Our Backpacers Lodge is situated in South Africa, just east of Pretoria.
We are 800m from the Weiveld & @The Beach! 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. Our Backpackers Lodge has 80 beds and ample space on our 8.5 hectare plot for camping.
We have parking for any 4x4 vehicles, free Wi-Fi, Licensed bar, Pool table, DSTV Lounge, Swimming pool, kids play area, town and airport transfers.
Our Adventure tours are running to Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland, Malawi and Zimbabwe for the University of Wageningen. We offer Scuba Diving Tours to Mozambique and Malawi.
We offer 4x4 rentals, long term 4x4 rentals and guaranteed buy back options. The 4x4 rental comes fully equipped with all camping and cooking gear, so get ready to navigate your own vehicle through Southern Africa with friends or family. With our Overland trucks, and terrain vehicles we offer a wide range of tours. From guided or unguided ‘self-drive’ holidays, to group tours.
Come join us for an unforgettable Overnight or Overland experience!!
South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe
Most beautiful landscapes
Kruger National Park 2 nights
Explore the beauty of Namibia
Explore rugged terrain
Mozambique & Malawi Dive Tour
Mozambique & Kruger Dive Tour
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.
You can do various day tours from our lodge