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Ai-Ais / Fish River

 
 
 

Thermal water rich in sulphates and fluorides and with a temperature of approx 60°C gushes forth from the springs of Ai-Ais. In the Nama language, "Ai-Ais" means "burning water".

The thermal bath next to the hot spring is a popular recreation resort, especially during the winter months. The water is particularly soothing for people suffering from rheumatism. Of course, healthy people enjoy the spouting water fountains as well. There are indoor pools with various water temperatures and an outdoor pool.

From May to August, Ai-Ais mark the starting point for hiking trips into the Fish River Canyon. In addition to the breathtaking scenery, there is a rich variety of wildlife and birdlife to be seen. One must be reasonably fit and of sound health to attempt these hikes.

More information on the Fish River page. From Ai-Ais one can also go for beautiful walks and hikes into the Canyon.

Ai-Ais are closed during the summer months (between November and February) as the heat, collects in the narrow gorge of the Fish River and temperatures can reach 45 degrees Celsius and higher.

 

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