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Singita Castleton

Greater Kruger, South Africa

Singita Castleton is a stunning, exclusive use, private house in the Singita private concession in the heart of the game-rich, Sabi Sand Reserve. With six suites, Castleton is perfect for a family or group to take over for an incredible safari experience.

At a Glance

  • Situated within a 45,000 acre private reserve

  • Just six luxury rooms

  • Fantastic game viewing opportunites and frequent leopard sightings

  • Enjoy meals under the stars in the Boma

  • Authentic private safari home available for exclusive use

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Insider's View

While away the afternoon with a book as the animals gather around the watering hole

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Singita Castleton or take a look at our itineraries to Greater Kruger


Singita Castleton is an exclusive lodge set within 45,000 acres of private reserve. The house itself was originally the family home of Singita founder, Luke Bailes' grandfather. Due to its past, Singita Castleton retains the charm and ambience of an old family home with the exclusivity of a private safari lodge with added benefits such as the beautiful gardens, large swimming pool, tennis court, wine cellar, gym and a treatment room.

Castleton is situated in the privately owned Singita Sabi Sand Game Reserve which is known for its concentrations of big game and frequent leopard sightings, and with only two other Singita lodges in the reserve, guests are promised an exclusive safari experience. The Sabi Sand is adjacent to the Kruger National Park and these two areas make up some of South Africa's most spectacular wildlife and scenery.

Castleton has a dedicated team of staff including a private guide and tracker who both have extensive experience of the African bush and are very happy to take guests on game drives in the lodges private Land Rovers and walking safaris as often as they wish. The chef at Singita caters to all ages and dietary requirements, and also offer optional cooking or baking classes.

At Castleton, guests can relax together on the beautiful verandah or gather around the traditional ‘boma’, both of which overlook the watering hole, the individual cottages allow guests to retreat to the privacy of their own space as and when it is needed. Singita Castleton is the epitome of a luxury, safari experience that encapsulates a sense of complete exclusivity.


The accommodation at Singita Castleton is set out in six individual cottages. All of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers and the rooms are spacious and elegantly decorated with luxurious bedding. Each cottage is individually decorated and the country furniture and interior styling all add a nostalgic ambience to the bedrooms.


As Castleton is on an exclusive use basis, children of all ages are welcome. There are babysitting services available and a range of activities to suit all ages.


Singita Castleton has a large, comfortable, living and dining area, both exquisitely decorated. The country style kitchen draws guests into the very heart of the house. Broad verandas surround the main building and look out onto a watering hole where wildlife frequently gathers to drink. Castleton has its own swimming pool, wine cellar, gym, tennis court, spa and a dedicated team of staff including a private guide, tracker, chef and housekeeper to ensure guests every need is met.


Daytime and afternoon game drives are the main activity at Castleton and evening game drives with a spot light are a fun after supper activity - all game drives are led by your own private field guide and tracker. There are also optional community visits, and guests can take advantage of the mountain bikes and archery at the main house. There is a trampoline for the children, a croquet set and a selection of board games for the afternoons or evenings spent at the house.

Location & Directions

Greater Kruger, South Africa

Singita Catleton is located next to Ebony and Boulders Lodges in the Sabi Sand on 18,000 hectares (45,000 acres) of private land in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve on the western border of the Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga province, South Africa.

When to go

There is no bad time to go on safari in the Sabi Sands. The experience does, however, change from month to month. In the summer months (October to March), it gets very hot. The verdant vistas are all the more spectacular because of the rains, but this means that the foliage is denser, water is more abundant and game is therefore trickier to see. There are lots of beautiful migratory birds during the summer months. While the daytime temperature in the winter months (May to September) is ideal, it does get a little chilly at night and in the early morning.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Singita Castleton or take a look at our itineraries to Greater Kruger

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