Singita Pamushana Lodge (Malilangwe)

Singita Pamushana Lodge and Malilangwe House

Singita Pamushana Lodge and Malilangwe House are perched high on a sandstone ridge overlooking the shimmering expanse of the Malilangwe Dam. The Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve is wild and remote in Southern Zimbabwe, bordering the Gonarezhou National Park. The lodge’s guest experience allows for a safari that’s both soothing and inspiring. With comfort, intuitive ease and a complete sense of freedom underpinning every stay.

Featuring a series of staggered and interlinked platforms, Pamushana’s main lodge area provides a variety of living spaces. With its panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and beautiful Malilangwe Dam below. A cliff-top fire pit and bar-deli overlook the dam. Providing the perfect setting for alfresco dining and fireside storytelling. Guests at Singita Pamushana can enjoy the infinity swimming pool at the main lodge area. That’s if they want to be more social than using their own private plunge pool!

Malilangwe remains virtually untouched by humankind. It occupies a key position in an area that is potentially one of Africa’s largest bio-refuges. The vegetation on the ridges and rocky outcrops is characterized by flat-topped Mountain Acacia woodlands and ironwood thickets. The area is home to hundreds of baobab trees. As well as a great variety of rare and abundant wildlife. And more than 500 bird species, including many raptors.

This is the only lodge in the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. Therefore, is accessible only to Singita guests. The reserve’s abundant wildlife and this exclusivity allows for a truly one-of-a-kind wilderness experience.

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A short introduction on what to expect on your safari at Singita Pamushana and Malilangwe House

Singita Pamushana Lodge Accommodation

The organic shaped buildings of Singita Pamushana Lodge are reminiscent of the Great Zimbabwe ruins. Thick walls, meticulous thatching and incredibly detailed stonework. All lay the foundation for bold interiors that are in marked contrast to the surrounding landscape.

The lodges 8 x luxury Suites all have a private plunge pool and come in a variety of sizes. There are 4 x 1-bedroom suites, a 2-bedroom family suite (2 adults, 2 children) and 1 x 3-bedroom family suite (2 x adults, 4 x children). The last suite type is the 2 x 2-bedroom suites (4 x adults).

All bedrooms feature an en suite bathroom and shower. As well as an outdoor shower. Inside, there is a double-sided fireplace and a private lounge. They have air conditioning, and overhead fans.  They all have a mini-bar and fridge, room safe, and direct dial telephones. Each suites game viewing deck with private plunge pool has a Swarovski spotting scope.

Singita Pamushana Lodge suite
Safari lodge in Zimbabwe with Private plunge pool
Private plunge pool

Malilangwe House Accommodation

Alongside Pamushana is the exclusive use 5-bedroom villa, Malilangwe House. This is an elegant exclusive-use home. Each bedroom has its own private deck. As well as an interactive kitchen and chic bar-deli. A large rim-flow pool and various outdoor decks complete this luxury villa. Guests are encouraged to completely immerse themselves in the surrounds. And enjoy wellness experiences such as yoga and soothing massages. In their suites or on one of the many outdoor decks.

This contemporary African home offers families and friends an intimate shared space and the relaxed freedom to tailor-make their days any way they want. This is thanks to a dedicated private chef, game vehicle, Field Guide and butler catering for their every need.

Exclusive-use villa at Singita Malilangwe House
Private dining overlooking the dam

Singita Malilangwe Activities

Both Singita Pamushana Lodge and Malilangwe House are within the 130,000-acre Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. Working with non-profit partner, The Malilangwe Trust to conserve this 130,000-acre protected area. The lodge is a celebration of its incredible wilderness setting.

The 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. Other key species you are likely to see are: Lichtenstein hartebeest, nyala, klipspringer, cheetah, wild dog, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo. And an abundance of bird life.

It is 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.

Guests have exclusive access to this untouched wilderness. And can immerse themselves in nature on twice-daily game drives, bush walks, sundowner boat cruises, excursions to rock art sites and more.

We can also arrange a day trip to Gonarezhou National Park and Great Zimbabwe to explore more of the area. 

More Information on activities at Pamushana and Malilangwe ↓

Game Drives

Journey into the heart of Africa’s most untouched and remote wilderness areas. Singita’s twice-daily game drives present the opportunity for intimate connections with nature. And discovering the raw beauty of the continent’s most magnificent creatures up close.

Each tailor made exploration with your personal Field Guide celebrates the freedom to spend unfiltered time in wide-open spaces. And while no two Singita game drives are ever the same, you are bound to be enchanted by vivid encounters with Africa’s most iconic wildlife. Which flourish and thrive through the tireless efforts of Singita’s non-profit conservation Funds & Trusts.

Zimbabwe Big 5 safari at Malilangwe
Big 5 safari

Guided Safari Walks

Walking safaris are an incredible way to experience the bush up close and personal. Your expert guide will accompany you as you track animals on foot. Through the wilderness and explore the magnificent plants and landscapes around you.

We suggest a minimum age of 15 years for this activity. But participation is at the discretion of your Field Guide.

Zimbabwe Walking safari
Walking safari

Bird watching

There is a variety different of bird species including prolific species. Therefore, Singita Malilangwe is a bird watcher’s dream. Some prolific species include:
Racket-tailed roller,
Burnt-necked eremomela,
Chestnut-vented tit-babbler,
Southern pied babbler
Speckled mousebird.

Guests can engage with the Field Guides and Trackers at the lodge to learn more about the birds in the area.

Zimbabwe birding safari
Blue waxbill with Queleas
Zimbabwe birding experience
Hornbill with snail in beak


Water is a source of life and beauty. No place is this more apparent than in the remote tranquility of the African bush.

Fishing at the dam below the lodge is the ideal way to experience this wonder firsthand. Drop in a lure and see what bounty the day will bring. While your guide and tracker show you how the locals catch fish using plants found in the area.

Singita Pamushana boasts excellent game fishing throughout the year. Including Tiger Fish, Bass, Bream (tilapia), and Catfish.

Zimbabwe fishing safari

Sundowner Cruise

The African sunset is an occasion worth celebrating. Enjoy a gorgeous sunset cruise while sipping refreshing sundowners. And watch the magnificent wildlife as it comes down to drink from the dam.

Rock Art Site Visit

The San people are one of the earth’s oldest continuous cultures on earth. The original hunter-gatherers. Their way of life is a mirror into our past. Take an educational tour to view San people rock art dating back hundreds of years. And learn about their remarkable way of life.

Zimbabwe rock art
Rock art

Photographic Hide

Spending time in the photographic hide where you are able to capture incredible perspectives of the wildlife without them even noticing.

Zimbabwe photographic safari
Photographic safari


There is perhaps no more transcendent experience than looking up at a full sky of sparkling stars. Man has had a love affair with the nighttime sky for centuries. With very little pollution and no city lights to detract from the stars, your view of the heavens here will be crystal clear. Nothing between you and the vast African sky above.

Conservation Room

The Conservation Room is an interactive space for guests to learn more about Zimbabwe. Its history, fauna, flora and culture. The walls have been designed to give guests a tactile and immersive experience. And staff are available to answer any questions that guests may have.

Community Visits

Join in a community visit to experience local Shangaan culture and learn about the positive impact that tourism has made in the region. And meet the fascinating people who live in these communities.

Community and sustainability safari
Community Visits

Fitness and Yoga

You will find a dedicated yoga mat in your suite. As well as a card to guide you through a relaxing sequence in the privacy of your room. Or on your deck. All Singita lodges also offer Vinyasa and Yin yoga practices with trained practitioners. Simply ask the front-of-house staff to book and join a session.

Known for seamlessly synchronizing movement with breath, Vinyasa is a flowing style of yoga. That moves from one posture to the next using muscular engagement. Yin is a meditative practice focusing on passive, long-held poses. Often with the support of props like blocks and bolsters. It helps to improve flexibility, reduce stress, quieten the mind and foster mindfulness.

A fully equipped fitness center is available for guests’ convenience. Not only that, Pamushana Lodge also offers tennis! Enjoy your time on court. Whilst being surrounded by the beauty of the African wilderness. Cool down with rewarding refreshments and a dip in the swimming pool.

Singita Pamushana Lodge
Tennis court


Offering the luxury of unfiltered time and space, the African wilderness is the ultimate setting for complete unwinding. While the continent’s healing energies are encapsulated in rituals that nourish and nurture.

At Singita, the enduring purpose to restore the land and its wildlife extends to offering healing experiences to all guests at every touch point. The dedicated treatments in the massage spaces tap into the profound benefits of indigenous wisdom. And essential oils that relax, replenish and revive. Each tailor-made therapy can be customized and timed to preference. Ensuring a completely personalized experience.

The massage menu intends to immerse guests into their beautiful surroundings. All treatments incorporate that peace and vibrant energy to revitalize and nourish the soul.

Wining and Dining

Dining at Singita Pamushana Lodge and Malilangwe House is all about a fresh ‘farm to fork’ concept. All in the most amazing settings. For example under a large Baobab tree with twinkling candle light. All dietary needs or restrictions can be accommodated. Kosher or Halaal food is available. Please book this in advance.

Great cuisine in unique locations
Unique dining on safari

As one of Africa’s most influential buyers of wine, Singita’s cellars are home to some of the most sought-after private reserves and vintage wines the continent has to offer.

Whether you are a connoisseur or just enjoy the occasional glass of wine, experienced sommeliers delight in introducing guests to a vast selection of varietals from all over the world.

Families at Singita Pamushana Lodge and Malilangwe House

Children of all ages are welcome at Singita Pamushana Lodge and Malilangwe House. Encountering Africa’s magnificent wildlife is a truly life-changing experience. No matter what one’s age. Time spent at Singita makes for an unforgettable family holiday. Filled with discovery and shared connections within nature. It’s an ideal opportunity to open children’s eyes to the wonders of an untouched wilderness. Nature’s abundant classroom. And sharing this with grandchildren on a multi-generational safari makes treasured memories.

Multi-generational safari
Singita Pamushana Lodge and Malilangwe House family safaris

Child Policies

Infants under the age of 2 years will be accommodated free of charge.
Children aged 2-16 years pay 50% of the adult rate when sharing a standard Suite with 1 adult or child. If they stay in their own suite it will attract the full adult rate.
If no family accommodation is available (Two or Three Bedroom Suite), an additional guest can be accommodated in a triple on request. An additional room needs to be booked and a minimum charge of 3 adults will apply.
Families of up to 3 members (including at least 1 child under the age of 10) are required to book the use of a private safari vehicle. This is subject to availability.
Families of 4 or more members (including at least 1 child under the age of 10) will enjoy the complimentary use of a private safari vehicle.

Family Activities

Designed to specifically suit the interests of each group, family safaris awaken the senses. The Singita experience encourages an appreciation of the wilderness from a very young age. Africa’s untouched landscapes offer a rich environment for learning which cannot be found anywhere else. The Field Guides and Trackers take immense pride in sharing their vast knowledge. About everything from bird calls to fascinating plant species with guests. Instilling a sense of awe and respect for the infinite beauty of the bush.

As you immerse yourself in the wide-open spaces, a world of knowledge opens up. While strengthening the bonds with your loved ones. Learning how to track animals, witnessing the raw power of predators on a hunt together, and more. From easing into the luxury of sharing family meals under the stars every night to twice-daily game drives, you’ll create memories to last a lifetime.

Singita’s Mini Game Rangers’ Course confirms that nothing compares to nature’s ability to inspire, excite and transform. And the value of giving the next generation the freedom to learn more about the environment in the heart of the wilderness is simply immeasurable. This specially crafted, fun-filled course teaches young explorers everything. From outdoor survival and animal tracking skills to more about the wonders of astronomy and the secrets of tree, game and bird identification. With fun competitions on these as well as nature quizzes.

Children’s activities offered include:

Cooking interactions
Board games
Bush walks (minimum age 16)
Activity booklets with a variety of games, quizzes and games
Arts & crafts
Nursery tours

In the interest of safety, children may participate in game drives and bush walks at the discretion of dedicated Field Guides. The lodge and villa also offer childminding services. As well as an array of activities to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Zimbabwe family safari
Family safari

Best Time to Go on Safari, Weather & What to Pack

Southern Africa is a year-round destination. Traditionally the dry winter months (April to October) are best for game viewing. This is due to the shorter grass, lack of foliage and the absence of water. Forcing the game to concentrate around the remaining sources of drinking water.

Annual rainfall, usually in the form of short afternoon thunder showers that clear up within an hour, occur from December to March. Many species give birth to their young around the start of the rains, so the bush is alive with newborn animals.

October – April:

The weather is warm during the day and cooler in the morning and evenings. We recommend casual summer clothes (shorts and cool shirts) and a warm jersey/sweater for the cooler times of day.

May – September:

This is Fall and Winter and the temperature will be mild during the day. But colder in the mornings and evenings. We recommend casual light clothing and a very warm parka/jacket for the extremely cold mornings and nights.

Getting to Singita Pamushana & Malilangwe House

The best way to get to Singita Pamushana Lodge / Malilangwe House is by air. We can arrange scheduled flights or private charters for your trip. Flights are limited. Therefore, a minimum of a 3 night stay for 2 people is necessary.

Buffalo Range is 45 minutes from the lodge and this is where you will clear customs and immigration processes.

On scheduled flights, the weight of luggage is restricted to 15kg (33lb) for checked baggage and 5kg (11lb) for hand luggage. Only soft-sided luggage is permitted.

By Air from Johannesburg

The scheduled flights take approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Currently these are on Mondays and Thursdays but this is subject to change.

By Air from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

Starting March 1, 2024, Halsted’s Aviation Corporation (HAC) will begin operating weekly flights between Buffalo Range Airport and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA). Enhancing connectivity between two sought-after safari destinations in sub-Saharan Africa. This short flight will be only 1 hr 15 mins and will start with a Thursday departure.

This new flight routing will enable guests to seamlessly link Singita Malilangwe in Zimbabwe and the Greater Kruger National Park including Sabi Sand lodges in South Africa into a single itinerary. Providing you can work with the Thursday flight, there is no additional overnight stay needed.

The flight originates from Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare. Flies to Buffalo Range and then to KMIA. Before returning to Buffalo Range and Harare. Therefore, this flight will also allow guests to easily combine Singita Volcanoes National Park and Singita Pamushana / Malilangwe House. As RwandAir flies directly between Kigali and Harare (however an overnight in Harare will be required.)

Private Charter Flight to Singita Pamushana Lodge / Malilangwe House

Chartered flights can land at either Buffalo Range or Lonestar airstrip. Lonestar is Singita’s private landing strip. Singita staff will then transport you from either to Pamushana in a game viewer vehicle.

Private aircraft pilots land at their own risk and are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency 118.700MHz.
Latitude: 21° 03′ 40″ S
Longitude: 31° 42′ 22.2″ E
Elevation: 4 400ft Surface: Gravel
Length: 1 000m

By Road

From Harare: approximately 6 hours’ drive
From Johannesburg: approximately 12 hours’ drive

Singita Pamushana Lodge Accommodation Rates

Suite, Two or Three Bedroom Family Suite

Two-Bedroom Suite

Per AdultPer ChildPer suite (1-4 guests)
Off-Peak Season:
1st September – 14th December 2023
US$2 075US$1 038US$6 225
Peak Season:
15th December 2023 – 5th January 2024
US$2 730US$1 365US$8 190
Off-Peak Season:
6th January – 31st May 2024 and 1st September – 14th December 2024
Peak Season:
1st June – 31st August 2024 and 15th December 2025 – 5th January 2025

Single Supplement

A single supplement will apply if three or more single suites are booked in a reservation. A supplement of 25% of the adult rate will be added from the third single room onward.

Singita Malilangwe House Accommodation Rates

Per villa (up to 6 guests)Per villa (up to 10 guests)
Off-Peak Season:
1st September – 14th December 2023
US$13 255US$15 385
Peak Season:
15th December 2023 – 5th January 2024
US$17 355US$20 200
Off-Peak Season:
6th January – 31st May 2024 and 1st September – 14th December 2024
Peak Season:
1st June – 31st August 2024 and 15th December 2025 – 5th January 2025

Rates Include

All meals and beverages. Including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne
Twice-daily game drives in open game-viewing vehicles
Walking safaris, boat cruises, fishing, excursions to ancient rock art sites (accompanied by experienced guides)
Return road transfers between Buffalo Range International Airport and the lodge
Laundry service
Telephone calls
Complimentary WiFi access*
Tourism Levy & VAT

*Note that due to the remote nature of the location of the property, this connection can at times be slow or intermittent
Mobile cellular signal dependent on network and area coverage

Rates at Singita Malilangwe House also include:
Private Guide, host, chef and butler. Meals can be taken in the main lodge if guests prefer.
Private game drives in open game-viewing vehicles. One vehicle for up to 8 guests, two vehicles for 9-10 guests.

Rates Exclude

Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery
Carbon Offset Levy
French Champagne
Massage treatments
Any additional activities not mentioned above
Transport to and from the reserve.

Singita Pamushana Lodge and Malilangwe House Accommodation Special Offers

Exploring Singita Malilangwe

Book 4 nights at Singita Pamushana Lodge or Malilangwe House and receive 50% off the lowest-rated night.
Valid until 14th December 2023 and 6th January to 31st May and 1st September to 14th December 2024
A minimum 4 nights required
The 50% is off the lowest rated night.

Stay 7, Pay 6

With the abundance of activities to experience at Singita Malilangwe, an extended stay is all the more enticing. This offer makes a longer, truly transformative retreat possible.

Book 7 nights at Singita Pamushana Lodge or Malilangwe House and receive 1 night on us.
Valid until 14th December 2023 and 6th January to 14th December 2024

Long Stay Promotion Stay 10, Pay 8

Book a combination of 10 nights at any 3 Singita Lodges in any 2 regions and receive 1 night per region FREE!

Valid until 14th December 2023 and 6th January to 14th December 2024
The complimentary nights apply to the lowest rated night per region

A minimum 3 nights required per lodge in any of the following properties:
Singita Castleton Exclusive Use Lodge | Singita Ebony | Boulders Lodges (Sabi Sand), Singita Sweni or Lebombo Lodge (Kruger National Park)
Singita Pamushana Lodge or Malilangwe House in Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe OR
Serengeti (Tanzania):
Singita Faru Faru and Sasakwa Lodges | Mara River Tented Camp | Sabora Tented Camp | Singita Explore Mobile Tented Camp.
And exclusive-use villas, Serengeti House and Singita Milele.

A minimum 4 nights required at Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Singita Kataza House (Volcanoes National Park) in Rwanda
The complimentary nights apply to the lowest rated night per region

Southern Zimbabwe Accommodation (Including Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve & Gonarezhou) ↓

Watch this space – More Southern Zimbabwe Accommodation to follow soon!

Singita Pamushana Lodge and Malilangwe House

Singita Pamushana Lodge (Malilangwe)

Singita Pamushana Lodge is one of Africa’s most exclusive, remote hideaways in the game/bird rich Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Southern Zimbabwe.

Singita Pamushana Lodge (Malilangwe)
Singita Pamushana Lodge
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve
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