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#1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Fish River Region
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Making the most of the beautiful vistas, the Fish River Lodge has been built in harmony with its stark, striking surroundings. Completed in 2009, all the buildings that make up the lodge pay tribute to the amazing landscape, offering spectacular views of the Fish River Canyon from sunrise to sunset. The architecture and interiors of Fish River Lodge have taken their queue from the rugged landscape that surround it. Contemporary, and at times monastic, the lodge was designed to reflect the unique beauty of its location.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Massage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Namibia
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Hosea Kutako Intl Airport349 miSee all flights
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Voyagearoundtheworld wrote a review May 2020
Berlin, Germany433 contributions822 helpful votes
The lodge sits on the edge of the Fish River Canyon and has unbeatable views into the canyon with spectacular sunsets and -rises. The location is extremely remote so we had a Cessna to fly there. The lodge itself is rather basic compared to other top lodges in Namibia. Rooms are spacious but basic and sober. Food is good but not always very fresh as they get delivered only every couple of days. People running the lodge are mostly nice and helpful. All in all it is a great experience to be there at such a remote location.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from JourneysNamibia, Manager at Fish River Lodge
Responded May 27, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review us and your valuable feedback. We hope you will visit us again soon.
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Mathew D wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California5 contributions
This place is nothing short of amazing - panoramic views of Fish River Gorge from your bed, beautifully-designed rooms, and great food. This property is in the middle of nowhere, but don't let that deter you - the roads are well signed and in good condition, and you travel through some spectacularly rugged country.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded Mar 22, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review Fish River Lodge, we are delighted to see you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will visit us again soon.
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jacky j wrote a review Feb 2020
40 contributions4 helpful votes
When I was looking to book I read the other reviews which were mixed. This is an eco lodge in the middle of no where so I appreciate that there are limitations on what can be offered but for the price as a minimum you need to be able to sleep. Your room is essentially a concrete box with a picture window and a metal roof so you can imagine how hot the room gets when the outside temperature is hitting 40 degrees. The room heat meant that the room was essentially unusable during the day and even with a fan it was just too hot to sleep. Aircon is essential and they need to find a way to provide it. Also although mention is made of the 19km track to the lodge you also need to consider that to reach the track it is 85 kms of gravel road so the whole drive form the main turnoff will take around 2 hrs. Because of the effort to get here, and the price demanded, the lodge must be a destination in itself. It is good and the staff are lovely but it stills falls a little short from excellent. I think the best way to sum it up is to say that this is a view with accommodation rather than accommodation with a view.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: All rooms are the same although given that everything is based in the main lodge eg hot drinks...
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Response from JourneysNamibia, Manager at Fish River Lodge
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to send us your valued feedback, we respect and value your opinion regarding our property and we will definitely ensure to make constructive use of your feedback. In the summer months we do experience very warm days, aircons are something we will consider in future renovations of the rooms.
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okhs wrote a review Jan 2020
40 contributions50 helpful votes
We don’t regret going here as the location is spectacular and unique, and we felt it was good value for money, but there is much more which could be done with the lodge. For such a wonderful location, we were expecting a more polished and luxurious experience. The rooms are sparsely decorated with small beds and exposed light fixtures, and staff are friendly but do not seem experienced. The food was not good. Lunch was especially weak— they were running low on salad and we were told we could only have one salad between two of us— and in the end they just gave us fries. The pool area, while beautiful, is too small when the camp is full. The rooms were very noisy due to the wind at night— obviously not anyone’s fault, just the cost of being perched on the edge of a canyon. Given the location, the lodge could charge a big premium if they made small investments in upping their game to that of higher-quality lodges.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from JourneysNamibia, Manager at Fish River Lodge
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your comprehensive feedback after your recent visit to our lodge. This provides us with the opportunity to revisit and implement the important changes necessary to ensure service and product excellence. Please be assured that your concerns have been addressed and are being rectified.
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cmerwe284151 wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
We arrived late in the afternoon after a long drive and were met with the friendliest faces and a glass of ice-cold drinks. Everything was perfect - from the service, the food, the wine, the views, the rooms etc. Lovely stunning views from the comfortable beds and pillows. The ONLY regret is that we couldn't stay another night to fully immerse ourselves into this luxury in the middle of nowhere.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from JourneysNamibia, Manager at Fish River Lodge
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Thank you for the amazing review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed this amazing experience at Fish River Lodge. We will be sure to share your kind words with all the great staff at the lodge and hope you will visit us again soon.
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PRICE RANGE
$233 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NamibiaKaras RegionFish River Region
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fish River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Fish River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Fish River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fish River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fish River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fish River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Fish River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.