Canyon Lodge, part of the private Gondwana Canyon Park, is located only 20 km from Fish River Canyon and its main viewpoint. Built wooden walkways lead from main reception/restaurant building to 30 natural stone thatched chalets set amongst red granite boulders and Quiver (Kokerboom or Aloe) trees. Meals are served in lodge's restaurant, set in restored farm house that was built in 1908. Menu includes fresh vegetables from own eco garden. Dinners are served as hearty buffets with variety of game meats with fine South African wines.
Area around Canyon Lodge is hiker's paradise with routes set amongst Quiver trees and granite rock formations. Hikers can end their afternoon trips on top of the highest rock with daily sundowner enjoing great views of plains around. Lodge's friendly staff offer guided drives to Fish River Canyon, 3-4 days Canyon trails as well as 4x4 Wildebeest drive.
Gondwana Canyon Park was established in 1996, with an idea of preserving the area that was used for unsustainable sheep farming for decades. Today Gondwana is one of the largest private parks sized 100 000 ha. Wildlife recovered substantially and now consists of Oryx, kudu, springbok, ostrich, mountain zebra, variety of smaller antelopes and even leopard. 5% of bed levy set aside for funding of Gondwana Park and every guest contributes to preservation of this unique land.
Canyon Logde is around 7 hours of driving from Windhoek: taking B1 road down south, getting to B4 to Luderitz after Keetmanshoop, turning into road C12 at Seeheim and into road 601 after 70 km of scenic route. Passing Canyon Road House and turning on road 324 to Ai-Ais Resort will get you to Canyon Lodge.
The Lodge is member of Hospitality Association of Namibia, a sign of quality. Besides of guided drives transfers to/from Keetmanshoop, including railway and bus station, and Ai-Ais Resort, to Fish River Canyon's main viepoint, to Hobas airstip and sundowner drives are on offer.