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Canyon Roadhouse

Quirky desert oasis

Canyon Roadhouse

You don’t expect to come across this gem in the dry, sprawling Namibian desert. Step into a bygone era at this colourful roadhouse that’s become an institution over the years. Only twenty minutes from the Fish River Canyon, you’ll find a cold beverage, the best Amarula cheesecake south of the Sahara and a cheerful reception here.

At the lodge

The hotel

Around every corner is something new to marvel at, at this museum-esque hotel. The bar is brimming with number plates and motoring paraphernalia, you dine among relics of a former heyday, restored Chevys and Fords that stand at attention while you gorge on your burger and chips. Expect wifi at reception, a swimming pool, fuel station, campsite and quiet courtyard.

The rooms

Guest rooms at the Canyon Roadhouse are functional and convenient with aircon and tea and coffee making facilities; a place to rest your head after a long drive on the gravel roads of Namibia. There are 22 en suite rooms to choose from, including two family rooms.

On safari

Experiences

The lodge offers an exquisite drive into the surrounding hills for sundowners overlooking the moonscape of southern Namibia, guided excursions to the Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa and intrepid overnight hikes through the canyon, which vary from three to four days.

When to go

Fish River Canyon by month

January

Season: Wet

February

Season: Wet

March

Season: Wet

April

Season: Dry

May

Season: Dry

June

Season: Dry

July

Season: Dry

August

Season: Dry

September

Season: Dry

October

Season: Dry

November

Season: Wet

December

Season: Wet

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