Palmwag Lodge

Palmwag Lodge

An oasis amid the arid desert plains, Palmwag Lodge with its scenic setting of swaying palm fronds and lush vegetation is a wonderful haven for travelers looking for complete escapism. Enjoy magical experiences with exciting possibilities of viewing the endangered black rhino and other desert dwelling wildlife.

One of Namibia’s oldest and most popular tourist rendezvous, Palmwag Lodge is a haven for those travelling through Damaraland, offering an excellent restaurant.

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  • Located on the Uniab River
  • Breathtaking views
  • Family friendly accommodation
  • Largest predator population outside Etosha National Park
Palmwag Lodge Overview

The Palmwag Lodge in Damaraland is an oasis in the Namib Desert of Namibia, set under palm trees on the Uniab River. Spend a night at one of this region’s oldest lodges before moving off to explore the nearby Etosha Pan, Etosha National Park, Etendeka Mountains and Skeleton Coast National Park, to name but a few.
Palmwag Lodge is the gateway to the 5 000 square kilometre Palmwag Concession which is home to 70% of Damaraland’s amazing black rhino population. A top class wilderness area, this private reserve also hosts desert elephant, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, kudu and predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena.
Accommodation at Palmwag Lodge, a haven for those travelling through Damaraland, offers an excellent restaurant, bar, swimming pool, campsite and laundry. Visitors to this Namibian resort choose from 15 thatched rooms including two family units, five secluded luxury tents and several campsites. Palmwag Lodge is a popular place with large groups moving through constantly which can affect the service which tries to accommodate everyone’s needs!
But overall, this green haven lies within wonderful vegetation in the middle of the desert and drives into the Concession are what it is all about – see rhinos and take a nature walk. Or just relax with a drink at the swimming pool bar and lapa and watch the myriad bird species around the lodge!
Visitors will be impressed that there are more predators here than in the Etosha National Park, with more than 100 lions! The Palmwag concession supports a healthy population of desert black rhino and elephants, under the management of the Save the Rhino Trust.

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bar
  • Guest Lounge area
From ZAR 1 950



  • Day and night game drives in the Palmwag Concession
  • Guided nature walks
  • Ovahimba village tours
  • Birding


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast & Dinner

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