Welcome to Tutwa Desert Lodge

In the heart of the barren Green Kalahari lies an oasis of tranquil luxury. Tutwa Lodge is a serene sanctuary on an unblemished tract between the Green Kalahari and the mighty Orange River. As a Tutwa guest you enjoy the pleasure of a unique private wilderness safari over 16 000ha of land. Boasting 24km of Orange River frontage, Tutwa is a source of life and bounty in a wild, ancient desert. This rewarding wilderness encounter features safari drives, nature paddles, birding and interactive conservation experiences.




Tutwa Desert Lodge provides an oasis of calm and cool in this vast and untamed environment, offering a unique and private wildlife safari experience in the desert. Tutwa is an ideal escape for those looking for a wildlife, birding, water and star-gazing adventure with a difference.


Tutwa is deeply engaged in the conservation of the area’s leopards and its fauna and flora while providing opportunities for local communities. Mindful of the sensitivity of its location, Tutwa is committed to a greener lifestyle and energy saving practices.


Tutwa Lodge is set in the remote, north eastern mineral-rich region of South Africa and borders Namibia. The Northern Cape is the largest province in South Africa and …


Luxurious suites at Tutwa Lodge are spacious, air-conditioned and dressed with fine linens, with full bathrooms, personal bathrobes and indulgent amenities. All suites have their own verandas and balconies offering landscape and mountain views of the beautiful Green Kalahari.


A delicious breakfast after the early morning game drive allows one to reminisce over the new day’s game viewing in this tranquil setting. Refreshments, including lunch and game drive snakcs are available during the day and the dinner menus served at Tutwa, emphasise African cuisine with fresh contemporary flavours.


The colours of Tutwa are organic and muted, with polished floors and high ceilings; and striking original artworks by South African artists. The cool, spacious interiors of the Lodge offer a perfect sanctuary against the scorching African sun. Guests are surrounded by the African bush and enjoy an oasis of tranquility in a vast and untamed environment with wildlife in view.

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Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at 7:27pm
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Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 11:40pm
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Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 11:32pm
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