People Making History

Dr. Lwaton Hikwa (extreme right) with his family at Amagugu

Dr. Lwaton Hikwa (extreme right) with his family at Amagugu

Since establishment in 2010, we have had hundreds of visitors, but never have we had a family that visits as a complete unit. Continue reading

African Cosmology Explained Through Motifs

Motif depicting a calabash, checkered board and head rest

Motif depicting a calabash and checkered board

One aspect that we have not shared with you as part of 27 murals painted on the perimeter wall of the Centre are the motifs painted on the pillars. The several motifs capture critical elements of African cosmology and worldview. Continue reading

Nature Walk at Amagugu

Tourists climbing a hill in Matobo

Tourists climbing a hill in Matobo

We recently played host to a group of young tourists. This was quite refreshing as many a time we receive adult tourists. You will be pleased to note that besides exposure to participatory cultural activities within the Centre such as traditional games, setting snares, weaving, pottery and many more, we also offer extended outdoor activities.

This particular group of tourists had the pleasure of participating in a nature walk, viewing rock paintings and climbing a hill. Our philosophy is that indigenous culture and heritage should not just be explained, but be experienced.

We offer many more participatory outdoor activities such as village tours and nature watching.

For those who want to take away memories of their experience our craft shop has proved popular as we sell artefacts that are unique to Matobo.

We are open every day of the week from 0900hrs – 1700hrs. Get in touch on 0773 017 831, 0773 702 030 and 0712 701 651 to book a visit. Prices range from $1 for children to $5 for adults.

We are located 60km along Bulawayo – Kezi road.



We successfully commissioned on Saturday 9 May 2015 a total of 27 murals painted on the perimeter wall at Amagugu International Heritage Centre. We had a total of 189 guests at the ceremony coming from the local Matobo community and from Bulawayo. Continue reading

My Beautiful Home

am 2Preparations for the second edition of the My Beautiful Home competition have begun in earnest. We are proud as Amagugu International Heritage Centre to be associated with this initiative.
The My Beautiful Home – Comba Indlu Ngobuciko competition is done in partnership with National University of Science and Technology, Squeaky Clean car wash and National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Continue reading

Drums of Peace at Amagugu

am‘We find the bass beat right in the middle of the drum. And the tone is played using half of the palm with fingers tight together, on the edge of the drum’ – These were the basic drumming instructions by Lewis Ndlovu of Drums of Peace on Saturday.

A hearty thank you to the local Matobo community and guests from Bulawayo who attended.

Thank you Drums of Peace for a memorable outing. Let’s do this again!