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I just came back from some site inspections of Zambian lodges.
What a job!

For Bush lovers, Zambia is nothing less than exclusive, wild, unspoilt and remote. What a place!

Besides the 30 lodges we went to, there were about 3000 hippos along the Zambezi River, hundreds of elephants, buffalos, lots of big cats, crocs and all that jazz living undisturbed, just like it was 100 years ago.
Being in the wild, with no one around, having your early wake up call with a warm coffee in bed, and enjoying your stunning sunset with a gin & tonic… especially in good company.
Isn’t that Glamorous?
- Sebastien Charrieras (XO Africa Director)

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I don’t know what crossed the mind of our marketing ladies during our monthly newsletter brainstorming… I don’t know if it was the arrival of summer or any other strange hormonal phenomena but a glamorous breeze refreshed our usual session! So, the Glamour theme was on.

Gentlemen, if you are looking for a place to charm your girl and that will turn heads, Emilie, Margot, Helene, Stacey and Fleur will know where to direct your call. Priceless? Indeed. Not only diamonds are forever.

Departing from Bazaruto Archipelago, spend the day out on a deserted island.
Enjoy snorkeling, a relaxing picnic on the beach for a complete escape.
Take advantage of this unforgettable adventure and enjoy a Hot Air Balloon ride at sunrise over the magical red dunes of the Kalahari, followed by A Champagne Breakfast.
After your Game drive, get close to nature and enjoy a decadent African Bush dinner lit by paraffin lanterns and candlelight. Perfect for a romantic surprise but don’t forget to look at the magical African sky.
Go wildlife viewing on a mokoro (dug-out canoe), unique way to approach certain locations of this wetland paradise. A pure moment of serenity while gliding through the water…
Experience a delicious “Wine & Dine” among the famous award-winning wines available and excite your palate, thanks to your knowledgeable sommelier!
Depart the Cape of Good Hope on board a helicopter and have a bird’s eye view on the most southern point of Africa.
Final destination: Arrive at your hotel after a flight past the coastlines of the Atlantic Ocean.
Let’s go back to the colonial century where a steam train will take you over the Victoria Falls, where you will enjoy a cocktail on top to capture the spectacular views!
A Cadillac or 1969 Porsche will pick you up in style to take you on a journey through the Winelands.
Discover how they make their wines by a cellar tour and judge for yourself afterwards with a proper wine tasting!
Spoil yourself by having a massage outside, with nature as your only surroundings.
Let yourself relax and become one with nature.
Discover one of the oldest deserts in the world while sipping on a glass of Champagne.
Let yourself be surrounded by the silence and breathtaking views of this unique spot.
- Emilie de Carvalho & Jeff Georges (Hot specialists)

Lodge Actually


Most of us really enjoy the concept of camping — sleeping under the stars, becoming one with nature, toasting marshmallows over the campfire — but it’s the reality of the situation that keeps the masses from pitching their tents (think showerless days with dirty feet, slurping down lukewarm beverages, and having to answer nature’s call, well, in nature). But what if there was a way to redefine roughing it — to head out into the wild in style?

Fortunately now there is, thanks to a new batch of luxury camping (or, “glamping” — glamorous camping) outfits that have recently emerged at amazing outdoor locations around the globe. Serving to fine-tune a blend of convenience, comfort, and pampering in the great outdoors, rustic luxury is no longer an oxymoron. So go ahead and trade in those tin-can baked beans for chef-prepared filet mignon and musty sleeping bags for luxurious tent accommodation (mattress and fine linens included) — now if only the camp butler could do something about those pesky mosquitoes (who sadly do not discern between luxury and regular ole campsites), we'd all be happy campers.

- Stacey Black (Web Designer)

Club Incentives
What’s more glamorous than a Fashion Show? Put a Fashion Designer and an Event Designer together and let's run down the catwalk!

Cape Town is known to be the Fashion Capital of Africa identifying and supporting young talented South African Designers.

XO Africa, for instance will design your Gala Dinner from just plain conventional to a striking evening, including glamorous style, exclusive vibe and chic experiences . We will gladly assist to combine both worlds.

In a typical fashion show, models walk under the spot lights, all dressed and made-up. But most of them seem to be far away, almost inaccessible… would we be the only accessories of the show?

This time, we decide to do things differently and at the same time as you are enjoying the fine cuisine of our chefs at Pigalle Restaurant, we bring the models to you, spinning around your table, strutting their stuff between the Springbok Carpaccio and the Ostrich tournados…

The vibe is all around, the music beats the tempo, bubbles of Cap Classique Sparkling Wine swirls in your glass as we orchestrate the whole evening. www.xoafrica.com.

Just enjoy, it’s only our pleasure.

- Franck Brozek (Sales Consultant)

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