Contact & Directions

Fish River Lodge Reservations

Fish River Lodge Reservations

Tel: ++264 61 228 104
Fax to E-mail: ++264 (0) 8862585

Fish River Lodge

Tel: ++ 264 63 683 005
Fax: ++264 63 683 004

PO Box 91045
Klein Windhoek

GPS: S 27 31.640 E 17 32.213
Decimal Degrees: -27.52734 17.536883
Deg, Min, Sec: S27 31 38 E17 32 12


Directions to Fish River Lodge

Fish River Lodge is situated on the western rim of the Fish River Canyon. This is a little more off the beaten track than the eastern rim. Traversing this wild and rugged landscape along the way will introduce you to the extreme beauty of the area. There are farm gates along the way that we ask you to kindly close if needs be.

Driving from Keetmanshoop or Luderitz direction on the B4: This is the route we recommend. Take the D463, a gravel road to the turn off to Fish River Lodge. There are signs along the way and this section will take about 2 hours.

Driving from Rosh Pienaar in the South: Take the D463 from the C13. It feels like it will last forever, but please keep going until you get to the Canyon Nature Park and Fish River Lodge signs.

The access road to the lodge just off the D463 is an adventurous 19km path through river beds and across open plains edged with mountains, where you may glimpse Kudu and Ostrich in the dry river beds. The road is best traversed using vehicles with high clearance or 4 x 4. We recommend that you drive this section slowly and carefully.

After 5km on this track you will pass two farm houses; follow the small signs to the lodge which is a further 14km.

Please do not take the C12 towards the Fish River Canyon as you will end up on the eastern side of the canyon and there are no roads across the canyon to Fish River Lodge.

Please leave plenty of time for your journey so you can enjoy the drive and arrive in daylight or in time to catch the sun set over the canyon.

Download a printable map to keep in the car.

Approximate Distances & Driving Times

Windhoek via the B1, B4 and D463 680km (8 hrs)
Mariental via the B1, B4 and D463: 430km (5 hrs)
Keetmanshoop via the B4 and D463: 180km (3 hrs)
Rosh Pinah via the C13 and D463:*4×4 or raised vehicle only 190km (3 hrs)
Lüderitz via the B4 and D463: 375km (4 hrs)
Ai-Ais via C12, B4 and D463: 300km (4 hrs)
Noordoewer via B1, B4 and D463: 480km (6 hrs)
Noordoewer via C13 and D463:* *4×4 or raised vehicle only. C13 is usually closed between January and May, please check. 350km (6 hrs)
Sossusvlei via C27, C14, B4 and D463: 565km (7 hrs)

Petrol stations

Keetmanshoop, Helmeringhausen, Noordoewer, Rosh Pinah, Ai-Ais, Aus, Lüderitz.

Please note; there is no fuel at Goageb even though your map or GPS may state otherwise.

You are advised to keep your vehicle topped up with fuel whenever you have the opportunity.

Download a printable map to keep in the car.