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“A romantic retreat”
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Canyon Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Canõn Lodge

I visisted Canõn Lodge for the first time in 2002 and looked forward to seeing the lodge again. The lodge now has a sister lodge, the Canõn Mountain Lodge a few kilometers away with different views but essentially with the same scenery.

The main lodge has not changed, with great service and very friendly smiles and I was welcomed like an old friend and after a cup of coffee was shown my room, a walk of 300 meters.

The rooms are mostly built to include large boulders that form part of the mountain side, the bathrooms are large and the beds with their mosquito nets draped from the ceiling look very romantic.

After getting settled into my room I went to the WIFI centre which worked like a dream and in no time I had emailed my office in Cape Town and had uploaded some of my latest pics.
Afternoon tea is included and the dining room or deck is used in summer of breakfast and dinner.

There is a swimming pool about 300 meters away with terraced levels and deck chairs, one can go horse riding, walk up a small hill to see the view and enjoy drinks or shop in the curio shop.

The lodge is only a few kilometres from the Fish River Canyon and one can enjoy the spectacular views from the view points along the canyon rim.

The food was good, the rooms are very clean and I loved every minute.

My regular question as always “would I go back?” the answer is definitely.

Room Tip: Rooms 25 to 29 are my favourite
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Manager at Canyon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

For us it is always a great feeling to receive feedback from guests, especially to know you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you for taking the time to write about it. We appreciate your compliments about the cleanliness of our establishment, the great scenery and the comfort you experienced. We are looking forward to that next promised visit.Kind Regards Bernd Grahl

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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Excellent value for money. The service is professional and friendly. The area is stunning. The sundowner trip was something to behold and we saw lots of game and the sunset was out of this world. We have yet to visit a Gondwana Lodge where the food is not excellent.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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GondwanaCollection, Public Relations Manager at Canyon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Thank you for your excellent review about our establishment. The whole team is thankful for your compliments. Please do visit us again very soon.
Kind Regards

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Awesome development in geological location. Amazing eruptions of rocks in which cottages are hidden. [some a little distant from the dining area] We stayed 2 nights having dinner, bed & breakfast. Varied selection of food by enthusiastic chefs served by helpful & cheerful staff. Excellent buffet breakfast taken al fresco. Dinner is also buffet style when we also ate outside.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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GondwanaCollection, Public Relations Manager at Canyon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Thank you for your great review about your recent stay. The whole team is thankful for your great feedback about the lodge, the food and the staff. We hope you will visit us again in the near future.
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Bernd Grahl

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We stayed at Canyon Lodge one night in March on our way to Kgalagadi. It happened to be my wife's birthday, so I asked in advance whether it was possible to have a small birthday cake as a surprise. Well, not only that the lodge gladly agreed and offered this service for free, but it was also the biggest, most delicious and at the same time probably unhealthiest (;-)) cake ever. Truly lovely served by two happy birthday singing ladies. Thank you very much for that! The rest was also great: food, Chalet, pool, just everything!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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GondwanaCollection, Public Relations Manager at Canyon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

I am delighted to know the effort the team put into making your wife’s birthday special, was a success. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about it. We really hope we get to welcome you back somewhere in the future for another memorable visit.
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Bernd Grahl

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

The Lodge is in a stunning location, an oasis in the Desert. Staff very friendly, food excellent, one can only recommend people to visit the location.
The rooms are very special with Nature build into.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Manager at Canyon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

Thank you for your review and for staying with us. I am also glad you mentioned how friendly our staff treated you and that you found the food to be excellent. Please visit us again soon. Kindest Regards, Bernd Grahl

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Canyon Lodge is, to date, our best lodge experience in Namibia - which explains why we have visited on three occasions. The staff are pleasant and helpful (in contrast to what we have encountered at NWR resorts), the food excellent and the manager, Lando, always on-hand to ensure both the comfort of the guests and that the establishment is run efficiently. Breakfasts and dinners on the terrace were particularly enjoyable (not to mention sundowners) while the swimming pool must be among the best the country has to offer.

Given that I plan many return visits, the following hints are deemed helpful to management and would certainly further add to my enjoyment of Canyon lodge:
1) more sunbeds at the swimming pool while ensuring that there is always an adequate supply of towels at the pool
2) more variety in chardonnay wines eg Canyon Village stock MAN Vintners Chardonnay which is a reasonably priced wooded wine

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Manager at Canyon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

What a great compliment to receive. We always enjoy it to welcome back returning guests to our establishment. I have forwarded your compliments about the staff to them, especially Lando. Thank you for your suggestions about the swimming pool and the wine. This has been sent on to the operational team. The whole team hope you will visit again very soon. Kindest Regards, Bernd Grahl

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Beautiful, excellent service and great facilities. We liked the trip to the desert and we enjoyed the excellent service. Breakfast was very good with a wide range of cerials, coffee, tea etc. and the lunch was just incredibly good. There is nothing that can be improved.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Manager at Canyon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

We appreciate your review about your recent stay. Thank you for your feedback about the great service and the breakfast being of quality. See you again very soon. Regards, Bernd Grahl

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Additional Information about Canyon Lodge

Address: | 20 KM East of the Fish River Canyon, Gondwana Canon Park, Fish River Canyon, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Karas Region > Fish River Canyon
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Fish River Canyon
Price Range: £172 - £201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Canyon Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The harsh rocky desert region at the southern tip of Namibia has made many a traveller think that God has forgotten this land. Not so, just 20 kilometres from the main viewpoint of the Fish River Canyon, leading off the dusty D324, you’ll find the Canon Lodge, an oasis seemingly in the middle of nowhere. The Canon Lodge is one of two existing accommodation centres in the expanse of the 530 km² Gondwana Canon Park. Tall weather-beaten granite boulders mark the location of the lodge and forms an integral part of the overall design. The 20 thatch stone bungalows are dotted among the kopies and are beautifully designed, with the walls shaped around the hills so that boulders protrude into your room, cool to the touch and smoothly rounded by an eternity of erosion. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Canon Hotel Fish River Canyon
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