This understated yet elegant villa occupies a special place in Singita’s history – as it was once the family home of Singita founder Luke Bailes’ grandfather.
Featuring a beautiful balance between charm and refined sophistication, and elements ranging from stone walls to thatched roofs hinting at its history, this villa encompasses a homestead and six en-suite cottages, and can host up to 12 guests. Gracious and nostalgic – with deep verandahs and tranquil lawns leading down to the busy waterhole – it’s a relaxed space with a strong sense of home that nevertheless offers the very best in safari lodge excellence.
A host of engaging indoor and outdoor pastimes make for perfect extended stays.
A Bocce court, tennis court, and expansive pool area offer plentiful outdoor entertainment and opportunities for games with friends and family, while a yoga pavilion and wellness treatment rooms extend on the sense of deep relaxation found here.
Activities in this wildlife rich destination are enjoyed at your leisure – your dedicated Field Guide will fit in with your rhythms.
Interactive cooking for the children, a superbly stocked private wine cellar with intimate tastings guided by our expert sommelier, idyllic outdoor alfresco dining space and boma all set the scene for memorable meals shared and enjoyed – in view of the waterhole, around the fire, or under the starry African night sky.
What to see and do at Castleton Lodge
Conservation in South Africa
In South Africa, the Singita Lowveld Trust employs a dedicated team focused on protecting and conserving the biodiversity of the incredible land under its care.
In South Africa, the Singita Lowveld Trust manages a wide range of conservation projects in Singita Sabi Sand and Singita Kruger National Park – from anti-poaching initiatives to wildlife research & land management, sustainability efforts and community developments projects such as early childhood development, digital learning and a world-class culinary school.
A highly skilled team of tracking dogs and handlers enhance anti-poaching efforts in the Sabi Sand Reserve, while the Trust’s partnership with the global conservation NGO Panthera has shown that the area is home to the largest density of leopards of any protected area surveyed in South Africa. The Panthera’s Furs for Life project – of which Singita is a partner – has reduced the demand for leopard skins with 50%, and Singita is also a strategic founding partner of the Lionscape Coalition, supporting the Lion Recovery Fund’s goal to double wild lion numbers by 2050.