Part of the Gondwana Canyon Park, which also hosts two other accommodations, Canyon Village has a retro, pioneer-era feel that is markedly different from its sister properties. The cottages and lodge building are scenically positioned at the foot of a tumbling cascade of granite boulders, which are actually incorporated into the main lodge amongst the extensive restaurant and an all-day coffee shop.
The 42 stone chalets with thatched roofs are comfortable and relatively spacious, with en-suite bathrooms and largely minimal design features. The exception is the striking, colourful mural hanging on the wall of each room, depicting scenes from the history and culture of the Nama people who previously inhabited the area. It is this that gives a certain historical feel to a lodge that is actually fairly modern and conventional. Perhaps our favourite part of the lodge is the lovely swimming pool with outstanding views out to the plains and mountains, a feature shared with its sister property Canyon Lodge. Self-drive and guided visits to the canyon are easily arranged and Canyon Village offers competitive rates to offset the price of just getting here!