When you stand at the edge of the Fish River Canyon you it won’t matter how far you have had to travel across an area that is reminiscent of Mars. Second only to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, as well as being the largest canyon in the southern hemisphere, you cannot help but stand in awed silence as you gaze across and down spectacular cliffs overlooking the Fish River. The power of nature through the centuries is carved out in the perfect symmetry of this impressive canyon which winds its way half a kilometre below your feet.
Historically it has been said that sites around the river may date back to 50 000 years ago and if you really want to get up close and personal with this river that runs through the canyon, the best way to do it is to take one of the popular hiking routes along its banks.
Almost 18km’s from the Fish River Canyon you will find the Ai-Ais Hot Springs Resort which offers the soothing warmth of a mineral and sulphur-rich hot spring. It is interesting to note that one of the natural pools at Ai-Ais is so hot that a sign marking it as too dangerous to swim in is very clear, and standing close to it you can see the bubbles boiling out of the earth and the steam escaping into the cooler air.
If you decide to visit the Fish River Canyon, you cannot miss the very well-known Canyon Roadhouse just 25km’s away! Surrounded by succulents growing out the wrecks of very old trucks from another century and rusting car parts strewn around, it is almost like being transported to an abandoned settlement in the middle of nowhere, except that it is beautifully and imaginatively put together.
At Roadhouse Canyon you will find the warmth and hospitality that is the hallmark of Namibia while you dine surrounded by old ambulances and cars, number plates from many places in the world alongside ancient coca-cola signs and so much more that you need more than one night to explore.
If you would like to know where the best places are for you to lay your head down after a day of exploring the many facets of Namibia a visit to the Book Namibia website will guide you to the best accommodation in Namibia, whether you choose to rough it or do it in luxury. We offer more than just connecting you to the best accommodation in Namibia, we also have a few basic travel tips to help you on your way, as well as being a connection portal for everything to do with exploring Namibia.