Highlights in the Fish river region
This page provides an overview of activities, highlights and sights of the Fish river region. In the central area of the region the Fish River Canyon dominates the landscape. Besides that there are Feral horses, mysterious Quiver tree forest and the Gondwana Canyon Park.
Fish River Canyon
The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon worldwide after the Grand Canyon in the USA . The Canyon forms part of the state-run Ais-Ais Richtersveld Transfontier Park. Entrance to the Park is situated 10 kilometres from the well-known view point Hell`s Bend at the Hobas Restcamp.
Fish River Hiking Trail
During the months of April to September the Fish River Lodge offers 2-5 day guided hikes in the Fish River. In the world’s second largest canyon the hiker awaits grand landscapes, breath-taking vistas, unforgettable sundowners, intensive game and bird viewing, fascinating insights into the geology of Namibia and much more.
Gondwana Canyon Park
In 1996 the private and scenic nature reserve ‘Gondwana Canyon Park’ was founded. Its landscape is dominated by plateaus which offer fascinating views over the widely spread and sparsely vegetated plains intercepted by granite hills and dolerite dikes. Quivertrees and euphorbias are wonderful photographic motives.
Quivertree Forest and Mesosaurus Fossiles
Travellers to the south of Namibia will find a fascinating point of interest near the town of Keetmanshoop: A large Quivertree Forest with thousands of quiver trees, close by a piece of land where a lot of Mesosaurus fossiles have been found and additionally a picturesque dolerite rock field.
The feral horses of Garub
An attraction in the southern part of the Namib are the Feral Horses of Garub. These horses have successfully bypassed their role as working or breeding horses. They are independent of humans (more or less) and they fascinate us with their adapted live in a very inhospitable area and infinite freedom.