Canyon Lodge

Reviews of Canyon Lodge

Good(89%) From 67 travellers
Excellent
36
Good
26
Average
4
Poor
0
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 67 of our travellers who have visited Canyon Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
The R Family - San Diego
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average

Disappointing

We may have gotten their worst room
It was one of the last end...even got lost to find it after dinner
Room was small, heating didn't work ...it was damp and smelly and caused two of us to wake up with runny nose.
We were told there is no other room available.
I had to hang one blanket over the window ...for my son who slept under it...not to get more sick.
Especially at dinner but also at breakfast the team was checking our plates and how much food we took...made it very unpleasant.
The place is run for profit...not enjoyable...and they really don't offer much.

Not recommended...could have been great as the area is beautiful.

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Miss K & Mr G from London
Arrived on: 13-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Lovely stay at Canyon Lodge

Spectacular location and very convenient for visiting fish river canyon. Nice rooms set into the rocks. Amazing shower. Comfortable beds. Good wholesome food and plenty of it. Very helpful staff. Great service. Very friendly cats. Stunning views of the rock formations.

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Mr & Mrs P - Glasgow
Arrived on: 11-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Canyon Lodge review

interesting location and unusual accommodation. Very friendly and helpful staff. Would have liked a mini bar in the room. Their "minibar" which was a large fridge next to the distant swim pool was not ideal.

Buffet meals in the evening were excellent and lovely breakfasts too.

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Mr F and Mrs B from Preston
Arrived on: 20-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Really Nice Pool

Canon Lodge was an oasis with very good accommodation and facilities. The pool area was really nice. Needed as the temperature was 40 degrees.

Food was good and it was an excellent base to tour Fish River Canyon. A visit to its sister Canon Roadhouse is well worth a stop either for coffee, a meal or just to see the quirky interior based on old cars !

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Dr & Mrs M - Newcastle upon Tyne
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Canyon Lodge- superb

What a lovely place. Service was superb.

We joined the walk up the rocks in the evening to watch the sunset. Swimming pool was good.

We were booked in here by accident - we should have been at Canon Roadhouse. I think it was better to be here, nearer the canyon, But we dropped off at the Roadhouse on the way in and out and were fascinated by the cars. Cannot comment on the accomodation there but the staff were very helpful and the shop was good.

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Mr J & Family - Cape and Namibia
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Canyon Lodge review

Unbelievable ! Words cannot describe this place. Absolutely fantastic. The pictures in the guide books do not do it justice. Tour buses were even pulling off the road to allow tourists to take pictures of this lodge.

We arrived with a puncture and the staff were very helpful and had it all fixed within half and hour.

At the end of our holiday we played the "what was best?" game - best sights, best day, best lodge, worst road, etc. We changed the game to "what was the 2nd best lodge?" as Canyon Lodge was in it's own universe, so far removed from anything else we experienced. Worth going all the way to Namibia just for this lodge (and Fish River canyon)

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Dr S - Loughborough
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Canyon Lodge review

This is not the lodge's fault and indeed the driver taking us to the Fish River Canyon supplied us with as many blankets as we needed, but it was a bitterly cold journey that particular day in an open vehicle.

The canyon is stunning but with hindsight we could have driven ourselves there and saved over $N600 per person which was the price for Canon Lodge to take us there. Without doubt the worst value for money drive I have evr had in Namibia. Drive yourself!

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Mr C & Mrs V - Namibia fly-in
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Canyon Lodge review

The room was comfortable and inivative in design. A hair dryer would have been useful. Given the distance of the room from the main lodge it would have been good to have had means of making drink or being able to store cold drinks without having to make a specfic trip back to the main building.

The food was well presented and a good selection both at breakfast and dinner. There was a limited choice for lunch. The staff were all friendly, obliging and informative.

Taking into account that we did not have independent transport and the weather was on the cool side within the lodge there was little to do so perhaps a 3 night stay was one night too many. Two activiites can and were done on one day, morning and sundown drive. The guides on both these activities were knowledgable and very informative. The remaining day we spent in and around the lodge the conclusion was that this was one day to long.

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Mr N and Mrs J - three weeks in Namibia
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Canyon Lodge review

Although our initial impressions were good, we felt that the facilities here were not comprehensive. The rooms were fairly spartan, and the food was not impressive.

However, the staff were outstanding.

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Mr & Mrs M - Newbridge
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Upgrade to canon lodge

We were lucky enough to be upgraded to Canon Lodge

Our lodge was one of the ones at the edge of the resort and had uninterrupted views of the desert. The setting is very peaceful, accommodation quite unique with the showers built into the rocks

Food was probably the most varied of our trip and the singing of the staff ended a wonderful stay. From here the canyon is very accessible despite the road works

Lovely views for watching sunset

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