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Location:Damaraland, Namibia


Palmwag Lodge

Palmwag Lodge offers the independent traveller an exceptional Damaraland and desert experience. Located between the Skeleton Coast and Etosha, the lodge is an excellent stop between north and south Namibia.

Accommodation comes in the form of thatched bungalows, tented rooms or self-contained camping. The tents and bungalows have en suite bathrooms and a choice of two-bed, three-bed or family units.

The centre-piece is the fabulous pool, bar and restaurant area. It opens daily from mid-morning for the campers who can't be bothered to cook and anyone intent on spending the whole day relaxing by the pool - a perfectly acceptable choice given the beautiful setting.

Recently bought over by the Gondwana Collection, Palmwag Lodge will be under new ownership as of May 2019. Watch this space for changes.


10 thatched en suite chalets; 19 en-suite tents; child-friendly family unit; restaurant; 2 swimming pools under shady palms; pool bar and lapa


The camp has some well-planned hiking trails and you can go on several different full day and overnight excursions into the Damaraland bush in search of the desert-adapted elephant and rare black rhino. Birdwatching is excellent with a number of Namibia's endemics and near endemics and animals you might see are oryx, springbok, zebra, kudu, ostrich, bat-eared fox, brown and spotted hyena and your night time chorus will include a large number of smaller species.

Morning and afternoon guided game drives; guided full day excursions; overnight excursions to Ovahimba, Epupa Falls and Kunene River; self-guided hikes; morning and afternoon walks.

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  • Wilmari Wilmari
  • Bianca Bianca
  • Ulrike Ulrike
  • Chantelle Chantelle
  • Ashlee Ashlee
  • Bonique Bonique
  • Tessa Tessa
  • Janine Janine
  • Carmen Carmen
  • Anja Anja
  • Kirsti Kirsti
  • Petra Petra
  • Leandrie Leandrie
  • Jessica Jessica

“NTS was AMAZING! Special thanks to Wilmari for the best trip we have ever taken. 100% recommend!”

“This was a "bucket list" trip for us. It could not have been better. HIGHLY recommend you ask for Bianca.”

Ulrike helped us plan our safari for 2 years... patience of a saint and the insight and knowledge of a true local.”

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Bonique's recommendations were perfectly tailored to our needs with foresight and local knowledge... flawless.”

“The service and help we got from Tessa was fantastic, as a result we had a tremendous trip.”

Janine proposed us a great trip and it was nice to meet with her in Swakop. Definitely recommend!”

“I have no words to express my gratitude to Carmen and the NTS team for their excellent work.”

“Our family would like to thank Anja and everyone at NTS for organising such an incredible trip for us.”

Kirsti arranged the best family holiday we have ever had... highly recommended.”

“We worked with Petra and everything went flawlessly... can't recommend NTS highly enough!”

Leandrie was very patient listening to my needs and catering to my budget... Everything worked perfectly!”

Jessica was AMAZING and so helpful with all of our concerns and questions - we had the most amazing trip.”