Fish River Lodge is situated on the western rim of the Fish River Canyon. This is a little more off the beaten track than the eastern rim. Traversing this wild and rugged landscape along the way will introduce you to the extreme beauty of the area. There are farm gates along the way that we ask you to kindly close if needs be.
Driving from Keetmanshoop or Luderitz direction on the B4: This is the route we recommend. Take the D463, a gravel road to the turn off to Fish River Lodge. There are signs along the way and this section will take about 2 hours.
Driving from Rosh Pienaar in the South: Take the D463 from the C13. It feels like it will last forever, but please keep going until you get to the Canyon Nature Park and Fish River Lodge signs.
The access road to the lodge just off the D463 is an adventurous 19km path through river beds and across open plains edged with mountains, where you may glimpse Kudu and Ostrich in the dry river beds. The road is best traversed using vehicles with high clearance or 4 x 4. We recommend that you drive this section slowly and carefully.
After 5km on this track you will pass two farm houses; follow the small signs to the lodge which is a further 14km.
Please do not take the C12 towards the Fish River Canyon as you will end up on the eastern side of the canyon and there are no roads across the canyon to Fish River Lodge.
Please leave plenty of time for your journey so you can enjoy the drive and arrive in daylight or in time to catch the sun set over the canyon.
Please also note, that the closest fuel stops to the lodge are:
Traveling from the north to the south, Keetmanshoop: 180 km
Traveling from the south to the north, Grunau: 265 km