Singita Pamushana Lodge

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Zimbabwe
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Singita Pamushana Lodge

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Located in :
Zimbabwe
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The spectacular Singita Pamushana Lodge is located in the private Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. Elevated on a cliff-side, this luxury lodge offers magnificent views over the Malilangwe Dam and surrounding Zimbabwean wilderness. Built to blend into the landscape of mopane forests and ancient baobab trees, the exclusive lodge combines luxurious contemporary design and local Shangaan culture, creating a vibrant and elegant space.

Highlights

  • Located in Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, Zimbabwe
  • Experiences: Game drives, sundowner cruises, bush walks, community visits, rock art, fishing, spa treatments, star gazing, archery, bush dining, African sunsets

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Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge.

Infants under the age of 2 years will be accommodated free of charge.
Children aged 2-16 years will be accommodated at 50% of the adult rate when sharing a standard Suite with one adult or another child.
A single child accommodated in their own suite will pay the full adult rate.
Families of four or more members (including at least one child under the age of 10 years) are guaranteed the complimentary use of a private safari vehicle.

The detail

Pamushana is owned by The Malilangwe Trust, a non-profit trust set up to conserve the wildlife and habitat of the region and develop the neighboring communities. The reserve covers 135 000 acres of untouched savannah adjacent to the Gonarezhou National Park in south-eastern Zimbabwe and teems with various bird species and wildlife, as well as many ancient rock art sites.

The accommodation offered at Pamushana includes 4 one-bedroom suites, 1 two-bedroom family suite, 1 three-bedroom family suite and a five-bedroom villa.

All the Suites are decorated in vibrant colors and showcase Shangaan artwork on the walls. Each suite features spacious bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, double-sided fireplaces, Swarovski telescopes, private viewing decks and plunge pools.

Singita Pamushana also boasts a spacious five-bedroom Villa which can accommodate up to 10 guests. The villa features en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area, an additional staff flat attached to the villa, a comfortable living area that opens onto an expansive viewing deck and rim-flow pool.

The main lodge facilities at Pamushana includes a comfortable lounge, convivial bar, indoor and outdoor dining areas, library, wine cellar, fireplaces, two heated swimming pools complete with loungers, and an elevated viewing deck offering spectacular views of the bushveld.

The chefs at Singita Pamushana prepare African-inspired gourmet meals which are served indoors, on the deck, or in the bush. Private candle-lit dinners can also be arranged.

Singita Pamushana also boasts a Jacuzzi, spa and yoga room for guests wanting some relaxation between game drives, whilst the more active guests have the option of enjoying the lodges mountain bikes, two tennis courts or the nearby golf course.

Pamushana Lodge offers a wide range of activities. Guests can look forward to morning and late afternoon-into-evening game drives led by professional guides and trackers, black rhino tracking, secluded hides near waterholes for up-close animal and bird watching, guided nature and bird-viewing walks, visits to local rock art sites, boat cruise safaris, local community visits, and tiger-fishing trips.

Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve is teeming with birds and wildlife, including rare and endangered species such as the roan, the sable antelope and one of the largest concentrations of the Black rhino in the world. More than 500 species of birds have been sighted in the area, including many raptors. The diversity of game includes the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant), the Little Six antelope (klipspringer, oribi, grey duiker, steenbok, grysbok and Livingstone’s Suni), and the Magnificent Seven raptors (Black, Fish, Crowned, Tawny, Bateleur and Martial eagles, African Hawk). Other game commonly sighted include; giraffe, zebra, impala, wildebeest, hartebeest, hippo, crocodile, terrapin, wild dog, and hyena.

Singita Pamushana Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking to experience a unique luxury safari experience.

Price includes

  • Accommodation, all meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits, liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne), 2 game drives daily, walking safaris, boat cruises, fishing, excursions to ancient rock art sites, tennis, return road transfers between Buffalo Range International Airport and the Lodge, laundry service, telephone calls and tourism levy
Rate Excludes

Air and road transfers, French champagne, additional safari vehicles (available on request), gratuities, and items of a personal nature.  

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Rates & Pricing

$ 1950 USD
$ 1710 USD
$ 1950 USD
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Luanshya Tim
Singita Pamushana Lodge is a place of sublime beauty and the game reserve in which it sits boasts a stunning diversity of flora and fauna. Sitting on top of a hill overlooking a reservoir and, beyond it, the vast expanse that is Africa, the location of the accommodation and restaurant is spectacular. The accommodation is superb and every single member of Jason's team work diligently to provide a level of customer service of the highest quality. The food is, thoughtfully prepared and delicious, whether it's breakfast, lunch, High Tea or dinner. The wine cellar is excellent and each evening we were offered different varieties to try from some of South Africa's finest vineyards.Of course, the real reason to visit somewhere like this is to experience Africa and it's astonishing ecosystem. Our guides Fortune and Tengwe (such was the size of our party that we had two) displayed a fantastic knowledge, together with charm, humour and a willingness to do everything they possibly could to make our experience unforgettable. We were lucky enough to register sightings of all of the Big Five, plus much more. We even spotted a Leopard through the telescope in the villa, relaxing by the reservoir.This place is a gem. I hope I will be lucky enough to be able to visit it again one day.
Lindsey K
If you are looking for a trip of a lifetime, you must go to Africa. I have technically been to Southern Africa twice, once to Zambia and once to Zimbabwe. I recommend Zimbabwe simply because it has cats in its parks and Zambia does not. And there is nothing cooler than being 10 feet from a lion We stayed at the Pamushana Lodge for 4 nights. First class service, first class lodge, all-inclusive, amazing food... you can't go wrong. Our daily guides were phenomenal and knew the answer to every question we asked (we tried multiple times to stump them.) One thing to note, you probably only need about 4-5 days here because really all there is to do is go on a safari. But believe me, these don't get boring (you go twice a day). You will see new animals every time you go out!Our highlights were seeing several lions, seeing a cheetah with her baby cubs (and meeting the Discovery Channel photographer who was there following them), being charged by an elephant, having a herd of elephants cross our paths (5 feet away!), experiencing the real wild by coming across a bunch of hyenas feasting on a giraffe... the list could go on! We happened to be there during New Years too and the lodge put on a fantastic feast with local entertainment, which really made us feel a part of the culture.I would 100% recommend visiting the Pamushana Lodge. I hope to go back here someday when I have children because I feel like this is a such a cool experience for people of all ages!
Suzette K
I was fortunate to visit Pamushana Lodge with 5 friends for 4 nights in late September 2014. We were very lucky to have Mark as our guide and within 2 days spotted the Big 5! I have to say the most memorable was the sunset cruises on the river, drinking spirits and observing the wildlife on the banks. We saw a rare Black Rhino there and many Hippos and Crocks and beautiful birds. The service and attention from the staff at the Lodge was magical. Attention to detail was impressive. It was hot enough for us to enjoy the main pool and our our private pools as well. We all had a great experience at Singita Pamushana Lodge.
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We have spent 12 days as a family in South Africa with my 3 children and my wife who is in a wheelchair. Thanks to Pascal, Safari.com consultant, we were able to spend an unforgettable moment with a great program while being well accompanied despite our constraints. I recommand particularly the "Monwana game lodge" for a safari in Hoedspruit. It's an amazing place with very nice people and a real family atmosphere. Thank you to the entire Safari.com team for this unforgettable trip.
fabrice dont
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Nov 26, 2022
We had an amazing first safari…
We had an amazing first safari experience with Safari.com! 💯Thanks to Dolan for the well planning and ensure our itinerary goes smoothly and safely!
CSY
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Oct 21, 2022
Superior service, knowledgeable, transparent, amazing can-do attitude
These guys get 10/10. I have booked with them a few times. To Kruger National Park, including both public and private(concession) camps, flights and car hire. Their senior agent, Dolan is exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble. Attention to detail, transparency, and 'can-do' attitude are out of the ordinary. I recently came into contact with Tanya at safari.com as well. It looks like all their agents are similarly well trained. Thank you. I cannot recommend Dolan and his team highly enough.
customer
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AU
Nov 18, 2022
Cape Town miracle
I was in Cape Town, South Africa recently for an athletic competition and had allowed myself a week of personal time to relax and properly conclude the trip, but had not bothered to plan a safari to occupy the time. I was skeptical of the cost and whether I would enjoy the experience, however a couple days into that final week it occurred to me, in a bit of a panic attack, what a waste it would be not to take advantage of this opportunity. I hopped online and started looking at flights to Johannesburg (almost all the safaris in SA start there with an early morning pick up), but it was basically impossible to get a flight early enough and/or to coordinate with the multiple safaris operating in or just outside of Kruger. With no apparent options available to turn my remaining 4 1/2 days into even a 3 day safari I stumbled on the most obvious website one could imagine, Safari.com. I'd completely given up negotiating all the variables on my own but here was a safari travel agent that might be able to help me .. and they were based right out of Cape Town, literally a stones throw from my lodgings. Serendipity, or so i hoped. I immediately sent out an email and crossed my fingers .. for roughly an hour and a half, at which point Dolan from Safari.com responded to me requesting I give him a call so that we could expedite potential arrangements. My in country phone plan wasn't able to make calls, but we arranged for him to call me and not 3 hours after being in the grip of despair Dolan got through to me and far from notifying me of how absurd it was to hold out hope for a literally, last minute safari adventure with barely 4 days available to me, he had already worked out all the details I'd sent and created a preliminary safari trip that would bypass Johannesburg airport for a flight the next morning to a closer, much, much smaller airport where I would be picked up taken, not to a 3 day safari, but a full 4 day safari, then back to the tiny, tiny airport for a return flight to Cape Town with 2 hours to spare for my return leg all the way home. It almost feels like an afterthought, after the minor miracle Dolan was able to conjure up, but the safari itself at Simbavati Lodge was just an absolutely stunning experience. The single "tent" he booked me was as luxurious as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in, the game drives, one every morning, one every evening were more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and the food, 3 meals a day with snacks and an open bar was sublime. I could go on about the wonderful staff, or the wonderful other safari goers you can meet and grab a drink with, or the different animals walking through the open lodge facilities daily .. but I've gone on long enough. I'll simply conclude by saying .. safari, absolutely, yes, do it, it is amazing. And when you do decide, Safari.com will do you right and if you have the pleasure of working with Dolan, do give him my thanks .. the entire experience was the best part of my trip :)
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CA
Nov 12, 2022
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Heather Carlson
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US
Sep 5, 2022
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Well where to starter, África always been my number one dream vacation, I found safari.com didn’t know anything about, but pascal made me feel very confident.pascal put my whole trip together (everything I wanted) a trip of a life time. Had the best time in Africa, was everything that I except and a little more. Pascal is the best and I will go back to Africa and will go through safari.com that I recommend and is 💯 legit.thank you for everything pascal, you rock!!!
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US
Sep 5, 2022
For a second time I booked a safari in…
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antonio caccia
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IT
Aug 31, 2022
I've recently interacted with Dolan and…
I've recently interacted with Dolan and hands down he's been the best travel agent that I've every worked with. He was a wealth of experience and knowledge which shows volumes. He took into consideration my budget and my individual needs to tailor make a package with recommendations for my preference,he knows Kruger and Greater Kruger like the back of his hands and I will wholeheartedly recommended his services. He is truly an asset to his institution.
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Apr 21, 2022
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