The welcome and view when we arrived was unrivalled and so worth the 10 hour drive (from Walvis Bay) we had just completed. You walk in through the beautiful wooden double doors and look out over the vast expanse of the canyon right in front of you!
Check in was fast and friendly with some cool refreshment before we were shown to our chalet. The chalet was completely private and beautiful and rustic. Coffee making facilities (with hot water in a flask from the lodge if you needed it), a fan and a comfortable bed. And that bed! Wow, you can lie in bed and look out over the canyon a couple of meters on the other side of the stoep. The winter(inside) and summer (outside)showers were both huge and the lodge supplied insecticide as well as mosquito repellant.
We had massages in our room on Saturday afternoon and Kayno (hope i have the spelling right) did an amazing job.
The wind was absolutely howling about 90% of our time there but the amazing, ever-changing vistas and the very friendly and professional staff made us forget about that. If you're a light sleeper it might disturb you, but we enjoyed all of the experience.
Kudo's to John (brand new, he had only been there for 3 days) our guide on the sundowner drive on the Friday evening, he did an admirable job of keeping the wine and snacks on the table in the gusting wind.
The food was of a high quality on all the days we were there, with the Gemsbok (Oryx) steaks on the Friday night and the Pears poached in red wine on the Saturday night both favourites of my husband and myself.
We did not do the drive into the canyon as one 10 hour drive to the lodge and another 13 hour drive back home to Cape town after our weekend discouraged us from taking a 7 hour drive down the canyon but we took a slow drive through the park and manage to get some beautiful shots of mountain zebra and a solitary springbok.
We spent 3 nights at this absolutely beautiful lodge, would definitely go back there and recommend it highly.
Keep up the good work Fish River Lodge - On the Edge of Eternity
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