Reviews of Canyon Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
96 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Canyon Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Canyon Lodge review"
"Great lodge at Fish River"
Really enjoyed the sundowner drink and sunrise walk - guide was really good. Room was comfortable and staff were friendly." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Wonderful location, great atmosphere"
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." See all these reviews: 25n in Namibia; 8n in Botswana
"Canyon Lodge review"
Wunderful swimmingpool." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia; 6n in South Africa
Rooms small and needed some outside shade in the summer heat. The setting and views were lovely." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
"Canyon Lodge was a destination in itself."
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." See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia; 5n in South Africa
"OK but not great"
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." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana
"Canyon Lodge review"
The service overall was good and the buffet supper offering was adequate." See all these reviews: 10n in South Africa; 4n in Namibia
It was one of the last end...even got lost to find it after dinner
Room was small, heating didn't work ...it was damp and smelly and caused two of us to wake up with runny nose.
We were told there is no other room available.
I had to hang one blanket over the window ...for my son who slept under it...not to get more sick.
Especially at dinner but also at breakfast the team was checking our plates and how much food we took...made it very unpleasant.
The place is run for profit...not enjoyable...and they really don't offer much.
Not recommended...could have been great as the area is beautiful." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
"What a great place!"
All their tours were fully booked by bus groups, so it is probably worth booking well ahead if there is anything you particularly want to do.
Staff were very helpful in that we had rung to say we were arriving a day late and asked if we could still stay for two days. By the time we arrived they had arranged this for us. They were also helpful in phoning to cancel our booking at Luderitz and making a booking for us at a hotel in Hemeringhausen so that we could catch up on our travel schedule.
Sundowners on the high rocks behind the hotel were fun, but you need good shoes.
The only disappointment was the buffet breakfast and dinner which was a bit dull, however lunch was freshly cooked and excellent.
" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
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