The Canyon Roadhouse is situated in the Gondwana Canon Park in Namibia, and is located 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) from the main viewpoint of the Fish River Canyon. Coming from the north, it is the logical stop on your way to one of Namibia's greatest natural wonders. The Roadhouse offers everything the weary traveller needs.
History: The idea of founding the Gondwana Cañon Park was undertaken in 1996, when a small group of dedicated Namibians decided to try to preserve a small area bordering the eastern side of the Fish River Canyon National Park in Namibia’s south.
For decades, this land has been used for sheep farming which in the end proved unsustainable in this semi-desert area that receives less than 100-mm rainfall annually. What started out as a small idealistic concept has grown today into a full-scale park of approximately 100 000 hectare. We are delighted to learn that even in this short period of time a substantial recovery of the flora and fauna has taken place.
A lot of effort has been put in removing all the existing fences and establishing waterholes for our game. Our regular game counts prove that we already have a healthy, albeit small population of Kudu, Oryx, Springbok, Ostrich, Mountain Zebra and a variety of smaller antelopes. Even Leopard are sighted regularly again.
A new ranger team has been formed and our plans for the direct future include purchasing more game to enlarge the numbers as well as to reintroduce species that are endemic to the area but currently not present. A substantial amount of the funding of the Gondwana Cañon Park comes from the bed levy of 5% that is being transferred from the proceeds of both the Canyon Lodge and the Canyon Roadhouse into the Gondwana Cañon Park Fund.