We have some of the fastest WIFI between Jo'berg and Livingstone! We charge a $3 per day to connect to our wireless network.
Backpackers Paradise is a family run business that was founded in 1992 by Allen Burke. He didn't do any marketing but instead delivered a fantastic service and relied on word of mouth to slowly grow. The business is now run by Allen's son, Adam Burke, who is assisted by his wife Vicki and entertained by his sons Daniel and Johnny.
As the popularity of Burkes' Paradise has grown it has been listed in many travellers' guide books including Lonely Planet and Rough Guide (read their reviews here).
Although it was originally known as Backpackers Paradise it is now called Burkes' Paradise or Burkes' Backpackers to distinguish it from other establishments in Bulawayo who have mimicked the name.
Although this might not be some people's view of paradise, our guests have discovered why we've named this spot Paradise.
The tranquillity of the spacious gardens with their wide lawns and shady trees.
The soothing sound of cascading water as it trickles between the 2 large fish ponds.
The flitter and songs of the numerous birds that have made Paradise their home.
Why don't you come and share our piece of Paradise...