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Situated in the remote, northeastern mineral-rich region of South Africa and bordering Namibia, Tutwa Desert Lodge lies in the heart of the barren Green Kalahari as an oasis of tranquil luxury.  The cool, spacious interiors of the lodge provide a serene sanctuary in the vast and untamed environment spanning over 16000 hectares of land and boasting 24 km of Orange River frontage.

The colours of Tutwa Lodge are organic and muted, with polished floors, high ceilings and original artworks.  Natural game paths pass the lodge, and its likely antelope, giraffe, zebra and other African game may wander past.

There are five Luxury Rooms, two Superior Rooms and two Tutwa Annex Luxury Rooms.  All our suites are spacious, air-conditioned and dressed with fine linens, with full bathrooms, personal bathrobes and indulgent amenities.  All suites have their own verandas and or balconies offering landscape and mountain views of the beautiful Green Kalahari.

Experience for yourself an oasis of calm and cool in a vast and untamed environment, offering a distinctive private wildlife safari experience. This rewarding wilderness encounter features safari drives, nature paddles, birding and interactive conservation experiences.

Tutwa is an ideal escape for those looking for wildlife, birding, water and star-gazing adventure with a difference.

Full board rates include accommodation and all meals.  Excludes activities, drinks and items of a personal nature.

All-inclusive rates include accommodation, all meals, two safari activities per day and all house beverages.  Excludes premium brand beverages and items of a personal nature.


Redefining Outventure:
- benchmarking top-end outventure in Southern Africa
- Game viewing in a desert environment
- World class fly fishing for the elusive Yellow Fish
- River rafting on the Orange River ( en route in Augrabies)
- A combination of bush and river outventure activities
- Leopard Protection Project
- Great nocturnal game viewing
- Bird river safaris with floating picnic
- Walking trails
- Natural Rose quartz deposits
- Star gazing
- Salt water swimming pool

Rooms and Units Available:

Luxury Room
The luxurious styled suites situated on the ground floor, boast full en-suite indulgent bathrooms and double doors leading out onto semi-private verandahs overlooking the bush landscape.
Amount of similar units: 7
Sleeps 2 Adults

Superior Room
Spacious and elegantly styled upstair suite, offering full en-suite indulgent bathroom and double doors opening on to your own personal balcony overlooking the waterhole.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Team Building
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Curio Shop
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

- Cancellations 15 days or more prior to travel: No cancellation fee
- Cancellations 14 days prior to travel: 100% cancellation fee.
- All cancellations must be in writing with an acknowledgement by us. No verbal cancellations will be accepted.
- In the event of premature departure, the full extent of stay as originally booked and confirmed will be charged.
- Refunds and waiver of cancellation policies are at the discretion of management and the ability to re-let the suites.


1.  Turn off the N14 (  Upington/Springbok) onto the R64/R359
2.  Continue 20km past Augrabies/Augrabies Falls turn-off;  a further 7km you will see Dundi Lodge and the Dundi Airstrip/hanger on your left.
3.  Continue straight on for 20km - until the road surface becomes gravel.
4.  Continue  straight for a further 31km straight along the dirt road - travel carefully, especially if you are not used to gravel road driving.
5.  You will approach a farm house, some sheds and stock pens - follow the road as it turns sharply to the right ( Signage: Schuidtdrift/Southern Farms).
6.  Continue for 4km to a farm House on your right with green roof ( Sign:  Schuidtdrift).
7.  Turn right through the gates -  Tutwa staff will be there to transfer you to the lodge which is 7km further.

Give yourself +- 50 min from Augrabies to Tutwa.

Should you feel more comfortable, please feel free to stop at our sister property, Dundi Lodge and ask them to let us know that you are on your way so that we know to expect you.

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Children Policy

We regret no children under the age of 10 years. Children from 10 years are accommodated strictly by prior arrangement, at managements discretion.

1.    Children from 10 yrs are accommodated strictly by prior arrangement, at managements discretion.
2.    Children from 14 years and older are considered as adults and will be charged at the applicable rates.

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  • TGCSA Grading: Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading
  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Minimum stay: 2 Day/s
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM