Canon Lodge

Location: Gondwana Canyon Park, Fish River Canyon
No. of rooms: 25 thatched bungalows
Style: Old colonial farmhouse, cosy and homely
Highlights: Private traversing over the Canyon, homely and friendly atmosphere
Dining: Privately or together under the old gnarled leadwood tree

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Canon Lodge is situated on the 520 square kilometre, privately owned Gondwana Canyon Park. It is only 20kms from the main viewpoint of Fish River Canyon and is built from natural materials, including local rock and thatch roofs. The lodge is an ideal starting point for visits to the Fish River Canyon.

The Canon Lodge’s main area lies in the shelter of a granite hilltop, and the lodge itself has been built amongst enormous boulders, designed to blend in with the natural environment. The reception, an indoor restaurant and the bar area can be found here. There is a safe in reception for the safekeeping of valuables. As the building has been constructed by using mostly local stone, the interior is cool, but lacks natural sunlight.

The farmhouse has been decorated with various farm implements, evoking memories of the pioneering farming days. Guests can relax on the shaded terrace, or laze beside the swimming pool. Gaze at the Fish River Canyon’s incredible scenery whilst enjoying a sundowner on the top of the lodge’s own mountain.

Activities include unguided morning hikes, Canyon and scenic drives, horse-riding and a guided sunset walk, as well as flights over the Canyon. Take in the superb scenery in this haunting, arid landscape. This tranquil lodge is an excellent base to explore the wonders of the Fish River Canyon.

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