Of Bulawayo by rail, and 162 m.
Thence the railway is continued to Johannesburg, &c. The distances from Durban to the places mentioned by this route are: Johannesburg, 483 m.; Pretoria 511 m.; Kimberley, 793 m.; Bulawayo, 1508 m.; Delagoa Bay, 860 m.
North of Mafeking on the railway to Bulawayo are the small towns of Gaberones and Francistown.
The old trade route to Bulawayo, which skirts the eastern edge of the Kalahari, is now rarely used.
BULAWAYO, the capital of Matabeleland, the western province of southern Rhodesia, South Africa.
Another railway, part of the Cape to Cairo connexion, runs north-west from Bulawayo, Grossing the Zambezi just below the Victoria Falls.
From Bulawayo, Rhodes is buried.
The "Place of Slaughter," as the Zulu word Bulawayo is interpreted, was founded about 1838 by Lobengula's father, Mosilikatze, some distance south of the present town, and continued to be the royal residence till its occupation by the British South Africa Company's forces in November 1893, when a new town was founded.
Moffat, the British resident at Bulawayo, to enter into a treaty with Lobengula, the Matabele chief.
Jameson, then administrator of Mashonaland, and Bulawayo was occupied.
To Mafeking (870 m.), Bulawayo (1360m.), the Victoria Falls on the Zambezi (1623 m.) and the Belgian Congo frontier, whilst a branch from Bulawayo runs via Salisbury to Beira,- 2037 m.
In 1860 Livingstone, with Dr (afterwards Sir John) Kirk, made a careful investigation of the falls, but until the opening of the railway from Bulawayo (1905) they were rarely visited.