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After 100 years in hospitality, it is a dream come true to be the guardians of Xigera. Red Carnation and the Tollman family are committed to caring for and protecting the reserve, the area and the wildlife, and to the empowerment of local communities. Our custodianship is an expression of our profound love of Africa, and it is our wish that Xigera will leave a heart-print on every guest who visits and every person who works here.

Xigera Safari Lodge is the 18th property to join our collection, alongside The Twelve Apostles in Cape Town and the iconic Oyster Box, voted the best hotel in South Africa. It is our privilege to bring the outstanding service, generous hospitality and delicious cuisine that we are renowned for to Botswana. Xigera will be a safari lodge of exceptional design, with beautiful, spacious suites that are fully air conditioned. Our guests will enjoy land and water safaris among incredible wildlife, and exceptional experiences delivered by our dedicated and passionate team.

Our approach is entirely flexible, allowing our guests to create their own authentic, tailormade experiences, with the care and attention of the most knowledgeable local guides and hosts. We seek to uphold authentic bush traditions, alongside luxurious, visionary design, warm, passionate service, and generous hosting and hospitality. Our philosophy is “anything, any time”; our mission is to share the wonder of the Xigera wildlife experience and to leave a lasting, heartfelt impression.


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We are so proud to welcome Xigera to the Red Carnation family, led by Mike and Marian Myers who have over 30 years’ experience in the bush. Xigera embodies everything that makes Red Carnation Hotels so unique and special, drawing on our global team's expertise, reputation for excellence and family-owned-and-run passion.


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Extend your adventure on the continent with a stay at one or more of our outstanding hotels in South Africa, including The Oyster Box on the Umhlanga beachfront, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains.