Located in the unspoilt beauty of a private reserve in the southeast of Zimbabwe, Singita Malilangwe House is a celebration of its location.
Situated on a sandstone ridge overlooking the Malilangwe Dam, this striking villa pays tribute to local culture and the unrivalled setting through its bold design and engaging architecture. Rich colours and culturally inspired patterns woven through the interiors root you in your surroundings. This is undeniably Africa – a vibrant and dynamic space alive with the heritage and energy of Zimbabwe. With motifs, tones and textures that acknowledge the ancient history, and modern vibrancy of the country, it’s a space filled with life and depth.
The five-suite family home fosters a warm, earthy and convivial space that’s casual and comfortable, yet luxurious.
Organic finishes and free-flowing rooms serve to further emphasize the intuitive integration with the setting – various decks and a large rim-flow pool all showcasing the panoramic views over the Malilangwe Dam.
Your host, private chef, and Field Guide will design your day as you desire while you make the most of the range of diversions on offer.
While at the villa there is no shortage of spaces to soak in the view, dine alfresco, enjoy the sun or stargaze under the night sky, but further afield from the villa you have the option of bush walks, rock art viewings and game drives. The villa’s proximity to the Malilangwe Dam also means this villa offers the best of both bush and aquatic activities – you can add a leisurely cruise, or sport fishing excursion to your itinerary.
What to see and do at Malilangwe House
Conservation at Singita Malilangwe
In addition to the benefits for the reserve, it is envisaged that lessons learned here will help to derive best practice protocols that will have application in other conservation initiatives
As custodians of the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe, the Malilangwe Trust manages the conservation of this pristine wilderness – which comprises 38 different habitats and ecological zones in 130,000 acres of protected land.
After successfully introducing 28 black and 15 white rhinos to the reserve in 1998, it’s now home to a globally significant population of both and the programme has been so successful that it is a source for restocking rhinos in other reserves on the continent.
The Trust has developed a blueprint for creating harmony between conservation initiatives and community development in villages that neighbour wildlife areas and ensured a sanctuary for a wide range of wildlife, including breeding herds of rare antelope species such as sable and roan.
An onsite Environmental Education Centres for school teachers and children allows them to immerse themselves in Outdoor Education and fieldwork, while the Trust’s nutrition programme provides 20,000 children with a fortifying meal before school every day in order to address increasing food insecurity in the region.