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About Twana

Our Lodge is situated in South Africa, just east of Pretoria. 

Arne started Twana Adventure and Twana Backpackers Lodge in 2003.  Although he first started traveling in 1994, for a renowned Dutch Adventure travel company as a driver/tour leader on various expeditions to Africa, South America and India.  These expeditions were Overland safaris, sometimes lasting 9 months.  Exept the South America expeditions, these tours all started in Amsterdam. 

With Africa thoroughly in his blood, Arne decided to start a company in South Africa, running Overland trucks on contract with his previous Dutch employer. He moved to Harare, Zimbabwe in 1999. After 4 years of successfully running tours, he decided to shift the business from Harare, Zimbabwe to Pretoria, South Africa, and at the same time start Twana Backpackers Lodge in Pretoria.

Around this time Arne met Chris, who was also a driver/tour leader on one of the trucks, and from then on the two of them continued growing the business together.   

We not only offer accommodation, but lovely home cooked meals and travel advice.  We have a workshop for services and repairs to your 4x4 vehicles

We cater for several big school, university, sport and church groups every year.  We have 77 beds and ample space on our 8.5 hectare plot for camping

We are currently running tours to Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe for the University of Wageningen.  We also offer Scuba Diving tours to Mozambique and South Africa. 

We offer 4x4 rentals, fully equipped with all camping and cooking gear, so get ready to navigate your own vehicle through Southern Africa with friends or family.  

Twana Lodge is used by Overland organizations as a starting or finishing point for their Southern African tours, and by private travelers touring through Africa with their own, or with rental cars. The Lodge has proved an ideal home base for our own Overland trucks, 4x4 tours and  4x4 rentals for the last ten years.
With our overland trucks, and terrain vehicles we offer a wide range of tours. From guided or unguided ‘self-drive’ holidays, to group tours with the trucks. The countries we travel to are amongst others; South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, and Kenya.
You can do various day tours from our lodge

  • We offer 4x4 rentals (self drive or guided drive)
  • We offer parking for Overland Trucks and 4x4 vehicles
  • Free Wi-Fi internet.
  • Licensed bar, Pool table, Lapa Braai, DSTV Lounge, Swimming pool, kids play area, home cooked meals (or self catering), town transfers and Airport transfers.

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