Stay at Canyon Lodge, Fish River Canyon
Canyon Lodge is full of character and its lovely sitting outside your room watching the dassies, mongooses and birds. It is also one of the coolest places to stay around the Canyon as being that little bit higher up it catches any breeze there is.
Canyon Lodge, Fish River Canyon, Namibia
Canyon Lodge has a superb location twenty minutes drive from the Fish River Canyon. Although a relatively large lodge it certainly does not lack for character.
There are 30 small stone bungalows that are built around the rocks of the granite kopjes. Small paths lead between enormous boulders to the little cottages. Each has a double or twin bed, mosquito nets and en-suite bathroom. Usually, a number of the walls of the chalet are the boulders themselves so they are all sorts of shapes and at all manner of funny angles! Outside your cottage there is a small terrace with table and chairs from which you can enjoy the fabulous desert views.
The main lodge houses a dining room with cosy fireplace, shady terrace and small pool. There's always plenty to watch around the lodge from rock dassies sunning themselves on the boulders, to mongooses zipping along the ground or mousebirds and starlings that like to steal the crumbs from your table.
Canyon Lodge is an ideal place from which to explore the Canyon. It's a twenty minute drive from the view point and an hours drive from Ai Ais Hot Springs. You can also arrange to go horse-riding from Canyon Lodge and on guided nature walks.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that canâ€™t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where youâ€™re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a residentâ€™s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the areaâ€™s inhabitants.