Fish River Canyon
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 83%Green Travelers
- 83%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (4)
- Fish River CanyonFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
This hike is NOT for the feint hearted, it's challenging, make sure that you are fit, without injuries and have had some experience hiking. Most people do it in either five or six days, I did it in five, but if I did it again, I'd take six. You'll need to carry everything you for the whole trip, there are no campsites or places to buy provisions. It's isolated and without cellphone reception, so make sure you have a comprehensive first aid kit, food and the right clothing. No need for tents as you can sleep under the stars. The canyon is only open to hiking from May to Sept, but check that to be sure. Water is available enroute, but I have heard of people hiking it when it was bone dry, which would be hard work to carry that much water with you. Lots of boulder hopping, so wear proper boots. Very very hot during the day. The maps supplied via the internet or by the booking agent will be terrible - print it on a colour printer to get the best possible version. We didn't get lost because we had an ace nagivator with us, but the other team on the route at the same time got horribly lost in the heat of the day and ended up doing a 4hr detour - which isn't at all nice when the days are long and hot and knackering anyway. Sensational, brilliant and amazing hike, would do it again some day for sure!