XO Africa Newsletter - November 08

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Hot stuff !!!

On this side of the world Santa Claus’ daughter is sun tanning on the beach while the boys start a braai.

The best chefs in South Africa give you an exotic alternative to the traditional turkey. Moroseness is not part of our vocabulary, as Rumani said “you were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”

On our side of the world we know how to leave the crisis behind and keep only the Hot Stuff!


Christian Dettori - President of XO Africa

Mozambique - Lobster Whisperer

Mozambique is one of Africa’s up-and-coming hot-spots, with stunning beaches, excellent diving and magical offshore islands.

Destination Mozambique Go snorkelling around the Bazaruto Archipelago, sail on a dhow through mangrove channels or laze under the palms in the Quirimbas Archipelago, take an off-beat safari in the wilds of Gorongosa National Park, wander along cobbled streets past stately colonial-era buildings on Ilha de Moçambique, sip a café espresso at one of Maputo’s lively sidewalk cafés (or maybe a caipirinha at one of its jazz bars), watch the silversmiths at work on Ibo Island or dance to the country’s trademark marrabenta music.

For almost two decades, many of these attractions were inaccessible due to a protracted guerrilla war. Now dark times are in the past, and Mozambique is one of Africa’s rising stars, with an upbeat atmosphere, overflowing markets and a 2500km coastline waiting to be discovered.

Jodenia Cairns - FIT Senior Consultant

Sagem Communication in Namibia
  • 24 PAX
  • Six 4x4
  • 1600 km
  • A unique desert experience...

Asia Kalinowska - DMC Consultant
Eric Duchaine - XO Namibia

Lodge actually - The Utimate Romantique Address

Royal Madikwe offers an absolutely unique and exclusive safari residence in the heart of South Africa's game-rich Madikwe Game Reserve where an unrivalled wilderness experience is silhouetted against a backdrop of 5-star luxury and unsurpassed hospitality. Set on Africa's rolling savannah overlooking a waterhole that teems with a wide variety of wildlife, Royal Madikwe allows guest to interact with nature in a lavish milieu where exceptional accommodation, service and cuisine come standard. The exclusivity of this private retreat, which offers sole and exclusive use to each reservation, means that guests not only have a private luxury bush home but a piece of Africa all to themselves.

The same contrast of natural tones against a unique fusion of modern and comfortable furnishings is integrated in five open-style suites, each with it's own distinct setting and complete privacy.Indoor meets outdoors with each spacious air-conditioned suite flowing into it's own elevated game-viewing deck to blend into the African landscape.

Guests can enjoy the exclusivity of a private pool, game viewing deck, spacious interiors, fireplace, en-suite bathroom and an inside and outside shower.

Royal Madikwe's philosophy is focussed around the personal preferences of the guests with a menu that is flexible and less structured, featuring sophisticated yet wholesome cuisine inspired by Africa's diverse cultures and cosmopolitan influences.

Marie Wilcox - Purchasing Manager

Nicolette Anderson - Special Events Consultant