Fish River Canyon, Fish River Region

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Challenge yourself as you hike through 1.5 billion years of geological history at Fish River Canyon, the world's second-largest canyon. Take an intense 85 km (53 mi) trail through the gigantic 550 m (1,804 ft) deep, 27 km (17 mi) wide, and 160 km (100 mi) long ravine, featuring some awe-inspiring scenery, with stony formations covered by drought-resistant plants. Cut by the longest interior river in Namibia--the intermittently flowing Fish River--the canyon features hard gneiss bedrocks and awe-inspiring horizontal dolomite strata. The gorge is accessible only from May to mid-September, due to unbearable temperatures at other times of the year. The Fish River Trail usually takes five days to complete. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fish River Canyon by using our Fish River Region trip itinerary site.
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  • Have just visited the fish river canyon. There is a cheaper price for south african residents. From the gate it is quite a drive to get to the actual canyon look out points. The road is not too bad... 
    Have just visited the fish river canyon. There is a cheaper price for south african residents. From the gate it is quite a drive to get to the actual canyon look out points. The road is not too bad...  more »
  • We only did the view-points on this visit! Awesome views indeed! The shots from the "Start of Hiking trail" and the "emergency exit" were really great! We did it with Gondwana (Canyon Lodge) but a... 
    We only did the view-points on this visit! Awesome views indeed! The shots from the "Start of Hiking trail" and the "emergency exit" were really great! We did it with Gondwana (Canyon Lodge) but a...  more »

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