Fish River Lodge

Reviews of Fish River Lodge

Excellent(94%) From 17 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 17 of our travellers who have visited Fish River Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs R from Corby
Arrived on: 20-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fish River Lodge review

Room noisy in the wind and no mosquito nets so bitten at night.

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Mr P & Mrs A - new year in Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 23-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Perched on the edge

There can be few places in the world which are so remote yet which have such a stunning view - Fish River Lodge is perched literally on the edge of the spectacular canyon of the same name. The rooms consist of individual chalets which are spacious and well appointed but which lack the charm of some of the tented and thatched camps.

The food and the service was good. We enjoyed a sundowner at one of the best viewing points and this was truly excellent and well organised by a very capable guide John.

Apart from the Fish River canyon the Lodge is approached along a winding track through spectacular remote scenery with occasional glimpses of wild animals.

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Mr & Mrs T - Bristol
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fish River Lodge review

This lodge is in the most amazing location on the rim of the canyon and we loved it! We enjoyed the sunrise and sunset walks around the rim of the canyon.

Tea, coffee and cake are complimentary mid afternoon.

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Mr C & Mrs S - Namibia in July
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A long drive but to and outstanding lodge

Not sure the long drive to the canyon would be justified for everyone, and in a way the lodge itself is a better feature than the canyon, especially if you've been to places like the Grand Canyon or Verdon Gorge etc.

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Mr & Mrs W - Berkshire
Arrived on: 11-May-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fish River Lodge review

Very pleasant and helpful staff in a location that was spectacular

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Amigos de Espana
Arrived on: 26-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fish River Lodge review

It is difficult to get to as the road is 103 km of bad dirt, the service is problematic.

I think if I was going to Fish River with what I know now, I would go to the other side of the canyon and drive in to the National Park

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Miss T and Mr H from Somerset
Arrived on: 11-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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worth the drive to see the view

A stunning location, a very knowledgable and entertaining guide who managed to still be fresh and enthusiastic on the canyon drive even though he had been doing it every day for 3 months.

The only negative comment is the bed - it really creaked so you would wake yourself up every time you moved.

The food was good but could do with a few tweaks. Not good to put yoghurts in lunch packs that are not going to be eaten until midday in temperatures 0f 30 to 40 degrees. Just means they are all thrown away.

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Mr & Mrs E - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful lodge in stark surroundings

It was worth the long drive. Perched on the ridge of the canyon with breathtaking views, the lodge matches the environment perfectly. We were so pleased to be staying two nights as we were rather tired by this stage. It was wonderful to have a view of the canyon from our own chalet. The staff were very helpful - a rather unique place.

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Mr and Mrs SA from Norfolk
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mega Place everyone should stay here!

Lovely people in a super loation

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Mr & Mrs T - Glasgow
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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great place to see the canyon

Enjoyed our stay and freedom to explore canyon rim on our own. Guided excursions are extra Access road difficult without 4x4

Rooms are fairly stark but clean and well kept and in cool weather have no additional heating. The whole set up is more suited to hot weather.The wind at night is well known and the ear-plugs (provided) are necessary at times.

Really enjoyed an impromptu 'concert' by all the staff one evening after dinner

There appears to be a lack or consistent and visible management. We were not offered a welcome refreshment when others arriving that afternoon clearly were.Individual members of staff were outstanding...Charlie deserves a mention.

The wine list was poor many items missing...no Angusura bitters!

Lodge shop very poorly stocked and disappointing

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