Palmwag Lodge


Built slighter further from the main lapa than the rooms, and therefore more secluded, each of Palmwag's five large canvas tents is elevated above the rocks on stilts, overlooking the reed beds of the Uniab River. Each tent has a raised wooden veranda at the front, with a table and two chairs, where you can sit and watch birds and animals come for a drink at the spring below.

Inside, the tents are furnished with more style and quality than the rooms. The beds have big wooden headboards and mosquito nets, with khaki and cream linen, and beside each is a bedside lamp with woven lampshade. A matching lamp stands in the corner. Each tent also has a dark-wood cabinet (with combination mini-safe), a dressing table with a mirror, plus a hanging rack and shelves for clothes and extra blankets. There is also a time-restricted three-pin South African-style power point, plus mosquito repellent and a loud hooter to use in case of any danger.

The tent vents can be opened to allow a breeze to come through when days are hot, and there are screens on all the windows and doors. Extra blankets are provided for the cooler winter months.

At the back of each tent is a natural, airy bathroom accessed through a wooden door. The walls are constructed of woven reeds with an open space beneath a canvas roof. There is a hot shower, handbasin and flushing toilet, with hot and cold water on tap and soap provided.

Tent | Thatched room |