Formerly the family home of Singita founder Luke Bailes’ grandfather, Singita Castleton is an exclusive use lodge set within 45,000 acres of private reserve in the Sabi Sand. Steeped in history and capturing the spirit of the original African homestead, the lodge has a historical and comforting nature whilst still being romantic and luxurious.
There are spacious verandas and an elegant lounge with a roaring fireplace in the main house where you can while away the day and night. Six individual cottages within the grounds provide sleeping arrangements for up to 12 people. Singita Castleton is booked as a complete safari lodge for a maximum of 12 guests in a single group and provides the perfect private getaway for you and your loved ones in the heart of the African bush.
A private chef is on hand to cater for all your culinary needs so you can relax and enjoy gourmet cuisine at the indoor dining area or under the stars on warm summer nights. A personal ranger will be at your beck and call for game drives and bush walks.
The camp faces out onto a teeming waterhole which is often visited by buffalo, antelope and predators, making for the ultimate in armchair game viewing and with exclusive use of this luxury safari camp, the only crowds you will be sharing your space with are the wild animals!
Another bonus about booking out an exclusive use lodge is that you really can tailor your holiday to suit all your needs. Choose from mountain biking or archery, wallowing in the swimming pool or working up a sweat on the tennis court while kids will love the trampoline.
For ultimate relaxation you can opt to enjoy holistic, healing treatments at the Bush Spa where the tranquillity of the wilderness is translated into beautiful body treatments. All skin care treatments are performed in the tranquillity of the Spa therapy rooms using Dermalogica products, which are suitable for both men and women, while body treatments can be enjoyed in the comfort of your suite, out on a private deck or at the spa.
Singita is recognised as one of Africa’s most influential collectors of wine, with an extensive cellar showcasing a premium selection of wines, including some of the continent’s most sought-after private reserves. With a wine list that encompasses approximately 222 labels and 20,000 bottles, it’s safe to say that wine is a key ingredient of the unique Singita experience and personalised wine tastings within the unique ambience of each lodge’s cellar are a highlight, for connoisseurs and casual tasters alike where Singita’s experienced sommeliers are able to guide you through a variety of wine styles, years and cultivars to find the wines most suited to your individual tastes.
The untamed wilderness and magnificent wildlife of Africa is a truly life changing experience no matter one’s age and a safari makes for an unforgettable family holiday, which is why children of all ages are welcome at Singita Castleton. The exclusive and private nature of Singita Castleton encourages relaxation, togetherness, and a deep engagement with nature making this the ultimate for destination for families on safari. The main house is the central point of meeting for families to enjoy time together while the private cottages allow privacy and solitude. Two cottages have been designed to have inter-leading doors for younger children to be close to parents.