Canyon Lodge

Reviews of Canyon Lodge

Good(89%) From 67 travellers
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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.
Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 28-May-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Canyon Lodge review

A lovely lodge in a beautiful setting. Although our room was small there was heating which we needed in the morinings. Unfortunately it was too cold to use that amazing pool! An ideal base to explore Fish River Canyon.

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Miss. T & Mr B - London
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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perfect customer service

Everything you could wish for if you were running the lodge yourself, service was spot on.

Could do with some better sign posting on the access roads to the lodge

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Mr & Mrs C - Woking
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Oasis at the end of a nightmare

The lodge is wonderful and the staff (especially Madolyn and Selma) delightful.

The road in was horrendous - our first stretch of gravel road, 137 km long and (we later learned) in uncharacteristically poor condition. It was very badly corrugated for most of the way and had us wishing that we'd stayed at home. But rounding the final bends to see the lodge was a very pleasant surprise and we had a great two days here.

We were in the furthest of the bungalows (23) which felt wonderfully isolated, with beautiful views from the terrace - and another upmarket cave for a bathroom. Loved the way they had built into and around the rocks without compromising on comfort. The guided drive to the canyon was interesting and enjoyable - we particularly enjoyed stretching our legs on the walk to the hikers viewpoint.

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Mr & Mrs E - Stockport
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful location at Canyon Lodge

Everything about this place was perfect for us.
We had a great room with fantastic views. I love the boulders jutting into it.

A really good buffet-style evening meal with a very good choice for the vegetarian one of us.
Really lovely gardens at the front of the building.

Not too far to go to see the canyon and in a beautiful location.

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Mr & Mrs R from Berkeley
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Impressive lodge design in stunning location

A real oasis after a long hot dusty drive - our first real introduction to gravel roads. The "garden" is lovely. Friendly "happy" staff, excellent food - straight from their farm - very impressed (especially the grapefruit juice - delicious!).

Extraordinary setting amongst the boulders with chalets built ingeniously around the rocks. Fabulous views at sunset both from the lodge and the swimming pool.

Fish River Canyon fantastic and easily accessible from the lodge. Would recommend that three nights would allow time to visit the Canyon, the farm and Ai-Ais in the south without lots of difficult driving. We stayed two nights and wished we had stayed a third as we had to miss out the farm visit.

We didn't use any activities organised by the lodge e.g. Canyon Visit, horse riding etc.

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Mr & Mrs B - Essex
Arrived on: 4-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great guides

We had a very long drive to the lodg from Bagatelle; and the final roads were very bumpy, but it was well worth it. The front garden was a riot of floral colour!

We were happy with the accomodation which had amazing views. The food was very very good and the staff very attentive. The swimming pool has an amazing view; but was not for the faint-hearted as even with the hot sunshine it was very cold!

We enjoyed our trip to the Canyon and felt it was good value for money. Howver, perhaps the highlight of our stay here was a visit to the farm and self sufficiency centre where we met other staff and saw the farm animals. This was free of charge and really worthwhile.

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff here and after reflection on the whole trip; felt that Canon Lodge was a really great place to stay for 2 nights.

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Mr & Mrs H - Surrey
Arrived on: 2-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Canyon Lodge review

We stayed in Room 13 which had an amazing view. We could not fault this accommodation.

We did our own thing and didn't take part in any of the excursions organised by the Lodge.

The staff were friendly and extremely helpful.

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Mr I & Mrs A - France
Arrived on: 13-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Canyon Lodge review

Canyon Lodge was a fantastic place to stay. We were very impressed by all the staff and also the fact that they provide almost 70% of the produce from their own farm is a model many other lodges could learn from. It had a very positive feel.

The communal areas were well laid out and the restaurant was lovely. They also have the best swimming pool of all the lodges were stayed at with breathtaking views and an amazing place to watch the sunset with a gin and tonic in hand (or whatever you like).

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Mr W & Mrs L - Belgium
Arrived on: 26-Dec-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Canyon Lodge review

Very nice location, nice chalets, very nice swimming pool.

Food and staff very friendly . Had a super bbq... Ideal located to visit the canyon.

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Mr and Mrs A - Norfolk
Arrived on: 12-Dec-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Canyon Lodge review

The room was dark ,oppressive and extreamly hot with no a/c yet (to be installedshortly) we decidedo leave after only one night but ere offered a move to the Canon Village to an air conditioned light spacious room which was much more us.

Thank you as this was a great finale to our trip in Namibia.

The outdoor BBQ was a great alternative in the warm evenings and much enjoyed

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