Hotel Hot Seat: Singita Pamushana Lodge, Zimbabwe

With a focus on nature and secluded surroundings, here’s why Singita Pamushana Lodge should be next on your hotel hit list


Looking for your next stylish stay? Following a significant design transformation, Singita Pamushana Lodge has re-opened this month with striking new interiors and two new two-bedroom suites. Here’s what’s waiting…

Back to basics


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With nature as a key design informant, the new cliff-top fire pit and suspended bar with 270-degree views of the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve offer the experience of being totally immersed in the surroundings.

One of Africa’s best kept secrets, the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve is an untouched wilderness comprising 38 different habitats and ecological zones in 130,000 acres of protected land in south eastern Zimbabwe.

Natural inspiration

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The palatial architecture of Great Zimbabwe – a 900-year old stone monument which stands some 200km to the north of Singita Pamushana Lodge, forms the main reference point for a design refresh that celebrates this region’s proud heritage.

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Drawing on the vibrant culture of the region, the design makes strong use of texture – geometric patterns, tile inlays and carved furniture are featured throughout, as well as woven leather, natural fabrics, raw silks, hammered brass and polished stone.

Deep olive green, tobacco tan, black, white and brass comprise the primary colour palette, creating a striking backdrop for the mix of original African artifacts and contemporary forms which make up the interior.


The suite life


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Experience two new suites for the ultimate sleek hideaway. Set in a secluded location on an elevated hillside away from the main lodge, the new two-bedroom suites offer a wonderful sense of privacy with breathtaking views over the Malilangwe Dam.

Both bedrooms are en suite, the master featuring both a bath and a shower, the second bedroom featuring a shower. Guests have plenty of space to relax with a spacious living area, private pool and tiered viewing decks.

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The main lodge has also been modified and extended – an impressive new entrance, landscaped gardens and walkways made from sustainable materials, lead guests into the central lobby which immediately draws the eye out towards the infinity pool and breathtaking views beyond.

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The living space has been vastly extended through a series of multi-level decked platforms, some covered and some open to the stars, offering shade and space to relax outdoors. A new cliff-top fire pit and bar offer a 270-degree view of the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve and provide the perfect location for alfresco dining, sundowners and fireside storytelling.

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The new bar also features Singita’s signature deli concept; fridges which are stocked at different times throughout the day with individual portions of savoury and sweet snacks.

Unforgettable experiences


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A stay at Singita Pamushana Lodge is more than just a traditional African safari. San bushmen inhabited the area in the late stone age leaving over 100 of southern Africa’s most pristine rock art sites that date back thousands of years.

While telescopes are provided to spot the game along the lake shore below, guests can also enjoy walking safaris, community visits, privately guided rock art site visits, fishing and sundowner cruises on the Malilangwe Dam.

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Guests staying at Singita Pamushana can also find comfort that they are contributing directly to projects that benefit the land and community. Some of these projects include the successful reintroduction of black and white rhino into the reserve, the translocation of rhino to other safe havens in Africa, and funding an elite team of anti-poaching patrols.

Make it happen
Rates for the brand-new two bedroom suites at Singita Pamushana Lodge start from $4950 per unit. Visit singita.com to find out more and make a booking.

 

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