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Fish River Canyon Accommodation

Its dimensions are enormous: 160 km long, up to 27 km wide and 500 m 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: 350 million years ago a fault with a width of 20 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.

You can drive to several lookout points, or walk along the rim of the enormous gorge, or take a scenic flight. Please take note that day visitors are not allowed to climb down into the canyon.

Only participants of the 80 km hiking tour from Hiker’s Point to Ai-Ais are permitted to climb down into the canyon. The tour takes four to five days and can either be done in a private group or with a guide . Canyon hikes can only be booked for the cooler winter months.

Fish River Canyon
27° 34' 40.188" S
17° 36' 31.8672" E
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Starting from N$ 650.00 p/p sharing | N$ 650.00 single | BB
Ai-Ais Resort

Ai-Ais Resort Meaning ‘burning water’ in the local Nama dialect, /Ai-/Ais is in reference to the natural thermal springs found at the base of the mountain peaks at the...

Starting from N$ 1,780.00 p/p sharing | N$ 2,218.00 single | BB
Canyon Lodge

Canyon Lodge lies in the shelter of a granite hilltop on the sweeping plains of Gondwana Canyon Parks. The 25 thatched en-suite chalets, built from natural rock and...

Starting from N$ 5,400.00 per unit (sleeps 10) | SC
Canyon Mountain Camp

Canyon Mountain Camp is a real idyll for the self-catering traveller. Situated about 6 km from Canyon Lodge at the foot of picturesque dolerite hills. The building,...

Starting from N$ 1,353.00 p/p sharing | N$ 1,689.00 single | BB
Canyon Roadhouse

Canyon Roadhouse: Due to its elaborate décor Canyon Roadhouse has acquired a sort of cult status in Namibia: the good old days of the automobile are celebrated in the...

Starting from N$ 1,241.00 p/p sharing | N$ 1,557.00 single | BB
Canyon Village

Canyon Village lies at the foot of a sweeping rock face in Gondwana Canyon Park. Well-appointed cottages in the Cape Dutch style afford views of the vast canyon scenery...

Starting from N$ 1,815.00 p/p sharing | N$ 2,370.00 single | DBB
Fish River Lodge

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...