Lodge Details

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.



Singita Sabi Sand is a privately owned game reserve in the Sabi 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


Lodge Details

Health Requirements

Singita Castleton is in a malarial zone so it is essential to ensure that you take appropriate prophylactics. It is also recommended that you consult your doctor/physician before travelling.


  • six individual cottages located separate to the main house

Amenities and Services

  • There is a swimming pool on the front lawn overlooking the Castleton dam and the open grassland
  • There is a private gym available
  • Private tennis court with tennis pavilion
  • Trampoline for children (and adults) to have fun
  • A spa treatment room and in room treatments are available for guests
  • Television with full satellite/cable with 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
  • Our Singita Boutique & Gallery and Premier Wine Boutique is nearby
  • Dependent upon area coverage, there is mobile phone signal
  • There is complimentary internet (WiFi) access, however due to the remote location of the lodge, the wireless connection can be slow and intermittent
  • Electricity/power available: 220V. Converters are also available and hair dryers are supplied in each suite
  • Children of all ages are welcome. There are babysitting services available (to be booked in advance) and tailor-made activities to suit each family. For the interest of safety, childrens’ participation in game activities is at the discretion of your guide
  • Kosher and Halaal is available at Singita Castleton at an additional charge – please book in advance.


  • Daytime game drives and afternoon drives ending with a spot lit evening return with your professional field guide and tracker in private vehicle
  • Walking safaris (for guest 16 and over), community visits, mountain biking (for guest 16 and over), stargazing safaris, swimming, tennis, board games and archery and croquet on the lawn.
  • The country style kitchen is the heart of the home and guests are encouraged to take part in informal cooking/baking classes

Our Tariffs Include

  • Luxurious en-suite accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, all drinks (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
  • Land Rover safaris, mountain biking and bush walks accompanied by an experienced guide
  • Private Land Rover, guide, House host, chef and House staff
  • Laundry and valet services
  • Road transfers to and from Singita airstrip

Our Tariffs Exclude

  • Telephone calls
  • Air transfers to and from the lodge
  • Spa treatments
  • Certain special meal requests
  • Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery
  • Tourism Levy of R55 per person per night

Your Journey To Reach Us

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 – 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)

Payment Options

  • We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards

Check-in/Check-out times & Lodge Closure

  • The lodge is open year-round
  • Check-in time: 14h30
  • Check-out time: 11h00
  • Please note that guests wishing to check in before 14h30 (landing before 14h00) and/or check out after 10h30 (taking off after 11h00) are required to book an additional night at the Day Use Rate.

Key species you are likely to see

  • During your stay at Singita Castleton, you are likely to spot a great variety of wildlife, including species such as leopard, lion, rhino, large herds of buffalo, elephant, reedbuck, hyena, hippopotamus, nyala, cheetah, wild dog and many types of birds

Temperatures & Climate

Seasons Dictate Comfort - Comfort Dictates Clothing


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.

Time of Year Average Minimum Average Maximum
Sept – Nov
18°c / 64°f 30°c / 86°f
Dec – Feb
23°c / 73°f 35°c / 95°f
Mar – May
12°c / 54°f 26°c / 79°f
June – Aug
9°c / 48°f 22°c / 72°f

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