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Hillcrest, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! What a lovely experience. Beautiful setting and lovely rooms set into the rocks with a lovely pool area. The staff were helpful and the donkey cart taking our luggage was a treat for the children. Hosea who took us on a walk up the outrcrop to a little bar set overlooking the dessert and mountains was so professional and...

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GondwanaCollection, Content Development at Canyon Village, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We will be sure to pass your compliments to the lodge staff and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Jescey

Mold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A superb little place to relax situated less than 30km from the West Cape - Namibia main road. Excellent and friendly service, food was really well prepared and presented. The mountain retreats are really something else and well worth the extra cost. A beautiful tranquil setting for a relaxing break.

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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Assistant at Canyon Village, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. The review has been shared with the lodge management and the staff from the kitchen. We are pleased you had a relaxed stay at our property and wish you all the best for your future travels . Warm regards, Koney.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a awesome place to refocus and rest. Enjoyed the quietness and remoteness but yet everything you need. friendly staff, good food, great bar area and even wifi. recommend this place to anybody that need peace and quietness.

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Thank you for the awesome words and for sharing your experience with the community and us. We are sharing the review with the lodge management which will be pleased that you had a relaxed stay at our property. For your future travels all the best. Warm regards, Koney.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived at Canton Village we were initially very disappointed because the first look of the few chalets that are visible, did not leave a good impression and my wife, even though tired from travelling long distances on dirt roads, suggested we continue and book somewhere else. However, before making a booking, I always check the ratings on tripadvisor...

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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Assistant at Canyon Village, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and the nice words about our property. Luckily you decided to trust in our great reviews and enjoyed your stay. The Canyon Village property is characteristically designed to suit the stones and sand. Maybe the next time you could try our more green Canyon Lodge. We hope that we can welcome you...

Grootfontein Namibia
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Decided to sleep over at Gondwana Canyon Village on our way from South Africa back home to Grootfontein in the north of Namibia. As we are members of them as we were promised good value for money and discount prices, we previously stayed at the Canyon Roadhouse for, at first, one day, but with our new Gondwana membership cards, we...

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Thank you very much for taking your time to write this review, we acknowledge and appreciate your feedback tremendously. We are truly sorry to hear your experience and we apologise for not meeting your expectations. Your story has been shared with the housekeeping staff and lodge management for further analysis. We are wishing you all the pleasures in your adventure...

Kansas City
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We only got to spend one night here but wish we could have spent two. The camp is in a beautiful desert setting. The staff was extremely friendly. The rooms are large and comfortable with air conditioning. There isn't a refrigerator in the room. You can't park right by your cabin but there are paved sidewalks on which to roll...

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your feedback on this platform. It was indeed a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you again in the near future. Your experience has been shared with the housekeeping staff and lodge management and will ensure to continue offering the best of hospitality services. We...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Stayed here for one night and found the welcome very unfriendly. The staff in the restaurant were nice but didn't know if it was possible to have vegetarian food (half the buffet was veggie!) and weren't familiar with items of the drinks menu. They also seemed a little distracted. I didn't feel welcome here. It's a shame because the rooms...

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Thank you very much for sharing your review with us. It is heartbreaking to hear what you had to go through, we are truly sorry for this experience and we will ensure that this does not happen to any of our guests in the future. Your story has been shared with management and the housekeeping staff for further investigations. We...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Mostly friendly staff, although some were quite inhospitable and all seemed in need of further training. A change of management would seem to be highly desirable. Mediocre food. Toilet was blocked in my chalet.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your experience and for bringing the difficulties you have experienced to our attention. We are very sorry to hear that our services didn’t meet your expectations and we will ensure to use your feedback to the best of our advantage in order to avoid such incidents in the...

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

What a place and what a success story. I was very impressed by what has been created in the middle of no-where. Staff is very friendly and eager to assist. We were three couples that traveled to Gondwana to visit the Fish River Canyon. The Village is close to the canyon with clear road signs showing the direction. On arrival...

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Thank you very much for sharing your success story with us and for recommending our establishment, it was indeed a pleasure to have you. We are happy to hear that your visit was worthwhile and that you have made the best of memories. Your lovely words have been shared with the housekeeping staff and lodge management and all wishing you...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Stayed here for one night on way to South Africa and to see the Canyon (which is impressive!). Hotel staff struggled to check us in (they were looking at the wrong date) then no one helped us to our room with our bags (gravel paths not ideal for wheels suitcases). Rooms are clean, decent but fairly basic/standardised, feels quite generic....

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting us. We are very sorry for the troubles you went through and we will ensure to put in our best efforts to avoid such incidents in the near future. Your story has been shared with the housekeeping staff and lodge management and all wishing you fun in your...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Canon Village lies at the foot of a sweeping rock face in Gondwana Canon Park. Well-appointed cottages in the Cape Dutch style afford views of the vast canyon scenery. The thatched main building is built right into the massive granite boulders and houses a restaurant and cosy bar. With the famous Fish River Canyon just 20 km away the village is a perfect starting point for exploring the canyon. Dozens of murals depict the history and culture of the Bondelswart Nama, the earlier inhabitants of this area. Relish the peace and quiet and enjoy the views at the 'pool with a view'. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Canyon Village

Address: 20 Km East Of The Fish River Canyon, Fish River Canyon, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Karas Region > Fish River Canyon
Price Range: $224 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Canyon Village 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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“All equally good”
 of 5 bubbles Strudels, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“During the summer rooms closer to the pool area make for a quick walk to the pool area where a morning swim refreshes one for the day ahead...”
 of 5 bubbles delanon2015, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Wifi in the Bar area.”
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 of 5 bubbles 973AngelaS, 23 Oct 2014 | Read review
“All cottages were the same, but luckily we avoided the coach tours that arrived late and left very early in the morning”
 of 5 bubbles dianeperth, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
“family rooms has a great view”
 of 5 bubbles 34adellel, 27 Jun 2014 | Read review
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