Taking design and colour palette inspiration from the delicate waterlilies that are the emblem for Xigera, this suite is both intricate and calming, exemplified by the walnut and white custom Kassena Server, with geometric patterns derived from two literary texts in the Sotho and Tsonga languages.


  • Each of the 12 air-conditioned suites – including the Family Suite – offers absolute privacy and seclusion, with panoramic views over the Delta

  • Feel at home with 184-square-metres (1980-square-feet) of indoor and outdoor living space, including an airy bedroom, a separate lounge and dressing room area

  • Spacious bathrooms offer both indoor and outdoor showers, with freestanding baths overlooking the Okavango wilderness

  • Secluded private outdoor decks feature peaceful outdoor gazebos and king-size daybeds for quiet moments, and quality family time in nature
  • Modern amenities, including flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi access and in-room safe

  • Indulge in spa and beauty treatments in the privacy and comfort of your suite

  • With indoor and outdoor dining areas for up to four guests, enjoy private dining on request

  • Full room service is offered, with suites offering a butler store, fridge, kettle, plates, cutlery and glasses

  • All suites are individually handcrafted from FSC-certified cedar, with a vaulted, tensile roof cover 

  • In your suite, discover a watercolour painting kit and a wildlife compendium to record your sightings and take home as a complete record 


Imbizo Dining Table by Chuma Maweni, a master of hand-thrown ceramics. “Imbizo” means gathering in Xhosa. The ceramic legs are hand thrown on a wheel and then carved, while the ebonised kiaat timber top is also hand carved with motifs.

Walnut and white custom Kassena Server by Dokter and Misses, inspired by the patterned adobe structures built by the Kassena people, who live in the Tiébélé region on the border of Ghana & Burkina Faso. The geometric patterns wrapped around the cabinets are derived from two literary texts in the Sotho and Tsonga languages.

Ceramic bedside lamps by Ardmore, designed to capture the rich plant life and wild creatures of the Moremi Game Reserve, and made exclusively for Xigera. The lamps each depict a different animal and are adorned with patterns, colours and motifs that reference the fabrics and colour scheme of the suite.

Sycamore fig fork sculpture on the deck by Adam Birch, who spent seven months on site at Xigera carving more than 150 large-scale timber sculptures for the lodge, from trees that had naturally fallen. He worked alongside a team of local carpenters, training them in woodworking skills that will stay with them for life.

Totem in carved, incised and painted wood by Cecil Skotnes, who was a prominent South African artist. This striking totem pole is typical of Skotnes’ exploration of abstract figures and African mythology. Skotnes pioneered a way of producing art that used earth pigments and indigenous wood to construct visual stories about the African past.

“Loves Me Loves Me Not.II” coffee table in walnut and kiaat, by John Vogel, one of South Africa’s foremost furniture designers. The piece is cleverly made from eight nesting parts.

“Further in Further Out” artwork by South African artist Chris Soal, created with collected bottle tops from bars and shebeens around Johannesburg.

Three stripe Karakul by Coral & Hive, an all-women, ethically operated company with some of the most talented weavers in South Africa, whose skills have been passed down for generations. The lounge carpet is made from Karakul wool, from sheep that are raised in the Karoo, in South Africa.

“Loves Me Loves Me Not.II” coffee table in walnut and kiaat, by John Vogel, one of South Africa’s foremost furniture designers. The piece is cleverly made from eight nesting parts.

Heartwood bowl by Port Alfred. Each bowl is a one of a kind piece of art, hand-crafted over many days and weeks. They have unique African design sensibility, with leadwood sourced from a farmer in the Limpopo Valley.

Bronze Bowls by Charles Haupt, who together with Otto du Plessis, has spearheaded the functional design side of Bronze Age Studio. Created in patinated bronze and gold leaf, the bowls are inspired by natural growth patterns, cast in bronze, finished with a unique patina and gilded with gold leaf.

Glazed ceramic tableware collection by Chuma Maweni, a master of hand-thrown ceramics, who was the single largest individual supplier for the lodge, producing every item by hand, himself.

Twin separate upholstered bed selected by Southern Guild, which commissions, produces and exhibits contemporary collectible design by the most compelling talents in South Africa. Southern Guild, along with Toni Tollman, curated, commissioned and designed all of the furniture in the lodge.

African Jacquard custom bedspread, designed to complement the colours of the suite.

Timber wardrobe by Otto du Plessis, with etched brass doors depicting landscapes and botanical scenes taken directly from the surrounding Moremi Reserve. These were based on drawings of baobabs, palms and other plants common to the Delta by Trevor Potter, a resident artist at Bronze Age.