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Walvis Bay litterally means Whale Bay as "Walvis" is the Afrikaans word for "Whale".

Things to do and places to visit in and around Walvis Bay

Anchor @ The Jetty

Esplanade Street, Waterfront,
For some great see food and lookout point.
+264 64 205 762 lobster

Salt field and natural Bird Sanctuary

Here you can see one of the three wetlands around Walvis Bay, which together form Southern Africa's single most important coastal wetland for migratory birds. It is renowned for the large numbers of both Lesser Flamingo and Greater Flamingo, and has been listed by RAMSAR as a Natural heritage site.
For more information visit Wiki.SABirding. The salt field operation at Walvis Bay was established in 1964 and is one of the largest solar evaporation facilities in Africa, processing 24 million tons of sea water. For more interesting information bird sanctuary and salt field check Tracks4Africa's website.

The Hope Steam Locomotive

This locomotive had to be abandoned due to the lines on which it ran being repeatedly buried beneath sand. It is now one of Namibia's national monuments. For some interesting history visit this steam-locomotives-south-africa blog.
locomotive Namibian national monument

Rhenish Mission Church

This church was assembled using prefabricated wood from Hamburg, Germany and brought to Walvis Bay by ship! It was erected in 1880 and was one of the few buildings in the country entirely made out of imported timber.

Bird Island

10 km north of Walvis Bay

In 1932 a German, Adulf Winter, had the idea of building this platform out on the rocks that are just below the surface of the sea, so the birds in their resting and nesting would be safe from the predatory raids of jackals. Everyone laughed at him, especially as he proposed to build the platform on iron supports that were not bedded into the rock, but just with the heavy weight of the platform to keep it down. He got permission to build the platform, built it and waited for the birds to come. The locals called it "Winters Folly". For the first year it seemed like a failure. In the second year the birds came in their thousands, cormorants, gulls, pelicans, flamingos and many more. Almost 90 years later the birds still nest and rest on this platform.

Dune 7

6 km from town

For great sandboarding and skiing you can hike up this dune. There is also a picnic site and some shady palm trees.


Flamingo Villas Boutique Hotel

corner of Kovambo Nujoma street and 8th Road
☎ +264 64 205 631
Location: Google Maps

Rooms and or self catering
Camping facilities
Breakfast and or meals are served
Horse riding facilities
Cycling allowed and or mountain bikes to rent

Compare Accommodation in Walvis Bay

Guesthouse name Nearest town Bookings Specials Telephone number Email Website Social page Address GPS Co-ordinates Credit card accepted Awards and accreditations Address on Google Maps Rooms costs Bungalow or flats costs Camping costs Restaurant Swimming pool Airconditioner Electricity Internet Fridge Laundrey facilities TV Other facilities Cycling Horse back riding Hiking Climbing Caving Fishing Game drives Other activities English French German Afrikaans Herero Oshiwambo Other languages spoken
1932House Guesthouse Walvis Bay +264 64 274 26, Fritz Lange St -22.964774, 14.491161 Google Maps N$ 605 ppp/n Grid YesYes
Loubser's B&B Backpackers Walvis Bay -22.961048, 14.488818 Google Maps YesDST YesYes
Amjicaja Guesthouse Walvis Bay +264 64 206 8 Temple Crescent -22.979128, 14.485462 Google Maps N$ 850 ppp/n YesGrid Yes YesYes
Ana's Inn Self-catering Walvis Bay +264 64 209 26 Atlantic street -22.958885, 14.487404 Google Maps N$ 300 ppp/n Grid YesYes
Bay Self Catering Accommodation Walvis Bay +264 64 212 440 1st Street North House 5 -22.977678, 14.483119 Google Maps N$ 210 ppp/n Grid TV YesYes
Casa Mia Walvis Bay +264 64 205 17th Rd -22.947949, 14.511879 Google Maps N$ 404 ppp/n Grid YesYes YesYes
Dolphin beach villa Walvis Bay +264 81 129 Oystercatcher street Nr 141 -22.840874, 14.540141 Google Maps Yes Yes YesYes
Dolphin Guest House Walvis Bay +264 81 237 Neate N$ 330 ppp/n Grid YesYes
Flamingo Villas Boutique Hotel Walvis Bay +264 64 205 0km -22.977371, 14.482234 Google Maps N$ 700 ppp/n Grid YesYes Canoeing, wind surfing, Sand Boarding, Four Wheeling, Desert Tours, Deep Sea Fishing YesYes
Pelican Point Lodge Walvis Bay +264 64 221 Pelican Point Peninsula -22.891608, 14.435345 Google Maps from N$ 5380 ppp/n YesYes YesYes
The Langholm Hotel Walvis Bay +264 64 209 18 JJ Cleverly Street -22.960482, 14.488795Yes from N$ 675 ppp/n YesYesTV YesYes
Lagoon Chalets Walvis Bay +264 81 128 -22.980514, 14.487246 Google Maps DST YesYes
Lagoon Lodge Walvis Bay +264 64 200 850 Kovambo Nujoma Rd -22.972068, 14.487809 Google Maps N$ 840 ppp/n Grid YesYes
The Countyard Hotel Walvis Bay +264 64 213 600 -22.960796, 14.487177 Google Maps YesTV YesYesYesPortuguese
Oyster Box Guesthouse Walvis Bay +264 64 202 Corner 2nd Street West -22.962558, 14.485956 Google Maps YesYes
Spindrift Guesthouse & Art Studio Walvis Bay +264 81 129 22 Main Road -22.973991, 14.488536 Google Maps N$ 400 ppp/n Grid YesYes
The Shifting Whispering Sands Walvis Bay +264 64 205 348 Sam Nujoma Ave 82 -22.960299, 14.496444 Google Maps YesYes

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