The ambience,the service , the safaris, truly extraordinary. You can see not only the big five but the big seven! A must visit.

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Sabi Sands, South Africa

Singita Castleton

  • Enjoy an uninterrupted view of the watering hole
  • Perfect for a family or group of friends looking for an exclusive safari destination. There are copious amounts of activities for children.
  • High-end facilites make this a 6 star stay

Facilities include

Air conditioning 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

The original Bailes family home built by Luke Bailes grandfather James Fawcett Bailes, has been converted into the Singita Castleton 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 retains the charm and ambience of an old family country farmhouse with the exclusivity of a private luxury safari lodge, 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 on the beautiful deep verandah, gather around the traditional 'boma', both of which overlook the watering hole where animals frequently gather to drink, yet the individual cottages allow guests to retreat to the privacy of their own space.

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. Only soft-sided luggage is permitted.
Johannesburg – 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: 01/19
Latitude: 24° 48” 18’ S
Longitude: 31° 25” 34’ E
Elevation: 1250ft
Width: 20m
Length: 1 400m
Surface: Soft tar


By Road

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

NB subject to change.

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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