A national treasure
South Africa’s most cherished hotel stands majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean & the iconic lighthouse.
The Chesterfield Palm Beach is no longer part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the guests we have had the pleasure of welcoming to The Chesterfield Palm Beach over the past 24 years, and to all of our travel partners for their support, we hope to welcome you all to another Red Carnation Hotel soon.
Xigera is situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta on the western edge of the Moremi Game Reserve. The whole gamut of Delta habitats are found in the surrounding area, including floodplains, waterways and lagoons. The road network has been designed to make use of the higher ground and our safari vehicles have a raised suspension and bigger tires to allow us to drive to most of our area even when the flood rises.
The birdlife is excellent throughout the Xigera area and especially during our summer months from December through March. Waterfowl are present throughout the year and viewing of raptors is good. Pels fishing owl is generally resident on Xigera Island and an excursion to find them, when in the lodge, is really worthwhile.
Our general game is good with large herds of lechwe, impala and buffalo all found in the area. In addition to this we have tssessebe, zebra, reedbuck, warthog, hippo and crocodile in good numbers.
Elephant are found in the area all year round with a peak in August when the fruit of the fan palms ripen. Our predator viewing is also good with regular sightings of leopard, lion and wild dogs.
With a deep and personal knowledge of the area that surrounds Xigera, our guides provide incredible private safari experiences for our guests. It would be our pleasure to tailor this experience to your specifications. Whether you want to explore by land or water, in the morning or the evening, on foot or in a safari vehicle, the choice is entirely up to you.
Experience the bush