Singita Castleton

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Singita Castleton is a historic and exclusive lodge in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which has been in the same family for generations and retains a traditional, colonial feel. Overlooking a waterhole where you can watch animals gathering to drink and the endless plains of the Greater Kruger National Park beyond, it is the perfect mix of private safari lodge and charming country farmhouse. You can also enjoy exemplary personalised service and an extensive choice of adventurous tailor-made safaris.
Perfect forSafari-goers who prefer the finer things in life. This lodge is available solely for exclusive use, so it is a great option for families and groups, and perfect if you are celebrating a special birthday or anniversary
In the knowSingita supports local initiatives such as education and sports programmes, so you can rest assured that your visit benefits the local community

Recommended for...

  • Private Groups
  • Seriously special
  • Family-friendly
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Singita Castleton is nestled in pretty gardens within an impressive 45,000-acre private reserve, so you can revel in plenty of seclusion and natural beauty here. The vast, uninterrupted skies of the Sabi Sand also make this a great spot for some impressive stargazing.

Rooms at Singita Castleton

There are six cottages scattered around the grounds, offering privacy and seclusion as well as unrivalled luxury. All have a rustic, colonial feel, with big plush beds, arched wooden-beamed ceilings hung with chandeliers, and colourful African artefacts decorating the rooms. The more modern, monochrome bathrooms feature stylish black-and-white tiling, wall art depicting local flora, and large bathtubs for a relaxing soak. The cottages have lovely views of the lodge’s pretty grounds and the game reserve beyond.

Food & Drink

Food at Singita Castleton takes the form of international gourmet cuisine featuring fresh, local produce and a menu that changes with the seasons, from fresh summer salads to hearty roasts and everything in between – the hotel even has its own pastry chef. Lunchtime picnics are often laid on which stretch long into the afternoon, while come nightfall, you can dine by candlelight under the stars. The food is washed down with an extensive menu of fine wines from the wine cellar.

You can also enjoy cooking lessons with the award-winning chefs and wine tastings with expert sommeliers.

Facilities

There is a pool to cool off in, spa treatments to indulge in and a tennis court and gym if you prefer to be more active. In the evening, hang out in the country-style kitchen or by the cosy fireplace in the main farmstead, or gather around the traditional boma – a kind of traditional gathering place with uninterrupted views over the waterhole and its regular wildlife visitors.

Activities at Singita Castleton

Head out on private daily game drives and walking safaris with your own guide to see majestic wildlife such as elephants, zebras, buffaloes, lions, rhinos and hippos, and experience the reserve’s elusive nocturnal life on night-time excursions. All activities are tailored to suit you, and you also have the opportunity to visit local villages and communities and learn more about the Tsonga culture.

If you have children in tow, they'll love making pizza with the chef, enjoying bush walks and mountain biking, as well as going on the mini rangers' course, where they can track animals and learn bush survival techniques.

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Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

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Hotel location

Singita Castleton has its own airstrip, which is ten minutes from the lodge and an hour’s flight from Johannesburg.

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