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.
With their years of experience our local safari guides are each experts in their field, and are passionate about sharing the wonders of the Okavango Delta with our guests.
From Motlalepula, our beloved lodge leopard, to our lioness Sisilia and her four cubs, we are privileged that these animals - beautifully caught on camera by Mike Myers and his wonderful team of guides - call the Delta their home...
Xigera’s exceptional location on the fringes of the Moremi Game Reserve delivers some of the best birding Botswana has to offer, with more than 500 species recorded.
Elephants are arguably the stars of the show. Northern Botswana is home to the world’s largest population of Loxodonta Africana, and at last count more than 130 000 wild elephant still roamed free here.
On mokoro and motorboat excursions look out for the area’s smaller inhabitants, like the tiny mottled frogs that cling to delicate papyrus reeds. Stealthy crocodiles and large pods of hippo shy away from attention in the deeper channels and lagoons.
The lush grasslands and verdant islands also support large herds of antelope, including kudu, wildebeest and the semi-aquatic red lechwe. On your safari excursions from Xigera, look forward to sightings of lions, cheetahs and leopards. Packs of endangered African wild dog are found here too, as are the ever-resourceful spotted hyena.
The Okavango Delta is nothing short of a wilderness wonderland, delivering both unforgettable landscapes and once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters.