Fish River Lodge: The Lowdown

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It’s a long and, in the latter stages, rather rough journey to Fish River Lodge, but what a view to reward you when you arrive! The location is stunning, even in a country of such gorgeous panoramas, and for this it would be tricky not to love Fish River Lodge.

What’s Fish River Lodge really like?

Stunning views are everywhere here- from the main building, from the pool, and of course from the bedrooms, which have floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The 20 individually built rooms are large, and decorated in a fairly minimalist style, very much in keeping with the rather stark beautiful landscape around you. Behind each bedroom is a large bathroom, with both indoor and outdoor showers- which one you enjoy the most will depend a lot on the time of year! Following the pathways back to the main lodge, you’ll find a lounge with a crackling fireplace for winter evenings, a beautiful, simply decorated bar and dining area. Tables are also set up outside around the swimming pool. Food is wholesome home cooking, but simple, and when you arrive, you’ll see how truly remarkable it is they manage to get ingredients to such a remote location.

What can I do at Fish River Lodge?

Although the scenery is ravishing from the lodge alone, after driving this we’d really do our best to tempt you out to explore. If you’re feeling like stretching your legs after a Namibian road trip there are day hikes in the Canyon- these are only from April to September. For something even more challenging, we can also arrange multi-day hikes camping in the canyon itself. Alternatively, there are fat biking trails along the top of the canyon. At a gentler pace there are also self-guided walks around the canyon rim, scenic drives which are ideal for a sundowner, and spa treatments. A real must in our eyes is the ¾ day canyon drive- it’s a stunning journey (if hair-raising in places) with a stop for a picnic and a swim at the bottom- if there’s any water left in the rock pools!

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