Singita - Castleton| safari.com

Overview

Location: South Africa-->Kruger National Park-->Singita Sabi Sands
Accommodation Type: Lodge
Comfort Level: Luxury

Good For: Couple/Romantic, Family |

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, revitalised spaces encourage relaxation, togetherness, 
and a deep engagement with the African wilderness

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. 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.

Accommodation

Capturing the spirit of the original Castleton Camp, the lodge retains a historical and comforting nature. 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.

Botanical art references, luxurious bedding, country furniture and flagstone floors add a nostalgic and time-honoured ambience.

Wildlife

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 and the rare honey badger. Four endangered species can be sighted here – the Wild dog, Black rhino, ten bat species, and the Ground hornbill.

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.

Extra Info

Child Policy
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children may participate on game drives, at the guide’s discretion.

Excludes:
Tourism Levy and Conservation Contribution

Directions

• BY ROAD:

Recommended route from Johannesburg:

• N12/N4 to Nelspruit.

• R40 from Nelspruit to Hazyview.

• R536 from Hazyview towards Paul Kruger gate.

• After 36 km, pass Lisbon Store, then turn left onto gravel road.

• Pay R160 per vehicle (ZAR) for vehicle entrance fee and R40 per person (subject to change). The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation.

• Enter Sabi Sand Reserve at Shaw's Gate. Follow Singita signs to lodge (approximately 28 km).

• BY AIR:

• Federal Air offers a daily return flight direct to Singita Sabi Sand from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.

• There are daily scheduled flights currently operated by SA Airlink into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), situated between Nelspruit and White River.

• Federal Air provides air transfers to and from KMIA and Singita Sabi Sand.

•  Download Federal Air's flight schedules and rates for further details.

 

• Private air charters are also available, on request.

• Pilots are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency 124.8 MHz.

• Runway: 01/19

• Transfers to lodge are available

GPS: -24.786400 (latitude) and 31.423800 (longitude)

Reviews


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

Candis

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!

Candis

Location: South Africa-->Kruger National Park-->Singita Sabi Sands
Accommodation Type: Lodge
Comfort Level: Luxury

Good For: Couple/Romantic, Family |

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, revitalised spaces encourage relaxation, togetherness, 
and a deep engagement with the African wilderness

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. 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.

Capturing the spirit of the original Castleton Camp, the lodge retains a historical and comforting nature. 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.

Botanical art references, luxurious bedding, country furniture and flagstone floors add a nostalgic and time-honoured ambience.

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 and the rare honey badger. Four endangered species can be sighted here – the Wild dog, Black rhino, ten bat species, and the Ground hornbill.

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.

Child Policy
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children may participate on game drives, at the guide’s discretion.

Excludes:
Tourism Levy and Conservation Contribution

• BY ROAD:

Recommended route from Johannesburg:

• N12/N4 to Nelspruit.

• R40 from Nelspruit to Hazyview.

• R536 from Hazyview towards Paul Kruger gate.

• After 36 km, pass Lisbon Store, then turn left onto gravel road.

• Pay R160 per vehicle (ZAR) for vehicle entrance fee and R40 per person (subject to change). The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation.

• Enter Sabi Sand Reserve at Shaw's Gate. Follow Singita signs to lodge (approximately 28 km).

• BY AIR:

• Federal Air offers a daily return flight direct to Singita Sabi Sand from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.

• There are daily scheduled flights currently operated by SA Airlink into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), situated between Nelspruit and White River.

• Federal Air provides air transfers to and from KMIA and Singita Sabi Sand.

•  Download Federal Air's flight schedules and rates for further details.

 

• Private air charters are also available, on request.

• Pilots are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency 124.8 MHz.

• Runway: 01/19

• Transfers to lodge are available

GPS: -24.786400 (latitude) and 31.423800 (longitude)

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

Candis

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!

Candis

Accommodation options

Exclusive Use of Singita Castleton

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2021 — 14 Dec 2021 $ 16,508 - - 12 people
15 Dec 2021 — 05 Jan 2022 $ 19,520 - - 12 people
From $ 16,508

For 8 people

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Inclusions:
All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)  - Private guide, house host, chef and house staff  - Game drives in private open Land Rover (one vehicle for up to 8 guests, 2nd vehicle at an additional charge; two vehicles for 9-12 guests ), walking safaris, mountain biking safaris (accompanied by experienced guides and trackers), private tennis court  - Return road transfers between the Singita airstrip and the lodge  - Laundry service

Excludes:
Tourism Levy and Conservation Contribution