Quiver trees, Nama culture, rugged landscape and an impressive sweeping rock formation characterise Canyon Village. Stone-and-thatch chalets are positioned in a horse-shoe design around a celebration of young quiver trees and the sprawling thatched central area, bedecked with bougainvillea, serving as restaurant, bar, lounge and reception. 'Take a walk on the South's side' is a suitable motto for this Fish River Canyon lodge.
The history of southern Namibia is depicted in murals on the restaurant's wall and a colourful and lively rendition of life in the golden time of the missions graces the wall in the reception area. An ox-wagon with hundreds of years of history ingrained in its wood stands in the buffet area and a well-preserved horse cart has been placed amongst the boulders in the cosy bar.
Take a moment to honour the ancient Nama deity, Haitsi Aibeb, at the front entrance and to request a blessing for the journey ahead. Staff members take pride in wearing their traditional patchwork dress and headdresses here, bringing in the spirit of the south and the Nama people, one of the first peoples of southern Africa. The honey-coloured people have a knack for story-telling and have lovingly woven song and dance into their traditions. Their smile stretches far and wide.
These homely touches bring warmth and intrigue to a lodge which is an ideal base to explore the Fish River Canyon, Namibia's star attraction, twenty kilometres away. Join a guided excursion to the canyon viewpoints to be inspired by new perspectives or a 3-4 day Canyon Trail for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Be awed by this great Earth masterpiece patiently carved over the millennia.
And make the time to put feet up, soak in the sun at the pool, loaf in one of the comfortable couches in the lounge, watch the sun set over the Gondwana Canyon Park on a sunset drive or stretch legs on the numerous walks through the rocky hills. You haven't gained a suitable perspective of the surrounds until you glimpse the spectacular view from the rocky heights. Gondwana Canyon Park has an abundance of wildlife. The plains animals are visible on the 4x4 //Garas Drive between Canyon Village/Lodge and Roadhouse.
Enjoy a slow meander in the morning watching zebra, wildebeest, springbok and gemsbok, and include a stop at the Roadhouse for lunch before circling back on the gravel. There's an earthy appeal to the Village that mirrors the landscape of southern Namibia with an honest authenticity and integrity. Canyon land. Nama charm. And a wealth of rich storytelling.
Morning/Afternoon Canyon Drive
Especially for guests who want a break from the wheel or those on a fly-in safari. You are taken to the ...
Under Canvas Sleep-out in a tent
The Under-Canvas Sleep-out is a truly Namibian adventure that lets you experience the raw nature of the ...
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 ...
Sunrise Hike (guided)
We drive you to a spot with a grand view where you can enjoy coffee or tea and rusks while watching the ...
Morning Walk (guided)
This hike takes you right into Gondwana Canyon Park. You are accompanied by a guide who will gladly share ...
4x4 //Garas Self-Drive (unguided)
This self-drive takes you on marked roads through the Gondwana Canyon Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery ...
Sunset Walk (escorted)
All guests are invited to wrap up the day with a short excursion to our very own ‘local’ mountain. Have a ...
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 breathtaking view of the ...
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.
Transfer from and to Karios Airstrip
N$ 152.00 per person return
Transfer Canyon Village to Hikers point
max 6 persons per vehicle, including luggage
N$ 1143.00 per vehicle one-way
Transfer Canyon Village to Ai-Ais
max 6 persons per vehicle, including luggage
N$ 2287.00 per vehicle one-way
The Cape-Dutch cottages line the escarpment, they look like a scene from a western film. Rooms are spacious with twin beds, en suite bathroom (showers only), air-conditioners and complimentary tea/coffee.
The Cape-Dutch cottages line the escarpment, they look like a scene from a western film. Rooms are open plan, have three beds, and en suite bathroom (showers only), air-conditioners and complimentary tea/coffee.