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Canyon Roadhouse

Canyon Roadhouse

Canyon Roadhouse is in the Gondwana Canyon Park in southern Namibia, just 25 kilometers from the main viewpoint of the Fish River Canyon. Over the years, the roadhouse has gained something of landmark status, drawing a cult following because of its celebration of the automobile of yesteryear.

Decorated with old cars and car parts as well as other antique pieces such as an old gas burning stove with beaten copper kettle, the good old days are celebrated in the theme restaurant and bar. Enjoy a slice of their legendary Amarula cheesecake.

Canyon Roadhouse has 24 immaculate en-suite rooms, which include family, triple and double rooms. All rooms are equipped with a fan and mosquito nets. Guest who prefer to “rough it” will enjoy the beautiful and surprisingly private camping sites.

A large swimming pool and sun-deck is tucked between indigenous succulents such as Hoodias and Aloes. Guests can enjoy a drink in the “Wheels” bar where many tale tales have been told. The Roadhouse also offers a laundry service and an internet connection.

Canyon Roadhouse prides itself on serving delicious food and offering personalized service to guests. A buffet-style breakfast with choice of cereals, fruits, juices, coffee and tea, or a full English breakfast, are served in the Roadhouse restaurant. Fresh salads and sandwiches are the preferred lunch, while the dinner menu has a splendid choice of international-style cuisine.

Activities at the lodge include horseback riding across the spectacular countryside, a sunrise walk where you can watch the sun rise over the canyon while enjoying coffee and tea, and a morning hike into Gondwana Canyon Park. Hikes can be unguided as you follow marked trails, or you can choose to be accompanied by a guide who will share his extensive knowledge of the region. Finally, scenic drives can to three major lookout points along the Fish River Canyon are a favorite.

Gondwana Canyon Park comprises an area of 1,120 square kilometers. The park was born in 1996 when a group of dedicated Namibians decided to preserve a small area bordering the eastern side of Fish River Canyon National Park in southern Namibia. Regular game counts prove that there is a healthy population of kudu, oryx, springbok, ostrich, mountain zebra, red hartebeest, and a variety of smaller antelope. As a testament to the conservation efforts of these dedicated folks, the elusive leopard is now being regularly sighted, after having been almost completely eradicated in past decades.

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