Set in the heart of the Zaris Mountains, Zebra River Lodge offers a peace and tranquility that is not easily found, even on the quietest of roads. Tucked away in the canyons, enjoy the familiar atmosphere of a small guest house, either joining in or spending time on your own, depending on your wishes.

As your hosts, we shall endeavour to provide you with personal attention. Our rooms are individually decorated and are spacious enough for an extended stay, should relaxation be the focus of your holiday!

The most spectacular feature of Zebra River is the dramatic canyon landscape and the endless hiking opportunities this affords. There are 13 000 hectares to explore – in solitude, or guided should you prefer. Enjoy the variety of fauna and flora!

Namacalathus, the oldest shelly fossil in the world, has recently been discovered here in our canyon.

Aside from the canyons and plateau trails we have several perennial springs each in its own unique surroundings. To visit the closest spring, you could combine a 7km 4×4 drive with an easy 90 minute walk. Relax under the wild fig trees which reach for the sky above the canyon wall. Don’t rush! Take the day out to enjoy our “Garden of Eden” in the desert landscape.

The Lodge:

7 Spacious en-suite rooms
Warm hospitality
Plunge pool and plenty to do . . !


Endless walking opportunities
Geology.. explore our fascinating ancient canyon world
Birding.. always something new to see
Stargazing… amateur but enthusiastic! Great skies
Should relaxing be high on the agenda… enjoy!!


Naukluft Mountains