Fish River Lodge

Reviews of Fish River Lodge

Excellent(95%) From 22 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 22 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.
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
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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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Mr J C - London
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful place

All aspects of my stay at Fish River Lodge were excellent.

I would particularly like to mention my guide, Ben, who was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the area, was a charming companion on the expeditons I went on with him, and, when I lost a hat on an expedition, went out of his way to find it and make sure it caught up with me later on my trip.

I would also like to say that the room, and in particular the view from it, was fabulous. My only criticism would be that the access track from the road was terrible. I do think that for such a very good lodge they should do something to level it out/grade it.

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Mrs J and Family - Dunmow
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fish River Lodge review

Fish River Lodge was in an incredible position right on the edge of the canyon with spectacular views. The decor of the lodge was very chic and modern and the rooms were equally chic with an outside shower with an amazing view. The food was delicious. The staff were all incredibly helpful and friendly. However the weather was very cold and windy and we were frozen as the lodge only has two fires. It was so windy in the night we could hardly sleep for the noise.

I also felt the activities were a little misleading. The 1/2 day canyon walk was infact an extremely taxing, rock climbing trek down into the canyon which could take up to 6 hours. This would leave you little time and energy to return to the top of the canyon in one day.

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Mr & Mrs W - Isle of Man
Arrived on: 14-May-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fish River Lodge review

Excellent location right on the canyon rim: coudln't get any closer!! Lovely staff who tried very hard to make the stay special. The day trip into the canyon was excellent.

Food and wine were extremely good, especially given the remote location of the property. Our room was very spacious,and the outdoor shower was nice and worked better than the indoor one. Plenty of room for luggage.

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Mr R from UAE
Arrived on: 18-Dec-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Spectacular Fish River Lodge!

Everything about the Fish River Lodge was spectacular - it matched the view perfectly. Watching the sunrise and sunset from the veranda of your chalet located on the edge of the canyon should not be missed.

We look forward to a return visit.

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Ms H & Mr L - Wales
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fish River Lodge review

We drove 2 1/2 hrs along a gravel road without seeing another vehiicle & whilst we were driving we were wondering if it was going to be worth it. Well, without a doubt it was! The view from the main building and rooms is simply stunning. We received an extremely warm welocme & was advised about everything we needed to know. We were in room 10. The rooms were clean, had everything you needed-even an outdoor shower (private) & a very large bathroom with room for your cases.

We spent quite a few hours sat on our balcony, drinking, overlooking the canyon. Simply lovely. The staff were extremely helpful & considering how remote the lodge is the food was excellent. We went on a drive in the morning with PJ down into the canyon & it was a real highlight. Do not miss. PJ was an excellent guide & is a real asset. We swam in a rock pool, which was freezing even though it was extremely hot outside & then sat by the pool & had lunch.

We are so glad we did drive this far south because the canyon & the lodge is a definite must in our book.

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