African Travel Concept

Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay is Namibia’s second largest town, a holiday destination and popular fishing destination for tourists and locals alike, looking to escape the heat of the dry Namibian interior.

During the period of German colonial rule, it served as the territory’s main harbour for many years. In recent years, it is still an important harbour for luxury cruise-liners to anchor for a day or two, en route to, or returning from, the South African waters. Boat cruises give the tourist the opportunity to have close encounters with the Heaviside dolphins and seals, which are in abundance in the rich ecosystem where fish and other food sources are plenty.

While plenty of attractions provide tourists with sights, sounds and tastes within city limits, the real action happens in the desert surrounding Walvis Bay. Quad-biking, sandboarding, parasailing and various other guided activities are available from adventure companies operating in the area.

For a marine encounter, visitors can join a dolphin cruise or explore the lagoon on a kayak tour.

With all this excitement and recreation on offer, Walvis Bay is a destination suited to the adventurous traveller or those in search of a relaxing holiday.

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