Our new Rim to River Hiking Trail is a dream come true for hikers wanting to experience one of the world’s most popular hiking destinations – the Fish River Canyon – but with the comfort of slackpacking. This trail immerses you directly into the dramatic landscape, from the rim of the canyon down to the Fish River below and back up to the rim again.
An experienced guide will point out the intriguing desert-adapted quiver tree standing solitary against a fascinating 500 million year old geological back drop. Or you might want to stop and watch a herd of the rare Hartman’s zebra as they disappear into a side canyon with black eagles soaring in the sky? On hot days you can cool off in permanent rock pools and swim between the rock faces while a Pied Kingfisher watches from a ledge above.
Camp Eternity and Camp Edge are as evocative as their names suggest. Carefully designed stone gabion shelters merge with the landscape, a mesmerising palette of purples, oranges and terracotta. Meals are served under a trillion stars and when you retire to the comfort of your tent, nature’s elements – either harsh or heavenly – are close by and keep you company through the night.
The 2-day and 3-day Rim to River Hiking Trail includes:
- An experienced guide for a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 10 guests per group
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner plus drinks on the trail
2-day Hike: Night 1 at Camp Eternity, Night 2 at Camp Edge. Guests should arrive at the Lodge between 14h00 and 14h30 for departure to Camp Eternity at 16h00
3-day Hike: Night 1 at Fish River Lodge, Night 2 at Camp Eternity, Night 3 at Camp Edge
The Rim to River Hiking Trail and the Canyon Day Hike can only be booked through [email protected] or [email protected]