Gondwana Canon Lodges - Namibia
Gondwana Canon Lodge, Village & Roadhouse
Lodge Type: Leisure, Game Lodge
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Fish River Canyon
Visitors looking for accommodation in the Gondwana Canon Park in Namibia have the choice amongst the following: The Canon Lodge, the Canon Village and the Canon Roadhouse.
The Canon Lodge, Namibia
The Canon Lodge is located in the Gondwana Canon Park, which is situated only 20 km from the Fish River Canyon in Namibia. The 25 en-suite chalets are thatched and built from natural stone. Nestled against massive granite boulders, guests can experience the close feeling to nature.
Visitors are invited to sit back and relax at the restaurant and take a closer look at the carefully arranged decoration from the pioneering days of farming. For exploring, the Gondwana Canon Park is accessible by horse, four-wheel drive or simply with walking sticks. Guests have the chance to to unwind with a book on the terrace, which is shaded by trees or at the swimming pool. Seeing the winding gorges of the canyon from the air, from a Cessna, could well be the highlight of your holiday.
The Canon Village, Namibia
The Cañon Village is set on the C 37, approximately 20 km from the Canyon's main lookout point in Namibia. Situated just 20 km from the famous Fish River Canyon, Cañon Village hugs the foot of a sweeping rock face in Gondwana Cañon Park. With its Cape-Dutch cottages and thatched restaurant this little village is the ideal starting point for exploring the canyon. The daily life of the regions's early inhabitants, the Bondelswart-Nama, can be seen on murals in the restaurant and chalets. Guests can participate in excursions on horseback, drives and walks in the Gondwana Cañon Park or simply enjoy a break at the swimming pool.
The Canon Roadhouse, Namibia
The Canon Roadhouse is situated on the C 37, 20 km from the Canyon's main lookout point. If thirsty, hungry or exhausted, the Canon Roadhouse provides for a relaxing stopover. Located just 14 km from the main gate to Fish River Canyon National Park, the Cañon Roadhouse offers 9 en-suite rooms, an à-la-carte restaurant, a bar, a large swimming pool, a petrol station and an information centre.
Gondwana Canon Park in Namibia
The Nama Karoo is characterized by its yellow flowers of quiver trees which are set against the blue sky at the second largest canyon in the world. The quiver tree is a typical stem succulent of the Nama Karoo, and on the vast plains of Gondwana Cañon Park several clusters can be found. With an area of 1,120 km² and the first tract of land acquired in 1995, this park is the largest and oldest nature reserve of the Gondwana Desert Collection. Vistors to this area of Namibia can watch springbok, gemsbok, hartebeest, ostrich and mountain zebras.
Activities in the Gondwana Cañon Park, Namibia
All activities which are available to guests start from the Cañon Lodge or Canon Village unless indicated otherwise. Guests of all the accommodation establishments in the Gondwana Canon Park are welcome to participate. Activities can only be booked on site and are subject to availability.
The guests are driven to a location with a grand view to watch the sunrise while enjoying coffee and tea. The group will then walk the short distance to the lodge. Approx. 1 hour
This hike (about 6 km) takes travellers right into the Gondwana Cañon Park. A guide who will gladly share his knowledge about the fascinating desert landscape around the canyon accompanies guests. Approx. 3 hours
Trail from the Village to the Lodge:
A hiking trail takes guests from the Cañon Village up to a mountain plateau with a breathtaking view of the vast plains adjacent to the canyon. At 'Archway Rock' one starts to make their way back into the plain and to the lodge. (2 - 3 hours
Take part in a fun horse back ride and enjoy the landscape of Gondwana Cañon Park on horseback.
This exciting drive is especially suitable for guests who want a break from the wheel or those on a fly-in safari. Travellers are taken to the two major lookout points along the Fish River Canyon. The guide informs guests about the canyon's fascinating geology. Approx. 3 hours
Flying over the Fish River Canyon:
Flying over the canyon in a Cessna 182 is an unforgettable experience. It also provides you with unique themes for high-angle shots. 30 minutes (minimum 2 pax) / 60 minutes (minimum 2 pax)
Sundowner Drive in Gondwana Canon Park:
Starting at Cañon Lodge, Cañon Village or Cañon Roadhouse, this three-hour drive is the perfect opportunity for travellers to acquaint themselves with the fascinating Gondwana Cañon Park. Travellers will learn useful and fascinating facts about the geology and the adaptability of flora and fauna in Gondwana Cañon Park. This tour does not include the Fish River Canyon. Approx. 3 hours.
Everyone is invited to wrap up the day with a short excursion to our very own 'local' mountain where we have a drink and watch the sun go down.
Fish River Canyon:
Its dimensions are enormous: 160 km long, up to 27 km wide and 500 m deep. The Fish River Canyon is seen as the largest canyon in Africa and second largest canyon on earth - after the Grand Canyon in the US. Just as impressive is the period of time during which it was formed: 350 million years ago a fault with a width of 20 km appeared and the river meandered through it in wide loops. When the ancient continent of Gondwana disintegrated 120 million years ago, the Fish River started to dig deep into the ground and create its system of gorges.
The old farmhouse, which is now the restaurant at Canon Lodge is now decorated with various farm implements that evoke memories of pioneering farming days. The Canon Lodge Restaurant has a magnificent view an farm-fresh yoghurt, cheese, cold meats and eggs are supplied by a private butchery and dairy while a garden supplies organic fruit and vegetables. Light a la carte lunches are available as are hearty buffet dinner spreads.
Address: Fish River Canyon, Keetmanshoop, South Namibia, Namibia
Conferences / Events
- Game drive safaris
- Housekeeping service
- Secure parking
- Walking safaris
Driving directions to Gondwana Nature Park from Windhoek Airport, Namibia:
1. Head south on Aristotles Street toward Darwin Street
2. Turn left onto Plato Street
3. Take the 1st left toward Hegel Street
4. Take the 2nd left onto Hegel Street
5. Turn left onto Western Bypass
6. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Rehobother Rd/B. Continue to follow B1
7. Slight left to stay on B1
8. Continue onto B4
9. Turn left onto C12
10. Turn right onto D601
11. Turn left onto D324
12. Turn left
13. Slight left
14. Turn left
Gondwana Nature Park, Karas, C37, Namibia