Fish River Lodge, Fish River Canyon

Introduction

Located on the western rim of the canyon, Fish River Lodge is the only lodge situated directly on the edge of Fish River Canyon and boasts breathtaking views of the canyon.

The lodge is remote, getting here is an adventure in itself. Dinner is served next to crackling fires in winter and outside on the deck in summer. From the deck, you can also witness incredible sunrises and sunsets.

There are 20 chalets, set apart from each other, uniquely designed with dry-packed stone walls and large windows to take in the view. Rooms include a verandah, large walk-in shower and secluded outside shower. An outdoor bed is available to guests who would like a night under the stars. All-round rooftop windows offer a starry view of the night sky while you drift away to sleep.

There are many optional activities to explore the canyon including on scenic drives or on foot.

Features

  • Restaurant
  • Indoor and outdoor bar area
  • Swimming pool with superb views of the canyon
  • Internet facilities

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Optional Activities

The following optional activities are available from this property:

Canyon full day drive
Experience an amazing variety of geological features as you journey into the depths of the second largest canyon in the world. See rough limestone, shiny quartzite, fine shale and dramatic fault lines.
Catch your breath as you take in the dramatic views of the river before descending into the base of the canyon for refreshments by the river.

Morning scenic drive
The scenic drive is the perfect introduction to the geology of this fascinating landscape. The drive will take you around the pristine Canyon Nature Park. There will be chances to see general game as well as karoo korhaan and Ludwig’s bustard for the bird lovers.

Scenic sundowner drive
This afternoon scenic drive will take you on top of the plateau where you will stop at two different viewpoints and admire the infinite vistas of the canyon. The guide will explain the geology, flora and fauna of this fascinating landscape. Watch the sun set while enjoying drinks, snacks and panoramic views of the canyon and meandering Fish River.

Canyon rim walk
Awaken your senses with an easy unguided walk from the lodge along the rim of the canyon, providing spectacular vistas. Guided walks are also available on request. The experienced guides are keen to share their knowledge on the resilient flora and fauna of this harsh environment and its stunning geological features. It is recommended to do this walk either early morning or late afternoon.

Canyon day hike
This walk is possible as a full or half day, from April to September only. Experience the canyon up close and personal on this challenging, but, rewarding journey of discovery. Accompanied by an expert guide, you will climb down the sheer face of the upper canyon wall, traverse the rock strewn wilderness and descend through a stunning gorge. Enjoy lunch and drinks at a shaded spot while absorbing the view of the Fish River. Trainers or hiking boots and backpacks are essential.

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