(14 chalets) PO Box 1623, Rundu; tel/fax: 066 255409; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About 20km east of Rundu, n'Kwazi is well signposted (with fish eagle logos) just beyond both Mayana Happy Lodge and Kayangona. Leaving Rundu for Katima, take the tar for 10km before turning left. Then 3km later, turn right on to the old gravel Rundu–Katima road, then left after a further 3km. The lodge is about 4km along this dirt road, after Mayana Happy Lodge and Kayangona.
N'Kwazi was built in 1995 by Wynand and Valerie Peypers, and is still run by them and their family. Its design is impressive, with a couple of large thatched areas by the river – one a bar, with ample comfortable seating, and a central fire; the other the main dining room overlooking a pool and the river beyond.
The bungalows are large, comfortable wooden structures, with high thatched ceilings, large meshed windows and warm fabrics. They are lit by gas and paraffin lamps, making n'Kwazi the plushest lodge near Rundu.
Note that the Peypers also own Vistas for Africa tour operation, which concentrates on upmarket overlanding operations, and various activities are available from the lodge – boat and mokoro fishing trips, and even water-skiing if you're willing to dodge the hippos and crocodiles. N'Kwazi has a small campsite adjacent, which may transfer to Kayangona in the future.