If you've ever wanted to own your estate in the African Bush, this is your spot. Less glamourous in decor, but just as incredible as the Ebony and Boulders lodge in every other way. When you arrive, the staff hand over their home to you and your guests. From that moment forward, service is seamless, personal, professional and simply perfect. Game viewing is unparalled and it's impossible not to have a trip of a lifetime here. Did I mention the service? Warm and always a surprise in presentation. I've been coming to Castleton for many years in a row and it just keeps getting better. In fact, every time I leave I wonder how they will top the previous trip and they always do. You have the same rangers, service, food as the main lodges but you literally take over the entire lodge with 11 of your friends. It's the most incredible opportunity to gather friends and family and go into the bush together. No strangers that you are forced to have dinner with (or other people's kids.) Your group, your friends --so no annoying impatient guests stuck in your car. Also, Castleton has its own watering hole on the back of the property. So even when you are not on game rides you can be game viewing. The hole attracts animals all day long. This place is the best kept secret at Singita and an incredible deal when you gather your group!
I can't wait to go back! Thanks Castleton, you are magic!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. It is 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 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Singita Castleton South Africa/Singita Private Game Reserve