From: USD 13157 pps

Singita Castleton

Arguably the most luxurious & exclusive Sabi Sand accommodation, 12-sleeper Singita Castleton is your own private safari lodge.

If you’ve ever imagined enjoying a Big 5 Sabi Sand safari on your own terms then Singita Castleton is the answer. Built around the historic farmhouse that belonged to the Singita brand founder, Singita Castleton is a sole-use lodge offering complete exclusivity to groups of friends and multi-generational families.

Booking this 12-sleeper accommodation in its entirety gives you the ultimate in freedom and flexibility. With the services of a private guide, tracker, chef and housekeeper on hand, you can sit back to tailored game drives, create your own menus and choose from a list of activities that has something for anyone from toddlers to grandparents. You can enjoy spa treatments in the privacy of your suite, catch up with emails, lounge by the pool, or work out at the gym and on the tennis court. You can even join in with the cooking!

Comfort and convenience notwithstanding, the main focus here is the wildlife and you don’t even need to move that far to see it: you’ll enjoy great armchair viewing from decks overlooking the in-house waterhole. But Singita Castleton lies in the rich Big 5 country of the Sabi Sand Reserve and is best explored by 4X4. Accompanied by expert guides, guests will have no difficulty in spotting all members of this sought-after club within a couple of days. Morning and afternoon game drives are balanced with walking safaris, village visits and bird watching to offer a well-rounded experience.

Lodge Highlights:

  • Absolute exclusivity for friends & multi-generational families
  • Fully staffed & catered 12-sleeper, private-use lodge
  • Tailored game viewing, pool, gym, tennis & mountain biking
  • Wine cellar & spa treatments

About Singita Castleton

Luxury Suites

  • Master Bedroom & 5 Cottages
  • Air Conditioning & En Suite Bathrooms
  • Inter-leading Cottages Available
  • Elegant Decor & Fully Serviced

Built from the original homestead, Singita Castleton’s master en suite bedroom is a study in safari sophistication and radiates a farmhouse-chic charm. Accompanying the main house, five 2-sleeper cottages are set under shady trees nearby, each with a full en suite bathroom and individual styling.  Together these suites accommodate up to 12 guests in extravagant air-conditioned comfort and privacy. Families with younger children will be pleased to hear that two of the cottages are inter-leading and that baby sitters are available.

Lodge Facilities

  • Swimming Pool & Sun Deck with Loungers
  • Lounge with Fireplace, Indoor & Outdoor Dining
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen & Chef
  • Gym, Tennis, Archery, MTB & Kids Activities
  • Satellite TV, DVD Player & Wi-Fi
  • Boutique, Gallery & Wine Shop
  • Spa Treatments
  • Baby Sitters Available

Singita Castleton offers one of the most extensive lists of facilities of any lodge in the Sabi Sand. Guests can make use of a gym and tennis court, the pool is surrounded by sun loungers and boasts views of the in-house waterhole, and if younger children feel like a bit of downtime, there’s Wi-Fi access, a satellite TV and even a trampoline. Adults may want to enjoy a spa or beauty treatment, conducted in the spa room or in the privacy of their suite. Baby sitters are available on request.

Meals are created in the kitchen in consultation with your private chef and served in the dining room or outside under the stars. Dietary requirements (Kosher & Halaal) can be catered for, as can menus for children. You’ll also enjoy plenty of firelight while you eat, either in the dining room by the fireplace or outside in the boma, a traditional eating place centred round a blazing log fire.

Activities at Singita Castleton

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Spot-lit Evening Drives
  • Walking Safaris & Bird Watching
  • Mountain Biking, Star Gazing, Archery & Tennis
  • Cooking Lessons, Kids Activities & Community Visits

Prime position in the Sabi Sand Reserve gives Singita Castleton a distinct advantage when it comes to delivering Big 5 safaris. The concession it lies in is famous for up-close sightings of all the members of this exclusive club – even of leopards, so often the most elusive. Bird watching is excellent here and there are regular sightings of other highly sought-after creatures such as hippo, wild dog, cheetah, giraffe and hyena.

You’ll enjoy early morning and afternoon game drives with your private guide and tracker though the departure time and main focus of the drive is up to you. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served on morning drives and you’ll return to camp for a hearty brunch and – if you want to explore a bit more – a late morning nature walk with your guide.

Afternoon drives begin after tea and culminate in Africa’s famous sun-downer drinks at a scenic location. A spotlight is then turned on as you return to camp, picking out the rare and unusual animals that are usually only seen at night such as bush babies and eagle owls.

Singita Castleton also offers you the chance to really do it all. In between game drives you can go mountain biking, have baking or archery lessons, play a few sets of tennis or work up an appetite in the gym. Visits to local communities give you the chance to see another side to life in this environment.

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Lodge Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

Castleton Lodge

Season & Year
Per person sharing
Per villa
2018 Full Lodge (1 to 8 guests)
USD 0
USD 13157
2018 Additional adult guests
USD 1414
USD 0
2018 Additional child guests
USD 707
USD 0
2019 Full Lodge 1-8 guests
USD 0
USD 15085
2019 Full Lodge 9-12 guests
USD 0
USD 16799
Included in your stay
  • All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
  • Private guide, house host, chef and house staff
  • Private open Land Rover Safaris (1 vehicle for up to 8 guests, 2 vehicles for 9-12 guests)
  • Walking safaris
  • Mountain biking safaris (accompanied by experienced guides and trackers)
  • Archery
  • Tennis
  • Return road transfers between the Singita airstrip and the lodges
  • Laundry service
Excluded in your stay
  • Tourism levy
  • Telephone calls
  • Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery
  • French Champagne
  • Spa treatments
  • Exclusive access to a Singita spa therapist (to be pre-booked and pre-paid)
  • Additional vehicle (available on request at an additional charge)
  • Transport to and from the reserve
  • Conservation & Tourism levy
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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • Visit our destinations regularly
  • Exceptionally knowledgeable team
  • Expect unrivaled customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • 24/7 Travel Support

Reviews

The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (DE)
Exceptional service ensuring a wonderful holiday. Highly recommended

Attention to detail & service provided was first class, from our very first email to the last day of our trip. Walter went above and beyond to ensure that we were notified of any changes, even up to our last day with a change to our flight time, at short notice. The safari was so much more than expected, from the rustic to the exceptional, every camp was different in it’s own way and our highlights are hard to single out just one as each camp was great.

Cyndi and Dave (AU)
Experience of a lifetime and wonderful service!!

Our extended family (16 travellers, including 8 children under ten years of age!) went on a wonderful safari adventure curated and organised by Walter Kohrs of Safari Online. It could not have been any better than we experienced. From our time in Cape Town, to visiting Victoria Falls, all the way through Zimbabwe and finally wrapping up at the amazing Chobe Safari Lodge, all the locations chosen by Walter were amazing.

His attention to detail, willingness to fine-tune and excellent responsiveness (over a period of several months!) could not have been better. He took time to visit us personally upon our arrival in South Africa, with lovely gift-packs and shared a wealth of advice, recommendations and tips. I cannot recommend Safari Online (and Walter Kohrs in particular) any higher. Absolutely amazing.

Oisin (AU)
Trip of a lifetime: Five countries, six camps, Vic Falls, Big Five plus more game

In June/July 2016 we undertook a trip to Southern Africa to fulfill a lifelong intention. We stayed at six camps, safari style, and had a great time. All of our expectations were met or even exceeded. For example, we never expected to see honey badgers or sitatunga, given the secretive nature of those species, but we did! All travel arrangements and connections worked smoothly, which is astonishing since we had several dozen transfers and meeting points; all of the connecting personnel were prompt, professional, and welcoming.

Michael (USA)
Outstanding experience!

We have booked at the Elephant Plains Lodge. We stayed there for a few nights and went on safaris. The lodge, the guide, the food and all the animals we have seen were fantastic. Really an outstanding experience. We can recommend Elephant Plains to everybody. Maybe you will not be as lucky as we were, becaucse we have seen the Big 5! But however you will not forget your stay at Elephant Plains.

Silvio (CH)
Best experience ever!!

They provide us the most taylored and customized honeymoon possible! everything was much better than we expected. We loved the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and everyone made us feeling so incredibly special and gave us a unique insight. Over our game drives we managed to see all the big five plus some!!

Salvatore (IT)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Faultless service, attention to detail and quality of accomodations.

The communications and service from Walter was excellent, and we were continuously fully informed. The information package and book received on arrival were excellent. We felt that we had been allocated carefully selected lodges at each camp and every detail met or exceeded our expectations.
The safari tour was wonderful, and a particular feature was the variety offered at each location which combined perfectly

Carolyn (AU)
We had a wonderful holiday with no hitches, perfectly planned for us and so professional.

Though we live in Australia, Safari online made planning for our family holiday so easy. Walter understood our requirements and nothing was too much trouble. The holiday was everything we wanted it to be and so much more. Every camp was ideally suited for our family and we loved each day, every early morning and evening game drive. Thank you to Walter for his attention to detail and his friendly, professional and caring manner. It was a trip of a lifetime and one that we will talk about forever.

Mary (AU)
Absolutely Perfect

I was already last year in South Africa and Zambia organized by Safari Online. It was a absolutely gorgeous trip. Everything was perfect. This was the reason I booked this year in May and June an new trip to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. I got everything I expected. It was a dream again. I know I´m coming back.

Bernard (DE)