This resort in the Fish River Canyon, Namibia is part of the Ai-Ais / Richtersveld Transfrontier National Park which seeks to protect and promote the unique, endangered plant life and cultural heritage of this stunning area. The name Ai-Ais is derived from the Nama language meaning “burning water”.
The Fish River Canyon, Namibia is an awe inspiring natural wonder and the second largest canyon in the world. Visitors come from far and wide to gaze down into its rocky depths, enjoy the surrounding views and discover the wonderful flora and fauna. The heat is intense here in summer and why the famous Fish River Hiking Trail and other adventures take place during the cooler winter months.
The Fish River Hiking Trail is a 90km (56 mile) backpacking adventure, following the course of the river between sheer canyon walls. Canyon depths can reach in excess of 500 metres (546 yards) at times. This premier hiking trail starts at the northern-most view point and ends at Ai-Ais Hotsprings Spa which is on the border with South Africa.