The guided route through harsh terrain descends steeply into the canyon via ‘jelly legs gorge’ and up again to the rim. There are no demarcated tracks adding a sense of true adventure to the experience. Whilst this hike requires significant levels of fitness – there is no need to carry heavy backpacks; a canvas bag with your personal belongings will be delivered each day to either Camp Eternity or Camp Edge where you will overnight.
You will pass intriguing desert-adapted quiver trees standing solitary against a fascinating 500 million year old geological fault. Or you might want to stop and watch a herd of the rare Hartman’s zebra as they disappear into a side canyon. On hot days you can cool off in permanent rock pools and swim between the rock faces while a Pied Kingfisher watches from a ledge above.
Camp Eternity and Camp Edge are as evocative as their names suggest. Carefully designed stone gabion shelters merge with the landscape. Meals are served under a trillion stars and when you retire to the comfort of your tent, nature’s elements – either harsh or heavenly – are close by and keep you company through the night.
The Canyon Rim to River Hike includes:
- An experienced guide for a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 8 guests per group
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner plus drinks on the trail
- Night 1 at Fish River Lodge, Nights 2 and 3 at Camp Eternity and /or Camp Edge
The Rim to River Hike and the Canyon Day Hike can only be booked through [email protected] or [email protected] Canyon Rim to River Hike includes: