Welcome to Tutwa Desert Lodge


Tutwa Desert Lodge, its thatched profile reminiscent of the surrounding granite outcrops in a crisp unspoiled landscape is set on a 16 000 ha private game reserve in the heart of the Green Kalahari. The lodge, while newly established, is mindful of the sensitivity of its location, is committed to a greener lifestyle and energy saving practices. With direct access to 24km of exclusive river frontage onto the iconic Orange River, Tutwa Desert Lodge provides an oasis of calm and cool in this vast and untamed environment, offering a unique and private wildlife safari experience.

Inspired simplicity, impeccable style

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 while you may intend to read there will be distractions.

Discover a wide variety of game on your safari:  see leopard, giraffe, zebra, numerous antelope species, abundant birdlife and rare flora on game drives with professional rangers on open game viewers.  Nocturnal game abounds and  you are likely  to enjoy sightings of some of South Africa’s elusive nocturnal  creatures in their natural  environment e.g. aardvark, aardwolf and bat-eared fox.

Enjoy seasonal  freshly-prepared with meals prepared by the resident chef.

Accommodation at Tutwa

Luxurious suites in the Game Lodge are spacious, air-conditioned and dressed with fine linens, along 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.

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Dining at Tutwa

A sumptuous and delicious breakfast after the early morning game drive marks the start of a new day in this tranquil setting. The emphasis of the dinner menu served at Tutwa is on African cuisine with fresh contemporary flavours and a nod to universally appealing dishes.
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