The ambience,the service , the safaris and even the animals was the best that you can find in this type of travel.You can see not big five but the big seven

Richard 38 yrs, Lisbon, Read 2 reviews »

Sabi Sands, South Africa

Singita Castleton

  • Enjoy an uninterrupted view of the watering hole
  • Activities range from archery to mountain biking. There is copious amounts of activities for children.
  • High-end facilites make this a 6 star stay

Facilities include

Wi-fi Air conditioning Swimming pool Gym Spa services

Activities include

  • Spa
  • Biking
  • Cooking
  • Archery
  • Stargazing
  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Visit the Singita community
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About

About Singita Castleton

Formerly the family home of Singita founder Luke Bailes grandfather, Singita Castleton is an exclusive use lodge. Set within 45,000 acres of private reserve, 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.

Singita Castleton has been designed to combine the best elements of a private safari lodge with the rustic charms of a country farmhouse, with the added benefit of extensive high-end facilities, including a vast garden, swimming pool, wine cellar, gym, tennis court and spa treatment room. Guests can relax together in the courtyard, gather around the traditional boma or meet in the country-style kitchen, yet the individual cottages allow guests to retreat to the privacy of their own space as and when it's needed. All of this is overlooking a waterhole where animals regularly gather to drink.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Singita Sabi Sand is a privately owned game reserve in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Spanning more than 45,000 acres, Singita Sabi Sand is renowned for high concentrations of big game and frequent leopard sightings. Here you will find Singita Ebony Lodge.

How to get there

BY AIR

We can arrange scheduled flights or private charters for your trip. All flights land at Singita's airstrip located 10 minutes from the lodge. On scheduled flights, the weight of luggage is restricted to 20kg (44lb) for checked baggage and 5kg (11lb) for hand luggage.

Johannesburg to Singita Sabi Sand : approximately 1 hour

Nelspruit & Singita Sabi Sand : approximately 30 minutes


Private aircraft pilots land at their own risk and are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency 124,8 MHz

Runway: 01/19Latitude: 24° 488217; SLongitude: 31° 2534&8217; EElevation: 1250ftWidth: 20mLength: 1 400mSurface: Soft tarmac

BY ROAD

From Johannesburg: approximately 6.5 hours& drive (+/- 500km)
From Hazyview: approximately 1.75 hours& drive (+/- 150km)

When to go

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 rains, so the bush is alive with newborn animals.

Important Information

Accommodation at Singita Castleton includes:

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), 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.

EXCLUDES:

Tourism levy at ZAR 55 per person per night
Telephone calls
Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery
French Champagne
Spa treatments
Singita Castleton: Exclusive access to a Singita spa therapist (to be pre-booked and pre-paid)
Singita Castleton: Additional vehicle (available on request at an additional charge)
Transport to and from the reserve. Please see our flight & access documentation.

The lodge is open year-round
Check-in time: 14h30
Check-out time: 11h00

Children

Travelling with children

CHILDREN;

Children aged 10 years and older are welcome at Singita Boulders Lodge. Children of all ages are welcome at Singita Ebony Lodge and Singita Castleton.
Infants under the age of 2 years will be accommodated free of charge.
Children aged 2-16 years will be accommodated at 50% of the adult rate when sharing a standard Suite with 1 adult or child.
Children accommodated in their own suite will attract the full adult rate.
If no family accommodation is available (Ebony: Family Suite or Two Bedroom Suite; Boulders: Family Suite) an additional guest can be accommodated in a triple on request. An additional room needs to be booked and a minimum charge of 3 adults will apply.
Families of up to 3 members (including at least 1 child under the age of 10) are required to book and pay for the use of a private safari vehicle (subject to availability)
Families of 4 or more members (including at least 1 child under the age of 10) are guaranteed the complimentary use of a private safari vehicle. In the interest of safety, participation of children in game activities is at the discretion of the guide.

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