Combining a restored farmhouse and 26 avant garde stone and thatch chalets built into the surrounding inselbergs, Canyon Lodge is a charming, relaxing and spectacular lodge on the edge of the Fish River Canyon.
The Gondwana Canyon Park is a revelation of enterprise and home-brewed charm. The private reserve is 1,200sq km- twice the size of the Isle of Man - and runs along the eastern edge of the length of Fish River Canyon conservation area.
Canyon Lodge, one of four places to stay inside the park, is built around an early 20th-century farmhouse. The building has been restored and way surpassed its former glory of the pioneer farming days.
Chalets are built out of and into the surrounding granite outcrops - you may share your bathroom with a giant boulder and your headrest could be of ancient granite that has remained since the dawn of time.
The farmhouse has a lively bar, a large pool, a shaded verandah and a restaurant all looking out over the plains towards the canyon.
Vegetables, cheeses, milk, meat and bread are all produced on a nearby smallholding ensuring quality is enhanced by the back-to-basics, honest-to-hearty-goodness philosophy of desert-mad Gondwana Desert Collection group.
The three other accommodation options include the inn-like Canyon Village, the quirky dilapidated chic of the Canyon Roadhouse and the rustic self-catering stables of Canyon Mountain Camp.
26 en suite chalets, built from local rock, thatch and timber; farmhouse restaurant; home-grown ingredients; swimming pool; sundowner verandah; bar
Guided excursions to the Fish River Canyon; scenic flights over the canyon; hiking trails; horse trails; scenic drives; game viewing
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Canyon Roadhouse and Campsite
With bright and cheery rooms around a courtyard, a lively themed bar, and an al fresco terrace, the Canyon Roadhouse is another interesting addition to the portfolio in the private Gondwana Fish River Canyon Park.
A hamlet with stone and thatch cottages and a spacious inn at its heart, Canyon Village is a charming, back-to-basics lodge in a colossal reserve adjacent to the Fish River Canyon.
Note: the Vogelstrausskluft Lodge in the Fish River Canyon is closed indefinitely. Here are some alternatives.
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