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About Fish River Lodge

Fish River Lodge in southern Namibia is the only lodge perched directly on the rim of the Fish River Canyon, offering guests breathtaking views of the canyon from sunrise to sunset.

Twenty spacious chalets are positioned along the rim with sufficient distance between each other to ensure privacy and quiet at all times. Dry-packed stone walls cover the outer chalets and large windows offer light and views over the canyon whilst at night, guests can watch falling stars through the rooftop windows above. Each chalet has a separate shower, dressing facility, double basins, toilet and fan, whilst an additional outdoor shower offers a chance to cool down under the stars on warm nights. An outdoor 'bed' is available to guests who would like to sleep under the stars.

The main lodge caters for indoor and outdoor living given the extremes of weather that can be experienced throughout the year. Good home-cooked food with stylish touches is served on glowing handcrafted tables from reclaimed wood next to crackling fires in winter or outside on the deck in summer. Drinks can be enjoyed in the indoor or outdoor bar area overlooking a swimming pool.

Experience first hand the geological forces that unfolded 300 million years ago, when the Fish River began to etch its way through hard quartzite, forming a Canyon 90 kilometres long, 549 metres deep and 28 kilometres wide in some places, making it the world's second largest Canyon.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 19 Reviews


  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

*Travel Insurance is a requirement for all clients who plant to go on safari

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  • Twin Room Twin Room Sleeps 3 Includes: D B & B Rooms / Units: 3 Each chalet has a separate shower, dressing facility, double basins, toilet and fan whilst an additional outdoor shower... see more
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      Reviews for Fish River Lodge

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      Geoffrey Shears
      12 January 2020

      Really enjoyed the drive into the canyon and seeing the water pools and various plateaus.

      Hermien Strumpher
      22 November 2017

      Absolutely brilliant views. The experience unforgettable. Will definitely visit again. The food however was not that great. The chef could really put some more effort in to the food. Understanding that they don't have fresh supplies daily though. The view was worth every cent.

      Vanessa Hattingh, South Africa
      25 January 2016

      Quite apart from the magnificent views and potential for great walks, the staff make the whole experience wonderful and they contribute to the visit being remembered fondly.

      Devan Padayachy, South Africa
      21 April 2015

      The Fish River lodge was an invigorating experience. The facility is located on the edge of the Canyon providing breath taking views of the canyon. The facility itself is well appointed and luxurious. The staff are exceptional, friendly and very accommodating. Food is excellent, although lunch is light and limited. On the down side, signage and directions are poor. We, and as we learned, many others landed at the wrong place - Canyon lodge (Roadhouse), 450km from the Fish River lodge. Also I think the facility should inform patrons of the19km 'trail' to the lodge -a sedan would not make it,...
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      Lynette Slabber, South Africa
      29 December 2014

      An amazing place to stay. Staff friendly. Wonderful trip down into the canyon with our tour guide.

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      Fish River Lodge is 124.5km from the centre of Keetmanshoop , the nearest airport 126.3km (Keetmanshoop Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling