The unique combination of game-viewing and river activities, world-class fly-fishing for the elusive big- and small-mouth yellow fish, and our Leopard Conservation Project make for an unforgettable experience. The colours of the Tutwa are organic and muted, with polished floors and high ceilings. Cool, spacious interiors offer a perfect sanctuary against the scorching African sun. Discover a wide variety of game on your safari: leopard, giraffe, zebra, antelope, abundant birdlife plus rare flora on game drives, with professional guides. Delicious cuisine is accompanied by fine local wines.

Tutwa is the benchmark for top-end adventure in Southern Africa and our aim is to Redefining Outventure.

What makes the Tutwa experience extra special

Situated in the Green Kalahari, the ancestral home of the koi san
Magnificent landscape – open plains, dry river ravines, lunar-like landscape and the mighty Orange River
Beautifully appointed lodge, personally decorated with understated style and elegance
Committed to providing opportunities for local communities
The combination of world class game-viewing and river activities

Included in your Tutwa Lodge experience

Luxury accommodation at Tutwa Desert Lodge
Veranda Suites, Upstairs Suites, Tutwa Annex
Dining at Tutwa Desert Lodge
Brunch, High Tea
Game drive refreshments
Dinner / Boma Dinner /Deck Dinner
Refreshments at Tutwa Lodge include:
house wines, local ales, spirits (excluding premium brands)
water, tea and coffee (excluding speciality options), selected cold drinks
Daily Outventures
Morning game drive, Evening game drive
Nature Paddle
Business center facilities, wifi
Additional Guest services include
Tailor-made menus to suite any dietary requirements
Assistance and co-ordination of additional activities in the area
Direct fly-ins on private charter (airstrip on site)

Outventures on the property

Game viewing in a desert like environment
Yellow Fish fly fishing
Nature paddles on the Orange River
Bush and river outventure activities
Leopard Protection Project
Nocturnal game viewing
Bird river safaris with floating picnic
Walking trails
Game walks
Salt water swimming pool
Natural Rose quartz deposits

Outventures in the area

World famous Augrabies Falls
Spectacular and unique Augrabies National Park
Tour of one of South Africa’s biggest table grape farming operations with Southern Farms
Numerous Koi San and Bushman Painting sites in the Northern Cape
The Northern Capes famed Wild Flowers during August and September
Ultimate 4×4 safari routes in South Africa: Richtersveldt, Green Kalahari and Orange River
Bird Watching
Game Viewing
Quad Bikes
River Rafting with Kalahari Adventures and other activities on the Orange River
Overnight and multiple day canoe safaris
Wine Farms – Orange River Wine Route
Cultural Heritage
National Park

Setting & environment

Malaria Free Area
Near a River
Game Reserve
Mountain views
Spectacular Scenery


FLY-FISHING the elusive Yellow fish on Africa’s iconic Orange River, along with numerous other fresh water species.

RIVER RAFTING and canoeing the mighty Orange River.



Experience game viewing in the extreme African environment of the Green Kalahari and breath out in the vast open plains.

Tutwa offers mountainous lunar landscapes and an incredible illuminated starscape.


INTERACTIVE CONSERVATION  programs pertinent to preserving the flora and fauna unique to this remote region of Southern Africa.

Tutwa’s leopard protection project.

Natural deposits of Rose Quartz.