Luke Bailes

Luke Bailes is the beneficial owner and founder of Singita International. Establishing the first lodge in 1993, the group has grown to 12 lodges under his management. Luke has a deep and profound understanding of the game lodge and hospitality industry, and is a respected leader in the tourism conservation sector.


Luke was the former CEO of the Kaymac Group between 1992 and 1997, and received agricultural qualifications from Cedara and Cirencester Agricultural Colleges. Luke remains actively involved in day-to-day operations of the Singita Group and the Singita Grumeti Fund.