Steeped in history and combining the luxury of a comfortable safari lodge with the rustic charm of a country farmhouse, Singita Castleton in South Africa, is set within 45,000 acres of untouched wilderness teeming with wildlife. It’s designed for exclusive use and the beautiful stone-walled homestead and six double en-suite cottages are perfect for your family and friends.
This former home of the grandfather of Singita’s Founder, Luke Bailes, features relaxed and understated interiors imbued with nostalgic references that capture the spirit and history of the original camp. The park-like indigenous grasslands front onto bushveld vistas and a watering hole where animals regularly gather to drink.
By capturing the spirit of the original Castleton Camp, the lodge retains its historical and elegantly comfortable nature. Botanical art references, luxurious bedding, provincial furniture and flagstone floors add a nostalgic flair to create a time-honoured ambience. Shared spaces encourage relaxation, togetherness and a deep engagement with the African wilderness.
Where is Singita Castleton located?
Singita Castleton is found in a privately owned 45,000 acre game reserve in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. This area is fondly known as ‘Big cat country’.
What sort of accommodation is available at Singita Castleton?
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.
Castleton’s full staff complement includes a Field Guide, chef and host and amenities such as a fully equipped fitness centre, tennis court, spa treatment room, wine cellar and country-style kitchen accommodate every preference.
Tartans, ticking stripes and faded botanical-print fabrics complement leather, wood and wicker furniture, lending a rustic-chic atmosphere to the interiors. Many of the antiques and original furnishings have been refashioned, adding authenticity to the living areas that extend outdoors onto deep, furnished verandas that overlook the tree-shaded lawns and an expansive swimming pool. An outdoor boma with uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape allows for magical fireside dinners under the stars – completing this quintessential African bush experience.
When is the best time to visit Singita Castleton?
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 bush comes alive with new-born animals.
Does Singita Castleton cater for families with young children?
The untamed wilderness and magnificent wildlife of Africa is a truly life changing experience no matter one’s age.
A safari makes for an unforgettable family holiday, with exhilarating activities for the entire family to enjoy, memories made together that will last a lifetime and opportunities to learn and grow together.
Safari can open a child’s eyes to the beauty of the natural world, which is why children of all ages are welcome at Singita Castleton.
The exclusive and private nature of Singita Castleton with a series of spaces that encourages relaxation, togetherness and a deep engagement with nature is the ultimate for destination for families on safari.
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