Fill up on smiles at this extraordinary and out-of-the-ordinary lodge. Resembling a roadhouse of old with a large red roof, the lodge is a veritable treasure-house and a `must-do` stop when visiting the canyon. The outside area hints of the wonderland interior with its rusty old Chevys and Fords from a bygone era, adorned with corky quiver trees and desert flora. Park your vehicle and step inside.
As if you have entered an Aladdin`s cave, the large doors open onto an International truck serving as the reception desk, a `pompstasie` (filling station) bar and an assortment of classic vehicles and transport paraphernalia assembled with an innovative and creative flair - and a good deal of humour! Restaurant tables are placed in between and the cabs of several cars serve as zany fireplaces in the chilly winter months.
has more than just a fascinating interior. Large attractive rooms, positioned around courtyards, make the Roadhouse a comfortable - and convenient - base when visiting the Fish River Canyon, just 14 kilometres away. The canyon resort has a swimming pool, a campsite, a terrace to enjoy Roadhouse specialities like Amarula cheesecake (and the best cappuccino for miles around) and a walking trail through the hills.
Sunset is best appreciated from the hill above the lodge looking out onto the flat-topped Holoog Mountain and the Gondwana Canyon Park. Take a guided excursion to the canyon viewpoints, hike the 3-4 day superlative canyon trail or drive the 4x4 Wildebeest Route towards Canyon Lodge and Village to view zebra and wildebeest on the grassy plains. Be sure to include this quirky lodge - constructed with flair, creativity, mischief and a zest for life - into all travel plans!
The lodge also has its own fuel station, so remember to fill up on fuel and smiles when visiting the canyon.
Children are most welcome at all our venues. Children up to 5 years old are free of charge; for children between the age of 6 and 13 years we charge 50 per cent of the B&B rate.
- 24-hour security
- Mobile connectivity
- Swimming pool
- Secure parking
Canyon Roadhouse accommodation:
- Air-conditioning / Heating
- En-suite bathrooms, showers
- Hair dryer (available at Reception)
- Tea / Coffee facilities
Standard Twin Room
The rooms are spacious with twin beds, en suite bathroom, air-conditioning and tea/coffee facilities. We have 2 twin rooms with an interleading door - please enquire as a family room.
Standard Triple Room
The rooms overlook a central courtyard. This spacious open plan room has three single beds and an en suite bathroom (shower only). All rooms have air-conditioners and tea/coffee facilities.
Standard Family Room
The rooms overlook a central courtyard. This spacious open plan room has four single beds and an en suite bathroom (shower only). All rooms have air-conditioners and tea/coffee facilities.
- Excursion into the Fish River Canyon Area
- Morning Hike
- Sunrise Walk
- Hike from the Village to the Lodge
- Canyon drive
- Sundowner Drive in Gondwana Canyon Park
- Sundowner Walk
Facilities & Services:
- Children under 12 years
- Honeymoon Couples
- Petrol on site
- Swimming Pool
Great place... lovely room and facilities; quirky ambience and delicious food (try the springbok filet!)
Rating: Reviewed by Judith Skelton-Green over a year ago
Good accommodation. Friendly staff.
Rating: Reviewed by Bernd Huenerkoch over a year ago
Canon Roadhouse had so much character and atmosphere. The photos on the site don't actually justify this awesome haven.
Rating: Reviewed by Kerry Luke over a year ago
Enjoyed our stay. Staff were very professional and helpful. Will stay there again.
Rating: Reviewed by EC van Niekerk over a year ago