Twenty spacious chalets are positioned along the rim with sufficient distance from each other to ensure privacy and quiet at all times. Dry-packed stone walls cover the outer chalets and large windows offer light and views over the canyon whilst at night guests can watch falling stars through the roof top windows above
The open plan main complex has:
* Combined indoor & outdoor restaurant with open fireplace & individual tables.
* Combined indoor and outdoor bar
* Large window fronts to allow views over the Canyon
* Lounge with open fireplace
* Viewing deck
* Craft shop selling local Namibian crafts
* Long swimming pool
Fish River Lodge in southern Namibia is the only lodge perched directly on the rim of the Fish River Canyon offering guests breathtaking views of the canyon from sunrise to sunset. Experience first hand the geological forces that unfolded 300 million years ago, when the Fish River began to etch its way through hard quartzite forming a Canyon 90 kilometres long, 549 metres deep and 28 kilometres wide in some places, making it the world's second largest Canyon.
Set in a grove of ancient Quiver trees (Aloe dichotoma), the Lodge has been carefully designed to echo the terraced and rugged terrain as well as the colours and textures of the landscape thereby offering guests a pleasant change from the typical 'safari' type lodge found elsewhere in Africa. There is a blend of classical and contemporary furnishings and many of the accessories have been made by San and Nama communities whose ancestors once roamed the terrain; authenticity, comfort and simplicity are key to the Lodge's unique ambiance.
In Room Facilities:
Each chalet has a separate shower, dressing facility, double basins, toilet and fan whilst an additional outdoor shower offers a chance to cool down under the stars on warm nights. An outdoor 'bed' is available to guests who would like to sleep under the stars.
Scenic Drive & Sundowner
January - December
Enjoy a drink and snacks whilst watching the sky turn from subtle pink and blue in the east to burnt orange in the west. This stunning location offers panoramic views of the canyon and meandering Fish River.
The tour starts from 4pm, depending on the time of year, so please leave plenty of time when arriving at the lodge by car so you don?t miss this enchanting excursion.
Day Canyon 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 quartzites, fine shales and dramatic fault lines as the 510 million year old story unfolds.
Catch your breath as you take in the dramatic views of the river before descending into the base of the canyon to lunch by the permanent rock pools.
Kudu, Oryx, Klipspringer and the elusive mountain Zebra are often seen and your experienced guide will identify the resilient flora in this harsh environment.
Winter (April to October) leave at 8am back by 3/4pm
Summer (November to March) leave at 6am back by 12/1pm
Day Canyon Hike
For the very fit a day hike into the canyon may also be available (subject to demand) covering a distance of approximately 30km. Trainers or hiking boots are essential. A half day hike is also available.
Five Night Canyon Hike
April - September
The five night canyon hike from the Fish River Lodge is an invigorating 74km journey of discovery within 45,000 hectares of private park land in the magnificent Fish River Canyon; Namibia?s most impressive geological feature. First and last nights are spent at the lodge with three nights camping in the canyon and four days hiking. All five nights are fully inclusive. Other hiking/camping options are available, please contact the
reservations office with specific requirements to personalize your canyon experience.