fish river canyon

fish river canyon



The Fish River begins its journey in the Naukluft Mountains, seeking its lover, the Gariep or Orange River in the south. It flows steadily at first, dropping over two waterfalls before reaching the Löwen River and plunging into the canyon on its serpentine route to the end of the gorge at Ai-Ais.

Sometimes, the Fish River is calm and quiet, and at other times it hurtles through the canyon walls in a rush of water. In this way it makes its rendezvous with the Gariep and carves out the canyon's chasms, as it has done for over a hundred million years. 



Not far from where the blue-green river of the Fish River meanders through the canyon gorges are Canyon Lodge, nestled gracefully amongst the granite boulders, and Canyon Village, set against a sweeping backdrop of rock. Slightly nearer to the main viewpoints is the Canyon Roadhouse, a 'must-do' stop to fill up on smiles and pay tribute to the good old days of the automobile.



Feel the magnitude of Earth-time in relation to the fleeting brush of human life on the canyon rim. And take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hike through its pristine depths on a hiking trail, overnighting in specially chosen camps. Away from civilization, the canyon grandeur is yours alone. This unique privilege is offered by the Gondwana Collection, nature and time.



A gem in the rugged environment, Canyon Lodge is a fusion of farmhouse flavour and natural splendour. Walkways lead to 25 natural stone chalets nestled amongst granite boulders. Celebrate dawn amongst the quiver trees and the awe-inspiring adventure of life from the rim of the Fish River Canyon.




Suitable for a striking film set, Canyon Village lies at the foot of a sweeping rock face. Exhibiting authentic canyon character, the sprawling lodge explores the story of the south in murals, traditional Nama dress and even a donkey cart to convey baggage to rooms.



Fill up with smiles at this innovative lodge that celebrates the good old days of the automobile. It offers peaceful slumber in 24 spacious rooms and boasts a pool, a campsite, a fuel station, an inviting terrace and the most extraordinary restaurant in southern Namibia.





On the bank of a dry riverbed, large trees provide nature lovers with shady spots to set up camp. Natural stone has been used to build the attractive bathroom facilities, in keeping with the wilderness feel of the campsite. The rocky hill behind the campsite affords grand vistas of the surroundings, has a well-marked walking trail and lends itself to sunset celebrations with drinks in hand.