Palmwag Lodge is built in the classic Damaraland style with russet granite stones forming rounded walls that prop up thatched roofs and reflect the warm late-afternoon Damara light. Palmwag is an institution in Namibia and a perennial favourite with small groups and independent travellers on a well-advised quest to discover the ancient geology, fascinating flora and fauna, and mesmerising beauty of Damaraland.
Room types at Palmwag Lodge include double or triple bungalows, double tents, and a family cottage; all have en suite bathrooms and are furnished with comfortable beds and subtle desert décor. Life at the lodge revolves around the fabulous pool and its attendant bar; inside is a restaurant and lounge area. Palmwag Lodge is well placed for a few nights' stopover between Swakopmund or the Skeleton Coast and the northern destinations of Etosha, Kaokoland, and the Caprivi.
Palmwag Lodge – desert elephants and black rhino
Palmwag Lodge is an enormous private concession covering 450,000ha of semi-desert west of Etosha in northern Damaraland. The scenery is spectacular as is the wilderness experience. Palmwag Lodge offers a variety of walking trails and guided safaris into the concession that reveal the fascinating desert-adapted world of elephants, rhinos, antelope, birds, plants, reptiles, and insects. All the while the scenery unfolds like a glossy coffee table picture book and you'll be grateful you booked a few extra nights here.