Gondwana Canyon Lodge, Village & Roadhouse
- Star Rating:
- Hotel Type:
- Leisure, Game Lodge
- Address: Fish River Canyon
Visitors looking for accommodation in the Gondwana Canyon Park in Namibia have the choice amongst the following: The Canyon Lodge, the Canyon Village and the Canyon Roadhouse.
The Canyon Lodge, Namibia
The Canyon Lodge is located in the Gondwana Canyon Park, which is situated only 20 km from the Fish River Canyon in Namibia. The 30 en-suite chalets are air-conditioned, 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, relax and enjoy delicious meals at the restaurant and take a closer look at the carefully arranged decoration from the pioneering days of farming. Guests have the chance to to unwind with a book on the terrace, which is shaded by trees or at the refreshing swimming pool.
The Canyon Village, Namibia
The Village lies at the foot of a rock face, approximately 20 km from the famous Fish River Canyon. With the Cape Dutch style, air-conditioned cottages and thatched restaurant, this little village is the ideal starting point for exploring the canyon.
The main building is built right into a massive granite boulder, and houses an exquisite restaurant and bar. The daily life of the regions's early inhabitants, the Bondelswart-Nama, can be seen on murals in the restaurant and chalets. Guests can enjoy the peace and quiet, and take a refreshing dip in the pool with a view that is unforgettable.
The Canyon Roadhouse, Namibia
Situated on the road to the Fish River Canyon, 15km from the gate to the viewing points, Canyon Roadhouse offers 24 rooms as well as:
- En suite rooms
- Air-conditioning in all rooms
- Sparkling swimming pool located outside
- Petrol station
- Themed restaurant and bar
Gondwana Canyon 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 Canyon 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. Visitors to this area of Namibia can watch springbok, gemsbok, hartebeest, ostrich and mountain zebras.
Fish River Canyon
Its dimensions are enormous: 161 km long, up to 26 km wide and 505 meters 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: 340 million years ago a fault with a width of 21 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.
- Air-conditioning / heating
- En-suite bathrooms, showers
- Tea/coffee making facilities
- Mosquito nets.
Facilities & Services
- Swimming pool
- Free Wi-Fi at the Reception Area
- 24-Hour security
- Mobile connectivity
- Secure Parking
- Laundry service.
The 7 km hike takes travelers right into the Gondwana Canyon Park. Accompanied by a guide who will gladly share his knowledge about the fascinating desert landscape around the canyon. Approx. 3 hours.
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 back the short distance to the lodge. Approx. 1 hour.
Hiking trail from the Village to the Lodge:
A hiking trail takes guests from the Canyon Village up to a mountain plateau with a breathtaking view of the vast plains adjacent to the canyon. At 'Archway Rock' is the turn-around point to make their way back into the plain and to the lodge. 2 - 3 hours.
This exciting drive is especially suitable for guests who want a break from the wheel or those on a fly-in safari. Travelers 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.
Sundowner Drive in Gondwana Canon Park:
Starting at Canyon Lodge, Canyon Village or Canyon Roadhouse, this three-hour drive is the perfect opportunity for travelers 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 up the 'local' mountain where one has a drink and watches the sun set.
The Canyon Village is set at the foot of a sweeping rock face in Gondwana Canon Park. The Cape-Dutch style cottages surround a thatched restaurant and the little village is the ideal base for exploring the canyon.
Single Room: N$1130.00
Double Room: N$1800.00
The Canyon Roadhouse provides for a relaxing stopover for the thirsty, hungry or exhausted. The Canon Roadhouse offers nine en-suite rooms, an a la carte restaurant, bar, swimming pool, petrol station and an information centre.
Single Room: N$1130.00
Double Room: N$1800.00
The Canyon Lodge features 25 en-suite thatched chalets. The chalets are built from natural stone and are nestled against massive granite boulders. Guests can relax at the lodge's restaurant, on the terrace or at the swimming pool.
Single Room: N$1540.00
Double Room: N$2460.00
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
Activities / Sports and Leisure
All activities start from either the Canon Lodge or Canon Village. Activities can be booked on site and are subject to availability.
Wildlife activities include:
- Sunrise walks
- Canyon drives
- Sundowner drives.
Conferences and Events
Gondwana Canyon Lodge, Village & Roadhouse Specials & Packages
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