Anticipation builds up as you turn off the main gravel road toward Canyon Lodge.
The soft colours of apricot sand merging with the pale green of euphorbias is a prelude to the loveliness of Canyon Lodge surrounds. As you turn a final bend, the lodge comes into view. Nestled between rounded granite boulders, Canyon Lodge’s quaint century-old farmhouse reception, verdant garden and cool pond invite and welcome you into the enchanted enclave. The neighing of horses from the paddocks follows you down a lane to the stone chalets, through a green tapestry of grass kept well-watered by the recycling plant and dotted with camelthorn trees. The path continues to a swimming pool and the wild and beautiful expanse of the Gondwana Canyon Park.
Take a guided drive to the Fish River Canyon to be inspired by new perspectives, join a 3-4 day Canyon Trail for an experience of a lifetime, follow the 4×4 Wildebeest Drive to view the plains animals, watch sunrise amidst the quiver trees, hike in the rocky hills or savour the sunset either from the adjacent koppie or on the sunset drive. Away from the world, there is a gentle rhythm of peace to find here, reaffirming the goodness of life. For those just wanting a break from the road, lounge at the pool, take a snooze in the coolness of your thatch-and-stone chalet or dip into a book on the terrace.