The Green Kalahari is a pure and alluring wilderness in the Northern Cape, at the place where the ancient Kalahari Desert has a brush with the mighty Orange River. In a dramatic landscape of rocky ravines, red earth, and great plains made fertile by the life-giving river, Tutwa Desert Lodge has its home. Embark on an exploration of a 16 000-hectare wilderness, in an area graced with 24 km of Orange River frontage. Your Green Kalahari adventure has begun.
The Green Kalahari and the Orange River
The Orange River is a source of infinite wonder and has created an oasis of fertility in an arid desert. This is the world of Tutwa Desert Lodge, where the river sustains abundance. Tutwa Desert Lodge is your ticket to a Northern Cape paradise – a landscape of jaw-dropping scenery, simultaneously wild and calm, uniting the starkness of desert with the peace and fecundity that water brings. This is a piece of Africa that any serious traveller must behold!
Tutwa guests can look forward to being taken on a drive through an impressive dry river bed to reach the Orange River where guests can do a nature paddle on a still part of the river, in a perfectly untainted world. Here on the river you could be keeping company with antelope who come to drink, or even with the occasional otter.
Wildlife Experiences at Tutwa Desert Lodge
There are game drives every morning and evening, as well as walking excursions, revealing the wildlife and the unique plants of the area. Leopard, giraffe and zebra inhabit this desert. So do springbok, gemsbok and other plains game. Meerkat and aardwolf, klipspringer, porcupine and aardvark – all are at home here. Raptors are plentiful too in this wondrous desert.
Conservation is a priority at Tutwa. The river and the leopards of the area are actively protected by the Tutwa team.
Other Outventures from Tutwa
Outventures from Tutwa can get you to Augrabies Falls and Augrabies Falls National Park; to rock art sites of the San, the earliest people in the area; to wine farms on the Orange River Wine Route; and river rafting on the Orange River.
Luxurious accommodation is offered in large air-conditioned suites, all with patios or balconies, mini-bars, private dining opportunities and glorious views. En-suite bathrooms have separate baths and showers. The main lodge has luxurious relaxation lounge, bar and boma.
Mail us to book, or call +27 21 797-7122.