Canyon Roadhouse, Fish River Canyon

Mid-range - £££


Right in the heart of the Gondwana Reserve sits the Canyon Roadhouse; a callback to a bygone era.

Full of rusty old Chevies, a petrol station-style bar and a few other 50s relics, you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time. However, the quiver trees and desert flora that surround the Canyon Roadhouse remind you exactly where you are.

This hotel isn’t too far from Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa, so it’s a great base for exploring this exciting area.

Take a guided trip up to the viewpoints, go hiking on the canyon trail or try the 4×4 Wildebeest Route to see this amazing part of the world in all its glory.


One word to describe the interior of the Canyon Roadhouse is ‘quirky’. The whole place has a distinctly 50s feel – the reception desk is a truck and, in the colder months, car cabs are used as fireplaces.

There are 22 rooms for you to choose from in this place and they all face the courtyard. Alternatively, you could always stay at the campsite.

There’s a swimming pool where you can cool off and a fantastic restaurant where you can grab something to eat. Take your meal out onto the terrace and enjoy the starlit sky – the view is incredible.

For the best view of the sunset, go up the hill above the lodge to Holoog Mountain – it’ll take your breath away.

Why We Love It

The Canyon Roadhouse has a lot of character; it doesn’t go for the standard luxury stuff like other hotels, but it does provide an exciting and comfortable stay with a dose of humour. What could be better than that?

Plan your stay at the Canyon Roadhouse today.

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