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Canyon Roadhouse

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7/10

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Highlights

- Quirky & unusual
- Great views
- Friendly staff
- 20km from Fish River Canyon

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Overview

A veritable treasure-house with a highly unique look, Canyon Roadhouse is more ‘roadhouse’ than it is ‘canyon’. Its unusual style is a breathe of fresh air and a stand-out icon in the area, offering fantastic mountain-views as well as a short trip to Fish River Canyon in Namibia.

Situated on the privately-owned Gondwana Canyon Park, Canyon Lodge provides a great base from which to go out and explore Fish River Canyon. As with its sister lodges, Canyon Roadhouse offers guests the chance to go on unguided morning hikes, guided sunset walks, and take Canyon and scenic drives. There is a plethora of game here to spot, big and small, but knowledge of the area is often required to get the best sightings. Whilst this is not the place to come for bird-spotting (with only 60 species of bird living here), the majestic black eagle is one local bird to watch out for. There are also guided excursions to the canyon viewpoints, 3-4 day superlative canyon trail hikes, and 4x4 drives through the so-called ‘Wildebeest Route’ towards Canyon Lodge and Canyon Village to view zebra and wildebeest on the grassy plains.

This lodge is smaller and slightly further away from Fish River Canyon than its two sister camps, Canyon Lodge and Canyon Village. Although its quirkiness is often what attracts most visitors, particularly families, to drop by (tables at the restaurant are in-between car cabs that double-up as fireplaces!).

Guest accommodation consists of 22 rooms. 19 of the rooms are twin rooms, and one is a triple. Each room is fitted with en-suite facilities and has its own private veranda.

The main lodge has a communal swimming pool, restaurant and bar, a campsite, and a terrace where guests can enjoy the local specialty, Amarula cheesecake, as well as the ‘best’ cappuccino for miles. Positioned next to a hill, the lodge offers great views of the surrounding area: watching the sun set behind the Holoog Mountain over the Gondwana Canyon Park is very special.

Children of all ages are welcome, and families are especially encouraged to visit. There are 2 family rooms. The lodge has its own American-style fuel station, too. Previous guests are quick to joke that Canyon Roadhouse is the place to fill up on fuel and smiles.

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