Strategically located half way down the coast of Namibia, with direct access to principal shipping routes, Walvis Bay is a natural gateway for international trade, sun drenched sport and recreational adventures. Walvis Bay is Namibia’s largest commercial port, receiving approximately 3000 vessels each year and handles about 5 million tons of cargo.
Walvis Bay is well suited for the outdoor lifestyle, boasting sports such as sand-boarding, kiting, surfing, swimming, angling and other indoor and outdoor sports codes. During the December holiday this Town and its surrounding resorts come alive as beach sports, events and entertainment draws thousands of visitors, who wants to relax and soak up the sun. During this time anglers flock to the coast to catch some of the best quality and largest edible fish in Africa.
Today Walvis Bay seems to be quite a busy town, with most people being employed in the modern harbor terminals and booming fishing industry. Another production branch is the processing of sea salt, these sea fields cover an area of 3500 hectares and produces about 400 000 tons of high quality salt.
Things you might consider doing
- Visiting the lagoon : Namibia’s most important wetland with thousands of flamingos wading in the shallows of pink mist and rare white pelicans, working in formation to scoop up fish in their great bills.
- The raft restaurant perched on stilts at the edge of the lagoon is a superb vantage point from which to enjoy a great meal.
- On the outskirts of Walvis Bay towards Swakopmund is Dune 7 – the highest dune in the area, which is wonderful to climb barefoot.
- Sandwich harbor, a freshwater lagoon surrounded by dunes.
- Namib Naukluft Park, lies south-east of Walvis Bay and is home to one of the world’s strangest plants, the welwitschia.
Has a temperate climate
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Local Dialect: Oshivambo, Afrikaans and Oshiherero
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Local Contact Information
Walvis Bay Airport
21 Daniel Tjongarero Str, Swakopmund
Tel: +264 64 404 703/123
Fax: +264 64 202 938/376
Mobile: +264- 81 122 7251
Walvis Bay Town Office
7th Road, Old Mutual building, Walvisbay
Tel: +264 064 202 459
Fax: +264 64 202 849
Mobile: +264- 81 122 7258
Walvis Bay International Airport
Tel: +264 64-202867
Fax: +264 64-202849
Mobile +264-81122 7258
Tel. +264 61 299 6163
Fax. +264 61 299 6198
Lost and Found
Tel. +264 61 299 6099 / 6100 F
ax. +264 61 299 6626