Canyon Lodge

Reviews of Canyon Lodge

Good(89%) From 72 travellers
Excellent
38
Good
29
Average
4
Poor
0
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 72 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.
Mr J & Family - Cape and Botswana
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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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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Mr & Mrs B from Australia
Arrived on: 25-May-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Good
Good

Exquisite accomodation

Thoroughly enjoyed the sun downer walk.
Staff very pleasant.

Appearance of small birds at the breakfast food tables needs to be addressed

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Mr & Mrs D - Cheltenham
Arrived on: 21-May-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Canyon Lodge review

Very good
Helpful staff especially the manageress who gave us advice on Swakopmund

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Mr R from Chicago, USA
Arrived on: 12-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Terrible
Terrible
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Average

Beautiful Lodge-Not Environmentally Friendly

The lodge, chalet, service and food at the lodge was excellent! The only reason we are giving it a 'Terrible" overall experience is because of its complete lack of care for the environment.

The chalet that we had was absolutely beautiful with a magnificient view of the surrounding landscape. The room was very comfortable and very clean. The food was very good and the service extraordinary. Staff was very attentive and helpful whenever we needed them.

However, during our stay we noticed many concerning things. First, as most people know (or should know), Namibia is mostly a desert which means water is precious. Within the lodge there are all these very pretty and green grassy areas. We all know grass needs a lot of water which, to our impression, is being wasted in the landscaping. There are many ways of landscaping that are desert-friendly.

We also learned that the umbrella company (Gondwana) is planning on "re-introducing" game (lions, giraffes, elephants) into the park. Again, you cannot sustain that kind of game in that location without destroying the environment. The rate at which grasses and plants grow is not appropriate for that. If someone wants to see those animals, The Fish River Canyon is not the place! They are trying to become competitive but they will destroy the surrounding ecosystem! I do not like supporting that kind of business.

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Mr & Mrs M - Weymouth
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Canon Lodge - 2 nights

Our first venture onto gravel roads in our little Toyota Aygo!! But we arrived OK.

Wonderfully laid out with lots of green grass and trees, a veritable oasis in the desert, with the lodges dotted about blending in with the massive boulders. The pool at the edge of camp has a fantastic background of the wide open vastness of Namibia.

Drive to the Fish River Canyon next day with lots of wildlife sightings, then the "OH WOW" , just look at that view over and down into the Canyon! I'm now going to buy a "fisheye lens" for my camera!

The food in the restaurant at Canon Lodge was excellent.

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Mr & Mrs M - Germany
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Canyon Lodge review

First class Lodge in an fantastic location. Excellent accomodation, lovely grounds, good food. Staff helpful and friendly.

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