Singita Castleton nestles in a private 45 000 acre concession that forms part of the famous Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Singita Castleton has been designed to combine the best elements of a private safari lodge with the rustic charms of a country farmhouse, with the added benefit of extensive high-end facilities. Formerly the family home of Singita founder Luke Bailes’ grandfather, Singita Castleton is an exclusive use lodge that encourages relaxation, togetherness, and a deep engagement with the African wilderness.
Singita Castleton boasts 6 individual Cottages located separately to the main house. Two of the cottages are inter-leading which is perfect for families.
Each Cottage boasts an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and shower, lounge area, minibar, air conditioning, bathrobes, fan, complimentary Wi-Fi, mosquito netting, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer, and a verandah with a private pool.
The lodge facilities include a swimming pool, library, lounge, wine cellar, gym, tennis court, and spa treatment room. Guests can relax together in the courtyard, gather around the traditional ‘boma’ or meet in the country-style kitchen. All of these areas overlook a waterhole where animals regularly gather to drink.
The Sabi Sand region is one of the most prolific wildlife areas in the world. The region is famous for its big cat activity and leopard sightings are common. The area is home to the Big Five, and a huge diversity of other mammals. Night game drives reveal seldom seen nocturnal creatures, including hyena, Black-backed jackal, porcupine
With more than 300 bird species on its list, Sabi Sands is a great birding destination. Notable species include the Bateleur eagle, Black-bellied Bustard, Burchell’s coucal, Shelly’s francolin, Red-billed oxpecker and Knob-billed duck. Other specialties include the Black-crowned night heron, Emerald Cuckoo, Purple heron, and Verreaux’s eagle owl.
The lodge activities include twice daily open-vehicle game drives led by professional guides, bush walks, archery, stargazing, community visits, spa treatments, and tracking experiences with a dog.
Singita Castleton is ideal for solo explorers, couples
Includes: Accommodation, All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne),private guide, house host, chef and house staff, private open Land Rover safaris (one vehicle for up to 8 guests, two vehicles for 9-12 guests), walking safaris (accompanied by experienced guides and trackers), tennis, archery, if a private therapist is booked during stay, the daily rate includes a maximum of 5 treatments, return road transfers between the Singita airstrip and the lodges, laundry service
"What to say? The food, the staff, the rooms, the animals - all of it has been an absolute delight. The rooms were clean and beautiful; a true haven to come back to and relax in. Everyday we were taken on amazing game drives where we saw all the animals up close an personal with the amazing help of Claude, Jon and our eyes and tracker Timbak. The other staff Marinda, Will, David etc where welcoming and friendly with big smiles and no request was turned down. The food was exceptional and scrumptious. Waking up everyday or just sitting outside with Zebras, Elephants and Warthogs walking around was amazing. I want to thank all the staff for this truly enjoyable stay and for making it so special. I will never forget it and will return I'm sure one day to enjoy the peace and serenity. Go book now for the perfect African get away!"
- P Jackisch
"Most fantastic stay in an extremely relaxed homely but beautiful environment. If you are an ardent lover of leopards this is the place for you. We saw leopard almost every day with the most magnificent male leopard lying right next to us and gracing us with his presence. Watched wild dogs on the hunt, extremely intelligent animals when one has made a kill it goes off to collect the rest of the pack to come and share in the spoils. Saw huge male lions and a very large herd of buffalo. Sat in the middle of a herd of feeding elephant with babies frolicking around us. Truly a memorable experience. The lodge itself if so peaceful with the animals walking right past the lodge, only a wire to keep the elephants out so they do not destroy the garden or the pool. Went to bed one night with a lion roaring so close, thought it was right outside the bedroom window! Rangers and staff absolutely fantastic, very knowledgable and friendly. Great experience"
- Pepper V
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