in Matabeleland South Province, Zimbabwe

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-20.933 and 29.000 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -20° 55' 59" and E 29° 0' 0"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - ZWL
Spoken languages:
English, Shona, South Ndebele, North Ndebele
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 04:23 AM (Sunday)
Timezone: Africa/Harare
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:17 am and 5:47 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
19.494 and -154.824 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Zimbabwe in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,2 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Zimbabwe.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Zimbabwe. Last Update: 2024-04-20 08:25:34

Delve into Gwanda

Gwanda in Matabeleland South Province with it's 14,450 habitants is located in Zimbabwe about 253 mi (or 407 km) south-west of Harare, the country's capital town.

Current time in Gwanda is now 04:23 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Africa / Harare with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Gwanda. The closest airport in Zimbabwe is Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in a distance of 68 mi (or 109 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape in South africa at a distance of 62 mi (or 100 km). The closest in Zimbabwe is Khami Ruins National Monument in a distance of 86 mi (or 100 km), South.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Bulawayo, Francistown, Masunga, Gweru and Musina. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 29°C / 84 °F

Morning Temperature 14°C / 57 °F
Evening Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Night Temperature 18°C / 65 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 17%
Air Pressure 1014 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 9 km/h (6 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Monday, 22nd of April 2024

31°C (87 °F)
18°C (64 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Tuesday, 23rd of April 2024

31°C (87 °F)
20°C (67 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Wednesday, 24th of April 2024

30°C (85 °F)
18°C (65 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Gwanda is a town in Zimbabwe. It is the capital of the province of Matabeleland South, one of the 10 administrative provinces in the country. The name Gwanda derives from that of a nearby hill known as Jahunda. Gwanda also refers to the rural district around the town. Towns and districts surrounding Gwanda include Mbalabala, West Nicholson, Filabusi, Esigodini and Matobo.

Located at -20.945, 29.025 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
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Gwanda, Gwanda District, Parliamentary constituencies in Zimbabwe, Populated places in Zimbabwe, Matabeleland South Province, Provincial capitals in Zimbabwe

Gwanda State University

Gwanda State University is a future state higher education institution that is planned to open in Gwanda, Zimbabwe in 2012. The university shall be hosted by the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic in Gwanda whilst construction takes place. It is planned that the university will start with two faculties, the Faulty of Mining Engineering and the Faculty of Agriculture, with a Faculty of Industrial Management to follow later.

Located at -20.9516, 29.0148 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
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Universities and colleges in Zimbabwe

Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic

Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic is a state higher education institution in Gwanda, Zimbabwe, offering Diploma in Education. The Government of Zimbabwe plans major investment into the polytechnic, which will allow it to start offering degrees and resolve the accommodation shortage for students. The planned Gwanda State University shall be hosted by the Polytechnic whilst construction takes place.

Located at -20.9529, 29.0122 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
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Universities and colleges in Zimbabwe

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Jawunda, Gvanda, Гванда, گوانڈا, 關達