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.
Situated on the western edge of the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Xigera inhabits an entirely unspoilt piece of wilderness. Acting as a pioneer for responsible tourism, Xigera is proud to be fully solar-powered and single-use plastic-free. The hotel itself is elegantly elevated above the reserve’s waterways, existing in perfect harmony with the environment it inhabits. Constructed without bricks or concrete, even the hotel’s interiors – including its extensive local art collection - were almost exclusively sourced in Africa.
Each of Xigera’s 12 breathtaking suites capitalises on the lodge’s remarkable location, featuring panoramic windows with views across the Delta. Gaze out over the floodplains and take in the splendour of Africa’s orange-and-pink-hued sunrises and sunsets from the comfort of your own room. Each suite helps you feel at home within 184-square-metres of indoor and outdoor living space, including an airy bedroom, a separate lounge, and dressing room area.
Celebrations of all kinds
Exclusive hire of Xigera will afford you total freedom to create and curate your own experiences. Our talented team will work with you to ensure your every need is met, allowing you to decide what you would like to do during your stay and where you would prefer to host any events you have planned. The Boma's al fresco terrace, in particular, provides an enchanting setting.Enquire now
We want you to leave each of our hotels with special memories to last a lifetime. At Xigera, no request is too large and no detail is too small. Our talented teams are on hand to keep your glasses topped up and your guests comfortable throughout your event. We believe in creating thoughtful, tailor-made events that reflect your personality as well as ours.
Red Carnation Hotels’ guiding principle of service excellence truly shines through at Xigera, where guests are offered every opportunity to customise their stays. Each experience we offer can be tailored precisely to your requirements, from our 4x4 safari drives to ‘feet in the water’ sundowners. When booking a stay at Xigera on an exclusive use basis, you’ll have the opportunity to create a truly bespoke itinerary making use of each unique hotel space according to your personal desires.