Canyon Lodge is situated a mere 20 kilometres from the main view point of the Fish River Canyon and next to the main road.
Gondwana Canyon Lodge
Canyon Lodge is a gem in the rugged environment a fusion of farmhouse flavor and natural splendor. Walkways lead to 30 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. A restored farm house, built in 1908, serves as the lodge restaurant. The nearby Quiver trees and impressive rock formations cater for the hiking enthusiasts.
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Canyon Lodge has no camp sites. Camping is available at Canyon Road House Camp.
Gondwana Canyon Experience
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.
Gondwana Canyon Park
The idea of founding the Gondwana Canyon Park was born in 1996 when a small group of dedicated Namibians decided to try to preserve a small area bordering the eastern side of the Fish River Canyon National Park in Namibia's south. For decades, this land has been used for sheep farming which in the end proved unsustainable in this semi-desert area that receives less than 100 mm rainfall annually. What started out as a small idealistic concept has grown today into a full-scale park of approximately 100.000 ha. Even in this short period of time a substantial recovery of the flora and fauna has taken place.
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A lot of effort has been put in removing all the existing fences and
establishing waterholes for the game. The regular game counts prove that we
already have a healthy, albeit small population of kudu, Oryx, springbok,
ostrich, mountain zebra and a variety of smaller antelopes. Even leopards are
sighted regularly again.
A new ranger team has been formed and the plans for the direct future include purchasing more game to enlarge the numbers as well as to reintroduce species that are endemic to the area but currently not present. A substantial amount of the funding of the Gondwana Canyon Park comes from the bed levy of 5% that is being transferred from the proceeds of both the Canyon Lodge and the Canyon Roadhouse into the Gondwana Canyon Park Fund.
Thus by staying at the Canyon Lodge each guest actively contributes to the motto: "Give back to nature what belongs to nature".
Take the main road B1 going south
for about 500 km, turning right into the road B4 to Luderitz. Turn left into C12
road at Seeheim and after about 70 km right into road 601. The Road House is
located further 20 km on.
Canyon lodge is located further on turning left on the road 324 to Ai-Ais.
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Facilities and statistics:
Member of Hospitality Association of Namibia. En-suite bungalows are available at the Canyon Lodge.
Photo album of Canyon Lodge
Tours and activities:
Transfer to main view point and back to the lodge, transfer to Ai-Ais and back to the lodge, transfer to/from Keetmanshoop (railway station), transfer from Hobas airstrip via Canyon view point, horse riding, sundowner drive.
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Rates: on request
Rates are subject to change without prior notice should tax be
increased or Government levies introduced.
Rates include Value Added Tax and breakfast.
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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Main building of Canyon Lodge
Old truck at turn off to Canyon Lodge
Mountain Camp with braai area
Boulders at Canyon Lodge
Map: how to find Canyon Lodge, Village and Road House
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