Hermanus, Western Cape
Cradled amid the hills of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley,
Bouchard Finlayson is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s leading boutique wine cellars.
With a terroir defined by both ancient soils and a cool maritime climate, the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson are famous for producing award-winning
Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay and terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc, while inspired blends showcase the depth of skill and innovation in our winemaking team.
The Bouchard Finlayson cellar is conveniently located a scenic 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, close to the world-famous whale-watching centre of Hermanus.
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.
Xigera Safari Lodge is the latest addition to the Red Carnation family of hotels, and the golden thread of hospitality that binds each hotel to the group shimmers especially brightly at Xigera. Blending authentic African hospitality with Red Carnation’s flair for excellence results in a safari lodge offering world-class service in an unmatched wilderness.
Bookend your Okavango adventure with a stay at the remarkable Red Carnation hotels in neighbouring South Africa. The Oyster Box occupies a commanding position on the Umhlanga beachfront in KwaZulu-Natal. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town rests at the foot of the Table Mountain National Park, mere metres from the Atlantic Ocean. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat offers a remarkable escape in the foothills of the majestic Cederberg Mountains.
Resting on the western edge of the Moremi Game Reserve, overlooking the verdant floodplains of the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Xigera has the gift of offering remarkable experiences both on land and on the water.