Canyon Roadhouse

Guesthouse in Gondwana Cañon Park

This wonderful (and terribly kitsch) place attempts to recreate a roadhouse out on the wildest stretches of Route 66 – at least as it exists in the collective imagination. Buffets are served on an antique motorcycle, and the stunning window shades and bar stools are made from used air filters from heavy-duty vehicles. Rooms (which are all the same) are brightly coloured with low-slung roofs and modern touches.

The walk-in shower is a luxury and the cheapish furniture is offset by a Mediterranean feel. There's a well-maintained area out the back with 12 campsites, toilets and braai facilities. Its a handy place to stop for lunch during the day too -– try the Amarula cheesecake. It also offers guided excursions to Fish River Canyon viewpoints nearby as well as hiking and 4WD excursions.