The spectacular Fish River Canyon is Africa’s largest canyon, second in the World to the Grand Canyon in the USA. The Fish River Canyon is 160 km long and 27 km wide at its widest point and up to 550m deep. The Fish River is dry most of the year, but flash floods are a common occurrence in late summer. The canyon becomes host to many adventurous hikers between May and September. Hikers tackle the 90km trail through the canyon and normally complete the hike within five days. Animal activity is limited inside the canyon, however Klipspringers and Chacma baboons can be seen on the rocky slopes. Enjoying sunset from one of the viewpoints over the canyon is the perfect way to end your day and a great time to photograph the majestic landscape.
Canyon Lodge, Gondwana Collection
Canyon Lodge is a remote and relaxed lodge. Winding paths lead you through the lush green lawns to your chalet. The restaurant is large, with an eclectic selection of saws and old rifles as wall decorations, which really give you that old farmhouse feeling. The lodge has a large pool, overlooking the dry sandy plains: perfect for cooling off in the hot summer months whilst you enjoy the view! During the day there are many short walks and hikes that you can take. Most take between 2 to 3 hours and are best to do early in the morning. Children of all ages are welcome at the Canyon Lodge.
Canyon Village, Gondwana Collection
Quiver trees, rock formations and a rugged landscape surround the 4-star chalets at Canyon Village. When you arrive at this rural lodge a team of mules will welcome you and carry your luggage to your chalet. Once checked-in you can choose to dive into the swimming pool to cool off, relax at the bar or lounge in the communal area. Alternately you can join one of the activities on offer; explore a hiking trail; join an excursion to the Fish River Canyon or maybe go on a sundowner drive? All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms/showers, a safe, a private veranda, mosquito nets and tea/coffee facilities. There is also laundry service available and secure parking. Children of all ages are welcome at the Canyon Village.
Fish River Lodge
The 3-star Fish River Lodge offers 20 private chalets along the edge of the canyon. Soak up the unbelievable views over the majestic canyon as the sun washes different colours over the landscape in the early morning. The chalets all have en-suite spacious bathrooms and an outdoor platform, where guests can enjoy the magical stars every night. The lodge is eco friendly and a participant in the Namibia Eco Awards programme. Fish River Lodge was designed by a Namibian architecture that used the natural environment as inspiration for the chalet design. From the pool you have an amazing view of the whole canyon. Children of all ages are welcome at Fish River Lodge.