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“Amazing collection of old cars and machinery!”
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Canyon Roadhouse
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“Amazing collection of old cars and machinery!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Spent a night on an overland tour. Well appointed campsite, good lighting, clean modern amenities, plenty of hot water. Fantastic bar and restaurant decorated with a huge collection of old cars and farm memorabilia. Drinks were cheap, good service by bar staff and (free) wifi.
Highly recommend

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Mannfred G, Managing Director at Canyon Roadhouse, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this very positive review on the Canyon Roadhouse campsite. We take feedback for our guests seriously and are always delighted to receive affirmative comments such as yours. The management and staff have been informed about your review and we are looking forward in welcoming you back in the future.
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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We really liked this hotel with his collection of old cars and nice gardens with flowers. Some cars are even used inside to make fire and it's a great idea because the nights can be cold in july so we really enjoyed our diner next to the fire. The rooms are big with a safe and a good bathroom. The AC can be used to heat the room wich is great. The beds are comfortable and there are extra blankets available. We slept very well. Diner is very tasty, only desserts are not so good. Wine is good and not expensive. Breakfast buffet is fantastisc with home made warm breads, home made donuts, fresh fruit, yoghurt, muesli, en a lot more...so delicious! I recommend this place.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Mannfred G, Managing Director at Canyon Roadhouse, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
We would like say thank you for taking the time to write this positive review on Canyon Roadhouse. The lodge management as well as the staff will be delighted to read your positive words. We hope that we can once again charm you with our establishment on a future visit to Namibia.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Roadhouse is a Managed member of the Gondwana Collection, a group of locally owned hotels/motels which offer great price and quality competition to NWR resorts. Located outside of the Fish River Canyon National Park, the Canyon itself is a 30 plus minute drive away on dirt roads. The motel style rooms are spacious, light and easy to air with windows that open and shut. Room décor is simple and minimalist, which suited us well, particularly in the Roadhouse where the common areas are chock full of automobile and railway bric-a-brac. It is certainly quirky and fun as other reviewers have described it. It is also deeply interesting to anybody who is interested in historical memorabilia. The reception desk is the back of an old truck. The restaurant is littered with old cars and the bar is plastered with number plates from around the world - as are the toilets; talking of which, there is a temptation in each toilet which some find difficult to resist - you have been warned!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mannfred G, General Manager at Canyon Roadhouse, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Your review has been passed on to the lodge management and staff who will be very pleased with your positive feedback. We take positive as well as negative criticism seriously and therefore would like to thank you for taking the time to write this review as we much appreciate when a guest makes the effort to let us know about their experiences at our lodges. We are looking forward in welcoming you back on a future visit to Namibia.
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

This place is a wonderful lunch spot. It is decked out with all these old cars and motor parts which make it a truly rememberable place! Had a nice lunch - huge meals! Didn't stay here just ate there.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Mannfred G, General Manager at Canyon Roadhouse, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you very much for this great review. We are delighted to hear that you were so very pleased with the food and the unique atmosphere at the Canyon Roadhouse. We are looking forward in welcoming you back in the near future.
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We had a delightful stay at this lodge and found the collection of old cars and implements very
engaging.The room was clean and comfortable and serviced every day by its friendly staff.
The food was excellent and we had my birthday dinner next to the white ambulance,fitting for a nurse like me.
To be recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mannfred G, General Manager at Canyon Roadhouse, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Firstly we would like to would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience at Canyon Roadhouse. Your review has been passed onto the lodge management and staff, who will be thrilled to read your positive critics. We would like to welcome you to stay with us again on a future visit to Namibia.
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Kigali, Rwanda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very unique lodge with excellent food. Was impressed that the kitchen was able to handle so many people and rather quickly. The staff was very helpful, accommodating, and friendly. We escaped the Ai-Ais lodge to this place and definitely are glad we did so.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Mannfred G, General Manager at Canyon Roadhouse, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you very much for the great review and positive feedback. We are delighted to hear that you were so very pleased with the facilities, the food and the service provided by our staff. We will gladly pass your compliments on to the staff of the Canyon Roadhouse. We hope to welcome you back at the Canyon Roadhouse in the near future.
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Clean and nice camp site places. nothing special, nothing wrong. Good place to visit the Fish River Canyon (try to squeeze Ai-Ais in --> Just to relax.). The restaurant serves good food for reasonable prices.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Mannfred G, Managing Director at Canyon Roadhouse, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thank you very much for the positive feedback on your stay. We are pleased to hear, that you were satisfied with the Canyon Road Campsite and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Sincerely,
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Additional Information about Canyon Roadhouse

Property: Canyon Roadhouse
Address: on the C 37; 20 km from the main lookout point at the Fish River, Fish River Canyon, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Karas Region > Fish River Canyon
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fish River Canyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Canyon Roadhouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Due to its elaborate decor Canon Roadhouse has acquired a sort of cult status in Namibia: the good old days of the automobile are celebrated in the theme restaurant and bar. Enjoy a slice of our legendary Amarula cheesecake among coachwork arranged with loving care. The geology, flora, fauna and history of the area are explained on display boards at the Canyon Information Centre. Situated directly on the road to the Fish River Canyon, 14 km from the gate to the viewing points, Canon Roadhouse offers 24 immaculate en-suite rooms with air conditioning, a swimming pool and a petrol station. ... more   less 
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Canon Roadhouse Hotel Fish River Canyon
Cañon Roadhouse Fish River Canyon
Canyon Roadhouse Namibia/Fish River Canyon

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