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Namibia » Fish River Canyon » Canon Village

Canon Village sits picturesquely at the foot of a sweeping rock face in Gondwana Canyon Park. It is on the same property and only 2kms away from Canon Lodge, a slightly more exclusive alternative.

There is a thatched restaurant, coffee shop and a rustic bar, all set between massive granite boulders. Namibian artists have decorated the walls of the restaurant, and the rural atmosphere is continued in the chalets, depicting the daily life of the original inhabitants of the area, the Bondelswart Nama. Alternatively, guests are welcome to enjoy a break at the pool. It has magnificent views of the endless plains of Gondwana Canyon Park.

On arrival, guests will have their luggage transported to their accommodation by a traditional donkey and cart, all under the guidance of a local family.

Canon Village consists of 40 Cape-Dutch style chalets. They are all equipped with en-suite bathrooms, a fan and mosquito nets.

Yoghurt, cheese, cold meats as well as your breakfast eggs are supplied by their own butchery, dairy and smokehouse, run by the Self-Sufficiency Centre. Light lunches can be ordered from their 'a la carte' menu and in the evening several meat dishes, fresh vegetables and a choice of salads are available. Their small farming business also produces fruit, vegetables and herbs, fresh from their own garden.

Activities at Canon Village include an unguided morning hike, Canyon and scenic drive, horse-riding trek, or a guided sunset walk.