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Singita Castleton

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

Highlights

- Exclusive homestead
- Only six rooms
- Personal team of staff
- 'Big Five'

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Overview

Offered by the Singita group, Castleton is an exclusive lodge that can be booked privately for up to 12 people. Designed as a farmhouse and set within 45,000 acres of private game reserve, Castleton is perfect for families or groups of friends looking for a private safari experience of exceptional quality.

Castleton is an exclusive camp providing around the clock service to your group. A collection of staff are on hand to cater to all your needs and ensure the best possible bush experience. The camp is made up of a large farmhouse and six detached cottages housing twelve guests. The stone farm house is the communal area and includes a large formal dining area, lounge and outdoor boma as well as your own pool, gym, spa treatment room and tennis court on site. Paths then connect the communal area to the six private cottages. Each cottage is individually decorated and retains its own character and charm. All en-suite, the rooms are spacious and elegant with country furniture and luxurious beds.

The reserve is ‘Big Cat country’ as well as being home to the ‘Big Five’ providing a remarkable amount of wildlife year round. A private Land Rover with professional guide and tracker allows you to set your own schedule and tailor your safari to your needs and interests. Game drives and walking safaris are the focus and can be organised as often as you wish. The property directly overlooks a watering hole, easily seen from the boma, meaning you need to venture no further than the lawn to continue spotting the wildlife of the bush. Optional cooking and baking classes, fishing and spa treatments can also be enjoyed.

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

Castleton is an unbeatable way to experience an African Safari as part of a big group and if you have the numbers to fill it, can be surprisingly good value. This is a luxurious stay in a real African homestead and is a perfect getaway for families, events or groups of friends.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

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  • We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
    Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
    Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
    The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
    I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
    Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!

    MissingJennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019

  • We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.

    Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.

    Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.

    Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!

    One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.

    Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!

    MissingBrandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019

  • Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.

    We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.

    We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).

    We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)

    MissingJeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019

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