Our experienced safari guides are all local Batswana people, carefully chosen for their high calibre of guiding, in-depth knowledge of the wilderness, and their ability to share that knowledge with guests at Xigera Safari Lodge, bringing this remarkable landscape to life.
Your dedicated guide will be your chaperone throughout your stay at Xigera, arranging all outdoor activities, and guiding you on game drives, walking safaris and mokoro excursions.
With decades of combined experience in the Okavango Delta, these experts will share their knowledge and insights during all game activities, but will also be delighted to answer any questions you may have about local ecology, wildlife and culture.
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. Where tradition meets innovation Bouchard Finlayson is both a family affair, and a place of collaboration. A labour of love that sees the marriage of Old World winemaking heritage with New World innovation.
The estate was established in South Africa’s Hemel-en-Aarde valley in 1989, a ground-breaking partnership between acclaimed Burgundian winemaker Paul Bouchard and trailblazing local winemaker Peter Finlayson. With a shared passion for Pinot Noir, they transformed the valley’s virgin soil into vineyard, and laid the foundations for the cellar of Bouchard Finlayson. In 2000 the Tollman family purchased the estate, realising a long-held dream to own a vineyard in Africa.
The Bouchard Finlayson estate stretches across 125 hectares of the Hemel-en-Aarde valley. However, only 25 hectares is cultivated under vine with the remainder set aside as a conservancy to protect the indigenous ‘fynbos’ vegetation endemic to the Western Cape.
Bouchard Finlayson is proud to be a WWF-SA Conservation Champion. Conservation Champion wine farms pursue long-term conservation commitments and spearhead innovations in water and energy sufficiency.