21 Years of GILTEDGE: 21-day Southern Africa Celebration

Explore Africa with GILTEDGE as we celebrate our coming of age—turning 21!

An extra special birthday calls for an extra special itinerary. This 21-day trip covers four countries: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique.

The extraordinary 21-day adventure starts in Cape Town, the Mother City, with four days of world class wine, delicious food, breathtaking scenery and unforgettable hospitality at Ellerman House. Next stop is a farm stay at Babylonstoren, one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in the Cape Winelands.

Now that you’ve fallen in love with Cape Town, it’s onwards to bucket-list Botswana and the magic of the Moremi Game Reserve, a protected reserve in the Okavango Delta. You’ll explore the wildlife and waterways of the reserve before resting and relaxing in the wilderness spa of Xigera Safari Lodge.

The next three nights are spent on board the romantic houseboat, Zambezi Queen, on the Chobe River engaging in riverine game viewing and bird watching.

Next stop is Zimbabwe with a stay at Matetsi Victoria Falls, which is on a 15 km private stretch of the mighty Zambezi River. Enjoy river cruises, tiger fishing, canoeing or birding safaris—or simply marvel in wonder at the Victoria Falls just 40 km from the lodge.

Then it’s back to South Africa for three nights at one of the country’s famous game parks, Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve where the Big Five are almost guaranteed.

This unique, especially curated GILTEDGE itinerary concludes at the incomparable Kisawa Sanctuary on Benguerra Island in Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago. Explore this protected marine park on kayak, SUP board or dhow and revel in just another beautiful facet of Southern Africa.

From one of Africa’s most vibrant cities to bushveld breaks and the warm, aquamarine waters off Mozambique, this is a trip to remember.


  • A sunset experience with cocktails and canapés (and a South African craft‑gin trolley) on Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard.
  • Art tour plus complimentary entry to the staggering Zeitz Mocca, Africa’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • A complimentary massage at the wilderness spa of Xigera Lodge, which was voted the ‘Best Safari Spa in Africa’ in 2022.
  • Walking tour of Victoria Falls plus fishing, birding or canoeing on the Zambezi River.
  • Sea kayaking, stand‑up paddle boarding and snorkelling from the pristine beaches of Benguerra Island followed by a sunset sail on a traditional Mozambican dhow.

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