Palmwag Lodge

About Palmwag Lodge

Palmwag Lodge is one of Namibia’s oldest lodges and is situated inside the Palmwag conservancy in Damaraland. This oasis lodge with its palm trees and greenery is opposite the Uniab River which is home to desert adapted elephants and other mammals such as oryx and the Hartmann’s mountain zebra. There are different styles of accommodation ranging from the traditional Meru style safari tents to chalets. 

This concession has some of the largest numbers of predators outside Etosha National Park including lions, cheetahs and brown and spotted hyenas. Palmwag Lodge is also ideally located for a stopover on your way to other areas such as the Skeleton Coast, Epupa Falls and Etosha National Park.

The restaurant, pool and poolside bar make this the ideal place from which to explore the wilderness area of the 450,000 hectare concession.

Lodge details


The lodge is in a classic Damaraland style, with a personal and friendly atmosphere.


Palmwag Lodge is located in the Palmwag Conservancy in Damaraland and well signed for those doing a self drive trip.

Accommodation & Facilities

Accommodation consists of double and triple bed bungalows, double tents and family suites. All are en-suite and tastefully furnished.

The main area is a huge thatched open plan building housing the restaurant, a comfortable lounge and a great bar, partly made from tree parts. There are two swimming pools here, the one closest to the lodge is shaded by palms and is a little quieter than the other which has a bar and is closer to the camp sites.


Dining here is half board, a fantastic buffet is provided for breakfast and an indulgent 3 course meal for dinner. Lunch is also available for an extra cost.


There are both morning and evening game drives in search of the desert adapted elephant, black rhino and lion that call this part of Africa their home. As well as this there are guided walks and walking trails. Guests have the opportunity to spend a few nights out camping with a fantastic guide to get a true understanding of the bush. The dramatic landscapes here are fantastic for photographers and it is a great landscape for those with their own vehicles to go off and explore. You will also have the opportunity to go and visit the local Ovatumba people.

Child Policy

Children are welcome and there are two specific family units. Please be aware that the camp is unfenced and therefore dangerous and children should be supervised at all times.

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