Hwange Local Board

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions about how to acquire a stand, licenses or any other query please check our Frequently Asked Questions section where you can quickly and easily find answers to the most common questions

Business Hours

Monday to Friday

8am to 1pm

2pm to 4:30pm

Weekends  & Public Holidays


Fire and Emergency Services open daily, including on weekends and public holidays

Stray Animals

Hwange Local Board is concerned about the ever-increasing number of livestock (cattle, goats and sheep) roaming around suburbs. These stray animals are not only disturbing the peace of residents, but menacingly destroying vegetable gardens at a number of households....

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Mining in the National Park Banned

ENVIRONMENT, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu will tomorrow visit areas, which had been earmarked for mining activities within Hwange National Park. The tour by Minister Ndlovu, which is being coordinated by Love for Africa...

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Introduction of E-Newsletter

HWANGE Local Board (HLB) is proud to announce the introduction of its first edition of the monthly e-newsletter. The e-newsletter will contain issues concerning latest developments and activities being undertaken by the local authority towards its drive to offer...

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The Town of Hwange

Hwange Town is endowed with the gift of Mother Nature, situated the closest to Hwange National Park entry points of Sinamatela and Main Camp, it is 100km from the magnificent Victoria Falls and is home to coal mining giants and the Hwange Thermal Power Station.

Formely known as Wankie, Hwange is the hub of coal mining in the country and is in the middle of the Hwange National Park. The town is situated along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls highway in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. It has direct road and rail links with major urban centers as well as the neighboring countries of Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique.

The town is home to people of diverse cultures. The majority of the local people can speak an average of six languages, namely, Nambiya, Nyanja, Tonga, Ndebele, Shona and English.

Temperatures range between a mean maximum of 40.0ºC in October and a mean minimum of 12 ºC in July.  The rain falls patterns are erratic. The locality enjoys the Savanna Climate though it can be extremely hot at times.