A charming and rustic lodge with an old farmhouse feel.
The lodge is in the privately owned Gondwana Canon Park, just 20km from the Fish River Canyon. It is clearly signposted for those who are driving.
Accommodation & FacilitiesThe 25 stone and thatch bungalows each have their own small patio and seating area outdoors as well as small, but clean en-suite bathrooms. Rooms are basic and comfortable, with two wooden twin beds pushed together under a mosquito net and thanks to the stone walls, rooms are kept pretty cool.
The main area has a restaurant that doubles up as a curio shop, a fully stocked bar and two restaurants; one indoors and one outside, shaded by camel thorn trees – both have lots of individual tables for guests. The swimming pool manages to blend naturally with its vast surroundings and is higher than the rest of the lodge to exaggerate the spectacular view. There is an honesty bar up here, so it is a great spot to enjoy sundowners. The lodge also somehow manages to keep a very well manicured garden, being so brightly coloured the garden stands out beautifully in such a dry desert landscape.
Breakfast is served as a buffet; lunch and dinner are both from an a la carte menu (sometimes with a buffet for side dishes). Dinner is a sumptuous feast including traditional Namibian cuisine. Lots of the food served is created from produce in their own ‘Self Sufficiency Centre’, where they even make their own cheese!
The location is great for visiting the Ai-Ais (“burning water”) hot springs and the Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa.