Canyon village

The Canyon Village sits picturesquely at the foot of a sweeping rock face in Gondwana Canyon Park. It is on the same property and only 2kms away from Canon Lodge, a slightly more exclusive alternative.

There is a thatched restaurant, coffee shop and a rustic bar, all set between massive granite boulders. Namibian artists have decorated the walls of the restaurant, and the rural atmosphere is continued in the chalets, depicting the daily life of the original inhabitants of the area, the Bondelswart Nama. Alternatively, guests are welcome to enjoy a break at the pool. It has magnificent views of the endless plains of Gondwana Canyon Park.

On arrival, guests will have their luggage transported to their accommodation by a traditional donkey and cart, all under the guidance of a local family.

42 Cape Dutch style chalets are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, twin beds with mosquito nets and bedside lights, air-conditioning, mesh-screened windows and a wooden wardrobe.

Yoghurt, cheese, cold meats as well as your breakfast eggs are supplied by their own butchery, dairy and smokehouse, run by the Self-Sufficiency Centre. Light lunches can be ordered from their 'a la carte' menu and in the evening several meat dishes, fresh vegetables and a choice of salads are available. Their small farming business also produces fruit, vegetables and herbs, fresh from their own garden.

Take in the superb scenery in this haunting, arid landscape on an unguided morning hike, Canyon and scenic drive or a guided sunset walk.

Canyon Village is an ideal base and offers easy access to explore the wonders of Namibia's Fish River Canyon.

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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.

Hiking Trails (2-4 hours): A marked trail takes you from Canon Village up to a mountain plateau with an incredible view of the vast plains adjacent to the canyon. You pass through 'Archway Rock', hike down into the plain and make your way to Cañon Lodge.

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.

Sundowner Walks: Everyone is welcome to join his short excursion. Watch the sun go down with a drink to end off the lovely day.

Traveller Reviews

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

Fischer, Henrike

21 Mar 2013

very very nice and absolutely friendly personal. the atmosphere is perfect, the chalets are fantastic

Lehman, Derick

29 Aug 2017

Very good other than pay point not working due no internet connectivity which caused some inconvenience.

White, Jennie & John

15 Oct 2013

Gorgeous spot, lovely pool perfect for visiting canyon,helpful staff, good food, accommodation excellent

Iles, R

20 Mar 2015

Excellent location and facilities. Food was very good and the staff very efficient and attentive. Would recommend this hotel for visits to fish River Canyon

Lybeck, Stig Olof

12 Apr 2016

Good rooms very nice guide who knew his job, good breakfast and dinner. Nice trip to the Canyon in nice weather, got pictures of the horses down by the Fish river.

Leoncini, Silvia

8 Jul 2012

We arrived there very late but it immediately appeared as a fantastic place, very quite, in a lovely landscape. Good rooms and all staff were really kind and helpfull.

Weimann, Christiane

20 Jan 2014

An absolut stunning place with frienldy staff, they even had Gluten free Bread for our daughter and the staff was helpfull be advising what to eat or not. The romms were clean and charming


Canon Village is situated 20 kilometres from the main viewpoint, Hobas, of the Fish River Canyon National Park, off the dusty C37 (previously named the D324)

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