Found within 45,000 acres of private reserve in Singita Sabi Sand, Singita Castleton is an exclusive-use lodge comprised of a main house with communal living spaces and six individual (and utterly delightful) cottages. The original Castleton house was the family home of Singita founder Luke Bailes’s grandfather, and that home-away-from-home vibe has been maintained. The decor is classic safari lodge blended with the rural, cozy charm of a country farmhouse. Within the grounds, you’ll find gardens, a large swimming pool overlooking the open grasslands, gym, tennis court, wine cellar and treatment room. But of course, you come here to see the Big Five — you might spot them gathering at the watering hole, or head out on a game drive where you’ll likely see lions and elephants and, if you’re lucky, the elusive leopard.
From $11,600 per night. Contact Graham Kennedy, operations director, firstname.lastname@example.org, +27 216 833 424, singita.com