Canyon Lodge

Reviews of Canyon Lodge

Good(89%) From 78 travellers
Excellent
42
Good
31
Average
4
Poor
0
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 78 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.
The Ys from London
Arrived on: 9-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Lovely oasis in the south

Lovely service and beautifully designed lodge with wonderful gardens and very welcome pool with amazing views.

Within easy reach of Fish River Canyon. Buffet dinner with good choice and plentiful. Outdoor dining was lovely.

Individual chalet accommodation with terrace

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Mr C & Mrs L with friends - birthday in Namibia
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Canyon Lodge review

a very nice Lodge in a beautiful setting with very friendly and helpful staff

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Mr S & Ms H from Belgium
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Canyon Lodge review

Top hotel!

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Miss D & Mr D - Namibia in August
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Great lodge at Fish River

Great place to stay, really good location near Fish River.

Really enjoyed the sundowner drink and sunrise walk - guide was really good. Room was comfortable and staff were friendly.

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Mr and Mrs S. from London
Arrived on: 4-May-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Wonderful location, great atmosphere

A wonderful location in the rocks with the desert all round. A great experience to have the hyrax playing within a few meters of our room, and so many birds all around. The swimming pool on the edge of the desert was stunning.

However, the service was not up to the standard one expects from a place of this standard: room not very clean, damp towels not changed, and a dreadfully long wait for lunch - after which the wrong order was delivered.

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Expert Africa comments

Canyon Lodge replied immediately to this feedback saying that they appreciate the invaluable feedback they receive from travellers, as this means they can try to ensure that standards are maintained. As such they are following up on the feedback with the lodge manager directly. They have also conveyed their apologies to these travellers.

C.+M from Zürich
Arrived on: 24-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

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Nice chalets but few space in the chalet.
Wunderful swimmingpool.

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Mr W & Mrs N - Namibia in February
Arrived on: 19-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Scenic setting

It had an out of season air - a lot of maintenance work going on, staff were functional.

Rooms small and needed some outside shade in the summer heat. The setting and views were lovely.

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Ms P - Clayton
Arrived on: 27-Dec-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Canyon Lodge was a destination in itself.

Our family enjoyed staying at Canyon Lodge. We were the only English speaking family, and were impressed as the Manager spoke so many languages fluently. The Manager was extremely attentive and outgoing. She walked us to our car when we left to say goodbye.

Canyon Lodge had very interesting cottages, arranged among very unique rocky hills, with boulder that looked like they would topple on the cottages (but did not). The pool provided a welcome resting area to read and view the desert. The food was served buffet style and was excellent.

Fish River Canyon is very impressive, but we needed to be very careful as there is nothing to prevent one from going over the edge.

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Mr. B - Welwyn
Arrived on: 6-Dec-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

OK but not great

This lodge is well placed for visit to the canyon, which is awesome, but there's little else to see or do.

Food average - choice of 2 starters, 2 mains and 1 desert - quantity seems to be more important than quality. Lodge comfortable but little shade on veranda and in fact very little shade available at main building (bar/reception/restaurant) unless you want to sit inside. Swimming pool some 6 minutes walk from our lodge (no. 4) which was also not one of the closest to the bar/restaurant which was surprising considering that on the first night there were only 6 people and 7 on second.

Wi-Fi only available in reception area. It seems most of the lodges, their position/orientation to the sun could have been thought out better, have very small verandas to shield from the sun so there's not much opportunity to sit outside. Horse riding would seem to be no longer available. Anecdotal evidence seems to suggest this was discontinued some time ago following a riding accident involving a small child. The horses are still there but no one suggested riding.

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Mr & Mrs H from Cardiff
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Canyon Lodge review

A very good base to explore the canyon and also to relax and enjoy the sunshine and pool.

The service overall was good and the buffet supper offering was adequate.

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