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Matabeleland North

Mat North Lies on the north – western part of Zimbabwe;

  • Borders Midlands, Mashonaland West, to the west and east respectively; Bulawayo Metropolitan and Matabeleland South provinces to the south;
  • Two national boundaries; Zambia and Botswana to the north and west respectively;
  • Covers 75 025 in land size;
  • Seven administrative districts, Binga, Bubi, Hwange, Nkayi, Lupane, Tsholotsho and Umguza; ten local authorities, 193 wards.

Why Visit

  • The majestic and mighty Victoria Falls including the Rainforest and Zambezi Bridge tours;
  • Wildlife sanctuaries, [Hwange, Chizarira, Zambezi National Parks, Umguza Nature Reserve,]
  • Binga Sand beaches, BaTonga Museum, Binga hot springs;
  • Wildlife safari tours in Hwange and Victoria Falls;
  • Spectacular aerial view of the Victoria Falls;
  • Shangano and Bumbusi cultural sites;
  • The Pupu Battle site in Lupane;
  • World class accomodation facilities in Matabeleland North Province;

Key Areas of Trade

  • Agro based products; timber products, large and small grains, cattle [beef], goats, poultry, fish and kapenta, leather products, wooden artifacts;
  • Mining products; coal, coke, tin, gold, lithium; quarry stone;
  • Crocodile farming products;
  • Energy sector related products;
  • Clay products; bricks and pottery
  • Looking ahead; lithium, diamonds, coal bed methane gas, petrol chemical value chain.

Investment Opportunities

  • Mining; [Coal, gold, tin, coal bed methane gas, lithium]
  • Tourism;
  • Agriculture; fishing products, cattle ranching, small irrigation development; piped water schemes for commercial agriculture; small grain agriculture and its subsequent value chain development;
  • Energy and power development;
  • Transport and communications infrastructure development;
  • Manufacturing Industry; timber products; agro processing value chain, construction, taxidermy.
  • Services; housing, office accommodation, health and education infrastructure [ Public Private Partnerships] banking and financial services sector.

Uniqueness of the Province

  • Rail, road, water and air transport routes;
  • Two international airports; Victoria Falls International Airport and J.M. N. Nkomo International Airports;
  • Home to the majestic and mighty Victoria Falls; and a Special Economic Zone designate anchored on tourism and financial services sector as well as other supporting industries;
  • Wildlife sanctuary; foundation for environmentally and culturally compatible spiritual, scientific, educational, recreational and visitor opportunities;
  • Rich and diverse cultures with a peaceful and serene community;
  • A broad based socio-economic base; mining, agriculture and tourism anchored;
  • 40% power generation equity potential to the national grid.


Key Contacts

Office of the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs
6th Floor Mhlahlandlela Building
Corner 10th Ave/Basch St
P. O. Box 1771

+263 292 889 848
+263 292 62 718/9
+263 292 71 768
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The Provincial Administrator’s Office
Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing
6th Floor Mhlahlandlela Building
Corner 10th Ave/Basch St.
+263 292 66 209
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HON RICHARD MOYO - Minister of State for Provincial Affairs 

Permanent Secretary

Provincial Affairs Director