Canyon Village

Reviews of Canyon Village

Good(87%) From 9 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 9 of our travellers who have visited Canyon Village, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs A with party of five - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

A good place for visiting Fish River Canyon

Having stayed at Bagatelle, and at other much smaller lodges on our previous visit, Canyon Village felt very big & impersonal.

The food was average, but plenty of choice, and excellent salads. The restaurant large, as it needed to be for the number of guests. We were not really used to jostling with coach parties at a buffet.

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Mr T & Ms J - Kincardineshire, Scotland
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Good
Good

Canyon Village review

This camp was a lovely introduction to our trip.

After the excitment of being met by our Sefofane pilot (Nad) at Windhoek and the flight over the desert and seeing the start of The Fish River we were amazed by how attractive the village looked.

First sundowner and trip to the canyon set the scene for the rest of the trip.

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Yellow Canaries from Reading
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Canyon Village review

We were impressed by Cañon Village. Although we arrived – to our dismay – at the same time as two coach parties, we were immediately spotted as being on our own and looked after as individuals. Gwendolyn made sure we were treated as special!

We were taken to our separate little bungalow ,which was very comfortable (hot water bottles were put in our beds), and were given our own table for meals. My wife has a food allergy and requested a meal with no onions or garlic and this was arranged with no problem. At the end of the meal each night the staff staged a singing /dancing display which everyone enjoyed..

The location of Canyon Village is itself exciting, tucked away amongst the rocks at the foot of the mountains, and we greatly admired the way the 'village' had been laid out . The décor of the main building was most imaginative and the wall paintings were particularly attractive and interesting. The food was very good and all the staff most helpful..

One slight criticism: while we enjoyed seeing the sparrows fluttering around in the dining room, it was a little disconcerting to see them perched directly above the uncovered breakfast cereals and yoghourts

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The Hornbills from Ffestiniog - Wales
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Canyon Village review

The cabins were excellent, the lodge very impressive, and our overall experience was OK.

However the place certainly had an impersonal feel , the staff were not as friendly and personable as they were in other lodges. Considering we had missed a night here, there was no evidence of a caring attitude for us after our experience.

As Canyon Village tends to cater for large groups, the atmosphere in the dining room for two of us was not as relaxing as it could have been and the meals too had a feel of mass catering.

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Mr K - Channel Islands
Arrived on: 2-May-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Big Canyon

This is a big camp with 80+ beds but do not be put off, as the rooms are basic clean but very good value. The food is good, albeit buffet (not my favourite) and the staff are very helpful. The location makes it great for the Canyon both north and south.

It is a travellers pass through point, with large groups staying just one night, but a good stop off for a couple of nights.

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Mr. G from Torquay
Arrived on: 31-Mar-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average

Canon Village review

High turnover lodge, well run.

Convenient for the Fish River canyon.

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The black-winged stilts
Arrived on: 2-Mar-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Canon Village review

I really liked this place. The location was lovely and the pool area was probably my favourite of all the places I stayed - what a fantastic view from a pool !!. Initially I was a bit upset that we could not get into the Canon Lodge and ended up here but was very happy with everything at the village.

The food was excellent and I liked the buffet style. Service was also excellent and the sundowner walk was a very nice little extra.

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Mr & Mrs H - Isle of Wight
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Good
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A rocky residence

Unusual settings although quite a long walk to the furthest bungalows. Worth the walk with outstanding views and peace and quiet.

Main building facilities good. The nature drive/farm visit was very interesting and worthwhile. We drove ourselves to Fish River Canyon - spectacular.

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Mr DS - Surrey
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Lovely location

Evening sundowner walk up the kopje was good, especially the free drinks.

Ideal for visiting Fish River canyon, obviously.

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