Overlooking the Malilangwe Dam from its rocky outcrop in the private Malilangwe Reserve, Singita Pamushana is Zimbabwe’s most luxurious lodge. Singita is known for upholding the highest standards of design and service throughout all their lodges and camps, something which requires regular refurbishments and redesigns. Earlier in 2018, they closed Pamushana to rethink the lodge’s look. Having reopened in May 2018, here’s what’s new.
A bar with killer views
A major part of the rebuild involved an extension of the phenomenal view of the dam. The bar is located on decking that juts out at the corner of the main area, with panoramic views of the dam, the craggy sandstone cliffs and mopane forests surrounding it. Have your early morning pre-drive coffee here as the sun starts to turn the sky peachy orange or gather around the fire pit for a glass of wine on return to the lodge that evening.
Designer Boyd Ferguson made a conscious effort to lighten the lodge by replaced the blacks and bright primary colours with white, cream and bronze. The result is a lodge that looks much fresher and more modern.
Private dining areas
New multi-level decking means that there are areas in which guests can dine semi-privately, whilst still taking advantage of the beautiful clifftop views. In addition, you can dine out in the bush or privately in your suite.
Two new villas
The new two-bedroom villas are slightly separate from the rest of the rooms, which makes them ideal for families or honeymooners who value extra privacy. There’s no need to use the main lodge if you don’t want to. The villas each have dam views, expansive decking with plunge pools, lots of living space and two en-suite bedrooms (the master being much bigger than the second). As the rates are per unit, not per person, it makes the villas great value for money.