We are extending an opportunity to established and budding photographers to participate in a ‘Photo Walk in Matobo’. The walk entails a visit to a local hill with cave paintings, bush walk, visit to rural homesteads, tour of the local business centre and sunset watching. Continue reading
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
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
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 attended on Sunday 17 May 2015 Chief Malaki Masuku’s Inkundla (gathering of traditional leaders) in the Matobo District to officially announce the commencement of the 2015 edition of the My Beautiful Home Competition. Continue reading
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
Amagugu International Heritage Centre (AIHC) will on 9 May 2015 commission 27 murals painted on the perimeter wall of the Centre. The ceremony will start at 11am. The Norwegian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, His Excellency Bard Hopland, will be the guest of honour. Continue reading
Invitation to arts and culture enthusiasts to join us on 9 May 2015, 11am, at Amagugu International Heritage Centre as we commission 27 mural images painted on the Centre’s perimeter wall. In November 2014 we launched the Visual Expression of Indigenous Cultural Heritage (VEICH) project supported by HIVOS and the Norwegian Embassy. Continue reading
Preparations 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
‘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!