Vogelstrausskluft Country Lodge
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Accommodation Namibia - Southern Region

Enjoy the best of Namibia's South: Incredible outdoors, desert wildlife, an endless sky of stars and high class accommodations.

The Vogelstrausskluft area stretches along the Fish River Canyon on the western edge of the Kalahari - the eastern farm border is marked by the middle of the riverbed. Its location in the centre of the south, close to the road from Lüderitz to Keetmanshoop (B4), makes it a perfect starting point to visit many of the most interesting sites in a days or short safari trip.

Today the Vogelstrausskluft again houses a native herd of more than 60 Kudu antelopes, that lives on the wide plains of the plateau. And the numbers of other species like Oryx, Springboks, Zebras and Baboons are also constantly increasing. They all are controlled by natural selection through a limited amount of feed and some native predators.

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According to their preferences and abilities, the mammals are spread over all habitats on the farm area. Most of the game can be found on the grassy plains of the plateau or the Canyon Plains. Compared to other regions, life in the desert takes place in much smaller dimensions. Over thousands of years animals and plants adapted to the harsh conditions and developed miraculous qualities and behaviours.

Rates per person per night: on request

Bed and breakfast
Single/double room standard -
Single/double suite -

Camping: power, ablution blocks, thatched roof bar, pool, braai

Per person

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The Vogelstrausskluft offers a variety of interesting, unique possibilities to explore the desert, the Fish River Canyon and Namibia's south. E.g. the possibility to descend down into the Canyon rather easily, which is only possible in one other place – the nature reserve at Ai-Ais – where a permit is required.

Nature- & Game drives
Daily in the morning and evening hours we offer guided Gamedrives over the Plateau to the top of the Canyon Rim. Kudu, Oryx, Springboks, Ostriches and various other animals and plants can be spotted most of the times – and with luck even Shakals or Rooikat (Caracals). Arriving at the view point you will experience a spectacular 360° view. On most days you will see more than 250km: Over the breathtaking Fish River Canyon to the Klein Karasberge on the one side – over the Plateau up to the mountain range that marks the border to the Namib Desert on the other.
Duration: approx. 2 Hours, daily at 9:00 and 16:30 (max. 30 persons)
Further information: Animals and Plants, The Canyon Rim.

Helicopter Flights
View the Africa's largest Canyon from a breathtaking perspective: Helicopter flights over the rarely known upper part, or even the whole course of the canyon down to its deepest point in the nature reserve are a unique experience. The helicopter-flight directly starts and ends at the Vogelstrausskluft helipad.
30 minutes flight: Flight over upper canyon and the Canyon Rim.
45 minutes flight: Flight over upper canyon including touchdown at the Canyon Rim.
Longer flights or specials tours are possible on request. This offer can be booked as well, if you are not guest at Vogelstrausskluft Lodge. Pick-up from other lodges in the canyon vicinity is possible (actual flight time includes warm-up, start-up and return ferry to/from other lodges or other destinations).
Duration: 30 or 45 minutes
(Please note: A minimum of 5 passengers is required, otherwise the full helicopter rate is divided by the no. of passengers. If you are less than 5 passengers and only interested in a flight if the helicopter can be filled up with other passengers, please mention with your reservation.)

Special offer for Vogelstrausskluft guests: For booking a helicopter flight
... of 30 min: we invite you to a free dinner at the Lodge
... of 45 min: we invite you to a free dinner incl. all drinks

»Fish-River-Canyon Experience«
This full day excursion with a 4x4-vehicle takes you to the rough landscape of the Canyon Plains and down into the Fish River Canyon.

* Transfer to the access of the Canyon Plains
* Nature-Drive through the Canyon Plains alongside the escarpment of the Canyon; visit of several view points (incl. "Finger Klip")
* 300m descend with the 4x4-vehicle into the Fish River Canyon
* Bush-lunch at the banks of the Fish River
* Drive back and transfer to Vogelstrausskluft

Duration: 1 day
Booking prior to arrival or at our Entertainment-Desk (see also packages)
Further information: The Canyon Plains, The Fish River Canyon

»Fish-River-Canyon Adventure«
(4x4-Tour with a short Hike)
This unique two day excursion with a 4x4-vehicle takes you down to the Canyon Plains, into the Fish River Canyon, in one of its most beautiful side canyons, to a dried out waterfall and several other impressing destinations.

* Transfer to the access of the Canyon Plains
* Nature-Drive through the Canyon Plains alongside the escarpment of the Canyon; visit of several view points (incl. "Finger Klip")
* Bush-lunch in the Canyon Plains
* Adventure hike through "Donker Kloof", one of the most beautiful and narrow side gorges of the Canyon
* 300m descend with the 4x4-vehicle into the Fish River Canyon at the Loewen River mouth
* Open sky dinner (African Braai)
* Overnight stay in Bush-Camp (tents) inside the Canyon
* Ascent to the Canyon Plains and drive to the Canyon Rim
* Hike over an 100 year old pass of the German Schutztruppe to the Plateau
* Bush-lunch with a view over the Fish River Canyon
* Drive to the most of the times dried out waterfall at "Sabi-Pits"
* Drive back with various view points into the ever changing Canyon
* Transfer back to Vogelstrausskluft

Duration: 2 days incl. overnight stay in Bush-Camp (tents)
Important: This tour must be booked prior to your stay (see also packages) and requires physical fitness. In summer the tour is weather depending and might be cancelled or changed on short notice due to high temperatures inside the Canyon (more than 60 °C).
Further information: The Canyon Plains, The Fish River Canyon

»Fish-River-Canyon Limits«
(combined Hiking- and 4x4-Tour)
Experience the Fish River Canyon by foot and by 4x4. This extraordinary three day tour takes you on a hike from one of the highest points of Vogelstrausskluft over the Canyon Plains down into the Fish River Canyon and into one of its most beautiful side gorges. Additional 4x4-tours show you historic places and impressing views.

* Transfer to the viewpoint at the Canyon Rim
* Hike down to the Canyon Plains, to the old left Koubis farmhouse
* Time to explore the surrounding on your own or to relax
* Open sky dinner (African Braai)
* Overnight stay in Bush-Camp (tents) beneath palm trees at the old farm house
* 4x4-Transfer over the Canyon Plains
* Adventure hike through "Donker Kloof", one of the most beautiful and narrow side gorges of the Canyon (4-5 hours)
* Return to the camp at the old farm house (4x4) and Bush-lunch
* Nature-Drive through the Canyon Plains alongside the escarpment of the Canyon; visit of several view points (incl. "Finger Klip")
* 300m descend with the 4x4-vehicle into the Fish River Canyon at the Loewen River mouth
* Open sky dinner (African Braai)
* Overnight stay in Bush-Camp (tents) inside the Canyon
* Ascent to the Canyon Plains
* 4x4-Tour to "Perdeskoon-Lookout" in the South of Vogelstrausskluft, where the Canyon forms a spectacular slope
* Drive to the most of the times dried out waterfall at "Sabi-Pits"
* Bush-lunch with a view over the Fish River Canyon
* Hike over an 100 year old pass of the German Schutztruppe to the Plateau
* Transfer back to Vogelstrausskluft

Duration: 3 days incl. 2 overnight stays in Bush-Camps (tents)
Important: This tour must be booked at least 4 weeks prior to your stay (see also packages) and requires good physical fitness. In summer the tour is weather depending and might be cancelled or changed on short notice due to high temperatures inside the Canyon (more than 60 °C). Hiking equipment is recommended.
Further information: The Viewpoint at the Canyon Rim, The Canyon Plains, The Fish River Canyon

Guided Hikes
Desert life happens in small scales and therefore you have to look closer. Before and after the big heat of the day, when life awakens and the light paints the most beautiful colours, we therefore offer guided hikes into the vicinity of the Lodge, into the Old Valley or the edge of the Plateau.
Duration: approx. 2 hours, 8:00-10:00 and 16:30-18:30
Booking prior to arrival or at our Entertainment-Desk
Further information: The Old Valley, The Plateau.

Contact & reservations:
E-mail: info@namibweb.com

To book:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates

Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.

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