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Tutwa Desert Lodge


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Superior Room
Max 2 Guests
1 double

from R 4250 / per person per night sharing

Luxury Room
Max 2 Guests
1 double

from R 3600 / per person per night sharing

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About Tutwa Desert Lodge

Tutwa Desert Lodge is a hidden escape tucked away on a vast 16,000-hectare private game reserve, perfectly positioned between the Green Kalahari and the majestic Orange River in the Northern Cape. The lodge is known for its cool and expansive interiors, organic and subdued tones, lofty ceilings, and captivating original artworks, creating a haven for a unique and intimate wildlife encounter.

The thatched silhouette of Tutwa Desert Lodge blends perfectly into the nearby granite outcrops in a pristine, untouched landscape. As you relax within the lodge, keep an eye out for the natural game paths, where it's not uncommon for antelope, giraffe, zebra, and other African wildlife to grace you with their presence.

Tutwa Desert Lodge Setting

Tutwa Desert Lodge is situated in the mineral-rich, remote North Eastern region of South Africa, bordering Namibia. The Northern Cape, characterised by vast landscapes and sparse population, hosts the lodge that is actively engaged in leopard protection and other conservation initiatives. Tutwa is committed to preserving the Orange River and offers guests world-class adventure in the pristine wilderness. The region, known as the Green Kalahari, features unique flora and fauna surviving in a challenging environment and is famous for its annual wildflower display and has become a popular destination for adventure enthusiasts.

Experience an unforgettable adventure in a vast and secluded region of Southern Africa, where the perfect blend of game-viewing and river activities awaits. Embark on a safari to encounter a diverse array of wildlife, including leopard, giraffe, zebra, and antelope, amidst abundant birdlife and rare flora. Professional guides will enhance your exploration with insightful commentary during game drives, creating a truly unique and captivating experience.

What's included

  • All meals
  • Snacks on any activities you choose
  • Water
  • Wifi in living areas

Optional Extras:

  • Morning or afternoon Game Drive
  • Nature Paddle on the Orange River
  • Bush Walk


How to get there

  • 8 hrs

    Cape Town

  • Tutwa Desert Lodge

    Naaries 7 Kenhardt Rd Schuitdrift Augrabies, 8874

  • Check in at Tutwa Desert Lodge

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Tutwa Desert Lodge

    10:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions


  • Excellent

    Really comfortable way to feel connected to the surroundings while being comfortable, spoilt and well fed. Perfect location with attention paid to maintaining ambiance. review

    G. Gullund

  • Spectacular

    We had a wonderful stay. The staff are amazing, rooms luxurious, view spectacular and the food delicious. review

    J. Henry

  • Awesome experience

    Fantastic experience. Lodge checked on ETA. We were met at the entrance by a friendly guide. Arrival at the lodge was an event. Staff were waiting as we arrived. We were given hand towels to refresh and an ice cold drink. Nothing was too much for the staff. They were fantastic. The chef carefully planned meals around dietary requirements. The rooms are beautiful and we never felt the heat. Facilities are great. The game drive was an awesome experience. What a landscape. review

    A. Burns

Tutwa Desert Lodge impact highlights

Located in the secluded and mineral-rich North Eastern region of South Africa, sharing a border with Namibia, the Northern Cape is an expansive and thinly populated area characterized by vast open spaces, breathtaking scenery, and a rich cultural heritage.

Tutwa Desert Lodge is actively involved in a leopard protection project, along with other conservation initiatives aimed at preserving the delicate flora and fauna of this fragile environment. The lodge is also dedicated to the conservation of the Orange River, providing guests with top-notch adventure experiences amid the untouched wilderness.

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