Chinhoyi is the provincial capital of Mashonaland West, conveniently situated 115km northwest of Harare along the route to Chirundu. Chinhoyi is the Gateway to the north.
Climate: Very cold in winter (Mid-May to July) and hot in summer.
The first settlement was Lomangundi, it was renamed Sinoia in 1902 and eventually Chinhoyi in 1982 after Chief Chinhoyi.The town is located on a prime position, that is, on the main trade routes-Zambia to the North and South Africa to the South.It is advantageously located in the most sought after commercial agricultural and mining regions of the country.Chinhoyi is home to the largest and very modernized hospital in the country, Chinhoyi hospital. The town and its surroundings offers a wide range of activities and attractions as a tourist destination. The most attractive center are the spectacular caves situated approximately 9km north west of Chinhoyi Urban Area on the Harare-Chirundu main road.
Telephone code +263 from outside Zimbabwe then dial 067, within Zimbabwe dial 067.
How to get there
Currently there is road and air infrastructure for transport, a route to the north via Chirundu border post as well as a small aerodrome available. Chinhoyi is also covered by telephone, telegraphic and facsimile facilities, all on modern digital exchange. The mobile phone technology has three established networks.