Fish River Lodge

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  • The lodge
  • Twin room
  • Pool
  • Exterior
  • Look-out point
  • Exterior
  • Jelly-leg pass
  • Hiking trail
  • Hiking trail
  • Hiking trail
  • Scenic landscape
  • Mobile camp for hikers
  • Description
  • Facilities
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, Safari Lodge
  • Sleeps: 60
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 12
  • Fireplace
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • On-site Parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

12 Reviews on Fish River Lodge

This lodge is built in an excellent location, with an incredible view, expecially during the evening and the night. It's a good lodge, but only the location is excellent. Due to the price and description I was expectig a much better kind of facilities (that's why I rated it only 2 stars). The restaurant does not give you any option about the dinner, which is really nothing special. I believe 3 is the correct star rating for this lodge. When I arrived the esternal lights (as well as an esternal shower) didn't work in both the chalets I booked, and they never fixed them; they fixed only the esternal shower the day after (because I asked several times). The game drives are also overpriced, in particular the only one worthy is the full day into the canyon (even overpriced). When I left the lodge I had to ask twice to check my bill, they didn't charge the drinks and some activities: I helped them with the electronic calculator!!!! It's a shame that such a beautiful place and lodge is so bad managed.


17 May 2014

We had a great time


12 January 2014

Breath -taking views! Awesome place. Excellent service.


22 December 2013

This was an excellent lodge in all ways. The views the comfort the food. Above all however the staff were all superb. We have been to lodges where the staff seem to be reading from a script or are just not comfortable there, but at Fish River Lodge the staff really knew what they were doing and were enthusiastic and very friendly. We loved the drive to the bottom of the canyon and our guide, Ben made the day very interesting.


15 October 2013

We stayed at the Lodge for two nights and were very impressed with the friendly and helpful staff. Very accomodating of our children and adjusted the menu for them. The lodge is situated in a unique setting on the edge of the canyon and is truly spectacular. The road to the Lodge (19km) is an adventurous drive as advertised but not impossible in any vehicle if you take it slowly. Highly recommended, we will be visiting again.


03 April 2013
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Room information


Twin Room x 14

Includes: D B & B

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 also available to guests.

Double Room x 6

Includes: D B & B

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 also available to guests.

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