Sabi Sands

Singita Castleton


A safari home

Singita Castleton is a special place. The former home of Singita founder Luke Bailes’ grandfather, it’s full of nostalgia, blending the rustic charm of a country farmhouse with the luxuries you’d expect from a private Singita safari lodge.

The beautiful stone-walled homestead and six double en suite cottages are perfect for families and friends and accommodate up to 12 guests. Castleton features an extensive wine cellar, country-style kitchen and tennis court, as well as a fitness centre, yoga pavilion and massage treatment rooms.

Outdoors, covered verandas overlook tranquil lawns, a busy waterhole frequented by game and an expansive swimming pool. A boma with uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape allows for unforgettable fireside dinners under the stars.

And set in a 18,200-hectare private concession in the Sabi Sands Reserve that borders the Kruger, you’ll soon discover why it is renowned for its wildlife, spotting leopard, lion, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, elephant and wild dog on expertly guided game drives and walking safaris.


At a glance

  • Six bedrooms

  • Swimming pool and tennis court

  • Fitness centre, yoga pavilion and wine cellar

  • Private safari guide, tracker and vehicle

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    Game drives

    Guests of Castleton have their own private field guide, tracker and Land Rover for the duration of their stay. Daily game drives provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals, while late afternoon drives reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. During your stay at Singita Sabi Sand, you are likely to spot a great variety of wildlife including leopard, lion, rhino, large herds of buffalo, elephant, reedbuck, hyena, hippopotamus, nyala, cheetah, wild dogs and many species of birds.

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    Guided walks

    Walking safaris are an incredible way to experience the bush up close and personal. Your expert guide and tracker will accompany you as you track animals on foot through the wilderness and explore the magnificent plants and landscapes around you.

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    Canine Unit experience

    You'll have the opportunity to visit the Sabi Sand Canine Unit for an interactive session joining an actual tracking exercise with a dog and handler. Meet with a senior handler and go behind the scenes at the base camp and see the workings of this dedicated and specialized unit.

Community & Culture

All Singita lodges work in partnership with their local communities and aim to meet their community development goals of assisting people that live in and around the reserves to thrive both economically and socially.


Singita’s aim is to be a caretaker of Africa’s most vulnerable flora and fauna and they have committed to a 100-year plan to preserve and protect African wilderness for future generations. Large scale projects in wildlife management, protection, ecosystem integrity, sustainable tourism and community development have helped to build a Singita’s model to balance tourism and conservation.


Through their principled and forward-thinking approach, they have created a 100-year vision to conserve, preserve and protect the land in their care. They have partnered with Bioregional to implement One Planet Living’s values as well as working closely with Tesla and renewable energy supplier SolarAfrica to install an off-grid, renewable energy plant to help with their aim of becoming carbon neutral.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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