Singita Pamushana is a luxurious safari lodge set in the South Eastern corner of Zimbabwe in the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. This exclusive lodge sits high on a forested hill with magnificent views of the Malilangwe Dam and sandstone hills beyond.
At a Glance
All rooms have private plunge pools and decks with beautiful views
Swarovski Telescopes are provided to spot the game along the lake shore below
Sunset boating on the lake with fantastic sightings of hippo and crocodile
The hides throughout the reserve guarantee incredible up-close game viewing
One bedroom to five bedroom suites offer something for everyone
Watch the game coming down to drink at the dam through the Swarovski Telescope on the balcony of each Villa.Louisa Ross-Taylor
Singita Pamushana is one of the most luxurious safari lodges in Zimbabwe. The location, in the private Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, adjacent to Gonarezhou National Park ensures an unforgettable safari experience with fantastic game sightings. The 150,000 acre private reserve comprises 38 distinct habitat and ecological zones.
This virtually untouched wilderness area is home to one of the highest concentrations of critically endangered black and white rhino in Africa. Numerous other endangered species such as the Roan antelope and Wild Dog are regularly spotted here. The diversity is perhaps best demonstrated through the incredible 14 species of eagle found throughout Malilangwe.
The design of Singita Pamushana is inspired by the culture of the local Shangaan people: colors throughout the lodge are vibrant and bold. Indigenous art and organic shapes influence these flamboyant interiors.
Accommodation comprises only six spacious suites and one villa. All enjoy fantastic views out over the lake below, and beyond across the forested sandstone hills. Each suite has a private plunge pool and large deck to relax at during the heat of the day.
The architecture of the main lodge intelligently enhances the setting with its combination of dramatic views and open communal areas. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas, a bar, library, wine cellar and open air lounge. Both the outdoor swimming pools are heated to be enjoyed year round.
Singita Pamushana offers a variety of different sized suites, working well for both couples and families. There are four one-bedroom suites each with a private plunge pool, a two-bedroom family suite (suitable for 2 adults, 2 children) with a private plunge pool, a three-bedroom family suite (2 adults, 4 children) with a private plunge pool and lastly the Jones House which is a five-bedroom villa retreat with a large private infinity pool.
Four one-bedroom suites.
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One three-bedroom family suite.
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One two-bedroom family suite.
Five bedroom villa retreat.
Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge. Babysitting services are available, and guides are able to customized activities to suit each family. However, in the interest of safety, children’s participation in game activities is at the discretion of the guide.
Children's activities include: bush walks around camp, baking with chefs, fishing, swimming, stargazing and community visits.
While each suite enjoys its own private plunge pool, there are also two heated swimming pools and a Jacuzzi in the main lodge area, all with fantastic views.
The lodge has a fully equipped gym and a yoga room. There are two tennis courts, one with a clay and the other a Rebound Ace surface. A 9-hole golf course is 45 minutes drive away. At the lodge is a bush spa offering a range of massages and treatments.
The lodge offers complimentary internet (WiFi) access, however, due to the remote location of the lodge, the wireless connection can be slow and intermittent.
Activities at Pamushana are varied and tailored to each guest. Early morning and afternoon game drives are offered, as are spot lit night drives and guided bush walks. A number of hides have been developed close to popular waterholes to enable close-up encounters with the game in the area.
The reserve is rich in San Bushman rock art sites, a fascinating illustration of the rich history of the area. Throughout the year, the 1,500 acre Malilangwe Dam offers brilliant game fishing for tiger fish, bass, bream and catfish. As with other Singita properties, the lodge is heavily involved in community outreach projects which can be visited by guests. For the more adventurous, a night sleeping under the African sky in a private hide in the bush can be organized.
All vehicle activities take place in adapted 4x4 game viewing vehicles, with a maximum of six passengers, the lodge does offer the option of a private guide and vehicle at an additional cost.
Location & Directions
The lodge is set within the pristine Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in South Eastern Zimbabwe, bordering the Gonarezhou National Park.
When to go
From mid May through to early August the days are warm and clear but the night time temperatures can drop below freezing. September through to May is generally hot in the day and warm at night, Malilangwe usually sees rain from late November to April.
The best time for game viewing is from August to early November, water is scarce, the bush has died back and game congregates around the pumped waterholes. Birdlife is prolific during the rainy season, and although the game has dispersed due to readily available surface water, this is still a great time to experience Malilangwe.