The Canyon Rim
Activities
The Vogelstrausskluft offers a variety of interesting, unique possibilities to explore the desert, the Fish River Canyon and Namibias south. E.g. the possibility to descend down into the Canyon rather easily, which is only possible in one other place – the nature reserve at Ai-Ais – where a permit is required.
Oryx Antelopes Nature- & Gamedrives
Daily in the morning and evening hours we offer guided Gamedrives over the Plateau to the top of the Canyon Rim. Kudu, Oryx, Springboks, Ostriches and various other animals and plants can be spotted most of the times – and with luck even Shakals or Rooikat (Caracals). Arriving at the view point you will experience a spectacular 360° view. On most days you will see more than 250km: Over the breathtaking Fish River Canyon to the Klein Karasberge on the one side – over the Plateau up to the mountain range that marks the border to the Namib Desert on the other.
Duration: approx. 2 Hours, daily at 9:00 and 16:30 (max. 30 persons)
Costs: N$ 240,00 per person (incl. non-alcoholic drinks)
Booking prior to arrival or at our Entertainment-Desk
Further information: Animals and Plants, The Canyon Rim
At the escarpment of the Fish River Canyon »Fish-River-Canyon Experience«
This full day excursion with a 4x4-vehicle takes you to the rough landscape of the Canyon Plains and down into the Fish River Canyon.
  • Transfer to the access of the Canyon Plains
  • Nature-Drive through the Canyon Plains alongside the escarpment of the Canyon; visit of several view points (incl. "Finger Klip")
  • 300m descend with the 4x4-vehicle into the Fish River Canyon
  • Bush-lunch at the banks of the Fish River
  • Drive back and transfer to Vogelstrausskluft
Duration: 1 day
Costs: N$ 1.220,00 per person (incl. lunch and all drinks)
Booking prior to arrival or at our Entertainment-Desk (see also packages)
Further information: The Canyon Plains, The Fish River Canyon
Donker Kloof »Fish-River-Canyon Adventure«
(4x4-Tour with a short Hike)
This unique two day excursion with a 4x4-vehicle takes you down to the Canyon Plains, into the Fish River Canyon, in one of its most beautiful side canyons, to a dried out waterfall and several other impressing destinations.
  • Transfer to the access of the Canyon Plains
  • Nature-Drive through the Canyon Plains alongside the escarpment of the Canyon; visit of several view points (incl. "Finger Klip")
  • Bush-lunch in the Canyon Plains
  • Adventure hike through "Donker Kloof", one of the most beautiful and narrow side gorges of the Canyon
  • 300m descend with the 4x4-vehicle into the Fish River Canyon at the Loewen River mouth
  • Open sky dinner (African Braai)
  • Overnight stay in Bush-Camp (tents) inside the Canyon
  • Ascent to the Canyon Plains and drive to the Canyon Rim
  • Hike over an 100 year old pass of the German Schutztruppe to the Plateau
  • Bush-lunch with a view over the Fish River Canyon
  • Drive to the most of the times dried out waterfall at "Sabi-Pits"
  • Drive back with various view points into the ever changing Canyon
  • Transfer back to Vogelstrausskluft
Duration: 2 days incl. overnight stay in Bush-Camp (tents)
Costs: N$ 4.220,00 per person (incl. stay in Bush-Camp and full catering)
Important: This tour must be booked prior to your stay (see also packages) and requires physical fitness. In summer the tour is weather depending and might be cancelled or changed on short notice due to high temperatures inside the Canyon (more than 60 °C).
Further information: The Canyon Plains, The Fish River Canyon
Farbenspiel über dem Fish-River-Canyon »Fish-River-Canyon Limits«
(combined Hiking- and 4x4-Tour)
Experience the Fish River Canyon by foot and by 4x4. This extraordinary three day tour takes you on a hike from one of the highest points of Vogelstrausskluft over the Canyon Plains down into the Fish River Canyon and into one of its most beautiful side gorges. Additional 4x4-tours show you historic places and impressing views.
  • Transfer to the viewpoint at the Canyon Rim
  • Hike down to the Canyon Plains, to the old left Koubis farmhouse
  • Time to explore the surrounding on your own or to relax
  • Open sky dinner (African Braai)
  • Overnight stay in Bush-Camp (tents) beneath palm trees at the old farm house
  • 4x4-Transfer over the Canyon Plains
  • Adventure hike through "Donker Kloof", one of the most beautiful and narrow side gorges of the Canyon (4-5 hours)
  • Return to the camp at the old farm house (4x4) and Bush-lunch
  • Nature-Drive through the Canyon Plains alongside the escarpment of the Canyon; visit of several view points (incl. "Finger Klip")
  • 300m descend with the 4x4-vehicle into the Fish River Canyon at the Loewen River mouth
  • Open sky dinner (African Braai)
  • Overnight stay in Bush-Camp (tents) inside the Canyon
  • Ascent to the Canyon Plains
  • 4x4-Tour to "Perdeskoon-Lookout" in the South of Vogelstrausskluft, where the Canyon forms a spectacular slope
  • Drive to the most of the times dried out waterfall at "Sabi-Pits"
  • Bush-lunch with a view over the Fish River Canyon
  • Hike over an 100 year old pass of the German Schutztruppe to the Plateau
  • Transfer back to Vogelstrausskluft
Duration: 3 days incl. 2 overnight stays in Bush-Camps (tents)
Costs: N$ 6.050,00 per person (incl. stay in Bush-Camp and full catering)
Important: This tour must be booked at least 4 weeks prior to your stay (see also packages) and requires good physical fitness. In summer the tour is weather depending and might be cancelled or changed on short notice due to high temperatures inside the Canyon (more than 60 °C). Hiking equipment is recommended.
Further information: The Viewpoint at the Canyon Rim, The Canyon Plains, The Fish River Canyon
Abendstimmung im Alten Tal Guided Hikes
Desert life happens in small scales and therefore you have to look closer. Before and after the big heat of the day, when life awakens and the light paints the most beautiful colours, we therefore offer guided hikes into the vicinity of the Lodge, into the Old Valley or the edge of the Plateau.
Duration: approx. 2 hours, 8:00-10:00 and 16:30-18:30
Costs: N$ 50,00 per person
Booking prior to arrival or at our Entertainment-Desk
Further information: The Old Valley, The Plateau


Various interesting sites are in the vicinity


Destinations in the Vicinity
Due to its favourable and central location the Vogelstrausskluft suits perfectly as a vantage point to explore the remarkable south of Namibia: Lüderitz, the ghost town Kolmannskoppe, Aus with its desert horses, Keetmanshoop, the Kokerboom forest, Giants Playground, Naute Dam, the volcano Brukkaros and many other sites are easily within reach in a single day excursion. And after an exciting day you can retire to the comfortable and refreshing silence of the desert.
Further information: Namibias South


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