Fill up on smiles at this extraordinary and out-of-the-ordinary lodge. Resembling a roadhouse of old with a large red 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, adorned with corky quiver trees and desert flora. Park your vehicle and step inside.
As if you have entered an Aladdin’s cave, 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, just 14 kilometers away. The canyon resort has a swimming pool, a campsite, a terrace to enjoy Roadhouse specialties like Amarula cheesecake (and the best cappuccino for miles around) and a walking trail through the hills.
Sunset is best appreciated from the hill above the lodge looking out onto the flat-topped Holoog Mountain and the Gondwana Canyon Park. Take a guided excursion to the canyon viewpoints, hike the 3-4 day superlative canyon trail or drive the 4×4 Wildebeest Route towards Canyon Lodge and Village to view zebra and wildebeest on the grassy plains. Be sure to include this quirky lodge – constructed with flair, creativity, mischief and a zest for life – into all travel plans!
(ps. The lodge also has its own fuel station, so remember to fill up on fuel and smiles when visiting the canyon.)
Starting from N$ 1827
Starting from N$ 1827
Starting from N$ 1827
Standard Twin Room
The rooms are spacious with twin beds, en suite bathroom, air-conditioning and tea/coffee facilities. We have 2 twin rooms with an interleading door - please enquire as a family room.
Standard Triple Room
The rooms overlook a central courtyard. This spacious open plan room has three single beds and an en suite bathroom (shower only). All rooms have air-conditioners and tea/coffee facilities.
Standard Family Room
The rooms overlook a central courtyard. This spacious open plan room has four single beds and an en suite bathroom (shower only). All rooms have air-conditioners and tea/coffee facilities.
Morning/Afternoon Canyon Drive (guided) – Starting from N$ 1208.00 pp
Especially for guests who want a break from the wheel or those on a fly-in safari. You are taken to the two major lookout points along the Fish River Canyon. Our guide will tell you all about the canyon's fascinating geology. Refreshments, light snacks and park entrance fees are included. (Approx. 3 hours)
Sunset Nature Drive in Gondwana Canyon Park (guided) – Starting from N$ 692.00 pp
The 3 hour drive is the perfect opportunity for you to acquaint yourself with the geology, flora and fauna of the Gondwana Canyon Park. This tour does not include the Fish River Canyon. It starts at Canyon Lodge or Canyon Village. Refreshments and light snacks are included. Approx. 3 hours
Morning Hike (guided) – Starting from N$ 427.00 pp
This hike (about 6 km) takes you right into Gondwana Canyon Park. You are accompanied by a guide who will gladly share his knowledge about the fascinating desert landscape around the canyon. This Tour does not go the Fish River Canyon. (Approx. 3 hours)
Sunrise Walk (guided) – Starting from N$ 227.00 pp
We drive you to a spot with a grand view. Watch the sunrise while enjoying coffee and tea. Then we walk back the short distance to the lodge. This tour does not include the Fish River Canyon. (Approx. 1 hour)
E-Biking - Starting from N$ 300.00 pp
Pedal through the Gondwana Canyon Park on an electrical bicycle in your own time and enjoy the pristine nature. Your self-guided tour starts at Canyon Roadhouse. A trail map is available at the reception. Guests must arrange their own transport to Canyon Roadhouse. Bookings only directly at Canyon Roadhouse, max 4 hours, return before nightfall. Rates available at the Lodge.
Hiking trail from the Village to the Lodge (self-guided)
A hiking trail takes you from Canyon Village up to a mountain plateau. Enjoy a breath-taking view of the vast plains adjacent to the canyon. At ‘Archway Rock’ you start to make your way back into the plain and to the lodge. (2 - 3 hours, free of charge)
- Children up to 5 years old are free of charge; for children between the age of 6 and 13 years we charge 50 per cent of the rate
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