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Pathfinder Bus Company Zimbabwe

The Pathfinder bus company used to operate from Harare to Victoria Falls, via Bulawayo and Hwange, with stops in the towns along the way

Intercape Pathfinder contact details:  
Harare Office +263 772 383 902
Bulawayo Office +263 29 883131
Victoria Falls Bookings +263 213 28 44424 / 28 42051
South Africa Office +27 21 380 4400
Website intercape.co.za

UPDATE 14 Mar 2019: The bus service has stopped service to and from Victoria Falls and Livingstone

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The Intercape Pathfinder bus service used to run from Harare via Bulawayo and through to Victoria Falls, somewhat seasonally. In addition, the service from Namibia into Livingstone town (Zambia) has also ceased.

The only service remaining is the Bulawayo-Johannesburg-Bulawayo route, which runs on a daily basis (see time-table below). The bus leaves South Africa at 6pm and arrives in Bulawayo at 8am the next morning. From Bulawayo, the bus leaves at 4pm and arrives in Johannesburg at 8am the following morning.

The fare starts from ZAR 450 per person (approx. US$ 33). There are different ticket options and this is the lowest price you would pay for a one way ticket. Also, the closer you book to your travel date, the more you will have to pay.

For those wanting to continue to Victoria Falls, there are alternative bus companies.

Bus Schedule

  M T W T F S S
JOHANNESBURG - BULAWAYO 18:00 18:00 18:00 18:00 18:00 18:00 18:00
BULAWAYO - JOHANNESBURG 16:00 16:00 16:00 16:00 16:00 16:00 16:00

Intercape Pathfinder Bus Schedule (updated 14 Mar 2019)

Making a booking can be done online on Intercape's booking page. Payment can be made by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or internet banking (with Standard Bank, FNB, ABSA, Capitec or Nedbank Internet Banking account holders). You will receive your ticket via email. So you will need to print it and then present it when checking in.

While the bus to Livingstone and Victoria Falls are not running, there seems to be a seasonal schedule, although it is unpublished by the company. During the very busy holiday seasons, you might find that the bus will run. Follow their Facebook page for announcements on new and refreshed routes.

Intercape bus services to Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi. This is their Mainliner model.

Intercape's Mainliner, the type that is used for the Bulawayo to Johannesburg route

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