All in favor of adding an African safari to your birthday celebration bucket list, raise a hand! We couldn’t agree with you more, especially upon seeing this stunning resort in South Africa and learning about the amazing things they do to save the animals and preserve the beautiful land they so respect. Singita Castleton is a Mecca for animal and nature lovers as much as it is for those who love a luxurious getaway. An impeccably designed resort, this is one of those spots that’ll have you wondering why you don’t celebrate your birthday with a major adventure every year.
Photography: Singita Castleton
Located on a sprawling 45,000 acres of private land reserve in South Africa’s Sabi Sand region, Singita Castleton is reminiscent of an old African homestead but with all the luxuries of modern day. There are six cottages on the property that stand alongside a communal farmhouse lounge area, a gorgeous swimming pool, a spa, gardens, tennis courts, and endless opportunities for gazing at the surrounding wildlife. In fact, there’s even a wine cellar for your convenience (AKA b-day toasting pleasure) and there’s a private Land Rover that can be taken out through the African bush.
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The Wildlife Report
Being that you'll be spending your bucket list worthy birthday fully embracing life in a safari setting, you can certainly expect to spot some incredible wildlife. Lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and a variety of flora and fauna are just some of the highlights you'll likely spot on the grounds of Singita Castleton. Don't forget to pack a good set of binoculars in your adventure case! The birds look pretty incredible as well.
Saving the animals and the environment surely must be on your bucket list. Rest assured that by supporting this incredible company, you’re putting your funds toward the protection and conservation of South Africa’s Sabi Sand region. Singita takes a stand against rhino poaching, works with the scientists at Panthers to track data on leopard sightings and behaviors, maintains the oldest private game reserve in Africa, supports low-impact ecotourism practices, and focuses on land conservation efforts. All that and they give back to the local community. So, you can easily consider this trip a few bucket list items in one: go on an African safari, sleep in the wild of sub-Saharan Africa, save the children, fight for the animals, preserve the land, and take a trip of a lifetime.
Venue + Photography: Singita Castleton