We spent 2 days at the Fish River Canyon trying to absorb its beauty and enjoy the unbelievable view, silence and peace. The second largest canyon in the world is 160km long, up to 27km wide and the inner canyon reaches a depth of 550m. There is a 5-day hike through it, but this time we decided for the bird view only. Although we could have carried our belongings, including food and water ourselves, and the temperature reaches only 40ºC…

Instead we allowed ourselves a 2–night stay at the Fish River Lodge, located directly at the steep flank of the Canyon, with a gorgeous view. As it is very difficult to describe the beauty of this monumental spot, this time we let the pictures talk for us, we just briefly summarize here our stay:

Our Fish River Canyon Inventory

  • 2 x 18 kms in 45 minutes (each) to reach and leave the lodge on a bumpy access-road (luckily in a 4×4)
  • 1 x breathtaking view to enjoy
  • 2 x excellent dinners on the terrace of the lodge
  • 1 x bottle of excellent South-African wine to accompany the steaks
  • 2 x extremely windy, but super starry nights
  • 1 x 12 km hike along the canyon
  • 1 x day without sitting in the car… :D


(Some of the pictures are from the Oranje River, where we also spent 2 days before heading to the Canyon.)