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Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

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7-Day Southern Namibia Tour from Windhoek: Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Fish River...
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River deep; mountain high

You don't expect to find one of the world's biggest canyons in this part of the world. The long dusty drive reveals a massive winding valley in the earth's crust where millions of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 February 2016
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

You don't expect to find one of the world's biggest canyons in this part of the world. The long dusty drive reveals a massive winding valley in the earth's crust where millions of years of erosion has worn away. Far below (more visible than the Grand Canyon) the Fish river snakes its way through the gorge. Stouthearts can climb down... More 

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Keetmanshoop, Namibia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

We visited the canyon today. Dirt road from Grinau to the Canyon Roadhouse in superb condition. From there to the entrance to the Hobas camp and the main viewpoint the road deteriorates. Once in the camp, however, the 10 km road to the view point in in horrendously bad condition. We tried to follow the road further around but it... More 

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Irun, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

One of the biggest canyons in the world (they say, second after Colorado-USA). Dry, remote, steep canyon. One of the tourist spots in Namibia. It´s really impressive! The visit consists mainly in getting to different view points on the top of the canyon. It´s part of the huge Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. There are 2 areas in the Fish River Canyon... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

This would rank excellent save for the very limited information leaflets which don't even include a map. One has to memorise the map in the office. That with the lack of road signage makes it very easy to miss some good viewpoints. There are good information boards to read at the main viewpoint. The canyon itself is really quite something... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

It's nice to know that this beautiful area is remaining unspoilt due to being a national park. The roads are rough, - hard on vehicles as mostly untarred . Nice place for walks , but you need decent footwear. Enjoy the scenery . Interesting information boards at Fish River viewpoint- especially if you are interested in geology/ rock formation also... More 

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Ezulwini, Swaziland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

I enjoyed great MTB rides in the Hobas and Ais-Ais areas of the park. The roads and tracks are a little bit corrugated, so a soft-tail bike is an advantage, but the roads are quiet, the sky is wide and there is peace and quiet and beauty that just takes your breath away... more than the uphills do!

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Cape Town, SA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

We stopped here to drop friends of our that hiked and it is a view to experience. It is so huge, beautiful and detailed. A really beautiful landscape

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Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

We were looking forward to the Fish River Canyon as one of the highlights on our four-country tour of Southern Africa, but it fell short of expectations. The comparison with the Grand Canyon is inevitable, but it fell far, far short. We drove from the entrance to the first, main viewing point, then walked to the right for perhaps a... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

The view is really amazing! The Namibian desert shows many beautiful landscapes and this is one of them! You can see the plateau carved by the river and the different rocks that are exposed. If you are a geology lover.... this is a place to visit!! I visited in 2001

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Gaborone, Botswana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Pleasant 10km drive from the entrance gate to the viewpoint which has some information boards worth reading. Good views of the Canyon. There is a track to the left about 1 or 2 kms before the view point more for vehicles with good clearance but we went for about 3kms along it and the first view point we came to,... More 

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