Part of the Nature Conservation, the Fish River Canyon with a depth of up to 550 m, 161 km long, is the second largest canyon in the world, after the Grand Canyon in America.
The enormous gorge (earth’s cavity) meanders along a distance of approx. 160 km through the fissured Koubis Massif all the way down to Ai-Ais.
During the dry season, the river bed is often completely dry or reduced to only an occasional puddle. However, after rainfalls in summer the river can become a raging torrent.
The Fish River Canyon offers spectacular and stunning photographic views, one of the most popular known as “Hell’s Bend”.
Canyon is become favored hiking destination. However, 5 days and 86 km hikes require good physical health and should only be undertaken during the cooler winter months (May to September). Guided hikes are arranged upon request.
From : Wild Wind Safaris