Pamushana Lodge Information

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Accommodation & Amenities

Singita Pamushana Lodge: one of Africa’s most exclusive, remote hideaways.

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

Suites

  • 4 x 1-bedroom suites each with a private plunge pool
  • 1 x 2-bedroom family suite (2 adults, 2 children) with a private plunge pool
  • 1 x 3-bedroom family suite (2 adults, 4 children) with a private plunge pool
  • 2 x 2-bedroom suites (4 adults) with a private plunge pool
  • 1 x 5-bedroom villa with a private infinity pool

 

Amenities

  • Swimming pool in the main lodge area.
  • Spa and fitness centre facilities are available.
  • Singita Boutique & Gallery in the main lodge area.
  • There is a television available in the main lodge lounge.
  • Dependent upon area coverage, there is mobile phone signal.
  • There is complimentary internet (WiFi) access, however due to the remote location of the lodge, the wireless connection can be slow and intermittent.
  • Electricity/power available: 220V. Converters are also available and hair dryers are supplied in each suite.
  • Children of all ages are welcome. There are babysitting services available and tailor-made activities to suit each family.
  • In the interest of safety, children’s participation in game activities is at the discretion of your guide.

Tour our Guest Suites

Suite 2 Bedroom Family Suite 2 Bedroom Suite 3 Bedroom Family Suite

Rates

Units
2024
1 Jun - 31 Aug & 15 Dec - 5 Jan 2025
2024
6 Jan - 31 May & 1 Sep - 14 Dec
Suite
Double/Twin
4
USD 2 865.00 per adult per night
USD 1 432.50 per child per night
USD 2 180.00 per adult per night
USD 1 090.00 per child per night
Two Bedroom Suite
1 Master Suite + 1 Double/Twin; Maximum 4 guests
2
USD 8 595.00 per suite per night (1-4 guests)
USD 6 540.00 per suite per night (1-4 guests)
Two Bedroom Family Suite
1 Double/Twin & 1 Double; Maximum 2 adults & 2 children (0-12 years)
1
USD 2 865.00 per adult per night
USD 1 432.50 per child per night
USD 2 180.00 per adult per night
USD 1 090.00 per child per night
Three Bedroom Family Suite
1 Double/Twin & 2 Doubles; Maximum 2 adults & 4 children (0-12 years)
1
USD 2 865.00 per adult per night
USD 1 432.50 per child per night
USD 2 180.00 per adult per night
USD 1 090.00 per child per night
Malilangwe House
1 Master Suite (Double/Twin) + 4 Doubles/Twins; Maximum 10 guests
USD 18 225.00 per house per night (1-6 guests)
USD 21 210.00 per house per night (7-10 guests
USD 9 112.50 day-use rate
USD 13 920.00 per house per night (1-6 guests)
USD 16 155.00 per house per night (7-10 guests
USD 6 960.00 day-use rate

Rates are:

  • quoted in US Dollars (USD / $), inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) at 15%, a Tourism Levy at 2% and subject to change without prior notice as a result of periodic notifications from the relevant authorities.

 Includes (Suites)

  • Accommodation
  • All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs)
  • Twice-daily game drives in open game-viewing vehicles, walking safaris, boat cruises, fishing, excursions to ancient rock art sites (accompanied by experienced guides)
  • Tennis
  • Return road transfers between Buffalo Range International Airport and the lodge
  • Laundry service
  • Telephone calls
  • WiFi access where applicable
  • Tourism Levy & VAT

Excludes

  • Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery
  • Carbon Offset Levy
  • Massage treatments
  • Any additional activities not mentioned above
  • Singita Malilangwe House: Day Use Rate (applicable for early check-in & late check-out)
  • Transport to and from the reserve.

Children

  • Children of all ages are welcome.
  • 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 1 adult or child.
  • Children accommodated in their own suite 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 and pay for the use of a private safari vehicle (subject to availability)
  • Families of 4 or more members (including at least 1 child under the age of 10) are guaranteed the complimentary use of a private safari vehicle.

 Single Supplement

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

Festive Season


Arrivals & departures for guests travelling during festive season; no arrivals and departures on Christmas Day or New Year's Day at Singita Lodges

Payment Options

We accept Visa and MasterCard on-site, but not American Express.

Check-in / out Times

Open Year-Round

  • Check-in time: 13h00
  • Check-out time: 11h00

Children

Encountering Africa’s magnificent wildlife is a truly life-changing experience, no matter what one’s age, and 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.

All activities at the lodge are tailored to specifically suit the interests of each family. 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.

Our exciting Mini Rangers Course is a customised, fun-filled programme that opens up a whole new world to young explorers. It includes learning how to track animals; astronomy; bush survival techniques; game-, tree- and bird-spotting competitions as well as nature quizzes.

Children of all ages are welcome at Singita Pamushana Lodge and Malilangwe House.

More children’s activities offered:

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



Singita Reservations
For booking enquiries, please reach out to our reservations team in Cape Town, South Africa.

Contact the Lodge
Please phone our central reception and you will be redirected to Pamushana Lodge or Malilangwe House.
Tel: +1 770 852 6609 or +263 8677 00 4175/6

Seasons & Weather Vary in the Reserve

To ensure your comfort you may want to tailor your clothing choices to the time of year:

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.

Best Time to Go on Safari

Southern Africa is a year-round destination. Traditionally the dry winter months (April to October) are best for game viewing, due to the shorter grass, lack of foliage and the absence of water which forces 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.


What to Bring:

*Our airline partners require that you travel with soft-sided luggage (max 15kg/33lb per person).

  • Cotton clothing in neutral colours is recommended for all game drives and bush walks. It is best to avoid white clothing and dark colours for bush activities, as they tend to attract certain bugs. Formal wear is not required at any of our lodges
  • Comfortable walking shoes/track shoes/hiking boots for walks; and sandals to wear around the lodge.
  • Swimming costume/bathing suits, sun block, sun hat, sunglasses, lip balm, mosquito repellent (Lip balm and mosquito repellent is provided for all our guests, but you are welcome to bring along your favourite brand).
  • Camera and video camera, binoculars, spare memory cards and charging equipment. The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as drones) is strictly prohibited at Singita.  
  • Please note that in the event of rain during a game drive, waterproof ponchos will be provided for guests’ comfort.
  • All of our lodges are located in remote areas and therefore guests should remember to bring an extra pair of correction glasses (if required), contact lens solution and an extra set of contact lenses(if required) as well as a sufficient supply of any prescription medication.

Health & Travel

  • Malaria: All of Singita’s properties are situated in malaria-risk areas. It is therefore essential that guests consult their medical practitioners regarding anti-malaria requirements prior to travel.

PLEASE NOTE: Requirements change from time to time. Although we endeavour to stay updated, Singita cannot be held liable for any incorrect or outdated information and we strongly advise guests to always consult their GP and/or travel clinic regarding the latest requirements prior to departure.

Passport Requirements
All travellers require a passport valid for 6 months after arrival as well as at least 2 blank visa pages in your passport for travel.

Maps & Directions

Your Journey to Reach Us

By Air

  • We can arrange scheduled flights or private charters for your trip. The Federal Air scheduled flight to/from Buffalo Range International Airport is currently only active on Mondays and Thursdays from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. A minimum of three nights’ accommodation at our lodge is necessary when selecting this option with a minimum of two guests traveling.
  • Chartered flights can land at Lonestar airstrip, 12 minutes from our lodge. Guests are collected off the flight by Singita staff and transported to the lodge in game viewer vehicles.
  • Scheduled flights from Johannesburg O.R Tambo International Airport – Buffalo Range International Airport: approximately 1hr 45 minutes.
  • 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.
  • All flights land at Buffalo Range (located 45 minutes from the lodge) to clear customs and immigration processes.
  • Guests will then take a short flight (8 minutes) to Lonestar Airstrip - Singita's private landing strip, and collected by Singita staff and transported 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

* If flying from South Africa, guests need to clear customs at Buffalo Range.

 By Road

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



Air Access

Starting on March 1, 2024, Halsted’s Aviation Corporation (HAC) will begin operating weekly flights between Buffalo Range Airport (Chiredzi, Zimbabwe) and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) (Mbombela, South Africa), enhancing connectivity between two sought-after safari destinations in sub-Saharan Africa.

This new flight will enable guests to seamlessly incorporate visits to Singita Malilangwe in Zimbabwe and the Singita Sabi Sand or Kruger National Park properties in South Africa into their itineraries.

Being able to access the wild, rugged landscapes of the 115,000-acre Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve as well as the Sabi Sand/Kruger National Park offers an incredible opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in an authentic African safari experience at our award-winning lodges,

  • Scheduled departures will take place on Thursdays – allowing guests to start their safari at Singita Malilangwe and then fly to either Singita Sabi Sand or Singita Kruger National Park. The itinerary can also be reversed.
  • 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. Guests can start or finish at either Singita Malilangwe or the Singita Sabi Sand, or Kruger National Park properties.
  • The HAC flight will connect with the Federal Airlines inter-lodge flight between the SA lodges and KMIA. This enables guests to combine Singita Pamushana Lodge and Malilangwe House with Singita Sabi Sand or Kruger National Park without an additional overnight stay. It can work for itineraries in either direction, provided the flight falls on a Thursday.
  • The flight utilises two twin turboprop planes - either the King Air 350 or King Air 200 - in perfect comfort. They are pressurised aircraft with two crew carrying eight passengers.

T&Cs please note: A minimum of two guests per flight and a three-night minimum stay at Singita Pamushana Lodge or Malilangwe House is required to book this flight.