Singita Sabi Sand, Hazyview, South Africa

Singita Castleton

As the former family home of Singita founder Luke Bailes’s grandfather, Singita Castleton still has family values at its heart and you’ll feel right at home in this lodge. Designed to blend a traditional safari camp with a rustic farmhouse, the individual cottages allow for privacy while the swimming pool, wine cellar, tennis court and traditional boma bring the group back together. Then there are the game drives—as Singita Castleton has its own guide and tracker, you can go on game drives whenever you wish. Look out for elephants, antelopes and big cats (leopards are seen here) roaming around the reserve’s 45,000 acres. Or, you might spot them from the lodge as it overlooks a watering hole that animals frequently visit.

From $11,600 per night. Contact Graham Kennedy, regional general manager,, +27 216 833 424,