The Fish River Canyon

Line art mountain drawing of the Fish River Canyon in Namibia by Diane Shearer | Art From Adventures

Hiking is not always about reaching the top, sometimes it is about following the journey of the river. Surrounded by vertical walls with twisted rock formations, duiker watching you through the bushes and interesting palm trees growing along the river, this hike was an absolute feast for my eyes. What I loved most about hiking The Fish River Canyon is how quiet and peaceful it is. I love the stillness and calmness of the empty trail. It reminds me how much I love hearing no noise at all! I felt absolute freedom as I had the opportunity to slow down and disconnect. Long walks during the day and starry night skies by the fire at night, I can’t think of anything better.

Fish River Canyon, Namibia

Fun Facts about The Fish River Canyon

  • It Is The World’s Second Largest Canyon

  • The Fish River Canyon is 1,000 to 2,300 feet (300 to 700 meters) deep and about 100 miles (160 kilometers) long. It is 17 miles (27 kilometers) wide in some places.

  • The Fish River is seasonal and only flows January-April.

  • sites have been found within the canyon dating back nearly 50,000 years.

Things to do in and around the Fish River canyon

  • Hike Fish River Canyon

  • Fish River Canyon Look out Point

  • Visit the Ai-Ai- Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

  • Visit the Ai-Ais Hot Springs

  • Have lunch at the Canon Roadhouse

  • Visit the Gondwana Nature Park

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