Singita Castleton Camp holds a place most dear to Iconic Africa. If you scroll through the tattered original “visitors” book kept at Castleton Camp back in 1986 you will find my then 7 year old sisters entry which reads “Thanks very much, this is definitely a 5 star experience!” followed by my entry reading “Thankth very much. I liked the chocolate.” Perhaps we at Iconic Africa are slightly biased BUT what could be more perfect than spending a week with 11 of your closest family and friends in your own exclusive-use luxury villa, in the heart of the world renowned Sabi Sands Private Game reserve. Castleton Camp allows you this rare treasure: to spend uninterrupted time in the lap of luxury with those most dear to you, away from the distractions of “life” .
Steeped in history, Castleton Camp is the original family home of Singita’s founder Luke Bailes’ grandfather built in the mid 1900’s. The newly refurbished family residence has since been converted into a stone-walled homestead characterised by it spacious patio and graceful lounge. This central homestead is adjoined by six sumptuous luxury cottages which allow you the option to retreat to the privacy of your luxury cottage or stay in the company of your friends and family.
At Singita Castleton Camp, your personal chef will cater for your specific desires and dietary requirements, your sommelier will expertly pair each meal with only the best vintage South African or International wines, your multiple butlers will ensure you never want for anything, whilst your personal ranger and Shangaan tracker will be ready for your game drives and bush walks at your leisure. If you’d prefer something more active there is also the option for some archery, mountain biking, fishing or even some tennis – no doubt followed by a well-earned dip in the swimming pool. Every element of your stay will be tailored to your specific necessities and wishes.
Spectacular game viewing
Singita Castleton Camps forms part of the 66 000-hectare Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. The area is teaming with wildlife and guarantees an incredible wildlife experience. Castleton Camp itself, faces out over its own private waterhole which is a favourite for local buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard to name but a few. This waterhole allows for incredible game viewing from the comfort of your own deck, perhaps whilst sipping on your afternoon gin and tonic!
Africa’s perfect combination
My family and I, were incredibly privileged to spend weekends at the Bailes’ family home whilst growing up. In fact it was these years that forged my love for the African wilderness. Iconic Africa will personally attest to Singita Castleton Camp being the ultimate exclusive use family destination. The perfect combination of a contemporary luxury safari with an element of traditional family living!
Iconic Africa enjoys a long standing relationship with the Singita family which allows us quick and easy access to fantastic rates and availability. Simply contact one of our African safari experts and begin your journey to Africa with us.