Lying at the foot of a sweeping rock face in Gondwana Canyon Park, Canyon Village is a peaceful safari lodge in the Cape Dutch style near the impressive Fish River Canyon.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of forty-two cottages that line the escarpment for dramatic views. The stone and thatched-roof cottages are arranged in a horseshoe around young quiver trees. There are twin and triple rooms available. Each spacious and air-conditioned room is furnished with comfy twin beds, a desk, bedside table, mosquito netting, and a tea and coffee maker. The en suite bathroom comes with a shower. A twin room is also available for those with restricted mobility.
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.