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Singita Castleton Lodge

Singita Castleton Lodge

$8370 per person

Singita Safari Lodges owns and operates 12 luxury award-winning safari lodges in three countries in Africa with another deluxe lodge opening in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda in 2019.

Singita Castleton Lodge was the former home of Singita founder Luke Bailes’ grandfather. The grand safari homestead is available on an exclusive-use basis, catering for up to 12 adults.
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It’s steeped in history, capturing the spirit of the original Castleton house, giving the lodge a historical and comforting nature.

Singita Castleton has been designed to combine the best elements of a private safari lodge with the rustic charm of an old family home with the added benefit of luxurious facilities
Facilities at Singita Castleton Lodge include a vast garden, swimming pool, wine cellar, gym, tennis court and spa treatment room.

Available on an exclusive-use basis. It consists of a main house with a spacious living area and 6 individual luxury suites nestled under a canopy of trees in the beautiful grounds of Castleton.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve is regarded as one of the finest private game reserves in southern Africa.

Singita Castleton Lodge

Singita Castleton Lodge -6 luxury chalets, sleeping up to 12 adults

Singita Castleton Lodge is a beautiful safari lodge in Sabi Sands which was the original family home of the Bailes family. Its rich history and character have been lovingly captured in the refreshed modern style and design and it exudes the spirit and sentiment of the soul of Singita.

The luxury safari lodge consists of a main house with communal living spaces. Guests are accommodated at Singita Castleton in 6 individual cottages in the grounds. The main house and the spacious chalets have been carefully refurbished with lashings of modern style and design while retaining much of the old country homestead charm.

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The lodge exudes the rich history of the original homestead and the spirit of James Bailes. Children of all ages are welcome at Singita Castleton Lodge.
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The 6 elegant chalets are set in a spectacular garden setting with panoramic views of the bushveld surrounds. The main house has been converted into a stylish communal area with modern facilities such as the Premier Wine boutique, spa and gym as well as an art gallery and boutique.

There is a large swimming pool on the property and a flood-lit tennis court set in a beautiful bushveld garden which overlooks a permanent waterhole called Castleton Dam.

Guests have access to free Wi-Fi throughout the lodge although signal is often poor. A large flatscreen TV with satellite channels is in the main lodge. Singita Castleton Lodge caters for guests who request Kosher and Halaal meals; at an additional charge and booked in advance.

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Facilities at Singita Castleton:

  • swimming pool on the front lawn overlooking the Castleton dam
  • private fitness centre
  • private tennis court with tennis pavilion
  • trampoline
  • spa treatment room and in-room treatments
  • flatscreen television with full satellite/cable and DVD player in the main house
  • private boma with uninterrupted view of the watering hole
  • private Land Rover with experienced field guide and tracker
  • private staff of house manager, chef, housekeeper, guide and tracker
  • Singita Boutique & Gallery and Premier Wine Boutique a short drive away
  • limited mobile phone signal
  • complimentary internet (Wi-Fi) access; however due to the remote location of the lodge, the wireless connection can be slow and intermittent.
  • babysitting services available; need to be booked in advance
  • tailor-made activities for children
  • Kosher and Halaal meals can be prepared with advance notice and at an additional charge

Children of all ages are welcome at Singita Castleton.

The lodge organises ‘edutainment’ activities for young children and parents can request a reliable babysitter to watch them while enjoying a romantic night together. Children are allowed on game drives with their parents at the discretion of the Singita safari guide.

FAQ's

Question: Best Time to Visit Singita Castleton Lodge

Answer: May-August and December

 

Question: Where is Singita Castelton Lodge 

Answer: Singita Lodges are found in Sabi Sands and the Kruger National Park in South Africa

More About Singita Safari Lodges

Singita Castleton Lodge Safari

Singita Castleton Lodge and the luxury safari lodges of Sabi Sands are committed to ‘Responsible Tourism’ which is about ‘making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit’.

Responsible Tourism requires Sabi Sands operators to make tourism more sustainable where both people and natural resources in the region benefit.

  • Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
    Entry Fees
    Flights
    Meals
    Personal Safari Guide
    Spa treatments and Laundry
    Telephone
    Wifi
  • Not Included
    Boutique purchases
    Departure Taxes
    Premium Brands and Cellar wines

TOUR LOCATION

Singita Castleton Lodge

Inclusions and exclusions

Singita Castleton Lodge   Rates Include:
  • 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
  • Tennis
  • Archery
  • Return road transfers between the Singita airstrip and the lodges
  • Laundry service
 
  • * Please note that guests wishing to check in before 14h00 and/or check out after 11h00 are required to book an additional night at the day-use rate.
  Rates exclude:
  • Tourism Levy
  • Telephone calls
  • Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery
  • French Champagne
  • Certain special meal requests
  • 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.
 

Facilities and Amenities at Singita Castleton Lodge

Description of Facilities / Amenities Singita Boulders Lodge
Singita Boulders Lodge | Number of suites12 Luxury suites
LODGE FACILITIES
Back up ElectricityYes
BomaNo
Boutique Shop**Yes
ChildrenYes
Full bar facilitiesYes
GymYes
Handicapped SuiteNo
LoungeYes
Meeting FacilitiesNo
ParkingYes
Spa*Yes
Swimming PoolYes
Telephone/Fax FacilitiesYes
WiFi***Yes
Wine CellarYes
SUITE FACILITIES
Air ConditioningYes
En-Suite BathroomsYes
FansYes
HairdryersYes
Lounge AreaYes
Mini-BarsYes
Pool/JacuzziYes
Safes in suiteYes
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities (Nespresso machines) Yes
TelephoneYes
DELUXE, PRESIDENTIAL AND LUXURY SUITES – ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
King Size BedsYes
Private PoolYes
 

SINGITA CASTLETON LODGE LIFE ENRICHING EXPERIENCES

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AWARD-WINNING LUXURY SAFARI LODGES

Singita's main focus is preserving and protecting large tracks of wilderness which is home to the Big 5, an incredible array of wildlife and birds and magnificent plants and trees. Singita's luxury safari lodges play a vital role as they generate revenue to partially fund critical conservation programs and community empowerment initiatives. The cherry on top is receiving numerous prestigious international awards which recognizes the hard work of the dedicated teams which run Singita's premier lodges and puts the spotlight on conservation initiatives that give the company its purpose. In 2017, two stand-out accolades went to Singita Sabi Sand which was awarded the Condé Nast Traveller Readers Travel Awards for Favorite Overseas Holiday Hotel in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean; and Singita Boulders Lodge for winning the Africa & Middle East 2017 Luxury Travel Guide Private Luxury Lodge of the Year (South Africa).   singita castleton lodge cuisine 1

CONSERVATION AT ITS CORE

Singita is a conservation company and responsible for over 200 000 hectares of prime land and its precious natural resources. The company has built its successful operations on three core pillars: biodiversity, sustainability and community. Every decision takes into account a 20, 50 and 100-year timeline. Singita not only keeps a keen eye on its bottom line but also on the horizon where the future well being of our precious natural resources and local communities are at stake. When you stay at a Singita Lodge in Sabi Sands or the Kruger National Park you are making a positive contribution to several important conservation initiatives and community empowerment programs. Unlike many safari hospitality operators who contribute to conservation through levies and fees; Singita takes full responsibility for the conservation of its land and actually does the work themselves to ensure there is a dynamic balance between tourism, community and wildlife. There's a diversity of skills in what is affectionately known as Singita's conservation brains trust? and many of the properties are in wilderness areas that might otherwise never have been protected. One example is the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe which is home to Singita Pamushana Lodge. Where there was once only a handful of common antelope, the nature reserve is now teeming with game with bountiful populations of endangered rhinos as well as rare sable. Each Singita property hosts environmental researchers who work on issues that have a direct impact on the region?s conservation initiatives. This ranges from the re-introduction of the endangered roan antelope to waste disposal management and renewable energy solutions. Whether you're staying at the breathtaking Singita Boulders Lodge in Sabi Sands or Sweni Lodge in Kruger National Park; the luxurious facilities and outstanding game viewing are only a small component of what Singita stands for. It?s nice to know that in some small part you've contributed to the spirit of Singita and its desire to protect and preserve our precious natural resources.

PRISTINE WILDERNESS

Between its private game reserve in Sabi Sand Wildtuin and a private concession in the Kruger National Park, Singita is responsible for preserving and protecting 31 565 hectares of pristine wilderness. Founder and CEO of Singita, saw a chance early on to merge an incredible safari experience with a ultra-luxury hospitality experience. Singita offers guests a world-class safari experience in two wilderness regions which fall within the Greater Kruger National Park. The latter falls within the internationally-declared Kruger2Canyons UNESCO Man and Biosphere and within the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation area (GLTP Treaty of 2002). The Kruger to Canyons (K2C) Biosphere Reserve was registered in September 2001 in Paris by UNESCO. It became the 411th Biosphere Reserve site to be registered in 94 countries worldwide and acknowledged for its global significance. The K2C Biosphere Programme is an extensive community-driven initiative that bridges the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces in South Africa. It is also the interface of the Eastern Transvaal Drakensberg Escarpment and the Central Lowveld. 6 K2C has 1.4 million hectares dedicated to long-term conservation; 989 000 of formally protected area (state-owned reserves) and 400 000 hectares of private-owned conservation land (privately-owned game farms). The entire registered Biosphere Reserve spans some 2.5 million hectares.

EXCLUSIVE SAFARI EXPERIENCE

In 2017, Singita launched a unique concept branded Singita Private. It comprises a collection of six exclusive-use properties across Africa under one umbrella. Each property contributes 1% toward the construction of a new environmental education centre at Singita Sabi Sand. It provides guests with a private setting from which to explore the spectacular bushveld surrounds and experience the ultimate safari tour. Private Singita villas boast spacious interiors with luxurious furnishings; serviced by a full staff complement which includes a chef and host as well as a professional safari guide and tracker. Guests have the use of an open safari vehicle and can dictate their own game viewing schedule. The first new Singita Private experience includes 3 nights at Singita Explore and 2 nights at Singita Serengeti House. Singita Explore is a private-use tented camp on the plains of the Serengeti that is pitched in different locations during the year depending on the season and movement of game. Singita Serengeti House can comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests with a house made up of 4 suites. It features luxurious facilities with a spacious outdoor deck, large swimming pool and a private tennis court. The second new Singita Private experience combines Singita Lebombo Villa in South Africa and Pamushana Villa in Zimbabwe. The package includes 4 nights at Singita Lebombo Villa in the Kruger National Park and 4 nights at Pamushana Villa in Zimbabwe, including scheduled flights on Federal Air. Other premier properties included in Singita Private are Singita Castleton and Ebony Villa, both located in Sabi Sand Wildtuin in South Africa. Guests staying at Singita Castleton have access to their own private Land Rover and are looked after by an experienced field guide and tracker, a house manager and housekeeper as well as a private chef. The Singita Ebony Villa comprises two family suites which are connected by a spacious lounge which leads out onto a magnificent outdoor deck with an infinity swimming pool. Guests have access to a private safari vehicle and are looked after by a private guide and tracker as well a host, chef and personal waiter.  

ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY HOSPITALITY

Wherever possible, Singita endeavours to limit its carbon footprint and uses natural resources to power its operations. One example is a groundbreaking renewables energy project which has been introduced at Singita Sweni Lodge and Singita Lebombo Lodge in the Kruger National Park. The project harnesses the power of the sun to generate sufficient energy to power 15 suits at Singita Lebombo Lodge and 6 suites at Singita Sweni Lodge. More than 1 180 solar panels were installed which 7 are connected to state-of-the-art batteries and inverters. Two diesel generates provide back-up power on cloudy days or when the battery system runs low. Previously generators used at both lodges in the Kruger National Park guzzled up to 40 000 litres of diesel per month. Solar energy initiatives like the one pioneered in the private concession in the Kruger National Park will ensure Singita reduces its carbon footprint as well as generates power for neighbouring communities. Solar power systems are also a lot quieter than diesel generators so all you hear are the nocturnal sounds of the beautiful bushveld surrounds. Another groundbreaking initiative driven by Singita is a partnership with Tesla to start using powerpacks for sustainable energy. This is happening at Singita Lebombo Lodge and Sweni Lodge in the Kruger National Park. Using Tesla's Powerpack energy storage system, Singita forecasts it will cut generator usage in the Kruger National park by as much as 70%. Initiatives such as these will not only benefit the Singita Lodges in South Africa but also local communities. Singita is excited to be on the forefront of driving renewable energy usage in hospitality in Africa and hopes to accelerate the rollout of sustainable energy use to the rest of its operations in Africa.  

ULTIMATE SAFARI EXPERIENCE

Guests are taken on early sunrise game drives and late afternoon game drives in pristine bushveld which is home to the Big 5 which includes elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard and an incredible array of wildlife and birds. Sabi Sands is renowned for its extraordinary leopard sightings. Singita employs exceptional safari guides and bush trackers who are renowned for their professionalism and vast knowledge of fauna and flora in Sabi Sand Wildtuin and the Kruger National Park. Back at the Singita Lodges, your safari experience continues with guided bush walks in the surrounding bushveld. This is the ideal way to get close to the reserves precious natural resources and see the bushveld and animals and birds from a different perspective. Its also an opportunity to learn more from your guide about the finer details of the bush such as plants that make good toothbrushes, fruit that makes a delicious boozy drink and trees that help cure colds and coughs.  

PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS

Photography enthusiasts have over 30 000 hectares of pristine bushveld to explore and find the perfect shot. Most professional guides employed by Singita are themselves excellent photographers and are more than happy to help. Guests can rent camera kits suited to wildlife photography through the Singita Lodges in Sabi Sand Wildtuin and the Kruger National Park. They have equipment suitable for all levels of experience and includes cameras and lenses. There is also a Photographic Library at each Singita Lodge where you can look through your photographs and edit them as well as receive one-on-one post-production assistance and tips from a lightroom instructor.  

GOURMET SAFARI

Memories of the delicious food you're served at Singita Lodges last as long as memories of the spectacular scenery and incredible wildlife you see on your safari tour. Singita has adopted a fresh take on safari dining which puts its lodges on the culinary circuit. Not only are the meals delicious but they're prepared with every effort made to reduce the lodges ecological footprint and improve the lives of people in neighbouring communities. This includes sourcing fresh local ingredients and limiting dishes to sustainable produce. Singita's gourmet transformation started with the reopening of Singita Lebombo Lodge in the Kruger Park in 2016 where cutting-edge, energy-saving technology was incorporated into the design of the lodges kitchen. Similarly, Singita Sweni was re-designed to include a glass-walled contemporary kitchen and a range of experimental, artisanal cooking techniques were introduced. Culinary techniques used by leading chefs at Singita Lodges in Sabi Sands and the Kruger Park include everything from char-grilling, smoking and wok firing to curing, marinating, pickling and fermenting. Dishes are a decadent blend of European and African culinary cuisine which results in a unique Singita safari gourmet experience. High Tea at Singita Lodges are not to be missed. The creativity of the pastry chefs is outstanding and you'll enjoy everything from cinnamon doughnuts, chocolate macadamia cheesecake, mango to caramel Swiss roll and frozen guava parfait.  

PREMIER WINE COLLECTIONS

Singita is renowned for being one of Africa's most influential collectors of wine and boasts exceptional wine cellars which showcase the finest wines in South Africa from premier wine estates in the Cape Winelands. This includes sought-after private reserves, exclusive releases, limited single vintages and rare auction wines. Singita's experienced sommeliers guide guests through a variety of wine styles, vintages and cultivars to find the wines most suited to their individual tastes. Singita Lodges also have a service called Singita Premier Wine Direct which allows guests to order their favorite wines which can either be specially packed for guests as checked luggage or shipped directly to their home. Personalized wine tastings coupled with the unique ambiance of the temperature-controlled wine cellar is a special treat for guests. As part of its community upliftment ethos, Singita runs a special training program for local community members and is developing the ?next generation of Sommeliers in Africa. The training provides educational assistance, personal mentoring, formal wine training and access to Africa's finest wine program.  

LUXURIOUS PAMPER SESSIONS

Singita Lodges have exceptional spa and wellness facilities at their lodges which cater for guests wishing to reconnect with nature, revive their senses, restore their body and mind and explore Africa's unique health culture. Singita endorses products which are carefully selected for their environmentally-friendly ingredients and rejuvenating properties. They don't use any products tested on animals; favoring an organic range which harnesses the potency of Africa's legendary botanical heritage.  

WORKING OUT IN THE BUSH

Singita Lodges have well-equipped gyms on site which offer guests panoramic views of the surrounding bushveld. A good work out session coupled with the peace and tranquility of the pristine wilderness is an ideal way for strained travelers to shake off the excess of urban living.  

FAMILY-FRIENDLY LODGES

Singita Lodges are geared for the whole family and offer an array of exciting activities for children which are designed to be fun as well as educational. This includes the Mini Rangers course which introduces youngsters to the thrill of an authentic African safari. It includes lessons on animal tracks, a cosmic safari (the stars), learning bush survival techniques, wild flower pressing, frogging, catching and releasing butterflies and tree and bird spotting. Youngsters are awarded a Junior Ranger?s certificate at the end of the course. Other activities for the whole family include archery, cooking lessons, arts and crafts, board games, astronomy and stargazing and guided bush walks. Guests are in good hands with staff member who delight in creating fun adventures for everyone. Cooking classes are held at Singita Lebombo Lodge and Sweni Lodge in the Kruger National Park in state-of-the-art kitchens. Guests spend time with an expertly-trained chef and recreate a few of Singita's signature dishes. The best thing about joining a cooking masterclass at Singita Lodges is all funds raised from the courses are used to support local communities in the area through the work of the Singita Community Culinary School.  

QUALITY BOUTIQUE AND ART GALLERY

Each lodge has a beautiful boutique and art gallery which is a treasure trove of collectible sculptures, home ware and furnishings as well as authentic African carvings and handmade jewelry made by local craftsman. Singita prides itself on the fact that these aren't your run-of-the-mill curio shops. You'll find artwork by respected African artists and array of unique quality items.

Singita Castleton Lodge Rates 2019

VALIDITY PERIOD 01 NOVEMBER 2018 – 31 OCTOBER 2019

Singita Castleton LodgeRates and Tariffs
Private use | 6x doubles/twins | maximum 12 guests per lodge per night | 1-8 guestsZAR251 140
Private use | 6x doubles/twins | maximum 12 guests per lodge per night | 9-12 guestsZAR279 695
Day use | Applicable for early check-in & late check-out | per lodge per dayZAR125 570