Singita Pamushana / Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve
One of Africa’s best-kept secrets, Singita Pamushana Lodge is found within the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in south-eastern Zimbabwe. Nestling beneath the trees, the lodge incorporates the natural environment and the forest-like architecture enhances views of the pool, the lush gardens and the lake below. Pamushana Lodge comprises six luxury suites and one villa, each offering incredible views of the Malilangwe dam.
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve is teeming with birds and wildlife, including rare and endangered species – such as the Roan and sable antelope, and the black rhino. Famous for its cathedral Mopane forests and majestic ‘upside-down’ Baobab trees, Malilangwe is an area where you will also find over 100 rock sites that date back more than 2 000 years.
Six air-conditioned luxury suites and one villa
Suite configurations: 4 x 1 bedroom suites, 1 x 2 bedroom suite, 1 x 3 bedroom suite and 1 x 5 bedroom (villa).
All master bedrooms feature en suite bathroom and shower, as well as an outdoor shower, private plunge pool, double-sided fireplace, mini-bar and fridge, room safe, air conditioning, overhead fans, private lounge, direct dial telephones and game viewing deck with Swarovski spotting scope.
The main lodge area offers an indoor dining room, open dining room, teak-deck dining areas, bar, library, open-air lounge, wine cellar, two heated swimming pools and a jacuzzi, all overlooking the Malilangwe dam and sandstone hills.
High-speed wireless internet, satellite TV, fax facilities and US telephones.
Tariffs include all-suite accommodation, three meals per day, drinks such as specified house wines, spirits, liqueurs and soft drinks, (premium wines & champagne) and open Land Cruiser safaris accompanied by experienced guides and trackers.
Children under 6 years old can be accommodated if the lodge is booked on an exclusive use basis.
The Villa at Pamushana Lodge
The Villa overlooks the Malilangwe Lake, 1500 acres of breathtaking serenity. Within the sunlit villa the high thatch ceilings create a feeling of freedom and openness. The bathrooms offer panoramic views over the lake and the suites are cosy and spacious. The villa has 5 en-suite bedrooms, a living room, dining room, small kitchen, a nanny flat and a private infinity plunge pool.
The Villa sleeps a maximum of 10 people and is booked out exclusively.
Other available services at Pamushana Lodge include:
Spa and Yoga room.
Wireless internet access.
Satellite television in the main lodge.
Bird watching & black rhino tracking.
San Bushman Rock Art educational tours.
Game fishing throughout the year for Tiger Fish, Bass, Bream (tilapia) and Catfish.
Other activities include tennis (two tennis courts – clay and Rebound Ace) and golf (9-hole golf course just 45 minutes away).
Singita Pamushana Lodge rates include:
Twice daily game drives in open Land Cruisers with an experienced guide and tracker.
Guided bush walks.
Luxurious all-suite accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, teas, coffees. All drinks, including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs (excluding champagnes).
Laundry & valet services.
Zimbabwe offers all of the drama and beauty associated with the continent. The country’s undiscovered wildernesses are filled with breath-taking views and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including close encounters with the Safari Big Five. You can expect a warm welcome in luxurious and sensitively developed, sustainable lodges as you take in sights like the Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River, Malilangwe Lake and Great Zimbabwe, one of Africa’s most important historic cities. Though Zimbabwe is landlocked, water has shaped the country’s landscapes. In the south, the Limpopo zigzags through plains and forests, forming borders with South Africa and Botswana. The waters of the great Zambezi River help divide the country from Zambia, plummeting over the cliffs of the Victoria Falls (Mosi-ao-Tunya or ‘the smoke that thunders’) – one of the natural wonders of the world – on their way to Lake Kariba. That is the world’s largest man-made lake, an important ecosystem that in Lake Kariba and Matusadona National Park is one of the country’s best wildlife parks.
To the west, the Hwange National Park is the largest park in the country, most famous for its elephant herds, and also Cecil the Lion, whose trophy killing caused such outrage in 2015. On the Limpopo border with South Africa, Gonarezhou National Park in the south-east is named for its abundant elephants, and forms part of the gigantic Transfrontier Park that includes South Africa’s Kruger Park. Matobo National Park is a contrasting landscape, with granite kopjes jutting out against the horizon, and black eagles swirling around the mountains. Matobo was once a hunting ground for 19th-century monarch, King Mzilikazi, and Zimbabwe’s human history has helped shape a rich traditional culture that is well worth exploring. Most famously, Great Zimbabwe, in the south east, is one of the biggest medieval monuments in Africa, its dramatic, crumbling walls dating back as far as the 11th century. The city was built by the Shona people – members of the Bantu group – and their traditional culture is one of many that still thrives in Zimbabwe.
Natural refuges like Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve have been designed not just to provide superlative lodge accommodation but also to world-leading standards in ecological sustainability and cultural sensitivity. Malilangwe, whose ancient baobab trees shade several hundred animal and bird species – including the Big Five – and also 2,000-year-old rock art sites, and living museums of the Shangaan community, a Zulu people.
Zimbabwe is changing fast. A new international airport at Victoria Falls is opening up more international travel in the north-eastern national parks, while the south of the country is served via Tambo airport in Johannesburg. Zimbabwe is a treasure, discover it now and enjoy a priceless experience in this most exciting and unspoiled of safari locations.
Singita Pamushana Lodge is located within the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, a 130,000 hectare private reserve in south-eastern Zimbabwe, just 200km from the South African border.
Federal Air offers a twice-weekly return flight to Buffalo Range Airport from Johannesburg’s O.R. Thambo International Airport on Mondays and Thursdays respectively. Private air charters are able to fly into Buffalo Range Airport (a short 30km - 15 to 20 minute - drive from Pamushana Lodge), as well as Malilangwe’s private airstrip.
Private air charters are available on request. For more information please contact us
Pilots are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency 123.4 MHz.
Coordinates for Chiredzi/Buffalo Range airstrip
Lat 21° 00min 30 sec S
Lon 31° 34min 48 sec E
Elevation: 1,421 ft
Width: 30 m
Length: 1,578 m