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Okavango Delta, Botswana
The story of Xigera Safari Lodge is one of renewal. Of rebirth and family legacy, and of the pioneering spirit that drives us to seek out Africa’s wild spaces. The same spirit that inspired this remarkable reimagining, perhaps a complete reinvention, of an Okavango Delta safari.
This is Xigera (pronounced ‘kee-jera’), named for the Pied Kingfisher that makes its home amid the watery channels of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve.
Every aspect is handcrafted to beguile our guests’ senses and stir their souls – from the evocative interiors to one-of-a-kind encounters.
But Xigera is equally a line in the sand. A raising of the bar. A bold statement in the realm of luxury safaris, and an Okavango Delta safari experience like no other.
Mountain slopes & cooling sea breezes define the terroir of the ‘heaven and earth’ valley; creating ideal conditions for growing world-class Pinot Noir & Chardonnay which we proudly serve at The Twelve Apostles.Discover our sister wine estate Bouchard Finlayson
The closest wine route to The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, the Constantia valley is the historic heart of the Cape winelands, with an uninterrupted winemaking tradition dating back to 1685. With its granitic soils and cooling sea breezes Constantia is renowned for Sauvignon Blanc and white Bordeaux-blends, but talented young winemakers here are equally adept at crafting elegant red wines.
Framed by rugged mountains, where leopards still roam wild, the vineyards of Stellenbosch have been dubbed the ‘Kingdom of Cabernet’ for the bold red wines that balance New World exuberance with Old World elegance. Amid the vineyards you’ll find award-winning brandy distilleries and some of the Cape’s best restaurants.
The French Huguenots, fleeing persecution in France, planted the first vineyards here more than 300 years ago, laying the foundation for a rich winemaking tradition. Today that heritage continues in the ‘French Corner’, in both architecture and a sense of joie de vivre for wine and food. Boutique wineries abound in this picturesque valley, and between cellar visits you’ll find art galleries, craft breweries and fine restaurants to discover.
Named for the dramatic granite boulders that dominate Paarl Mountain, this bustling winelands town blends heritage and tradition with an abundance of estates offering authentic experiences. Though home to the KWV, the largest cellar complex in the southern hemisphere, there is also no shortage of boutique producers and family-owned estates. The mountaintop nature reserve offers a scenic drive with exceptional winelands views from the summit.