Canyon Lodge

Reviews of Canyon Lodge

Good(89%) From 91 travellers
Excellent
48
Good
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 91 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 J & Ms D - Namibia in July
Arrived on: 3-May-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Canyon Lodge review

Amazing.

Brilliant place to stay. Perfect.

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Mr & Mrs W from London
Arrived on: 1-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Good
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Rooms:
Average
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Food:
Average
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Average

Canyon Lodge could be so much better

This was our first stop in a camp in Namibia and so we had nothing to compare it with.

The welcome was OK but there was a lack of information offered to us about activities and even how to get to the Canyon. In fact the Canyon wasn't mentioned when we arrived - odd since we assume that's why most people stay there. We had to ask for directions and even then weren't told about the various lookouts. We only found them because of our guide book. A map or leaflet would have been very helpful.The staff were quite helpful but in a reactive way when they could have been more proactive.

There were other activities available (we only knew this because we happened to see a notice on the reception counter) but they were never mentioned to us.

We found it odd that they didn't offer half board bearing in mind there was nowhere else to eat for miles in the evening . Having said that dinner was reasonably priced, but uninspiring. The second night we had a BBQ which had some strange choices of dish.

The grounds were nice. The swimming pool was fabulously located, with wonderful views across the desert but you don't really go to a camp like this to sit by the pool. Sundowners were offered from the top of some rocks with a lovely view.

This place was OK but not a patch on Kulala or Mowani - for example there were no sofas or comfy seats. Wifi was only available near reception and there were only upright chairs to sit on around a kitchen table.

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Mr & Mrs C. from Cambridge
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Canyon Lodge review

Nice lodge - very convenient for Fish River Canyon.

It is a long drive south to get here but well worth it for a peaceful uncrowded visit to this beautiful awe-inspiring canyon.

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Mr & Mrs P. from Hook
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful location

Location perfect for visiting Fish River Canyon.

Excellent facilities in a beautiful setting. Enjoyed the wildlife roaming free in the grounds.

Food options were good, well presented by friendly staff.

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Mrs S. from Surrey
Arrived on: 19-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Reasonably close to the Canyon

The rooms are little chalets spread around the grounds - lots of large boulders make an impressive back-drop. The chalets are quite small - ours was made worse by having 3 beds in it so we couldn't really move (would have complained but we were only here for 2 nights). Being given a map would have been useful as the 'welcome' staff were not very helpful but we eventually found our way round. Quite walk to the pool - but worth it - is in a really nice setting.

We drove ourselves to the Canyon. The only 'trip' they offered was only to 2 viewpoints which we could get easily to on our own with 2WD. We wondered why 4WD trips to viewpoints we couldn't get to were not on offer.
The view of the canyon were sensational & seemed to be different at each viewpoint - we happily spent the whole day there !
However, that is all there is to do - 2 nights quite sufficient.

Gardens at the front of the main building were nice & yielded many birds.

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Ian & Vivienne
Arrived on: 9-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
Average
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Well designed and maintained

The chalets or cabins are all detached and although small are well designed and equipped and are kept extremely clean.

We were given one of the furthest away from the main reception and dining area and the views over the desert were spectacular.,especially at sunset. These cabins are also quiet. The grounds are very well tended and there are paved paths everywhere which are lit at night.

The swimming pool is set well away from the cabins and overlook the rock and boulder strewn desert.the honesty bar set above ,the pool is well stocked and drinks are not expensive when you consider how remote the property is.

The food was adequate and you need not go hungry but it was never fine dining and probably does not attempt to be. The trip to the canyon and the hot springs from here is the best part of an hour (different directions). It is well worth the drive and we were amongst few tourists at both destination.

The journey to the property is along poor roads (with wonderful scenery)and a 4WD vehicle is strongly advised, indeed we would recommend that anyone self driving in this beautiful country hires such a vehicle rather than an ordinary car.

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raedrian
Arrived on: 2-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Canyon Lodge review

This property was outstanding in facilities, location and people.

The rock surroundings were awesome and the grounds with cabins into and by the rocks was superb.

It was a great base for viewing the Fish River Canyon and spend time at the pool with a beautiful view of the desert and mountains.

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Mr R & Mrs M - Cape Namibia and Bots
Arrived on: 5-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Canyon lodge.

Very attractive rooms in a beautiful setting with well-kept gardens.

The Gondwana organisation knows its business with attention to detail and well trained staff.

Food perhaps did not match the otherwise high standard.

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P & S. from Pickering
Arrived on: 2-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Canyon Lodge review

Overall a good location, well presented.

Sundowner walk set off time was too early, at the viewpoint we had to wait about 40 minutes before the sun started to set.

We had to ask for drinks as none were offered at the viewpoint.

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Mr S & Ms H - Dublin
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Good base for visiting the Canbyon area

Nice place to stay close to the canyon. Quite a large facility with nice individual rooms amongst the boulders. Food was good albeit in quite a large restaurant. Fun to see a number of animals inthe grounds including Rock Hyrax and Oryx and able to watch animals on hte plain early in the day.

Only a fairly short drive (20 mins) to the Canyon. A later start is worthwhile as the sun only lights into the Canyon later in the orning whilst dust in the air affects tha fternoon views. Drove down the 4x4 track along the canyon to get some better views that are worthwhile versus the main viewpoint, though you do need a 4x4 given the quality of the road.

Alo stopped for fuel, beer and a very nice cheesecake at the quirky Roadhouse fairly close by, and would certainly prefer the Lodge versus the Roadhouse as a place to stay.

Drove down to the Orange River then up through Rosh Pinah enroute to Luderitz. Fabulous scenery along the way and very different green scenery close to the river although it adds an hour to the journey.

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