Fish River Canyon Road Itinerary
Fish River Canyon Road is a 201 km road trip starting in Ai-Ais, Namibia and ending in Seeheim, Namibia. This road trip is best taken during the dry season (April to October) as the roads are more navigable and the views are stunning with the canyon walls and desert landscape. The road conditions are generally poor, and the roads are partly narrow, so this trip should be managed with extra care. Despite this, the experience is worth it, and the memories of the canyon walls and desert landscape will stay with you. This road trip can be managed with a fair budget, and is suitable for any driver.
Distance 201 km
Driving time 5.6 h
Ai-Ais is a small town located in the far south of Namibia, close to the border with South Africa. It is the starting point of the Fish River Canyon Road - a winding, dusty and spectacular drive that takes travelers through some of the most breathtakingly beautiful and rugged landscapes in the country.
The town of Ai-Ais itself is a great place to explore and learn about the culture and history of the region. The nearby Ai-Ais Hot Springs Resort is a popular destination, providing spectacular views of the surrounding desert and the Fish River Canyon, as well as a chance to relax and soak in the hot springs. There are also a number of trails for hiking and biking, as well as the Tsiseb Conservancy, where visitors can observe the local wildlife.
For travelers arriving by air, the closest international airport is the Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) in Windhoek, Namibia. Car rentals are available at the airport, making it easy to start your road trip from there.
Whether you’re looking to relax and take in the scenery, or explore and adventure, Ai-Ais is a great place to begin your journey along the Fish River Canyon Road. With its spectacular desert landscapes, fascinating culture and history, and abundance of outdoor activities, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Distance 201 km
Driving time 5.6 h
Embark on an amazing road trip from Ai-Ais in Namibia and make your way to Seeheim, a journey of just over 201 km that can be completed in less than 6 hours. Get ready to be dazzled by the picturesque landscapes and scenic roads. You will need a 4WD car to make the journey, and please be aware that there may be a lack of gas stations in some areas. The roads may be narrow in some sections, so please drive with caution. As you make your way, be sure to take in the beauty of Fish River Canyon, a stunning natural wonder. You can find more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route in the "Itinerary" of this stage. So, come and explore this incredible region and have the trip of a lifetime!
Seeheim is the end of a stunning road trip, the Fish River Canyon Road, in the Erongo region of Namibia. This small town is surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of the Namib Desert and is a great place to relax and explore.
Seeheim is a great base for exploring the area, with many attractions and activities. Start your visit with a trip to the local museum, where you can learn about the history of the town. Then, visit the Seeheim Lake, a popular spot for photography, bird watching, and fishing. Nearby, you can find the Seeheim Dam, a great place for picnicking and swimming.
Take some time to explore the surrounding area, too. The Fish River Canyon is only a few kilometers away and is one of Namibia’s most impressive and beautiful natural attractions. The nearby Erongo Mountains are also a great place to explore, with amazing views and plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife.
If you’re traveling by car, Seeheim is the perfect place to end your road trip. The closest international airport is in Windhoek (IATA code WDH), located about 300 kilometers away.
No matter how you choose to explore Seeheim, you’re sure to find something to make your trip memorable. From the museum and lake, to the Fish River Canyon and Erongo Mountains, this charming town has something for everyone.
Fish River Canyon Road at a glance
When to drive:
January, March, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
More info you can find in the "Itinerary" section at each stage.