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Pathfinder Bus Company Zimbabwe

Please note that the Intercape-Pathfinder bus servicing Bulawayo - Victoria Falls route is no longer running. For information about their other routes, please read the information below, or contact them directly using the numbers that below.

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Pathfinder contact details:  
Pathfinder Cresta Oasis hotel (Harare) +263 778 888 880/2/7/9
Bulawayo Office +263 778 888 884/5/6/8 , +263 9 883131
Gweru Office +263 778 888 881
Victoria Falls Office +263 778 888 883, +263 13 44884-5

From Harare, the Intercape Pathfinder bus leaves at 7.30 am from Cresta Oasis Hotel in Harare and arrives in Victoria Falls at around 19.30 at the Kingdom Hotel. They also operate a service going the other way from Victoria Falls to Harare, this leaves Victoria Falls at 7.30 am and arrives in Harare at 20.00hrs.

Intercape-Pathfinder BusThis service is particularly useful for travellers who want to get to Hwange National Park and where private transfers work out to be quite expensive. The Pathfinder bus stops in at Hwange Safari Lodge and also at Halfway House. The various safari lodge's will then pick up from either of these locations. This is ideal for anybody wanting on stay at Sable Sands, Ivory Lodge or Bomani Lodge. The cost is a mere $20 per person (see the rates table below).

The Intercape Pathfinder buses are modern, air-conditioned and comfortable, and there are toilets and televisions on board.

When Air Zimbabwe was not operating at all, Pathfinder ran a daily service however since the reintroduction of these flights they have reduced their service to 3 times per week. These luxury coaches are still considerably cheaper than flying but do take a lot longer.

Bus rates

Route Rate
Harare - Bulawayo Route $20
Bulawayo - Vic Falls Route $15
Harare to Victoria Falls $35

*Children under 12 and senior citizens (60+) get 15% off the rate.

Making a booking can be done online on Intercape's booking page. Payment can be made by credit card or internet banking (with Standard Bank, FNB, ABSA, 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.

Alternatively, you can call one of the contact numbers detailed below which include Zimbabwe's country code (263) and make an arrangement with them. If you are leaving from Victoria Falls - email or call Tarisai - he can apparently accept Western Union money transfers.

Bus Schedule

Basically, the schedule is in two parts - Harare to Bulawayo and then Bulawayo to Vic Falls. The table below is from the Pathfinder website.

Harare to Bulawayo or visa versa - departure is 7:30am everyday, then at 2pm on Monday, Friday and Sunday
Bulawayo to Victoria Falls - departure is 2pm on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Victoria Falls to Bulawayo - departure is 7:30am on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
VICTORIA FALLS              
Morning Coach (VF-Byo)     07:30   07:30   07:30
Afternoon Coach (Byo-VF)     14:15   14:15   14:15
Morning Coach (Byo-Hre) 07:30 07:30 07:30 07:30 07:30 07:30 07:30
Afternoon Coach (Byo-Hre) 14:00       14:00   14:00
Morning Coach (Hre-Byo) 07:30 07:30 07:30 07:30 07:30 07:30 07:30
Afternoon Coach (Hre-Byo) 14:00       14:00   14:00

Intercape Pathfinder Bus Schedule for 2017

They will stop in the smaller towns - Kadoma, Kwekwe, Gweru, Hwange town, - and also at Hwange Safari Lodge and Halfway House.

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