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Canyon Roadhouse
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

What a pleasure to find a funky, interesting place to stay that not only provides talking points but a well stocked bar, a clean pool, hospitable staff, clean rooms and shopping all in one! It was my birthday on 14 Dec and our request for a place to have a private braai with friends was kindly accommodated. We will definitely go back.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Manager at Canyon Roadhouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

It’s a pleasure to know you found our establishment interesting and funky. I am also very glad you had a great birthday with us, and would love to welcome you back for another special stay.

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Bernd Grahl

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Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We went here for Christmas lunch and were not expecting such an interesting and welcoming spot! The buffet lunch was great but even better was the old cars and eclectic mix of bric-a-brac that surrounded the place.
It's a great spot to stretch the legs and have a cool drink on the way out to fish river canyon.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Manager at Canyon Roadhouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

It’s a real delight to know you enjoyed the Christmas lunch and enjoyed the sightings of the interesting decor. I have forwarded your appreciative comments to the staff and management about the Christmas lunch. Do visit us again soon when you are in the area.

Kindest Regards,
Bernd Grahl

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed at the Canyon Roadhouse for one night on our trip from Cape Town to Vic Falls and we had many nice lodges, but this was a really unique place. Decorated lovely with old cars, machines, signs, etc. on the outside and in the restaurant this is a great place to stay close to Fish River Canyon. Make sure you arrive early enough to take some pictures.

Our room was large and clean and we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Manager at Canyon Roadhouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

Wow, Cape Town to Vic Falls. That sounds like a trip of a lifetime. I am very glad to know your visit to the Roadhouse was one of the highlights of your trip. Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay and we hope you will visit us again on your next trip.
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Bernd Grahl

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Reviewed December 13, 2013

In so many ways the roadhouse is an oasis in the surrounding desert. We stayed here as a base to visit the Fish River Canyon, which is just down the road. As we were travelling with our small person we had interconnecting rooms, which were spotless, had good size bathrooms, and air conditioning. The roadhouse has, given the heat when we visited, a very popular swimming pool!

The decor of the roadhouse includes an eclectic grouping of old cars of varying condition and assorted motor vehicle memorabilia, which sounds strange but it all really works. So be prepared to eat your breakfast (excellent) and your other meals next to an old ambulance and assortment of ageing motor vehicles The dinner menu is unusually extensive given where the roadhouse is located. Our dinners were all very good. And be assured the bar serves cold beer!

The roadhouse also its own petrol/diesel bowsers so you can fill-up before you head off on your next adventure. The staff are very friendly and helpful and unlike many other places we have visited in Namibia you are able to get an itemised bill when you checkout.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Manager at Canyon Roadhouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2013

It is always a pleasure to read such positive reviews on Tripadvisor. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and all the Roadhouse has to offer. Thank you for mentioning the décor, we pride ourselves in being different and offering a unique experience. Please visit us again soon. Regards
Bernd Grahl

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Reviewed December 11, 2013

It has huge character. If you are visiting the Fish River Canyon, you have got to stop here, have lunch and take an hour or two to look around. Its really special. The pool was refreshing.

As far as accommodation goes, its basic, really basic, probably to fit into the environment; maybe I missed the point?!

We don't mind basic, but not at this price. They know its difficult to find any accommodation in the area, so they abuse the fact that travelers have few choices; left a bad taste....

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Manager at Canyon Roadhouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2013

Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am very sorry to hear you feel our establishment was basic and did not meet your expectations. We do not offer luxury accommodation but rather affordable accommodation. My apologies though that you feel the price per night is too high. Send an email to info@gondwana-card.com to find out more about the Gondwana Card where you get to stay, save and smile.
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Clean comfortable room, good food, nice swimming pool, full of character, close to the Canyon. Let down by poor admin and inadequately trained restaurant staff and no air-conditioning in public areas.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Manager at Canyon Roadhouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2013

Thank you for your review about your stay and for complimenting the food and the comfortable accommodation. I am very sorry to hear you feel that the staff did not meet your requirements. Please get in contact with me personally to discuss what it was that made you unhappy while staying with us. Not only is customer satisfaction is a very important factor to us, but also the way a guest feels when they leave.
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

You have got to stop HERE! Not only is the food great but the atmosphere is a car lovers dream. Expect to stay a long time for lunch just to look around. We had the BEST cheeseburger here than anywhere else in the world!
Mixed drinks are great and everything is reasonable but not cheap.

Room Tip: Great garden allows a good feel about the place
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Manager at Canyon Roadhouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your great recommendation to other travellers. I am thrilled to know we managed to meet all your requirements. Please do visit us again soon.
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Additional Information about Canyon Roadhouse

Address: On the C 37 | 20 KM from the Main Lookout Point at the Fish River, Fish River Canyon, Namibia
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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: $170 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Canon Roadhouse Hotel Fish River Canyon
Cañon Roadhouse Fish River Canyon
Canyon Roadhouse Namibia/Fish River Canyon

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