Luxury Africa Collection

Singita Castleton

Reminiscent of an African farmhouse, Singita Castleton is designed for exclusive use and the beautiful stone-walled homestead and six double en-suite cottages are perfect for families and friends. The full staff complement includes a Field Guide, chef and host and amenities like a fully equipped fitness centre, tennis court, spa treatment room, wine cellar and country-style kitchen accommodate every preference. Situated in the world-renowned Sabi Sand, it features relaxed and understated interiors imbued with nostalgic references. Castleton captures the spirit and history of the original camp, and tartans, ticking stripes and faded botanical-print fabrics blend in with leather, wood and wicker furniture, lending a rustic-chic atmosphere to the lodge. Many of the antiques and original furnishings have been refashioned, adding authenticity to comforting living spaces that extend outdoors onto deep, furnished verandas overlooking tree-shaded lawns and an expansive swimming pool. The park-like gardens overlook a watering hole where animals regularly gather to drink.

Classic Perspective Certified
Sustainable Resort
Conservation Efforts
Check-in time: 1pm / Check-out time: 11am
Family Friendly
Listed in the Top 20 Resorts in Africa (Condé Nast Traveler)
1 Villa
1 Dinning Area
Wheelchair Accessible

Accommodation

Singita Castleton

Set within 45,000 acres of private reserve, Singita Castleton consists of a main house, with communal living spaces, and accommodation located in six individual cottages within the grounds, catering for up to 12 people.

Dining

Outdoor Dining

Boma Dining

Indoor Dining

Afternoon Tea

Bar

Picnic

Activities

01
Game Drives

Journeying into the heart of Africa’s most untouched and remote wilderness areas, Singita’s twice-daily game drives present the opportunity for intimate connections with nature and discovering the raw beauty of the continent’s most magnificent creatures up close. Each tailormade exploration with your personal Field Guide celebrates the freedom to spend unfiltered time in wide-open spaces and while no two Singita game drives are ever the same, you are bound to be enchanted by vivid encounters with Africa’s most iconic wildlife – which flourish and thrive through the tireless efforts of Singita’s non-profit conservation Funds & Trusts.

02
Guided Safari Walks

Walking safaris are an incredible way to experience the bush up close and personal. Your expert guide and tracker will accompany you as you track animals on foot through the wilderness and explore the magnificent plants and landscapes around you. We suggest a minimum age of 15 years for this activity, but participation is at the discretion of your Field Guide.

03
Tennis

Experience a game of tennis as you never would have before. Enjoy your time on court whilst being surrounded by the beauty of the African wilderness. Cool down with rewarding refreshments and a dip in the nearby swimming pool.

04
Wellness

Offering the luxury of unfiltered time and space, the African wilderness is the ultimate setting for complete unwinding, while the continent’s healing energies are encapsulated in rituals that nourish and nurture. The massage menu has been designed to immerse guests into their beautiful surroundings, and all treatments incorporate that peace and vibrant energy to revitalize and nourish the soul.

05
For Families

Designed to specifically suit the interests of each group, family safaris awaken the senses and the Singita experience encourages an appreciation of the wilderness from a very young age. Africa’s untouched landscapes offer a rich environment for learning which cannot be found anywhere else and Field Guides and Trackers take immense pride in sharing their vast knowledge – about everything from bird calls to fascinating plant species – with guests, instilling a sense of awe and respect for the infinite beauty of the bush.

06
Wine Experience

With a private wine cellar guests of Singita Castleton may enjoy superb wine throughout their stay. A visit by one of Singita's sommeliers can be arranged for guests to have a private wine tasting or to plan their pairing preferences for their time at Castleton.

Spa & Wellness

Facilities

  • Private boma with uninterrupted view of the watering hole
  • Private Land Rover with experienced field guide and tracker
  • The Singita Boutique & Gallery
  • An extensive wine cellar with the finest South African wine collections
  • Massage treatments in double and single treatment rooms, or in your private cottage
  • Private staff at each cottage to take care of your every need: house manager, chef, housekeeper, guide and tracker
  • A swimming pool overlooking the nearby waterhole and grasslands
  • Fully equipped fitness centre and yoga pavilion
  • Private tennis court with tennis pavilion
  • Boules court
  • Trampoline for children (and adults) to have fun
  • Television set with DVD player and full satellite cable service in the main house
  • Complimentary internet access (WiFi)
  • Babysitting service

Inclusions

  • All meals
  • Beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
  • Private Guide, house manager, chef and house staff
  • Private game drives in open game-viewing vehicles (one vehicle for up to 8 guests, two vehicles for 9-12 guests)
  • Walking safaris (accompanied by experienced guides and trackers)
  • Yoga, tennis & bocca
  • If a private massage therapist is booked during stay, the daily rate includes a maximum of 5x1-hour massages
  • Return road transfers between the Singita airstrip and the lodge
  • Laundry service
  • WiFi access where applicable
Location
Singita Castleton, the original home of the Bailes family is found in a privately owned 15,000-acre game reserve in the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. This area is fondly known as ‘Big cat country’. Reminiscent of an African farmhouse, richly detailed interiors in a neutral palette contrast with traditional tartans and classic prints creating an unbuttoned, lived-in appeal. In this idyllic lodge setting, gracious service from the staff that includes a private guide, tracker, chef, and housekeeper is finely tuned to the dictates and desires of each guest.
Distance from Johannesburg

1 hour flight to Singita’s Airstrip followed by 10 minutes drive to the lodge

1 hour flight to Skukuza Airport followed by 1 hour drive to Singita Castleton

430 km | 6 hours drive to Singita Castleton

Should you wish to fly in via private aircraft and land on the Singita’s airstrip, please get in touch and we will assist with the necessary arrangements.

Luxury Africa Collection

Singita Castleton

Reminiscent of an African farmhouse, Singita Castleton is designed for exclusive use and the beautiful stone-walled homestead and six double en-suite cottages are perfect for families and friends. The full staff complement includes a Field Guide, chef and host and amenities like a fully equipped fitness centre, tennis court, spa treatment room, wine cellar and country-style kitchen accommodate every preference. Situated in the world-renowned Sabi Sand, it features relaxed and understated interiors imbued with nostalgic references. Castleton captures the spirit and history of the original camp, and tartans, ticking stripes and faded botanical-print fabrics blend in with leather, wood and wicker furniture, lending a rustic-chic atmosphere to the lodge. Many of the antiques and original furnishings have been refashioned, adding authenticity to comforting living spaces that extend outdoors onto deep, furnished verandas overlooking tree-shaded lawns and an expansive swimming pool. The park-like gardens overlook a watering hole where animals regularly gather to drink.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Check-in time: 1pm / Check-out time: 11am
Family Friendly
Listed in the Top 20 Resorts in Africa (Condé Nast Traveler)
1 Villa
1 Dinning Area
Wheelchair Accessible
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Singita Castleton

Set within 45,000 acres of private reserve, Singita Castleton consists of a main house, with communal living spaces, and accommodation located in six individual cottages within the grounds, catering for up to 12 people.

Accommodation

Singita Castleton

Set within 45,000 acres of private reserve, Singita Castleton consists of a main house, with communal living spaces, and accommodation located in six individual cottages within the grounds, catering for up to 12 people.

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Singita Castleton

Singita Castleton

Set within 45,000 acres of private reserve, Singita Castleton consists of a main house, with communal living spaces, and accommodation located in six individual cottages within the grounds, catering for up to 12 people.

Show More Rooms
Activities
01
Game Drives

Journeying into the heart of Africa’s most untouched and remote wilderness areas, Singita’s twice-daily game drives present the opportunity for intimate connections with nature and discovering the raw beauty of the continent’s most magnificent creatures up close. Each tailormade exploration with your personal Field Guide celebrates the freedom to spend unfiltered time in wide-open spaces and while no two Singita game drives are ever the same, you are bound to be enchanted by vivid encounters with Africa’s most iconic wildlife – which flourish and thrive through the tireless efforts of Singita’s non-profit conservation Funds & Trusts.

02
Guided Safari Walks

Walking safaris are an incredible way to experience the bush up close and personal. Your expert guide and tracker will accompany you as you track animals on foot through the wilderness and explore the magnificent plants and landscapes around you. We suggest a minimum age of 15 years for this activity, but participation is at the discretion of your Field Guide.

03
Tennis

Experience a game of tennis as you never would have before. Enjoy your time on court whilst being surrounded by the beauty of the African wilderness. Cool down with rewarding refreshments and a dip in the nearby swimming pool.

04
Wellness

Offering the luxury of unfiltered time and space, the African wilderness is the ultimate setting for complete unwinding, while the continent’s healing energies are encapsulated in rituals that nourish and nurture. The massage menu has been designed to immerse guests into their beautiful surroundings, and all treatments incorporate that peace and vibrant energy to revitalize and nourish the soul.

05
For Families

Designed to specifically suit the interests of each group, family safaris awaken the senses and the Singita experience encourages an appreciation of the wilderness from a very young age. Africa’s untouched landscapes offer a rich environment for learning which cannot be found anywhere else and Field Guides and Trackers take immense pride in sharing their vast knowledge – about everything from bird calls to fascinating plant species – with guests, instilling a sense of awe and respect for the infinite beauty of the bush.

06
Wine Experience

With a private wine cellar guests of Singita Castleton may enjoy superb wine throughout their stay. A visit by one of Singita's sommeliers can be arranged for guests to have a private wine tasting or to plan their pairing preferences for their time at Castleton.

Dining
Outdoor Dining

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Boma Dining

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Afternoon Tea

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Spa & Wellness

Facilities

Hotel facilities with your booking:

  • Private boma with uninterrupted view of the watering hole
  • Private Land Rover with experienced field guide and tracker
  • The Singita Boutique & Gallery
  • An extensive wine cellar with the finest South African wine collections
  • Massage treatments in double and single treatment rooms, or in your private cottage
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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

  • All meals
  • Beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
  • Private Guide, house manager, chef and house staff
  • Private game drives in open game-viewing vehicles (one vehicle for up to 8 guests, two vehicles for 9-12 guests)
  • Walking safaris (accompanied by experienced guides and trackers)
  • Yoga, tennis & bocca
  • If a private massage therapist is booked during stay, the daily rate includes a maximum of 5x1-hour massages
  • Return road transfers between the Singita airstrip and the lodge
  • Laundry service
  • WiFi access where applicable
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Conservation

Wilderness Conservation

Singita is a conservation and ecotourism brand that has helped preserve Africa's untouched natural spaces for almost three decades — offering guests exceptional safari experiences at 15 award-winning lodges and camps across four countries. In partnership with non-profit funds & trusts who implement strategic conservation projects in each region they operate, their 100-year purpose is to preserve and protect large parts of the African wilderness for future generations.

They are steadfast in their commitment to protect unique ecosystems, help recover critically endangered species, ensure no further extinction, benefit neighboring communities under their care, and contribute positively to reducing GHG emissions through our climate commitments.

Travelers choose to stay at Singita because of the lodge's expansive space and beauty's remote locations. They value the restorative serenity of these pristine wilderness areas, as well as the limited guest and vehicle numbers, extraordinarily consistent game viewing, and exceptional & intuitive care that is taken of each guest during their stay. When they depart, they are transformed for life and deeply moved by their connection and contribution to the legacy of this continent.

Conservation In Life

Singita has been championing conservation in Africa from its inception.

The critical conservation work Singita carries out with their non-profit Funds & Trusts aims to restoring, enhancing and protecting the biodiversity of the ecosystems under their care. Singita's sustainable conservation model helps to balance tourism in all of the regions in which they operate.

Singita lowveld trust

In South Africa, the Singita Lowveld Trust manages a wide range of conservation projects in Singita Sabi Sand and Singita Kruger National Park – from anti-poaching initiatives to wildlife research & land management, sustainability efforts, and community developments projects such as early childhood development, digital learning, and a world-class culinary school.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is ‍the best time to go on safari‍?

Southern Africa is a year-round destination. Traditionally the dry winter months (April to October) are best for game viewing, due to the shorter grass, lack of foliage and the absence of water which forces the game to concentrate around the remaining sources of drinking water. Annual rainfall, usually in the form of short afternoon thunder showers that clear up within an hour, occur from December to March. Many species give birth to their young around the start of the rainy season which is when the the bush comes alive with new born animals.

Location
Singita Castleton, the original home of the Bailes family is found in a privately owned 15,000-acre game reserve in the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. This area is fondly known as ‘Big cat country’. Reminiscent of an African farmhouse, richly detailed interiors in a neutral palette contrast with traditional tartans and classic prints creating an unbuttoned, lived-in appeal. In this idyllic lodge setting, gracious service from the staff that includes a private guide, tracker, chef, and housekeeper is finely tuned to the dictates and desires of each guest.
Distance from Johannesburg

1 hour flight to Singita’s Airstrip followed by 10 minutes drive to the lodge

1 hour flight to Skukuza Airport followed by 1 hour drive to Singita Castleton

430 km | 6 hours drive to Singita Castleton

Should you wish to fly in via private aircraft and land on the Singita’s airstrip, please get in touch and we will assist with the necessary arrangements.

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Singita Castleton

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Sabi Sands Game Reserve / South Africa

Reminiscent of an African farmhouse, Singita Castleton is designed for exclusive use and the beautiful stone-walled homestead and six double en-suite cottages are perfect for families and friends. The full staff complement includes a Field Guide, chef and host and amenities like a fully equipped fitness centre, tennis court, spa treatment room, wine cellar and country-style kitchen accommodate every preference. Situated in the world-renowned Sabi Sand, it features relaxed and understated interiors imbued with nostalgic references. Castleton captures the spirit and history of the original camp, and tartans, ticking stripes and faded botanical-print fabrics blend in with leather, wood and wicker furniture, lending a rustic-chic atmosphere to the lodge. Many of the antiques and original furnishings have been refashioned, adding authenticity to comforting living spaces that extend outdoors onto deep, furnished verandas overlooking tree-shaded lawns and an expansive swimming pool. The park-like gardens overlook a watering hole where animals regularly gather to drink.

Check-in time: 1pm / Check-out time: 11am
1 Dinning Area
1 Villa
Accommodation
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Inclusions:

  • All meals
  • Beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
  • Private Guide, house manager, chef and house staff
See More Inclusions

Facilities:

  • Private boma with uninterrupted view of the watering hole
  • Private Land Rover with experienced field guide and tracker
  • The Singita Boutique & Gallery
  • An extensive wine cellar with the finest South African wine collections
  • Massage treatments in double and single treatment rooms, or in your private cottage
Show More Facilities
Restaurants

A team of dedicated chefs ensure that every meal at Singita becomes a special occasion. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea-time treats, prepared by the team of chefs, are of unparalleled quality and incorporate flavours from around the globe complemented with an African flair.

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Activities

Within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the ‘Big 5’, (elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard), abound and viewing them at close proximity is the lodge's speciality. Traversing over 15,000 hectares of incredibly diverse ecosystems makes Singita the ideal destination to view plentiful game in its natural habitat. Each day brings something different, as you explore the bush in an open game viewing vehicle. Whether it is a leopard on the hunt, lions roaring at twilight, hippo wallowing in the river, or a crocodile basking on a sandy bank; each viewing will enthrall.

Game Drives

Journeying into the heart of Africa’s most untouched and remote wilderness areas, Singita’s twice-daily game drives present the opportunity for intimate connections with nature and discovering the raw beauty of the continent’s most magnificent creatures up close. Each tailormade exploration with your personal Field Guide celebrates the freedom to spend unfiltered time in wide-open spaces and while no two Singita game drives are ever the same, you are bound to be enchanted by vivid encounters with Africa’s most iconic wildlife – which flourish and thrive through the tireless efforts of Singita’s non-profit conservation Funds & Trusts.

Guided Safari Walks

Walking safaris are an incredible way to experience the bush up close and personal. Your expert guide and tracker will accompany you as you track animals on foot through the wilderness and explore the magnificent plants and landscapes around you. We suggest a minimum age of 15 years for this activity, but participation is at the discretion of your Field Guide.

Tennis

Experience a game of tennis as you never would have before. Enjoy your time on court whilst being surrounded by the beauty of the African wilderness. Cool down with rewarding refreshments and a dip in the nearby swimming pool.

Wellness

Offering the luxury of unfiltered time and space, the African wilderness is the ultimate setting for complete unwinding, while the continent’s healing energies are encapsulated in rituals that nourish and nurture. The massage menu has been designed to immerse guests into their beautiful surroundings, and all treatments incorporate that peace and vibrant energy to revitalize and nourish the soul.

For Families

Designed to specifically suit the interests of each group, family safaris awaken the senses and the Singita experience encourages an appreciation of the wilderness from a very young age. Africa’s untouched landscapes offer a rich environment for learning which cannot be found anywhere else and Field Guides and Trackers take immense pride in sharing their vast knowledge – about everything from bird calls to fascinating plant species – with guests, instilling a sense of awe and respect for the infinite beauty of the bush.

Wine Experience

With a private wine cellar guests of Singita Castleton may enjoy superb wine throughout their stay. A visit by one of Singita's sommeliers can be arranged for guests to have a private wine tasting or to plan their pairing preferences for their time at Castleton.

Location

Singita Castleton, the original home of the Bailes family is found in a privately owned 15,000-acre game reserve in the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. This area is fondly known as ‘Big cat country’. Reminiscent of an African farmhouse, richly detailed interiors in a neutral palette contrast with traditional tartans and classic prints creating an unbuttoned, lived-in appeal. In this idyllic lodge setting, gracious service from the staff that includes a private guide, tracker, chef, and housekeeper is finely tuned to the dictates and desires of each guest.

Distance from Johannesburg

1 hour flight to Singita’s Airstrip followed by 10 minutes drive to the lodge

1 hour flight to Skukuza Airport followed by 1 hour drive to Singita Castleton

430 km | 6 hours drive to Singita Castleton

Should you wish to fly in via private aircraft and land on the Singita’s airstrip, please get in touch and we will assist with the necessary arrangements.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is ‍the best time to go on safari‍?

Southern Africa is a year-round destination. Traditionally the dry winter months (April to October) are best for game viewing, due to the shorter grass, lack of foliage and the absence of water which forces the game to concentrate around the remaining sources of drinking water. Annual rainfall, usually in the form of short afternoon thunder showers that clear up within an hour, occur from December to March. Many species give birth to their young around the start of the rainy season which is when the the bush comes alive with new born animals.

Singita Castleton

Luxury Africa Collection
Singita Castleton

Reminiscent of an African farmhouse, Singita Castleton is designed for exclusive use and the beautiful stone-walled homestead and six double en-suite cottages are perfect for families and friends. The full staff complement includes a Field Guide, chef and host and amenities like a fully equipped fitness centre, tennis court, spa treatment room, wine cellar and country-style kitchen accommodate every preference. Situated in the world-renowned Sabi Sand, it features relaxed and understated interiors imbued with nostalgic references. Castleton captures the spirit and history of the original camp, and tartans, ticking stripes and faded botanical-print fabrics blend in with leather, wood and wicker furniture, lending a rustic-chic atmosphere to the lodge. Many of the antiques and original furnishings have been refashioned, adding authenticity to comforting living spaces that extend outdoors onto deep, furnished verandas overlooking tree-shaded lawns and an expansive swimming pool. The park-like gardens overlook a watering hole where animals regularly gather to drink.

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Accommodation

Singita Castleton

Set within 45,000 acres of private reserve, Singita Castleton consists of a main house, with communal living spaces, and accommodation located in six individual cottages within the grounds, catering for up to 12 people.

Sustainable Hotel
Family Friendly
1 Dinning Area
Check-in time: 1pm / Check-out time: 11am
1 Villa
Listed in the Top 20 Resorts in Africa (Condé Nast Traveler)
Classic Certified

Sustainability

Dining

Outdoor Dining

Boma Dining

Indoor Dining

Afternoon Tea

Activities

01
Game Drives

Journeying into the heart of Africa’s most untouched and remote wilderness areas, Singita’s twice-daily game drives present the opportunity for intimate connections with nature and discovering the raw beauty of the continent’s most magnificent creatures up close. Each tailormade exploration with your personal Field Guide celebrates the freedom to spend unfiltered time in wide-open spaces and while no two Singita game drives are ever the same, you are bound to be enchanted by vivid encounters with Africa’s most iconic wildlife – which flourish and thrive through the tireless efforts of Singita’s non-profit conservation Funds & Trusts.

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