Palmwag Lodge

Reviews of Palmwag Lodge

Good(83%) From 20 travellers
Excellent
8
Good
9
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 20 of our travellers who have visited Palmwag Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms P from Norfolk
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Truly beautiful & peaceful place to relax

Wow- a truly beautiful place to stay. Rooms were well furnished and comfortable each with own private veranda overlooking waterhole. Good parking. Very warm welcome received from all staff who were very helpful and knowledgeable.

Wonderful pool bar area to just relax and soak up the surroundings with well stocked bar and menu offering very tasty light lunches and a la carte food.

Went on Sleep Out on second night- ABSOLUTELY FIRST CLASS. El Gusto, the guide was exceptional and very knowledgeable about all the plants, birds and animals we encountered. His approach to relaying the information was engaging and really enabled a deep understanding of how the whole Palmwag concession works and the way that the wildlife freely roams the area. His optimism to find the Desert Elephants for me was unfailing and even after the decision to head back to the lodge without a sighting, he remained confident that they were around- low and behold we located them on the main road back to the lodge.

The evening sleep out will always be a treasured memory- not so much because of the animal sightings, but more due to the comfort and layout of the camp, the unbelieveable food (braai), drinks and levelof service that El Gusto delivered in the midst of the wilderness, together the the interesting campsite conversation and laughter that he insipred around the camp fire. The tents were very comfortable with everything that was needed to make the whole experience very memorable.

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Group of 4 from Oxford
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Palmwag Lodge review

Early morning walk and night game drive both excellent.

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Mr J & Mrs J Netherlands
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Palmwag Lodge review

Beautifully located, with view at the funnyshaped vulcanic mountains. Looks like an oasis in the desert (which it actually is) .

Palmtrees and reed where thousands of buntings gather for the night: very spectaculair. Spectaculair view from the tent!
We only stayed overnight here, so, we can't give any comments on the 'activity'part.

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Meerkats from Thame - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Palmwag Lodge review

After Doro Nawas, Palmwag was more lively - it was good to be able to follow walking trails there, instead of having to drive or be driven. I liked the mix of people at Palmwag. The management, however, was a bit lacking and the place does not seem to know whether it's going to cater for campers or up-market lodge travellers.

Wonderful sunsets and an excellent bar. The food was pretty good, too, and the staff helpful. There's a lovely garden with a bar and lots of butterflies.

The cabins are relatively simple, but very comfortable, with nice little porches where you can sit and have a beer.

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The Water dikkops from Calgary, Canada
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

well worth a stop

For a busy place, very good camping!

Excellant guides!!! Top notch!

Guided walk well worth doing. We saw baby Leopards.

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Mrs. E - Broom
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Wonderful location

We were pleasantly surprised by Palmwag. All the animals wandering around the lodge were a real highlight.

The swimming pools were very nice and although it was quite big, it still felt quiet and relaxing.

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Mrs Barn owl
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Peaceful Palmwag

Palmway was in a beautiful and peaceful setting. The accommodation is spread out along the river bed where elephants wander from time to time. The reeds along this river bed supply excellent cover for huge flocks of birds whose wing beats, in that quantity, were astounding.

We were told that the management no longer recommend you walking out of the camp by yourselves but did not stop you from doing so. Quite a few folks (including ourselves) did walk, but just take care of the elephants around the riverbed area.
You can pay a guide to will walk with you if required.

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Mr J - Heathfield
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Good
Good

SUPER LOCATION.

WE FOUND PALMWAG TO BE THE LEAST FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL OF ALL OF THE PLACES WE STAYED.

tHIS WAS MADE UP FOR BY THE ELEPHANT! hE WAS OUTSIDE OUR TENT WHEN WE WOKE UP LIEING IN THE GRASS. TIM NEARLY WALKED INTO HIM IN THE LONG GRASS!

tHE FOOD WAS GOOD AND THE WAITING STAFF FRIENDLY, BUT THE MANAGEMENT WAS INDIFFERENT. fOR EXAMLE, WE HEARD STORIES ABOUT THE ELEPHANT AT OUR NEXT PLACE THAT WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOLD THERE.

wE TRIED A SELF-GUIDED WALK, BUT THE WAY WAS NOT CLEARLY MARKED AND SO WE JUST MADE UP OUR OWN ROUTE!

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Mrs-H Bromley
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good

Amazing location

Nice warm welcome on arrival

Restuarant staff and process was disorganised, and the food on the first night was terrible

Our room was nice, with a good view, but there were a couple of holes in our mostiuquto net which made it a but useless -
small things like this are easy to fix and should be

Honab day trip was really good

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Mr I G - Hants
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Palmwag Lodge

A little less personnal than previous accommodation [Doro Nawas].

Not really fair to compare

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