Canyon roadhouse

The Canyon Roadhouse is situated in the privately owned Gondwana Canyon Park. From here, self-drive tourists have to drive only 14kms to the main viewpoint of the canyon. It is a sister property to both Canyon Village and Canyon Lodge.

Resembling a roadhouse of old with a large roof, the lodge is a veritable treasure-house and a 'must-do' stop when visiting the canyon. The outside area hints of the wonderland interior with its rusty old Chevys and Fords from a bygone era. The large doors open onto an International truck serving as the reception desk, a 'pompstasie' (filling station) bar and an assortment of classic vehicles and transport paraphernalia assembled with an innovative and creative flair - and a good deal of humour! Restaurant tables are placed in between and the cabs of several cars serve as zany fireplaces in the chilly winter months.

Canyon Roadhouse has more than just a fascinating interior. Large attractive rooms, positioned around courtyards, make the Roadhouse a comfortable - and convenient - base when visiting the Fish River Canyon. The canyon resort has a swimming pool, a campsite, a terrace to enjoy Roadhouse specialities like Amarula cheesecake and the best cappuccino for miles around. 

Accommodation is in 24 Double or Family Rooms.

Double Rooms: En-suite bathrooms, twin beds, air-conditioning and mosquito nets are standard.

Family Rooms: Family Rooms can sleep up to 4 persons with facilities similar to the Double Rooms.

Canyon Roadhouse is a perfect base to explore the wonders of Namibia's Fish River Canyon.

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A variety of activities are offered:  
Guided excursions to the Fish River Canyon or to the wildlife-rich Gondwana Canyon Park, hikes of varying lengths with or without guide and unguided e-bike tours clearly marked trails.
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Ai-Ais Resort

Ai-Ais Resort

Fairly basic accommodation at the famous hot-springs near the southern end of the Fish River Canyon.

Canyon Lodge

Canyon Lodge

Few moments are as breath-taking and inspiring as gazing into the depths of the majestic Fish River Canyon. Nestled into the rugged boulders of the Fish River landscape, a short twenty kilometres from the iconic Fish River Canyon viewpoint, lies the Canyon Lodge. With the main guest areas housed in a century-old farmhouse and each cabin embracing the raw rock formations as part of their architecture, this is a place to feel the ancestral heartbeat and be transformed. Enjoy guided excursions into the breath-taking Gondwana Canyon Park, or embark on a self-guided trail by foot. The Canyon Lodge offers an opportunity for an authentic Fish River Canyon Experience.

Canyon Village

Canyon Village

The heart of a village, in the heart of the Canyon Quiver trees, Nama culture, rugged landscape and an impressive sweeping rock formation characterise Canyon Village. This property serves as a doorway into the insights and traditions of the Nama. With a unique mode of luggage transfers in the form of donkey-cart and the folk tales of the indigenous people muraled on the walls of the various interiors; guests will experience the homely hospitality own to this culture. Chalets are scattered along the landscape in a village-like array, offering privacy and whimsy to all who overnight in this lodge. Canyon land. Nama charm. And a wealth of rich storytelling.

Fish River Lodge

Fish River Lodge

On the opposite edge of the canyon to all the other lodges, Fish River Lodge offers a unique perspective, excellent service and stunning views.

Hobas Campsite

Hobas Campsite

Campsite close to the main viewpoint over the Fish River Canyon

Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.


14 Oct 2015

We enjoyed our time here. A fun place to stay and again the staff were helpful and the food was good.

Venter, Naas

9 Jul 2013

Johan and staff were very good. Nice atmoshere, good food and good service. Will recommend this to everyone.


10 Oct 2016

A curious and beautiful place, inspired to the american 60's, close to the amazing Fish River Canyon (25km) !

Reinecke, Ursula

6 May 2012

It was a great surprise to find such a excellent accomodation  `in the middle of nowhere`.The dining was also superb.

Pycroft, Liz

27 Aug 2015

Quirky and well managed. The Roadhouse food is great and the campsite is small and lovely with good shady pitches . 6/10

Schaller, Patrick

1 Nov 2016

To recommand; apartement good & clean; very interesting and well situated (close to the Fish River Canyon) Meals excellent


20 Feb 2015

Quirky place which we quite enjoyed however we may have preferred Ai-Ais. One night would have sufficed here (with a day in Luderitz instead).

Griffiths, Peter

8 Jan 2014

Very strange but most enjoyable. All the people were great and I had a good time. It is a long way from anywhere but all the comforts were on hand.

Tetourova, Lenka

16 Jul 2017

Nice campsite with very clean ablution blocks. And very convenient for Fish River Canyon trips. Also oryx walking in the campsite was nice experience.

Evrard, Daniel

19 Apr 2016

Good atmosphere, the restaurant/ shop is an excellent place to meet people and exchange on trip experiences. The facilities are in good state and clean!

Buee, Christophe

20 Nov 2011

03 oct 2011 Very amazing place. Campsite with power point and braai. Shared and clean toilets facilities. Good dinner and buffet breakfast. Fuel station.  


21 May 2014

my favorite lodge by far during the whole trip. food was great and the beds super comfortable. Service was amazing. Best place to explore the Fish River canyon area.


13 Sep 2009

We loved the Canon Roadhouse. The people were very friendly, and it was the perfect place to stay, very relaxing and like a little oasis in the desert. We would have loved to stay longer.

De Beer, Elzette

15 Jan 2017

So many interesting artifacts and lively reception at the roadhouse. The pool was a lifesaver. Canyon Roadhouse is conveniently situated to surrounding stops. Great shorter hiking trails available.

Olivier, Deon

24 Jan 2013

Excellent accommodation and a pleasant environment. Great service received from a well ran establishment. The chef here prepares the most delicous meals. A must stay if one is looking for accommodation in this region.

Barty, Amy

27 Oct 2019

The bar was somewhat under staffed. It's a major stopping place for tour groups so when things get busy it's a long wait for service which also led to a lack of signing off expenses and a number of questionable charges. Otherwise lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed the pool and surrounds.

Mylrea, Jonathan

23 Jul 2013

We really enjoyed our brief stay at the Canon Roadhouse. It is amazing to find a quirky establishment with such an eclectic mix of automotive memorabilia so far out in the Namibian Desert. Friendly staff, good food and comfortable accommodation. I will definitely recommend it to friends.


The Canon Roadhouse is situated on the C37 (previously the D601), 12km from the Hobas entrance to the Fish River Canyon National Park

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