The Fish River Canyon is reportedly the second largest canyon in the world, following the Grand Canyon, USA. It is almost certainly the oldest, with parts dating to 650 million years old.
And, regardless of any of this, it is an amazing sight to behold.
It is almost impossible to explain the vastness, and pictures can barely do it justice.
Sunrise, or sunset on the canyon rim really is a special moment to be remembered.
Below are a selection of our recommended accommodations.
We are happy to assist with booking any of these as part of an itinerary, or as a standalone booking.
Please contact us for itinerary and booking advice and assistance.
FISH RIVER CANYON ACCOMMODATION
Fish River Lodge
Fish River Lodge is the only accommodation on the western side of the canyon.
Guest rooms are set on the canyon rim, allowing stunning views!
Canyon Lodge is situated in the 1200km sq Gondwana Canyon Park, 20kms from the main viewpoint.
30 thatched bungalows offer very comfortable accommodations, and the restaurant is excellent.
Canyon Village is 2 kms from Canyon Lodge. The accommodations are set out to represent an African Village style.
The thatched restaurant and rustic bar and pool area lend to a relaxing stay.
Canyon Roadhouse, 14 kms from the Canyon viewpoint, is by far the most 'quirky' of the Gondwana Canyon Collection. Expect bright colours and a lively atmosphere. Accommodations are very affordable, and camping is also available.
/Ai/Ais Hot Springs
/Ai-/Ais lies at the southern end of the Fish River conservation area in the Namibian portion of the /Ai-/Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.
The resort prides itself on its main attraction: the spa facility. The thermal baths and heated swimming pools offer respite and relaxation after a long day of driving, or after completing a hike in the Fish River Canyon.
Hobas Lodge sits at the start of the 90 km long Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail, ranked one of the best hiking trails in Southern Africa.
The lodge offers six en-suite rooms and 14 campsites nestled among shady trees at the top end of Fish River Canyon. Hobas is closely located to the Fish River viewpoint.