Ai-Ais Hotsprings Spa is a unique nature retreat in a dramatic setting. It is located on the southern end of the Fish River Canyon, among the mountains of the Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park in Namibia. The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world, the largest in Africa, and is famous for its multi-day hiking trails. The Ai-Ais Hotsprings Resort is the perfect place to unwind after completing the hike, or simply to rest and recuperate from the stresses of daily life. The sulphurous hot springs found in the region possess natural curative ingredients, and can be especially helpful for those with rheumatism. The resort's spa facility offers heated pools, thermal baths and other spa treatments. A variety of accommodation options are on offer, from family chalets, to river or mountain-view double rooms, to camping facilities for those who prefer a more adventurous experience. The facilities on site include a restaurant, bar, another outdoor pool and tourist shop. Other activities on offer besides hiking include tennis, biking, mountain climbing, guided nature walks and drives, and birding. Guests can enjoy the spectacular views of the Fish River Canyon from lookout points, and spend the evenings stargazing in the wilderness.

Why we like it

Nature retreat with a difference; Perfect for unwinding and recuperation; Various accommodation options; Spectacular Fish River Canyon hikes and activities

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Full Board, Camping
Rates from: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Very Large
Max No of Guests: 120
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: Not Graded
Green Rating Accreditation: No
Responsible Tourism Certified: No


Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Grunau105km1h15 minutes
Nearest Major City Windhoek700km7.5h
Nearest Major Airport Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport750km8h
Nearest Hospital Karasburg155km1h45 minutes

Park / Reserve



Walking Safari


Guided Walk


Star-gazing evening
Hot Springs
Guided Nature Drives
Mountain Climbing




Swimming pool
Laundry service
Filling Station

This Experience

Safari type

Something Different

Specialist Species


Malaria area


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