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Singita Pamushana Lodge

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8/10

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Highlights

- High end lodge, excellent facilities
- Remote, 'stand-alone' location
- 2 pools, jacuzzi, gym, spa
- Rock art, game drives, fishing, archery

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Overview

Pamushana Lodge is one of several properties in the luxurious and highly respected Singita portfolio. This lodge is set well apart from any other properties in a particularly remote location within the Gonarezhou National Park, a huge protected reserve known for its rugged landscapes and abundant population of elephants. The best way to access this upmarket and wonderfully secluded retreat is to fly from Johannesburg to Buffalo Ridge International Airport, which is just a 45-minute drive away. Conservation is a key part of Singita’s ethos and as such, a portion of the lodge’s revenue goes towards maintaining local conservation efforts, as well as supporting various community projects.

There are six spacious suites, along with a much larger villa with a total of five bedrooms. All suites have a private plunge pool, as well as panoramic views of the surrounding area. The accommodation design is inspired by the stone ruins of Great Zimbabwe which date back to the 11th century. In keeping with this, stonework is prevalent throughout all of the rooms, all of which are extremely well presented and handsomely furnished.

There are plenty of activities to choose from. During the day, exhilarating game drives take in vast swathes of the park and informative visits to nearby villages are possible. Safari walks led by expert guides are also on offer, along with trips to nearby stone paintings, fishing expeditions and archery. Sunset cruises are quite magical and by nightfall, stargazing is a real delight.

There are plenty of top notch facilities to make use of when not out exploring the park’s wilderness and wildlife. There are two swimming pools affording spectacular views along with a jacuzzi and a well-equipped fitness centre. For those looking to relax and unwind, the lodge offers an array of spa treatments; these are available either in guest rooms or out on a private deck overlooking the lake.

Children are welcome and are very well catered for. A babysitting service is available and there’s a range of child-friendly activities such as bush walks and fishing on offer. Two of the suites are big enough to accommodate families - one can sleep up to four, while the other can sleep up to six. For much larger families or groups, the villa is also an option. Note that children can only participate in game drives at the discretion of the guide, and parents are reminded that, due to the lodge’s wilderness location, children must remain under adult supervision at all times.

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(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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