Reviews of Palmwag Lodge
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Good location for exploring Damaraland
Accomadation a little tired and design of room could be improved, otherwise okay. Our room proved to be noisy from traffic noise from carpark, and all the outside path lights shone directly in all the windows. Other Lodges had managed the lighting of paths in a far better way.
Staff all friendly and helpful, especially the restaurant manager.
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.
Palmwag Lodge review
Early morning walk and night game drive both excellent.Read more about the whole safari
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.
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.
well worth a stop
For a busy place, very good camping!
Excellant guides!!! Top notch!
Guided walk well worth doing. We saw baby Leopards.
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.
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.
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!
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