Your fairytale celebration
Romantic, timeless and magical weddings in the magical setting of Ashford Castle.
The Okavango Delta provides the palette of inspiration for the interiors of Xigera Safari Lodge, with even the smallest details showing a deep connection to the natural world beyond the lodge. Meticulously created and crafted, in every sense the décor pays homage to both the human and natural heritage of this remarkable corner of Africa.
Conceptualised by Toni Tollman, Philip Fourie and Anton de Kock – in collaboration with award-winning South African gallery Southern Guild – the Xigera Design Collection is breathtaking in both its scope and bold vision.
This shines through in Xigera’s bold manifestation as a living gallery of African creativity and craftsmanship, with bespoke works commissioned exclusively for the lodge from some of Africa's most exciting young artists and artisans.
The Xigera Design Collection is by no means a static collection of works on display, but rather a ‘living gallery’ to discover throughout the lodge; delighting, surprising and inspiring guests at every turn.
Take the human-sized hand-woven nests by renowned South African artist Porky Hefer, resting on the deck for moments of quiet contemplation. Wooden benches and chairs – handcrafted by Adam Birch from majestic fallen trees – twist and fold to hold you in a gentle embrace. Within the lounge, the dramatic fireplace of hand-beaten copper shows the form of a lily, a recurring motif that represents Xigera. But the pièce de résistance is the totemic fire-pit sculpture by blacksmith-artist Conrad Hicks, a deeply contemporary expression of the traditional boma setting.
Throughout the unique interplay of art, design and craftsmanship, guests at Xigera Safari Lodge can deepen their connection to the wild surroundings and untamed spirit of Africa.