Located in the private Gondwana Canyon Park just twelve miles from epic Fish River Canyon, Canyon Lodge offers luxury accommodations in a quaint century-old farmhouse.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of twenty-five natural stone chalets nestled between massive granite boulders. There are twin rooms and triple rooms available. Each chalet comes with air-conditioning, and en suite bathroom with a shower. For families, there is an open-plan family chalet with two twin beds and one double and two bathrooms: one with a shower and bath and one with just a bath. The private veranda is the ideal place to kick back and take in the magnificent views while enjoying a morning coffee or tea.
The lodge enjoys an enviable position near Fish River Canyon in the south of Namibia. Fish River is the largest canyon in Africa. The massive ravine is in total about 100 miles long, up to sixteen miles wide, and in places almost 1,804 feet deep. The 403-mile long Fish River is the longest interior river in the nation. The river flows intermittently with flooding usually occurring in late summer while the rest of the year it becomes a chain of long narrow pools. Unlike the Grand Canyon, Fish River Canyon was not carved out by the river but a result of a fracture in the earth’s crust that collapsed the valley bottom forming a broad valley running north-south about 500 million years ago. Animals are scarce in this harsh environment though there are Hartmann’s zebras, kudu, and klipspringer and sometimes leopard.