- Scenic Drive and Sun downer (January - December)
- Day Canyon Drive (April - October)
- Day Canyon Hike (April - October)
- Five Night Canyon Hike (March - October)
- Take the B1 south out of Windhoek to Keetmanshoop, then turn right onto the B4 towards Luderitz. After 72km turn left onto the D463 towards "Feldschuhorn".
- Drive for 85km on the D463, it feels like you are driving forever, but please keep going. You will pass through three or four closed gates, please reclose them after you. Eventually you will see a signboard on the left hand side which reads "Canyon Nature Park". Turn left after the sign.
- Continue for 5km on a rough farm track, until you see two farm houses. Follow the small signs to the lodge which is a further 14km.
Please do not take the C12 to Fish River Canyon or you will end up on the other side of the canyon with a 4 hour drive back to the lodge! Also, do not use the D462 as this road has river beds with thick sand.
Your journey time once you turn onto the D463 gravel road is approximately 2 hours so please leave plenty of time to arrive at the lodge in daylight, it will be worth it!
A vehicle with good ground clearance, such as an SUV, is recommended for travel on the gravel roads in south Namibia.
From Luderitz and Aus:
Take the B4 towards Keetmanshoop. At Goegeb turn right onto the D459. After approximately 82 km turn left onto the D463. After another 18 km you will see a sign board on the right which reads Canyon Nature Park, turn right after this sign and follow the direction in 3. above.
Take the C27 to Betta & Helmeringhausen. At Helmeringhausen take the C14 to Bethanie and Goageb. At Goageb turn left onto the B4, after 35km turn right onto the D463 towards "Feldschuhorn" & follow the directions in 2. above.
From Noordoewer Border Post Via Grunau:
Take the B1 towards Grunau and Keetmanshoop. At Grunau turn left onto the C12 and continue until it meets the B4. Turn left onto the B4 towards Luderitz. After 28km turn left onto the D463 towards "Feldschuhorn" & follow the directions in 2. above.
From Noordoewer Border Post Via Rosh Pinah This option is for 4x4 vehicles only (road currently closed due to flooding - January 2010)
At Noordoewer petrol station, turn left onto the C13 and drive on the gravel road next to the Orange River to Rosh Pinah. From Rosh Pinah continue on the C13 for 47km then turn right onto the D463. After approximately 95km turn right, still on the D463. After another 18 km you will see a signboard which reads "Canyon Nature Park". Turn right after the sign & follow the directions in 3. above.
Distances & Driving Times
Windhoek to Fish River Lodge: 660km (8 hours)
Keetmanshoop to Fish River Lodge: 176km (2.5 hours)
Luderitz to Fish River Lodge: 370km (4 hours)
Noordoewer via Grunau to Fish River Lodge: 400km (5 hours)
Noordoewer via Rosh Pinah to Fish River Lodge: 330km (5 hours)
Sossusvlei to Fish River Lodge: 530km (7 hours)
Keetmanshoop, Noordoewer, Rosh Pinah, Ai-Ais, Aus, Luderitz
You are advised to keep your vehicle topped up with fuel whenever you have the opportunity.
Whilst Fish River Lodge can be reached by car, a fly-in option is an exciting alternative to the long drive and takes approximately 2 hours flying-time from Windhoek. With an excellent air-strip only 10 minutes from the Lodge, guests will experience the Canyon, its maze of side canyons and of course the glistening Fish River as it meanders through the Canyon, at its most awe inspiring from the air.
You will be transferred from the air strip to the Lodge where a welcome drink will refresh you as you take in the splendors of the Canyon from ground level.
We highly recommend a minimum of a two-night stay, allowing you time to rest and relax on day one before embarking on the 4 x 4 drive down into the heart of the Canyon on Day 2.