The Canon Roadhouse is situated 25kms from Fish River Canyon on the privately owned Gondwana Canyon Park. Self drive tourists have to drive 20kms to the main viewpoint of the canyon itself from here. It is a sister property to both Canyon Village and Canyon Lodge both located closer to the canyon.
The lodge is interestingly decorated with old car parts, found in the region. Old antiques adorn the inside, such as an old gas burning stove with a beaten copper kettle on top. There is a large swimming pool and sun-deck, tucked in between indigenous succulents such as hoodias and aloes, and guests can relax pool-side on a comfortable lazy-lounger.
Guests can enjoy a drink in the noted 'Wheels' bar, a setting for many a tall travellers' tale. There is also a laundry service and Internet connection.
Canyon Roadhouse pride themselves on their delicious food and personalized service, comments many of their guests reiterate. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served in The Canon Roadhouse's restaurant. Breakfast is served buffet-style with a choice of cereals, fruits and a full English breakfast. Fruit juices, coffee and tea are also available.
Lunch and dinner are both served from an 'a la carte' menu. Fresh salads and sandwiches can be ordered for lunch, and the dinner menu has a splendid choice of international-style cuisine.
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.
A sundowner drive and walks on their unguided sunset trails can be organized at Canyon Roadhouse, a perfect base to explore the wonders of Namibia's Fish River Canyon.
Morning Hike (3 hours): On this 6-km-hike you will experience the very core of Gondwana Canon Park. You are accompanied by a guide who will gladly share his knowledge about the fascinating desert landscape around the canyon.
There is a short hiking trail with views over the mountains. Alternatively you could self-drive out to the Fish River Canyon to try their short walks around the area.
Canyon Drive (3 hours): Especially for guests who want a break from the wheel or those on a fly-in safari. You are taken to the three major lookout points along the Fish River Canyon. The guide will tell you all about the canyon's fascinating geological history.
Flights over the Fish River Canyon: This is an adventure not to be missed and could well be the highlight of your holiday - must be booked on arrival.
Horse riding Experience: The splendour of the canyon landscape on horseback, just like the pioneers over a hundred years ago Sundowner Drives This is the perfect opportunity to introduce you to our private nature reserve and share with you our knowledge about the surrounding landscapes, its geology and flora (minimum 4 people.)
Sundowner Walks: Everyone is welcome to join his short excursion. Watch the sun go down with a drink to end off the lovely day.
Fairly basic accommodation at the famous hot-springs near the southern end of the Fish River Canyon.
Probably the most popular lodge in the area. Friendly staff, interesting rooms and an emphasis on growing all local produce make for a wonderful stay.
Supposedly laid out like an African village - this tends to be second choice to the Lodge but still offers good value.
On the opposite edge of the canyon to all the other lodges, Fish River Lodge offers a unique perspective, excellent service and stunning views.
Campsite close to the main viewpoint over the Fish River Canyon
These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
We enjoyed our time here. A fun place to stay and again the staff were helpful and the food was good.
Johan and staff were very good. Nice atmoshere, good food and good service. Will recommend this to everyone.
A curious and beautiful place, inspired to the american 60's, close to the amazing Fish River Canyon (25km) !
It was a great surprise to find such a excellent accomodation `in the middle of nowhere`.The dining was also superb.
Quirky and well managed. The Roadhouse food is great and the campsite is small and lovely with good shady pitches . 6/10
To recommand; apartement good & clean; very interesting and well situated (close to the Fish River Canyon) Meals excellent
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).
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.
Nice campsite with very clean ablution blocks. And very convenient for Fish River Canyon trips. Also oryx walking in the campsite was nice experience.
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!
03 oct 2011 Very amazing place. Campsite with power point and braai. Shared and clean toilets facilities. Good dinner and buffet breakfast. Fuel station.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ParkDownload Map
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