Canyon Roadhouse B&B / Guesthouse
Quirky personality and a sense of bygone times give Canyon Roadhouse its special charm. The roadhouse-style lodge is located 25km from the impressive Fish River Canyon, arguably the second largest canyon in the world. This unique spot is praised for its friendly staff and creative flair, offering a fun and laid-back stay in remote southern Namibia. The 24 spacious, en-suite rooms are set around courtyards featuring the unusual flora of this arid region and the main restaurant brims with vintage decor that adds to the sense that time has stood still at Canyon Roadhouse.
* Canyon Roadhouse Highlights
- ∞Imaginative setting reminiscent of years gone by
- ∞Excellent service and warm hospitality
- ∞Excursions to Fish River Canyon, nature drives and walking trails
- ∞Pool with views over the bush
- ∞Comfortable, air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms
- ∞Cold beer and Amarula cheesecake
- ∞Welcome fuel pump in the middle of nowhere
More about this accommodation
The original character and vintage feel of Canyon Roadhouse make it a memorable and novel base for exploring the nearby Fish River Canyon of Namibia. Canyon Roadhouse presents a refreshing oasis in the arid and remote desert region north of the Hobas viewpoint overlooking the immense Fish River Canyon.
The roadhouse rooms open out onto small courtyards planted with indigenous, desert-adapted plants. The twin and family rooms are simple yet cool and spacious, providing a comfortable retreat complete with modern amenities, including electric fans, air-conditioning, tea and coffee stations and mosquito nets. The en-suite bathrooms feature washbasins, flush toilets and hot water showers.
Canyon Roadhouse Facilities
At Canyon Roadhouse guests dine in a bygone era, seated between old cars and tractors used to creatively furnish and decorate the nostalgic interior. Freshly picked vegetables and herbs, straight from the gardens, are used to prepare the tasty meals. Breakfast buffets and à la carte lunches and dinners are served in the informal restaurant and out on the terrace. The motoring theme continues in the bar area where cold drafts are served at the filling station (pompstasie) counter. Time stands still amid the memorabilia, the sense of being in the middle of nowhere taking hold at this playfully recreated roadhouse.
Things to Do and See
Explore the natural wonder of the Fish River Canyon and the dramatic landscapes around it on a guided drive. Trace the edge of the canyon stopping at two viewpoints along the way to take in breathtaking views over this geological phenomenon, or explore the area on foot. Multi-day hiking trails along the floor of the Fish River Canyon can be pre-arranged through one of the sister lodges, in season.
Back at the lodge, you can dip into the dam-turned-pool, complete with nearby windmill, soaking up the quiet bush setting. Browse the quaint gift shop or set off on a walking trail from Canyon Roadhouse to look out over the arid plains and hills. Embark on guided nature drives or walks in the mornings and afternoons, or enjoy a guided sundowner drive in Gondwana Cañon Park at the end of the day. Horse riding can be arranged and guests are free to venture out in their own vehicles - the filling station at the lodge a comforting assurance.
If you are travelling overland, drive along the main dirt road (the C37) from/to the Fish River Canyon National Park and you will come across the red rooves and old truck sign posting the roadhouse about 15 km' from Hobas entrance to the national park.
The fly-in option is to take a charter flight to the airstrip at Canyon Lodge, and transfer 8km to the roadhouse.
Our Take on Canyon Roadhouse
One of those character-filled places seemingly in the middle of nowhere, Canyon Roadhouse offers a comfortable, feature-filled stay near to one of nature's incredible spectacles - the Fish River Canyon. It's an affordable, comfortable lodge with excellent service and cuisine in charmingly eccentric surrounds ...
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