Step into our polished marble lobby and immediately notice the warm and personalised service that defines The Chesterfield.
Okavango Delta, Botswana
The story of Xigera Safari Lodge is one of renewal. Of rebirth and family legacy, and of the pioneering spirit that drives us to seek out Africa’s wild spaces. The same spirit that inspired this remarkable reimagining, perhaps a complete reinvention, of an Okavango Delta safari. This is Xigera (pronounced ‘kee-jera’), named for the Pied Kingfisher that makes its home amid the watery channels of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve. Every aspect is handcrafted to beguile our guests’ senses and stir their souls – from the evocative interiors to one-of-a-kind encounters. But Xigera is equally a line in the sand. A raising of the bar. A bold statement in the realm of luxury safaris in Botswana, and an Okavango Delta safari experience like no other.
The Homestead is the heart of the lodge; the dining room and terrace area is a haven of old-world charm and elegance, augmented by our outstanding private art collection. This formal dining room has an air of warmth and splendid luxury. Discover specialities offered from our Executive Chef’s table a la carte menu. Dishes are a feast for all the senses, served in an atmosphere of conviviality and true South African hospitality.
Bushmans Kloof showcases an extensive wine cellar, with nearly 3000 bottles drawn from 700 producers in South Africa and abroad. Discover South Africa’s landmark vintages and auction rarities, boutique cellars and iconic brands. The cellar includes an impressive selection from Bouchard Finlayson, our sister-property in The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, which is renowned for producing world-class Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Cellar tastings are offered on request, with a particular focus on the wines of the Cederberg. Alongside the exciting range of South African wines, beers and craft spirits, a selection of French Champagne and Cognac is available.