The Gondwana Canyon Village lies at the foot of a rock face, approximately 20 km from the famous Fish River Canyon in Namibia, Southern Africa. 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' early inhabitants, the Bondelswart-Nama, can be seen on murals in the restaurant and chalets. Guests can enjoy the peace and take a refreshing dip in the pool with a view that is unforgettable.
The Gondwana Canyon Village features a total of 42 rooms which consist of various room types ideal for single travellers, friends, as well as families. The rooms offer convenient features such as air conditioning for the warm month, heating for the colder months as well as en-suite bathrooms with showers.
The Canyon Village offers a restaurant and bar where breakfast, lunch and dinner are available as well as refreshing beverages. The outdoor swimming pool offers guests a fun-filled time in the sunshine
For the active, many hiking and walking trails are available which is a great way to explore the unique landscape found in this region of Namibia. Excursions to the Fish River Canyon are available as well as sundowner drives.
The Nama Karoo has yellow flowers of quiver trees which 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 1,121 km² and the first land acquired in 1994, this park is the most significant and oldest nature reserve of the Gondwana Desert Collection. Visitors to this area of Namibia can watch springbok, gemsbok, hartebeest, ostrich and mountain zebras.
Its dimensions are enormous: 161 km long, up to 26 km wide and 505 meters deep. The Fish River Canyon is seen as the most significant canyon in Africa and second largest canyon on earth - after the Grand Canyon in the US. Just as impressive is the period during which it was formed: 342 million years ago a fault with a width of 21 km appeared, and the river meandered through it in loops. When the ancient continent of Gondwana disintegrated 121 million years ago, the Fish River started to dig deep into the ground and create its system of gorges.