where to go / Walvis Bay

Namibia’s primary harbour town, Walvis Bay, is only 30km south of Swakopmund. It is nestled between the high coastal sand dunes stretching inland and the Atlantic Ocean. Its name was derived from a time when whales freely roamed its waters. Early Portuguese seafarers called it ‘Bahia das Baleas’ – the bay of whales. Longbeach is a popular holiday spot, halfway between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Quad biking is the name of the game here and it is a fun and worthy experience for the whole family. Adrenalin junkies can also try their hand at the freedom of paragliding or the intense rush of sand dune boarding. Another must is climbing Dune 7 - one of the highest sand dunes in the world, situated just east of Walvis Bay towards the airport. You haven't experienced Namibia until you've climbed this mega dune. History Early days saw Dutch, French, English and American whalers who came to fish its rich waters, and in 1878 the bay and the terr... read more  Read More

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