WQW #29: Rivers, the Lifeblood of the Desert

Marsha’s WQW challenge

Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. It is the largest canyon in Africa, as well as the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia. It features a gigantic ravine, in total about 160 kilometres long, up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 meters deep. Wikipedia

The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon worldwide after the Grand Canyon in the USA . The Canyon forms part of the state-run Ais-Ais Richtersveld Transfontier Park. Entrance to the Park is situated 10 kilometres from the well-known view point Hell`s Bend at the Hobas Restcamp.

“A river has many curves, but it always reaches the ocean.”

– Donald L. Hicks

Fish River Canyon, Namibia

The Fish River is 800 kilometres long and thus the longest river of Namibia. It has its source in the eastern parts of the Naukluft Mountains.

Fish River

“Water is the driving force of all nature.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

Fish River


21 thoughts on “WQW #29: Rivers, the Lifeblood of the Desert

  1. I remember learning about the Fish River Canyon from a short Thai travel documentary that used to air before 6am on weekdays (we had some interesting TV content very early in the morning; maybe those programs were chosen to make people feel more awake before going to school or work). I was still in elementary school back then, but the place has stuck with me since. Proves how awe-inspiring it is. Beautiful captures of the grand landscape, Aletta.

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    1. Thanl you Graham! Anglers enjoy Fish River because it has a wide variety of fish species. Freshwater anglers have greater success in the upper portions of this river catching largemouth bass, bluegill, shellcracker, and black crappie.

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