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 in Botswana, and an Okavango Delta safari experience like no other.
‘SUP’ is hugely popular in Cape Town, with paddle-boarders exploring the crystal clear canals of the V&A Waterfront, admiring the city views from the Atlantic, or taking on one of the city’s many surf breaks. SUP rentals and guided tours are available year-round.
The waters of the Western Cape are home to dozens of cetacean species, from families of orca and resident pods of bottlenose dolphins to the southern right whales that migrate here from Antarctica during the winter months (June to September). While exceptional whale and dolphin sightings are often enjoyed from the hotel, boat-based whale-watching excursions are the most memorable way to admire these animals in their natural habitat.
Enjoy a unique perspective on Cape Town – also known as the ‘Tavern of the Seas’ – with a kayak tour along the city’s Atlantic Seaboard. Guided kayak tours depart daily (weather permitting) from Three Anchor Bay to explore the beautiful coastline stretching from the V&A Waterfront to Clifton. Close-up encounters with pods of dolphin are a regular highlight. If you’d prefer to go it alone, kayak rentals are available.