Windhoek, 21 May 2019 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Hobas lodge which experienced flash floods early February resulting in a damaged sewerage system, broken trees and vast piles of sand around the restaurant, swimming pool and camping grounds is set to re-open on 1 June 2019.
Dr Matthias Ngwangwama, NWR Acting Managing Director, says that “over the past few months, we worked tirelessly as a team to have the lodge ready for the hiking season which started a few weeks ago. Knowing that the Fish river canyon hike is one of the most popular hikes in the world, we ensured that the accommodation facilities be returned to the high standard they were in before the flash floods. I would, therefore, like assure our valuable guests that the lodge will be ready to welcome them in the coming week”.
At the same time, there have been concerns regarding the availability of water within the Fish river canyon. “With regards to the current condition on the ground, we have decided to be proactive by introducing measures to supply water at the 20 – 35 km entrance from /Ai-/Ais and the cut of at 40km from Sulphur Springs. We are thankful to Namibia Breweries Limited, which has committed to assisting us by providing equipment such as tanks and portable water containers”, concludes Dr Ngwangwama.
Hobas Lodge is located in the /Ai-/Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, near Fish River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world and the main attraction in Southern Namibia. Hobas Lodge sits at the start of the 90 km long Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail, ranked one of the best hiking trails in Southern Africa.
The lodge offers six en-suite rooms and 14 campsites nestled among shady trees at the top end of Fish River Canyon. Hobas is closely located to the Fish River viewpoint.