Roughly 20 kilometers outside Bulawayo lies the ancient iron age complex of Khami Ruins. Authorities agree that Khami was the capital of the Torwa State, the emerging power as Great Zimbabwe was in decline. Its dry stone walling style, similar to that at Great Zimbabwe dates back to the 15th to 17th century.

Artifacts found in this area date back to the early Stone Age. The Ruins consists of terraces and passages supported by massive granite walls – some overlooking Khame dam and gorge. The small museum depicts relics found at this site – some over 100 000 years old