is a spectacularly diverse and beautiful piece of Africa. This vast reserve boasts geological diversity, habitat variability and a wide variety of plant and animal species, a perfect choice for a
. The area is known for its magical sandstone outcrops, mopane forests and majestic Baobab trees.
is also an area where you will find over 100 rock art sites that date back more than 2 000 years.
On the wildlife front you’ll find it home to one of the highest concentrations of the endangered black rhino and a very healthy white rhino population. Giraffe, zebra, impala and wildebeest abound on the ‘Banyini’ in the centre of the property, and sable antelope and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest are found in the mopane woodlands in the south.
The lake, situated below Pamushana lodge, attracts hippos, crocodiles, terrapins and monitor lizards as well as a variety of fish, water birds and elephant breeding in the summer. For anglers, there’s a superb challenge in bass, catfish, bream (tilapia) and tiger-fishing using fly, lure or bait.
Wild dogs, also known as painted wolves or Cape hunting dogs, raise their pups in caves in the sandstone hills. Nyala are regularly seen in the riverine forest along the banks of the Chiredzi River and herds of up to 500 buffalo wade through and drink from this river before moving eastwards to feed on the rich grazing on the basalt flats.
Th lions, hyenas and elusive leopards keep the herbivore population in check.Apart from the 'Big 5' a variety of small antelope including klipspringer, oribi, grey duiker, steenbok and grysbok are found in the region. Malilangwe is a birders paradise too with over 500 different species, including fourteen species of eagle.