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Fishriver Canyon

Fishriver Canyon is part of the Tentative list of Namibia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.



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Kbecq Belgium 18.08.16

Fishriver Canyon (T) by Kbecq

Fish River Canyon is the second longest canyon in the world, only beaten by the Grand Canyon. It's located in the Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park in the south of Namibia (close to South Africa).

There are a number of spectacular viewpoints over a distance of circa 30 kilometers: Main viewpoint, Hiker's viewpoint, Sulphur Springs viewpoint and Eagle's Rock viewpoint. The Main viewpoint can be reached by normal car, which is also the case for Hiker's viewpoint and Sulphur Springs viewpoint although for the latter two a 4x4 is recommended. The Eagle's Rock viewpoint can only be reached by 4x4.

We found the Eagle's Rock viewpoint to be the least spectacular and it takes 30-45 minutes (one way) to reach, so if you run out of time we suggest to skip this one.

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