After a year during which travellers yearned for restorative experiences in nature, the continent’s most remote wilderness settings offer an undeniable spirit of joy, hope and rejuvenation.
The recently reopened Singita Pamushana Lodge* and exclusive-use villa Malilangwe House, located in the 130,000-acre Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe’s remote southeast, are perfectly positioned to provide guests with exclusivity, comfort and connection – and they encapsulate the essence of an African safari.
As is the case at all Singita’s other lodges and camps, the health and wellbeing of guests are top of mind, and complete privacy and essential COVID-19 safety protocols ensure peace of mind and a carefree return to nature.
After abundant recent rains, the reserve’s vast landscapes are bursting with new life and greenery and the unparalleled game-viewing in this lush wilderness is now even more exceptional than ever before.
For guests who’ve had to postpone special celebrations during COVID-19 lockdowns, or those who long to reconnect with nature, loved ones and themselves, Singita Pamushana provides the ultimate backdrop for shared experiences – and a much-needed sense of grounding and togetherness. From Singita’s locally inspired farm-to-table food journey to rejuvenating wellness activities and enlightening bush walks – a stay at Pamushana seamlessly combines the kind of stillness and healing travellers have come to value most.
* Singita Pamushana Lodge was recently featured in the Condé Nast Traveller 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards at No. 5 for Africa Resorts.
Singita Malilangwe House – an exclusive-use villa with an inimitable cliffside setting
As one of Africa’s most remote hideaways, Singita Malilangwe House offers breathtaking views and every conceivable comfort, and this stately African home is now also open.
Epitomising seclusion and serenity on the edge of the wilderness, this elegant home features five-bedrooms – each with its own private deck – as well as an interactive kitchen and large rim-flow pool overlooking the Malilangwe Dam below. Guests have the relaxed freedom to tailor-make their stay any way they want and Malilangwe House comes with a full staff complement, including a dedicated private Chef, Field Guide and Host catering for every need.
Featuring relaxed, light and airy shared spaces, the villa’s free-flowing living areas provide a sense of seamless ease and a convivial setting for a contemporary safari that is both casual and sophisticated.
Discover, experience and explore
The area’s rich cultural history invites explorations of its vast and captivating archaeological heritage – including visits to the Malilangwe Reserve’s 107 rare and unique rock art sites. Among these precious records of the past are fascinating San Bushman rock art paintings and three newly discovered archaeological sites, dating back hundreds of years, documenting one of the oldest cultures in Africa.
While Singita has always offered guests the opportunity to draw from the physical and emotional nourishment that comes with wide open spaces, privacy, wholesome food and the unhurried pace the bush, the need for complete restoration is greater than ever.
Guests have exclusive access to explore the reserve’s thriving wildlife – including endangered white and black rhino, large prides of lions, wild dogs, elephants and an astounding variety of birds. Days are spent on game drives, fishing on the picturesque Malilangwe Dam and visiting rock art sites, while boma dinners, world-class wine-tasting and stargazing make for magical evenings. Singita Pamushana is an ideal long-stay destination courtesy of the abundance of activities. Experience the wonder of Singita safari in Zimbabwe by booking a long stay offer. Either Book seven nights and receive one complimentary night or book 10 nights and only pay for eight. Singita can arrange private charters. Federal Airlines flies from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, to/from Buffalo Range International Airport on Mondays and Thursdays. This is followed by a short flight to Lonestar airstrip. Alternatively, a private charter can land at Lonestar, just 12 minutes from the lodge.