If it’s a long stay you are after, a Singita property in South Africa’s Sabi Sands Game Reserve is what you need. Singita’s individually tailored long-stay packages fulfill the needs of travelers seeking undiluted space and what feels like the ability to still time so you can unwind and restore your most precious connections in spoilt wilderness. With carefully curated itineraries to choose from, and private access to Africa’s most sought-after wildlife sanctuaries, Singita Castleton is just one of Singita’s gems dotted across the continent of Africa.
Steeped in history and set in the heart of the Sabi Sand Reserve, Singita Castleton is the former home of the grandfather of Singita’s Founder, Luke Bailes. This stately African farmhouse overlooks a busy waterhole where game regularly gather to drink, providing a bush experience characterized by an intimate and welcoming warmth, the utmost comfort, unrivalled luxury, and complete exclusivity. A private outdoor boma with uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape allows for magical fireside dinners under the stars – completing this quintessential safari experience. With its full staff complement, including a Field Guide, chef and host, every preference is catered for and guests have complete freedom to set the pace of their days during their stay.
Where you will stay
Singita Castleton’s six double en-suite guest cottages are located a short distance from the main house. Two of the cottages have an inter-leading door, a perfect architectural and functional set-up for families with young children. Because no holiday is complete without a little adventure, relaxation, or bonding time with family over a little fun and play, the property also features tennis and boules courts, a fully equipped fitness centre, yoga pavilion and expansive swimming pool. Ample lawns are fantastic for a morning or afternoon stroll or even a round of cricket!
An extensive wine cellar boasts the finest in South African vintages, allowing for world-class tasting with Singita’s notable sommeliers. The country style kitchen is the heart of the home, serving up sumptuous meals from the Chef for every palate to delight in.
There’s plenty to get up to at Singita Castleton
Specially curated onsite activities and guest experiences are part of the offering and of course, the private guide, private host, chef, and full house staff are on hand to ensure that every request is met. From hosting private dinners after experiencing guided bush walks, to enjoying private cooking and baking sessions with the onsite chef in Singita Castleton’s home-style kitchen, you will not be short of activities to get up to during your stay. The team at this esteemed property is ready to teach on the art of tracking animals in the bush, ancient African bush remedies or even offer budding birders an informal birding course within the vast acreage on which Castleton sits.
Maybe it’s more of a little rest and relaxation that you are after. Single and double treatment areas offer up soothing massages for couples and individuals who need a little pampering. You can also enjoy yoga, meditation, and mindfulness sessions – with guided options available and tailor-made no-touch wellness treatments combining soothing and pampering products. Guests are guided to connect with nature as they revive body, mind and soul and the treatments include sound therapy, aromatherapy, as well as harnessing the nurturing properties of Africa’s unique textures and tastes.
A compelling wildlife adventure awaits
A stay at Singita Castleton guarantees sightings of some of Africa’s most exciting variety of wildlife, including the much sought after Big 5 and over 300 bird species. Nestled in the most famous of South Africa’s private game reserves, meaning the turf is not open to day visitors but only exclusively accessible to guests staying within the luxury lodges and camps in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, when at Castleton, guests will get the chance to spot one of most elusive animals of the Big 5 – the spectacular leopard. With elephants, zebras, lions, hyenas, large herds of buffalo and more to view, the possibilities of encountering fauna in its most uninterrupted ecosystem is undoubtedly a given.
To learn more about the Singita Castleton experience, visit https://singita.com/lodge/singita-castleton/