Xama African Luxury Safaris is one of Africa’s premier travel & safari agency and rafting company. Offering all-inclusive, tailored African experiences and authentic designed itineraries.
Let us plan your exotic dream holiday so you can just focus on relaxing. We offer intimate luxury safari tours, exquisite accommodation and unique life-changing experiences in Namibia, Cape Town, and the Garden Route, catered to the specific needs of each group, family or couple.
Our rafting operation brings to you the spirit of Africa with our river rafting day trips and multi day wilderness trails. A true essence of African adventure for all ages.
We give you no less than the very best – supreme tour and transport providers, superior facilitation of the booking process, efficient booking and admin services throughout your trip. Your peace of mind is as important to us as being satisfied by your safari encounter. Feel your worries fade away as you immerse yourself in Africa.
Xama Adventures started in the adventure travel and safari industry at the end of 2003.
Over the past 15 years we have conducted a number of overland tours and have hosted national and international travellers and visitors to Africa from all over the world. Our decision to specialize in responsible travel and sustainable tourism has put us on the map and helped us to become one of the leading operators. Our concept of small group safaris and adventures has given us the personal touch and unique experiences that we enjoy sharing with our travellers of today. Cape Town Day Tours:
Xama Cape Tours offers day trips around Cape Town and the surrounding Cape Peninsula areas. We are able to cater for all groups and sizes with our fleet of comfortable and reliable vehicles. Flexible and relaxed allowing our guests to enjoy the secrets of Cape Town.
Join us on one of our Mother City Wine Tours and discover the blends of the Cape within our spectacular city visiting famous farms and boutique wineries alongside fresh produce farm stalls and cultural settings.
Xama Adventures also caters for larger groups such as corporate, schools and year-end functions. Our organised day trips are informative, friendly and exciting. All day trips include entrance fees, transport and qualified guides. Lunch is at your own expense unless specified or organized prior to the trip.
Fishing Trails and Safaris:
Orange River – Breede River – Zambezi River – Okovango River
Xama Adventures offers exciting fresh water fishing packages for those wanting to escape from the busy city life and experience some of Africa’s most beautiful rivers. Our tours and safaris are relaxed and designed to give the maximum opportunity to fish along the banks of our rivers. From the placid Breede River to the majestic Orange River and the mighty waters of the Zambezi River, Xama Fishing Trails and Safaris will cater for your every need offering fully catered and self-catering tag along packages. We offer the following Fishing trails and Safaris.
Fish Eagle River Camp & Chalets:
Situated on the banks of the Breede River near Swellendam one will find the Xama Fish Eagle River Camp. An ideal family and friend’s destination great for school groups and corporate functions.
Wedding venue, birthday parties and other. We cater for all needs and dietary requirements.
Only 3 hours (280km) drive from Cape Town or 540km from Port Elizabeth, one will find the Xama Fish Eagle River Camp. Escape to a magnificent world of river rafting, discovery and adventure in the Overberg region. Relax and unwind on the banks of the Breede River. Chalet and camping facilities are available to suit your needs. We offer catered and self-catering packages, river rafting, teambuilding, school camps, mountain biking tracks, nature walks, fishing, birding, bathing in the Breede River, views of the Langeberg Mountains and other games and activities.
Safe River swimming, plunge pool, central boma with lounge, tables and benches, electricity, gas burners, fire pit, braai facilities, braai drums and grid, central ablution, large camping area with green lawns and plenty of shade.
Camping sites, dome safari tents, safari tented chalets, timber chalets.
5 Day Garden Route Safari:
• Elephant in the river
• Malaria free
• Day 1: Knysna
• Day 2: Addo Elephant Park
• Day 3: Scotia Private Game Reserve
• Day 4: Jeffrey’s Bay
• Day 5: Cape Town (Transfer day)
Depart from Cape Town and travel over Sir Lowrey’s Pass to the town of Swellendam. Here we stop for a morning break. Swellendam is one of the oldest towns in South Africa filled with history and culture. Our next stop will be at the Bungee jumping bridge over the Garitz River. Here we watch the brave and have the opportunity to Bungee ourselves. We arrive in Knysna early afternoon and spend the rest of the day exploring the town. We visit the Knysna Heads (the large cliff entrance to the Knysna lagoon), the waterfront and time dependant take a stroll in the Knysna forest. We are accommodated in a backpackers for the evening.
After breakfast we depart from Knysna to the National Addo Elephant Park. On route we make a short stop and visit “big tree”. This is a large yellow wood standing tall above the canopy of the rest of the forest. Very impressive and makes us wonder how long the trees have been living here. We make another stop at the Bloukrans River bridge. Here one can also view or take part in the 216m Bungee jump (at one’s own expense). We arrive at Addo National Park early afternoon and after settling in we spend the rest of the afternoon and early evening game viewing. That evening we spend listening to the sounds of the wild while we enjoy dinner around the campfire.
We wake to the smells of nature and enjoy breakfast. A short game drive is in order before we travel to our next destination. This is a private game reserve called Schotia Safaris. Here we are welcomed by our host and climb aboard the specialized open game viewing vehicles and depart on a game drive. Our guides are very informative and have many stories and facts to tell us. They love questions, so don’t feel shy to ask.
We all return to the ‘Boma’ (thatch enclosure) to enjoy an afternoon snack. Comparing who saw what and how many animals we have seen so far. Later that afternoon we depart again on the open vehicles and go on an evening/night game drive. This always proves to be a highlight of the tour. The evening dinner is enjoyed back at the ‘boma’ before we head of to bed after an exciting day.
Breakfast is enjoyed and after our farewells to our hosts we travel back towards the coast. Destination, Jeffrey’s Bay. Here we spend the rest of the day exploring the clothing factory shops, participating in optional activities or relaxing on the beach. We spend the evening at a backpacker where the evening programme is always festive.
We start our journey back to Cape Town along the Garden Route visiting farm stalls and places of interest along the way. Our estimated time of arrival back in Cape Town is 18H00.
Namibia Tours and Safaris:
The Republic of Namibia is a vast, sparsely populated country situated along the South Atlantic coast of Africa and lies between 17 and 29 degrees south of the Equator. Namibia is the 31st largest country in the world with a surface area of 824 268 square kilometres. It stretches for about 1 400 km from south to north and varies from 480 to 930 km in width from west to east.
South West Africa, now known as Namibia, is bordered by South Africa in the south, Angola and Zambia in the north and Botswana and Zimbabwe in the east. The Namib Desert which is the oldest desert in the world, stretches along the entire west coast of the country, while the Kalahari Desert runs along its south-eastern border with Botswana.
Dominant tourist areas are: Namib Naukluft and Sossusvlei in the south- west, the colonial coastal town of Swakopmund in the west, Damaraland situated north of Swakopmund off the Skeleton Coast and Etosha National Park in the north. The ‘pan-handle’ of land sandwiched between Angola and Botswana is known as the Caprivi Strip. Windhoek is the Capital City and is very well connected to the rest of Southern Africa by means of daily flights and an excellent road network.
English is the official language, but Namibia’s relatively small population is extraordinarily diverse in language and culture. More than 11 languages are indigenous to Namibia but with its cosmopolitan society, languages from around the world are spoken in Namibia. People commonly speak two or three languages and more than 50% of the population speak Oshiwambo. Due to the country’s colonial history, Afrikaans is the language of the previous South African occupiers and is still widely spoken. Namibia has a small number of Khoisan speaking people, known as the Bushmen or San.
The Constitution of the Republic of Namibia is the fundamental law of the country which recognizes the inherent dignity, equal and inalienable human rights of all members of the Namibian society. It provides for a sovereign, secular, democratic and unitary State founded on the principle of democracy and the rule of law.
Lodge and Camping Safaris:
Cape Town to Windhoek-15 days
Visit the Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein, Etosha, Waterberg and Windhoek
Join us as we travel up the West Coast of South Africa and into the ‘land of contrasts’ known as Namibia. En route we will visit many different places of interest and enjoy the wonders of culture, nature and the surrounding environments through which we travel. This tour includes transport, accommodation, entrances, specified meals and activities as per itinerary, experienced guides. Excludes, beverages, flights out of Windhoek and personal expenses.
Windhoek to Windhoek-14 days
Visit the Western Kalahari, Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Twyfelfontein, Etosha, Waterberg and Windhoek.
Begin your memorable Namibian highlights tour in the Capital of Windhoek and join us as we spend 15 days exploring the country, its culture, dramatic landscapes and nature components.
Tour includes, transportation, accommodation, entrances, specified meals and activities as per itinerary, experienced guides. Excludes beverages, personal expenses and flights.
Explore Southern Namibia-12 days:
Explore the Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Series and Sosousvlei, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe and Windhoek.
Join us as we discover the contrasts of Southern Namibia, its people, nature components and interesting geological landscapes. Each evening one can relax around the campfire and enjoy the stars of the Southern Hemisphere skies.
Tour includes, transport, accommodation, entrances, specified meals and activities as per itinerary, experienced guides. Excludes beverages and personal expenses.
Windhoek To Livingston-12 days:
Visit some of the highlights of Northern Namibia en route to the famous Victoria Falls and Livingston. Along the route we will visit, the Waterberg Region, Etosha, Caprivi Strip, Chobe, Livingston and Victoria Falls.
Tour includes, transport, accommodation, entrances, specified meals and activities as per itinerary, experienced guides. Excludes beverages and personal expenses.
Etosha & Skelton Coast Safaris-9 days:
Visit Etosha National Park for some excellent game viewing opportunities, great photography and wide open spaces. Explore the Western areas recently opened to the public within the park, wild and exciting. Travel to Twyfelfontein (World Heritage Site) and Damaraland to visit the San engravings. Have the opportunity to experience some of the Skeleton Coast visiting the Cape Cross Seal Colony and historic / adventure town of Swakopmund.
Etosha & Kunene River Safaris-9 days:
A wildlife and cultural experience and we explore the North Western region of Namibia. Game viewing and scenic safari visit the Himba tribe and ponder at the magnificent Epupe Falls hidden amongst baobab trees and rock formations. This safari visits the essence of African Adventure perfect for all explorers, photographers and people looking for something different to most commercial trips.
Xama Adventures Travel and Safaris offers luxury lodge and affordable camping safaris to Botswana. Our packages are designed to best suit the needs of our guests with the use and expertise of our local and preferred ground operator. Together we have developed a strong working relationship ensuring all our guests needs are catered for and that our guests experience true Botswana hospitality and adventure.
Chobe Safari (camping or lodge options)
Botswana 7 Day Safari (camping or lodge options)
up time: (Approx.) 07:15-07:30 hrs.
Itinerary Chobe Camping Safari
Tea/coffee is served on arrival in Kasane. We depart on our game drive (approx. 3hrs.) in the Chobe National Park, where we have the chance of encountering big game such as elephant, lion, buffalo, giraffe, a variety of antelope as well as Botswana’s many species of land and water bird life. Guests stop en route for a picnic breakfast. After the game drive, guests are taken to our jetty where they will embark on a lunch cruise (approx. 3hrs.) on the Chobe River travelling up river into the Chobe National Park. Guests return to camp where dinner is enjoyed around the campfire.
Wake up for tea/coffee and rusks before setting off for an early morning game drive with a hearty brunch on return to camp. Guests relax at their own leisure until late afternoon when this untamed part of Africa is experienced once more on an afternoon game drive, returning to camp just after sunset. Dinner and overnight around the campfire.
Rise and shine for an early morning game drive, another chance to encounter the wild in one of Africa’s most spectacular national parks. Brunch is served on return to camp after which guests can siesta until approx. 13:30hrs. Guests then enjoy a short game drive before their return transfer to Victoria Falls at 15:30hrs.
Please be advised that our day trips include the following:
All meals, soft drinks, local beers, wine, National park and camping fees, camping and cooking equipment.
What You Need to Bring:
• Suntan lotion
• Insect repellent
• Sensible shoes
• Camera and film
• Towel and toiletries (for camping)
• Raincoat for the rainy season (November – April)
• warm clothes during winter (May – August)
Rates: USD 450 per person
Excludes air flights to Kasane Botswana or Victoria Falls Zimbabwe.
NB: Minimum no. of pax 4- max no. of pax 9 (per vehicle).
Breede River Rafting Packages:
Xama Adventures provides relaxing Breede River rafting trips on the Breede River. We operate near Worcester and Swellendam, both popular for week-end getaways or mid-week breaks from the city rush. Our most popular trip is our 2 night option based at our private Fish Eagle River Camp situated near Swellendam on the banks of the Breede River. Perfect for family and friends. This section of river has become one of the most loved Breede River secrets, as it offers a combination of interesting rapids, easy paddling and beautiful surroundings. No paddling experience needed. Our Breede River rafting trips are well rebound for being one of the best ways to break away from the busy city life. Corporate and team building day excursions are very popular creating the perfect escape into the wilderness to be enjoyed with colleagues and friends.
Join us for our 1 night or 2 night Breede River Packages at our very own Xama Fish Eagle River Camp.
Our Breede River day trips on the Worcester section are only 1.5 hours’ drive from Cape Town. This wine route offers an attractive multi-day venue for fun team building activities, perfect for corporate groups, leisure groups as well as functions, families and friends.
Spend the day on (or in) the sparkling Breede River with friends and associates. Learn about one another outside of the work environment, relax, feel the flow and end the day with a wine tasting under a shady willow tree, after many laughs and much enjoyment. A lunch will be provided, while you soak up the sun. Alternatively, an afternoon braai can be organized on request to end off the day’s excitement for a nominal fee. An over-night option is also available should you be interested.
• Light breakfast on arrival
• all river rafting equipment
• safety briefing, qualified and experienced guides
• lunch on the banks of the river
• take out fees
• cheese + wine tasting optional extra
• personal expense
• beverages (no glass containers please)
Orange River Rafting:
Come and experience a memorable excursion with Xama Adventure on the Orange River. We offer fully catered trips all year round including 4-day, 5-day and 6-day packages. (Please take note that a valid passport is required for this tour). These multi-day trips allow you to experience the real peace of the unique Richtersveld, on the lower section of the Orange River.
Enjoy spectacular desert sunsets, stunning rose coloured mountains, unusual rock formations and evenings around the campfire. Watch the stars form a mantle above you and the next sunrise across the tranquil river waters. Experience the wilderness & explore a magical world full of beauty in a different way, together with the laughter of family and friends around you.
Distances travelled depend on the nature of each group, stopping for refreshments and lunch along the way. Each night we set up camp on the banks of the river to relax as the sun goes down. The environment will give you the perfect opportunity to unwind and relax with perfect temperatures all year round.
There is an abundance of 276 species of birds along the way and one may be fortunate to see and hear the call of the famous fish eagle. Other animals found in this remote area, include baboons, vervet monkeys, legauns and other small wild little creatures. You may also be lucky enough to spot the wild desert horses as they come down to graze and drink.
Fitness and paddling skills are not essential, as a full paddling demonstration will be given. All river, boating and safety equipment are provided by Xama. We use 2-man inflatable rafts (crocs), which are designed for comfort and exploring the river. Our trips are perfect for family and friends wanting to get away from our busy towns and cities.
We also cater for large groups such as schools and sport teams wanting to experience something different.
The Orange River, now known as the Great Gariep River has a little bit of something for everyone. From the exciting Grade 2 rapids such as Sjambok, Entrance Exam, Terraces to the natural beauty’s such as King Kong, Witches and Thumbprint.
Our guides are dedicated, APA qualified, and are required to take every precaution to ensure your safety while on and off the river. They provide all your meals throughout your stay, preparing tasty bush cuisine on gas and open fires. Our friendly guides are there for your every need and have a passion for the wilderness, making sure that you have a wonderful time! So, if you are looking for an awesome adventure and lasting memories then this is the ideal getaway for you.
• All meals,
• camping fees,
• river rafting equipment,
• safety briefing,
• qualified and
• experienced guides and
much much more.
• personal expense,
• beverages (no glass containers please). Please bring drinking water.