Anticipation builds up as you turn off the main gravel road toward Canyon Lodge. The soft colours of apricot sand merging with the pale green of euphorbias is a prelude to the loveliness of the lodge surrounds. As you turn a final bend, the lodge comes into view. Nestled between rounded granite boulders, Canyon Lodge's quaint century-old farmhouse reception, verdant garden and cool pond invite and welcome you into the enchanted enclave.

The neighing of horses from the paddocks follows you down a lane to the stone chalets, through a green tapestry of grass kept well-watered by the recycling plant and dotted with camelthorn trees. The path continues to a swimming pool and the wild and beautiful expanse of the Gondwana Canyon Park.

Take a guided drive to the Fish River Canyon to be inspired by new perspectives, join a 3-4 day Canyon Trail for an experience of a lifetime, follow the 4x4 Wildebeest Drive to view the plains animals, watch sunrise amidst the quiver trees, hike in the rocky hills or savour the sunset either from the adjacent koppie or on the sunset drive. Away from the world, there is a gentle rhythm of peace to find here, reaffirming the goodness of life. For those just wanting a break from the road, lounge at the pool, take a snooze in the coolness of your thatch-and-stone chalet or dip into a book on the terrace. The awe-inspiring canyon wakens our senses to the raw and powerful beauty of Nature.

A high standard of hospitality excellence is provided at Canyon Lodge in a relaxed and understated way. Offering character and charm, without the glitz, the lodge's down-to-earth attractiveness and homeliness is perfect for the rugged Fish River Canyon surrounds. Twenty kilometres from the chasms carved by millions-of-years of Earth history, earth cataclysms, whispers of wind, raging torrents of water and sparkling streamlets, this Fish River Canyon lodge is a hideaway not to be missed.

GPS Coordinates -27.66333, 17.78056

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Lodge Information

Available Services
Laundry Service
Credit Card: Visa, Master
Kindly note, day visitors are permitted per prior arrangement only. Please contact the lodge directly for arrangements.
Property Facilities
30 Natural Stone Chalets (25 Twin, 2 Family, 1 Single, 2 Triple Rooms)
Swimming Pool
24-hour Security
Mobile Connectivity
Secure Parking
Air Conditioning / Heating
En-suite bathrooms, showers
Tea / Coffee Facilities
Mosquito Nets
WiFi available
Child Policy
Children are most welcome at all our venues. Children up to 5 years old are free of charge; for children between the age of 6 and 13 years we charge 50 per cent of the B&B rate.
+264 (0)84 0007310
Tel (Alternate):
+264 (0)61 427 200
After Hours:
+264 (0)81 129 2424

Rooms & Rates

Nestled against granite bolders with natural rocks incorporated into the rooms. The rooms have twin beds, en suite bathrooms (showers only) and air conditioners. Check Availability
Nestled against granite boulders with natural rocks incorporated into the rooms. The rooms have 3 beds, en suite bathrooms (showers only) and air conditioners. Check Availability
The two family rooms are open plan with 2 single beds, a double bed, en suite bathroom, and air-cons. 1 room has only a bath, the other one a bath and a shower. Check Availability


Morning/Afternoon Canyon Drive (guided)
Especially for guests who want a break from the wheel or those on a fly-in safari. You are taken to the two major lookout points along the Fish River Canyon. Our guide will tell you all about the canyon's fascinating geology. Refreshments, light snacks and park entrance fees are included. (Approx. 3 hours)
Season 2021: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021 N$ 1150 pp
Sunset Nature Drive in Gondwana Canyon Park (guided)
The 3 hour drive is the perfect opportunity for you to acquaint yourself with the geology, flora and fauna of the Gondwana Canyon Park. This tour does not include the Fish River Canyon. It starts at Canyon Lodge or Canyon Village. Refreshments and light snacks are included. Approx. 3 hours
Season 2021: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021 N$ 659 pp
Morning Hike (guided)
This hike (about 6 km) takes you right into Gondwana Canyon Park. You are accompanied by a guide who will gladly share his knowledge about the fascinating desert landscape around the canyon. This Tour does not go the Fish River Canyon. (Approx. 3 hours)
Season 2021: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021 N$ 388 pp
Sunrise Walk (guided)
We drive you to a spot with a grand view. Watch the sunrise while enjoying coffee and tea. Then we walk back the short distance to the lodge. This tour does not include the Fish River Canyon. (Approx. 1 hour)
Season 2021: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021 N$ 206 pp
Sunset Walk (escorted)
All guests are invited to wrap up the day with a short excursion to our very own ‘local’ mountain. Have a drink and watch the sun go down. Refreshments will be charged on the room. Self-guided, free of charge.
E-Biking (self-guided)
Pedal through the Gondwana Canyon Park on an electrical bicycle in your own time and enjoy the pristine nature. Your self-guided tour starts at Canyon Roadhouse. A trail map is available at the reception. Guests must arrange their own transport to Canyon Roadhouse. Bookings only directly at Canyon Roadhouse, max 4 hours, return before nightfall. Rates available at the Lodge.
Hiking trail from the Village to the Lodge (self-guided)
A hiking trail takes you from Canyon Village up to a mountain plateau. Enjoy a breath-taking view of the vast plains adjacent to the canyon. At ‘Archway Rock’ you start to make your way back into the plain and to the lodge. (2 - 3 hours, free of charge)
Self-guided Free of charge
Canyon Under Canvas Sleep-out
Experience a truly Namibian adventure in the raw nature of the Gondwana Canyon Park. The remoteness and absence of light pollution guarantees one of the darkest night skies in the world, making it ideal for stargazing. This privately managed park (126 000 ha) supports a variety of indigenous wildlife and fascinating flora like Quiver Tree and Hoodia. Sitting around the fire at night, listening to the sounds of nature makes this adventurous outing an experience of your lifetime. Must be pre-booked prior to arrival at the Lodge; min. 2 and max. 8 persons.
Season 2021: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021 N$ 2800.00 pp in a tent


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