Rainbow River Lodge was established in 2003. The lodge started out with camp sites, a small bar / restaurant and wooden deck over the river. After two years, in 2005, the lodge expanded and consisted of 20 camp sites, 22 chalets, 7 budget tented chalets, a beautiful swimming pool and restaurant overlooking the Kavango river. Since then the lodge went from strength to strength. In June of 2015, Deon and Caroline de Waal bought the lodge from Johan and Corrie Bean. Deon made a few changes and upgraded the lodge to welcome and make guests feel more at home.
Our lodge has a rich family history and we as owners, managers and staff strive to give the best warm hearted stay and welcome to our guests. We hope you come as strangers and leave as friends.
About the head of the tribe
Amos (Foreman) Born 05/01/1968 in Divava Village where Rainbow River Lodge is situated. He started school in 1975 and completed grade 8 in 1985 when he left school. In 1987 he went to Windhoek to look for work and started working for Mr van der Merwe for 3 years in Windhoek before relocating to Mr Jordaan's farm in the Outjo district where he worked from 1990 to 1999 before moving back to his roots in the Kavango. Amos continued with farming crops to keep alive before working for Rainbow River Lodge on 31/08/ 2003 a date never forgotten. Amos is the longest serving employee at the lodge, and helped constructing the lodge right from the beginning with Mr Johan Bean. He started off with roof construction and thatching. In 2004 he was chosen by the workers to represent them at the lodge and the Namibian Workers Union. In 2009 Amos was promoted to foreman and still continues in this position of foreman at the highest rank as an employee on the lodge. Amos is in charge of 28 permanent staff at the lodge.
Angelica (Housekeeping Supervisor) Angelika started working at Rainbow River Lodge on the 19th September 2003 where she did cleaning up and de-bushing of the lodge area. When the first rooms were finished she was given the position as housekeeping. She is the supervisor of 4 employees. Since Angelika started working she could send her children to school without financial difficulty and they won’t go hungry to bed. She is always very glad to live a good life.
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