Formerly the family home of Singita founder Luke Bailes’ grandfather, Singita Castleton is an exclusive use safari lodge set within Singita Sabi Sand. 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. It is steeped in history, capturing the spirit of the original Castleton house, giving the lodge a historical and comforting nature. 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, including a vast garden, swimming pool, wine cellar, gym, tennis court and spa treatment room.
With its full staff complement – including a Field Guide, chef and host, expansive wine cellar boasting the finest South African vintages, and country-style kitchen, every preference is catered for and guests have complete freedom to set the pace of their days. As the perfect location for a bush escape with friends or family, Castleton offers numerous opportunities for shared activities – from boules to tennis and cricket. Guests can relax together in the courtyard, gather around the traditional ‘boma’ or meet in the country-style kitchen, yet the individual cottages allow guests to retreat to the privacy of their own space as and when it’s needed. All of this is overlooking a waterhole where animals regularly gather to drink.