given the current rise in Covid cases, we felt that an exemption was unlikely to be granted and in any case might not be wise.

Jeanette's Beethoven recital will take place early next year (depending on Covid, of course) and, as Beethoven was born on or about 16 December, his 250th birthday year will extend throughout most of 2021 and give more opportunity to celebrate him!

Unfortunately the concert by Emma Price and Annabella Fabris can't easily be rescheduled for Bulawayo and will now take place in Harare Details are still to be confirmed but, when it takes place, it will be live-streamed so that the Bulawayo audience can watch the concert over the internet Date and time will be circulated as soon as they are to hand.

This may be the right decision but is obviously very disappointing for everyone involved and we can but hope that things will return to something approaching normal early in the New Year Meanwhile DVDs will continue at the Academy as below:

Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is an office worker whose life is going nowhere. After his estranged father is murdered, he meets Fox (Angelina Jolie), who recruits him into the Fraternity, a secret society of assassins which takes its orders from Fate itself. Fox and Sloan (Morgan Freeman), the Fraternity's leader, teach Wesley to tap into dormant powers. Though he enjoys his newfound abilities, he begins to suspect that there is more to the Fraternity than meets the eye.
Visually astounding with a breakneck pace that rarely let's up. It's exciting, innovative and enjoyable, but most of all it's fun. Exactly how an action movie should be delivered [Rotten Tomatoes]
. 'Wanted' is a bold, burly knockout action film that's immensely stylish and superbly shot, but it's also astonishingly violent and graphic. [New York Times]
. A 12-armed heavy-metal drummer of a movie, kicking and flailing through two hours of the impossible. The car chase of the year [New York Post]
Admission: US$1.00 [free to Film members]


Sense and Sensibility was released 25 years ago on 13 December 1995 and is based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name. Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay and stars as Elinor Dashwood, the eldest of three sisters. When their father dies, the family's finances are crippled and the Dashwoods move to a cottage in Devonshire, Elinor's sister Marianne (Kate Winslet) is torn between the handsome John Willoughby (Greg Wise) and the older Colonel Brandon (Alan Rickman). Meanwhile, Elinor's romantic hopes with Edward Ferrars (Hugh Grant) are hindered due to his prior engagement.
'Sense and Sensibility' is an uncommonly deft, very funny Jane Austen adaptation, marked by Emma Thompson's finely tuned performance. 97% approval rating [Rotten Tomatoes]
A beautifully-crafted, witty, moving film likely to overcome even the stiffest Austen prejudice [Empire]
What makes this adaptation so endearing is its loving depiction of the Dashwood family as a high-spirited and supportive clan [Common Sense Media]
Admission: US$1.00 [free to Film members]

The main works in the programme, the Fourth Piano Concerto and the Pastoral Symphony, were both first heard at Beethoven's marathon Vienna concert in 1808 when the Fifth Symphony, Choral Fantasy and several other works were also premiered! The programme tonight is rather modest but will also include the string quartet, Op.74 known as 'The Harp'.
This is magnificent quartet playing: I am not sure I can name a finer account of this on disc in the past 50 or so years. [International Record Review]
The performances are splendid because Barenboim always seems to catch the Romanticism, the wit, the grandeur, the nervous drive, and the delicate vestiges of Haydn and Mozart, all in a wide range of dynamics and with all-encompassing technique [Classical Net]
Listening to Bernstein on CD is good. But watching him direct, it's still something else... A leader inhabited by the work he directs, as if he had composed it himself. Difficult to resist so much charm [Amazon]
Admission: US$1.00 [free to Red Carpet members]
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The Bulawayo Club
Bulawayo Shelter
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Zimbabwe info

3) Congratulations

4) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds

5) Roses And Raspberries

6) Pets Column

Pet Hilton Kennels and Cattery for the best care of your pet when going away, or when your bitch is in season. Nick available to do parlour work on all breeds; and to train dogs for domestic use (when over 1 year old).

Tel Margaret Bernard on 2242979 or 0775 043983 for enquiries or bookings.

8) Bulawayo News

Our shop shelves are bare, our kennels are struggling, Pease help! We need to restock our shop shelves and would appreciate any unwanted saleable household goods, books, magazines, jam jars, clothing, ornaments, glassware, crockery etc. Absolutely anything we can sell to make money to help our kennels. We have Ecocash for your convenience. Donations for our kennels can be dropped off at our shop. The kennels are always in need of old newspapers.

Monday 2pm - 3.45pm
Tuesday 9am - 12 pm 1.30pm - 3.15pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm 2pm - 3.45pm
Thursday 9am - 12pm 1.30pm - 3.15 pm
Friday 9am - 12pm 1.30pm - 3.15pm

First Saturday of each month 9am -10.45am

9) Harare And Gweru News

Zim Websites:-


10) Wining, Dining and Coffee Houses

11) Property For Sale or to Rent


3 bedroomed, en-suite, office, family bathroom with a separate and with a separate toilet, lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen, 2 x garage, borehole, walked and gated - Morningside - $450USD - available 1 December 2020.
App 0783085411


A young lady with two children looking for a 2 bedroom cottage or flat to rent for the 1st of December 2020. Kindly contact 074 391 052

A young lady with two children looking for a 2 bedroom cottage or flat for the 1st of December 2020 or the 1st of January 2021. Please contact 0774 391 052



Brick under iron, semi- detached, lounge combined dining room, 2 bedrooms,
2 bic's, separate bathroom and toilet, fitted kitchen, garage, domestic quarters, walled & gated. Stand size: 477m

ROMNEY PARK - $55 000
Brick under tile - semi detached house comprising lounge, dining room, 3 bedrooms, separate bathroom, separate toilet, fitted kitchen, veranda, walled & gated. Stand size: 602m

ROMNEY PARK - $65 000
Brick under tile comprising lounge, dining room, 3 bedrooms, separate bathroom, separate toilet, fitted kitchen, veranda, walled & gated.

3 bedrooms, 3 bic's, bathroom, separate toilet, lounge/dining room combined, fitted kitchen, veranda, domestic quarters, tool shed, storeroom, braai area, swimming pool, fenced, walled and gated. Stand size: 4062m

MONTROSE - $65 000
Brick under iron, lounge, fireplace, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 3 bic's, separate bathroom and toilet, kitchen, veranda, carport, domestic quarters, walled and gated.

3 bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen, veranda, domestic quarters, swimming pool, walled and gated.

FAMONA - $120 000
Neat brick under tile house comprising lounge, fireplace, dining room, bar area, 4 bedrooms, main ensuite, separate bathroom, and toilet, fitted kitchen, laundry, veranda, garage, double carport, domestic quarters, tool shed, working borehole, walled and gated. Stand size 1830m

MALINDELA - $120 000
4 bedrooms with ensuite, bathroom, separate toilet, lounge, dining room, neatly fitted kitchen, veranda, domestic quarters, swimming pool, walled and gated.

ILANDA - $120 000
Brick under tile, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen, veranda, domestic quarters, working swimming pool walled and gated.

ILANDA - $135 000
Brick under tile, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, combined lounge / dining room, fitted kitchen, veranda, domestic quarters, walled and gated. Stand size: 1594m

ASCOT FLAT - $65 000
Well maintained 2 bedroomed flat comprising ensuite, lounge cum dining and fitted kitchen. Close to Ascot Mall, United Bulawayo Hospital and Nust.

HILLSIDE - $160 000
Brick under tile dwelling comprising lounge, fire place, sun lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen, separate bathroom ,4 bathrooms, main ensuite, 2 domestic quarters, walled and gated.

HILLSIDE - $180 000
Neat 4 bedroomed house, lounge, fitted kitchen, cottage, swimming pool, working borehole, neat garden, walled and gated.

CBD (FLAT) - $45 000
City Flat in a good area comprising 1 bedroom, lounge, bathroom, separate toilet, fitted kitchen, veranda. Close to Corporate 24 Medical Center, Indaba book Cafe', Galen House.

CBD (FLAT) - $30 000
City Flat comprising 1 bedroom, lounge, bathroom, separate toilet, fitted kitchen, veranda.

CBD HOUSE - $88 000
Brick under Iron comprising 6 rooms, bathroom, two separate toilets, kitchen, scullery, 2 carports, double domestic quarters and toilet, 2 verandas, walled and gated. Stand size: 595m

CBD HOUSE - $100 000
Brick under Iron with 2 receptions, 10 offices, 2 ladies toilets, 2 gents toilets, 2 kitchens, double domestic quarters, outside toilets, one side walled, one side bricked. Stand size: 1190m

CBD HOUSE - $120 000
Brick under iron, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, dining room, lounge, study, fitted kitchen, veranda, servants quarters, storeroom, walled, gated. Stand size: 595m

SUBURBS (FLAT) - $74 000
Brick under Tile, combined lounge/dining room, 3 bedrooms, bic's 3, mes, separate shower & toilet, fitted kitchen, veranda, d/q, well not working, walled & gated.

Undeveloped 1 acre stand, ready to build.

Undeveloped 2 acre stand, ready to build, walled on 3 sides

KENSINGTON - $95 000
Small holding with a lot of potential comprising 3 bedroomed house, family bathroom and shower, separate toilet, dining room, lounge with fireplace, fitted kitchen, storeroom, 2 x borehole, double domestic quarters , fenced and gated on approximately 4 acres

Massive double storey building within the heart of the central business district comprising
- Ground floor - 6 SHOPS 1020m,
- 1ST FLOOR - 22 OFFICES - 816m,
- 2ND FLOOR - 22 OFFICES - 760m.
With ablution facilities on both floors and back of shops. Back storeroom, back double strorey storeroom.

We at Rodor Properties (Pvt) Ltd, take pride in managing your property professionally, in order to safeguard your investment.
We understand the importance of maintaining healthy relationships with owners and tenants alike, and strive to ensure personal and efficient service to all our clients.
We are always seeking to sell and rent in all sectors of the property market.
We also offer a complete service of property valuations.
Email us on: kelvin@rodor.co.zw or rentals@rodor.co.zw or Call: (029) 22 74581/3 or + 263 773 366 207

Anita's Real Estate


We have the following properties for sale:

HILLSIDE - 4046m2
Brick under tile 3 bedrooms (bic) lounge cum dining room, fitted kitchen, pantry bathroom separate toiled single lock up garage single domestic quarters is fenced front and back, walled on two other sides and gated. -$93 000.00 negotiable

2 bedrooms main en suite, family bathroom, study, lounge cum dining room, fitted kitchen, double lockup garage water tank paved driveway- $125 000.00 negotiable

BURNSIDE - 4047m2
Main bedroom en suit with bath and toilet Three extra bedrooms all with fitted cupboards Spare toilet on own Second bathroom with shower and bath Big lounge with fire place Dining room Large fitted kitchen with separate scullery Outside laundry with plumbing and sinks Beautiful entertainment room with veranda looking into swimming pool Outside room with bathroom Two workshop/ storerooms Double domestic rooms Big greenhouse Double car port I acre Good borehole Walled and electric gate Price US$180 000.00

A small home with 3 bedrooms (bic) main en suite lounge cum dining room fitted kitchen, outside bar/ entertainment area, triple servants quarters, swimming pool borehole, paved driveway. Walled gated $220 000.00

KHUMALO - 2639m2
3 bedrooms bathroom with tub shower separate loo dining room lounge fitted kitchen huge. Scullery laundry area 2 pantries a 4th bedroom which was converted from part of veranda double lock up garage Double staff accommodation Borehole - $120 000.000 negotiable.

KUMALO 4047m2
1 acre, (bic) Italian design home. 4 bedrooms main en suite, bathroom, huge kitchen, dining room, lounge, solar, working Swimming pool and prolific borehole, lock up garage, double staff quarters, storeroom. Walled and electric gated - $260 000.00 negotiable

BELLEVUE 2,974m2
3 bedrooms, main en suite, family bathroom with separate toilet and shower, lounge, o/h fans, fire place, dining room, fully fitted kitchen, laundry, enclosed veranda, workshop, storeroom, staff quarters, well, swimming pool, entertainment area, garden,
Fruit trees, garage, carport, walled, fenced, gated - $80,000.00 negotiable

Bic 3 bed main en suite family bathroom sep toilet carpeted lounge cum dining, kitchen enclosed veranda staff quarters borehole car port and garage walled and gated woth electric fenced $108 000.00 neg

Secure, neat duplex, 2 bedrooms, en suite, family bathroom, lounge cum dining room, fitted kitchen, and laundry/scullery -120 000.00

Solid 1 bedroom (bic) bathroom toilet open plan kitchen dining room small bedroom/ study, Cottage car port -$115 000.00neg

SELBOURNE BROOK - 500m2 - town houses stand with foundation - $30,000.00 negotiable


2 acres - $54 000.00
3 acres - $80 000.00

1 acre stand - $30 000.00

Several 1 Acre undeveloped stands - $16 000.00 negotiable

Steel roof IVR Cement floor 1 office kitchen 2 toilets changing room workshop walled and gated $75 000.00 negotiable

Contact: Anita 0772212625 / 029-2264368
anitasrealestate@comone.co.zw / are@mweb.co.zw
Bulawayo Estate Agents:-
Anita's Real Estate
Rodor properties Pvt Ltd
Ian & Co. Real Estate
R.E.D. Property

12) Accommodation in South Africa

Hoopoe Haven Guest House
We are offering secure, affordable three star and AA highly recommended self-catering cottages, glamping, pet friendly and Bed and Breakfast accommodation in our country guest house near Fourways.

We are a few km away from the hustle and bustle of Fourways, Sandton, Monte Casino, Northgate Coca-Cola Dome and 4 shopping malls. The guests staying at Hoopoe haven are amazed at friendly atmosphere and the size and quality of the lodge bed and breakfast accommodation, the self-catering cottages and the facilities of the guest house and lodge. It is a place in which you can actually enjoy yourself and make new friends. Being ex-Zimbabweans we welcome guests from Zimbabwe and Botswana and will give you a 5% - 10% discount depending on the length of your stay. Our rates range from Self-catering cottages per unit from R700 (sleeps 2) R1 150 (sleeps family of 2A + 2C), R1 500 (sleeps 4 - 2 bedrooms), R1 800 (sleeps 6 - 2 bedrooms). B&B in lodge from R435 to R600 per person sharing (B&B), or single occupancy from R650 to R870 (B&B). NEW - Luxury Tented Camp (full tiled bathroom, carpeted bedroom lounge etc) sleeping 2 Adults at R700.00 per night or larger tent sleeping 4 Adults at R1 150.00 per night.
We also have our beautiful Farm to Fork Restaurant available for all your meals and is fully licensed with Copperlake Craft Beers and Gin on tap.
Mention that you found us through reading the Morning Mirror to receive your discount.

web site : www.hoopoehavenlodge.co.za
email: info@hoopoehavenlodge.co.za
cell: Tracey - +2783 314 0987

12b) Accommodation in Botswana

Accommodation Out Of Zimbabwe:-

Four Seasons, J'bg
Hoopoe Haven Guest Lodge Fourways, J'bg
Avoca Vale Country Hotel Louis Trichardt

13) Accomodation and Travel In Zimbabwe

HIDEAWAYS Life-Changing Experiences


Discounted stays for Zimbabwean residents at our Eco-Lodges in Hwange National Park.
Inclusive of all meals and game drive
Valid for travel until the end of December 2021
Special rates for exclusive use & multi-generational bookings upon request
USD 100 per person, per night
Book now for stays at Nantwich & Elephant's Eye, Hwange

www.hideawaysafrica.com | info@hideawaysafrica.com
WhatsApp: +27 (0) 724 903 287
T's & C's apply


Seeing the back of 2020 is a departure worth Celebrating
Join us:
for a special dinner at our luxury Safari Lodge
and toast to the New Year with sparkling wine and late night snacks.

100 USD per person / night
Includes: accommodation at luxury safari lodge NANTWICH or ELEPHANT'S EYE in Hwange, Zimbabwe.
All meals and activities.

HIDEAWAYS Life-Changing Experiences
T's & C's apply
Email: info@hideawaysafrica.com
WhatsApp: +27 (0) 724 903 287


A feast for your senses this Christmas
100 USD per person / night
at luxury safari lodge NANTWICH or ELEPHANT'S EYE in Hwange, Zimbabwe
BOMA DINNER - 24 December
5-COURSE LUNCH - 25 December
BUSH BREAKFAST - 26 December

HIDEAWAYS Life-Changing Experiences
T's & C's apply
Email: info@hideawaysafrica.com
WhatsApp: +27 (0) 724 903 287




Big Cave Camp 2020 Christmas Special!
We are offering a special to ALL Zimbabweans and SADC residents plus friends or family.

From December 2020 to January 2021.

USD 120.00 per person on a DBB basis.
No single supplement.
Includes a guided afternoon sundowner drive on Big Cave wilderness area to 'Lightning rock' or 'Leopard Rock'
Includes an early morning walk.
Excludes drinks, activities to Park and National Park
and National Monument Fees.
Children under 12 half price. Under 6 Free.



Contact us today :
Contact Lin on 0777574418 to make a booking. Whatsapp only

Some places to stay in Zim:-
Maleme Rest Camp www.zimparks.org
Big Cave Camp
Granite Park Lodges
The Musketeers Lodge 9km on Matopos Rd
Matobo Hills Lodge
Burnside Cottage
Churchill Hotel
Rainbow Hotel
Southern Comfort Lodge
Travellers Guest House
Eastern Highlands:-
Frog And Fern In Chimanimani
Kulizwe Lodge Binga - shores of Lake Kariba
Kariba Accomodation
Miombo Lodge Dete Situated Hwange National Park/Dete Rd
Hwange Safari Lodge
NEHIMBA living with the Elephants
Lake Mutirikwi (Kyle):-
Norma Jeans Lakeview
Ghonarezhou game reserve:-
Vic Falls:-
Victoria Falls Hotel

14) Catering and Food

A few places to eat in Bulawayo:-

Arizona Grill House in the Holiday Inn
Banff Lodge Coffee cafe
Book and Bean caf at Bradfield Shopping Centre
Bulawayo Club
Bulawayo Golf Club www.golfzone.co.zw
Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel
Camp Amalinda
Cattleman - 12th Avenue
Country Club www.golfzone.co.zw
Frangos- 12th Avenue
Friar Tucks
Gallery Coffee Shop - Fort Street https://nationalgallery.co.zw
Garden Restaurant - 54 Park Rd
Granite Ridge - Matobo Hills
Hillside Dams Tea Room
Hillside Bowling Club
Holiday Inn - Arizona Grill House
Horizon Restaurant & Bar - Pioneer House, Fife Street
Hotel Rio, Old Esigodini Rd
Hunt's Boma 22 Jaywick Rd Matsheumhlope
Indaba Book Caf & Sandwich Bar
Mary's Restaurant - opp Medical Cent
Maxies Massimo's - Ascot Shopping Centre
Nemo's Resturant - Hillside Bowling Club
Nesbitt Castle - Percy Avenue
New Orleans - Banff Road
Pergola Restaurant 22 Jaywick Rd Matsheumhlope
River Cafe -12th Ave

and more !!

15) Vehicles for Sale and Hire

16) Travel and Tours

Bulawayo Travel Agents & Tour Company's:-

African Wanderer
Antelope Park
Big Cave Camp
Black Rhino Safaris
Eco Logical Safaris & Travel
Greyhound Coach Service - Byo to Joburg

17) Computers And Electronics

Bulawayo Computers:-

Internet at Netconnect.co.zw

18) Lifts Wanted And Offered

19) Seeking Friends

A lot of the editorials you publish strike a chord and bring memories flooding back. This one particularly brought back memories having spent many hours at Borrow Street, learning to swim and progressing on and doing the life saving medals. I attended Milton Junior so it was an easy walk to the swimming pool for our swimming lessons, unlike the girls who had to walk from Coghlan School.

However, my first 'home' of swimming was Paddonhurst swimming pool. Like Borrow Street, we had the 'diving board police' to make sure nothing other than jumping or diving was done from the board - definitely no 'bombies'. The weekend would be spent at the pool, swimming playing, icy poles from the tuck shop and from time to time sunburn! Then at closing time running home barefoot on the hot tar and when the pain was too much, standing on the damp towels to cool of the soles of the feet.

Anyway, I digress!. It was only recently that I learnt that Paddonhurst pool no longer exists. This prompted me to look to see if I had any photographs of the pool, and I don't. A search of the web failed to turn up anything. I have tried with family friends who also failed to turn up any pictures. So I am turning to the Bulawayo Morning Mirror to see if any of your readers might have any pictures they can share directly with me or by adding to the Morning Mirror photo collection.

Thanks in advance
Martin Dempsey

I was sent your letter by an old dancing friend of mine Joy Taylor. We both danced at Macdonald Academy of Dancing . I and my Sister Tanya danced from the age of 3 and I danced right up till 1984 .I have the fondest memories of my dancing childhood in Byo. Our curtain calls, mum sewing costumes, dancing with Vincent Hantam and the Byo City Ballet Co tours. Fantastic times! I competed in the Cyril Beaumont Bursary in CT against I think it was Sandy Ashwin I went to UCT Ballet school and then joined CAPAB 1986 to 1989. I was in the company at the same time as Nicollette Loxton.
Thank you for your letter bringing back wonderful memories as I read the names.
Warm Regards
Juliet Hoenck nee French-Constant

20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant


Am a lady who is presentable and cheerful well disciplined and young at heart seeking employment as a Reservationist/Receptionist -Holds an International Certificate in Hotel and Tourism and is able to perform Receptionist duties.

Open to other employment options as well.

Confident to start right away please WhatsApp only (0783 197 394)

We are looking for an office assistant. Presentableand cheerful.
Mature and disciplined with knowledge of accounts - Debtors, Creditors and computer literate.
Must be able to work with minimum supervision.
Drop of CV's at BOOKSET PVT LTD, 139 George Silundika Street, Btwn 14-15th Ave Bulawayo

Lady age 36 years seeking employment in the office.Has basic computer literacy and telephone phone skills.Willing to start with immediate effect.

Phone 0774 095 196 during peak hours weekends included.

A 33year old man with a clean class 2, 4 & 5 driver's license. I am looking for an opportunity as a chauffeur or any driving or transport employment. I am well spoken in English, Shona and Ndebele.

Please feel free to contact me on +263777858923

Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant


We are looking for an Accounts / Bookkeeping Person to join our Bulawayo Team. The Applicant will need experience in using Pastel, reconciling cash books, creditors and petty cash accounts.
In return the company agrees to offer fair remuneration and working conditions.
Please send your letter of application and curriculum vitae to employbyo1982@gmail.com

A prominent mining company is looking for a Fitter and Turner to work and live approx. 120km from Bulawayo. We are willing to pay the ideal candidate a better than average market salary with benefits. The Candidate must have at least 10 years' experience in a mining environment. Ability to read and interpret engineering working drawings. Ability to modify, design, and manufacture engineering components with or without drawings. Confident. Meticulous. Precise. Self-starter. Professional and logical. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
If you feel you would be suitable, please email a current CV and a covering letter as soon as possible to miningcompany1969@gmail.com


Mature lady seeks employment as a PA, Secretary, Admin Assistant, Receptionist. Has years of experience, holding a Diploma in Secretarial Studies, computer literate, has worked with Accounting packages. Please contact landline: 212174
cell: 0772 814 268 or 0786 470 495 (mum)

37 year old female, just submitted dissertation for a Master s in Women' s Socio- legal studies and seeking a paid internship or employment in human rights, project management particularly in the area of disability and women.

The same lady is also looking for a house- sitting opportunity in Bulawayo in the Famona, Hillcrest , hillside or Burnside area. No pets. Will pay ZESA and manicure garden.

email: yeukaicc@gmail.com
Phone number: 0782104888 (text and call)
0733523665 (app only)


Mature lady seeks employment as a house-keeper. Has experience with children. Cheerful and hard-working. Live out preferred. Please contact 0712 988 105

21) Services

Very good to excellent condition mobility aides such as wheelchairs, wheelie walkers, walking sticks, crutches, Zimmer frame, crutches etc. Available for hire and for sale at Island Hospice and Healthcare. Commodes, bed pans, urinals, sheepskin and adult diapers also available. Nurse aides are also available for hire.


Repairs and Renovations

For all your domestic and industrial repairs and renovations:- Carpentry, partitioning, ceilings,fascia boards, trusses, structural timber, roofing, floor sanding, guttering, floor-tiling, building, painting, welding, pumbing, electrical work plus much more!

We also treat and replace all termite damaged floor timber underneath all hollow tongue and grooved floors.

Please contact us by telephone or send a whatsapp.

Landline: +263 292 226473
Mobile: +263 772 312 320
Mobile: +263 772 322 181

Reasonable costs. Genuine enquiries only.

Island Hospice has walking aids for hire and sale. These include wheelchairs, wheelie walkers, walking sticks, zimmer frame, crutches and many more also available are commodes, bedpans, urinals, sheepskin and adult Diapers.
0712845003 / 0292 277972

We offer weeding and cleaning of tombstone area; Repair of tombstone at an extra charge. A once off fee of *USD30* per year per tombstone.
Cemetries covered : Athlone, West Park, Lady Stanley, Luveve, Hyde Park and Mvutshwa.
Work is done once every month.
We also offer flower arrangements at an extra charge.
Photos are taken before and after every cleaning and I sent to the client.

For more information email: shaddianonenge@gmail.com or call:
+263718727574 or whatsapp +263772327574*


For all your tree cutting and trimming please contact Beaver Tree Feller.
No job is too big for us plus we are insured. Contact 0733 896 375 or landline 09 - 476569


I teach a set of 5 classes covering pregnancy, labour, baby care, breastfeeding and other information. I also do a "crash course" for out of towners.
These classes are valuable even if you're having an elective CAESAREAN SECTION!!
Please book early.

I can be with you at the hospital when you're in LABOUR to help you to cope!
I also work part time at a BABY CLINIC :-)

For any further information contact SISTER JAN JOHNSTON on (09) 466741/2 from 8 am til 12 pm Mon to Fri
or (09) 2237240, 0712 728 350 or 0772 749 749 (w/app) or email me on jicsj@yoafrica.com


Rob Sinclair is an expert plumber. He has had many years of experience.

Anything to do with loos, bathrooms, geysers, plumbing, borehole repairs and tank installations.

Rob Sinclair is your man.

Phone Rob on 0772230551
Bulawayo Services:-

Acol Chemical Bulawayo
Bulawayo's Online Business Directory

22) Health And Beauty

23) Tuition

24) Miscellaneous For Sale

25) Wanted To Buy, Beg or Borrow

Looking for a Vintage Supersonic Radio made in Bulawayo during the 60's/70's - Supersonic Conquest PR80 specifically. If you have one to sell please get in touch.
My e-mail address is paulc.midgley@gmail.com or if you want to phone you can call +44 7880 636636.
Good price offered

26) Clothing And Fashion

27) Boats and Fishing

Bulawayo Water Activities:-


28) Garden, Decor And Home

Kraal manure $2.00 a 50 KG bag.
Free delivery over ten bags.
Phone Ollie on 0771289677



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