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Nestled between sand dunes and the ocean, Walvis Bay, meaning "Whale Bay" in Afrikaans, is located just south of Swakopmund on the western coastline of Namibia. Walvis Bay is best known as the main port of Namibia and is a bustling harbour town that boasts spectacular scenery.

Walvis Bay is loved for its sizeable natural lagoon which is home to a variety of seabirds including flamingos, pelicans, as well as a number of migratory birds and Cape Fur Seals. The Walvis Bay lagoon is one of Southern Africa’s most important wetlands.

One of the top activities in the area is an excursion to the beautiful Sandwich Harbour, a freshwater lagoon surrounded by giant sand dunes and beautiful landscapes. Visitors can take part in several excursions in this serene haven.

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The busy harbour town of Walvis Bay is a good base from which to tour Sandwich Harbour, kayak to Pelican Point and summit Dune 7. The diversity of restaurants and shopping markets in town reflect its heritage and contemporary influences.

What to do in Walvis Bay

Pelican Point

Pelican Point

Walvis Bay is home to a large colony of birds protected by a sand spit called Pelican Point. This marine and birdlife sanctuary, coupled with its picturesque setting makes Walvis Bay a very popular destination. If you’re looking for beauty in nature, this trip is perfect for you.

  • Dune 7

    Dune 7

    Dune 7 marks the beginning of the Namib desert on the coastal side of Walvis Bay. It is the highest dune in Namibia and fabled to have been the falling ground of some very tough military training in bygone years. The stark contrast of the Namibian dunes is a favorite for landscape photographers looking for extreme and impressive natural landforms.

  • Eco Marine Tour

    Eco Marine Tour

    Considered as the best marine tours in Namibia, Eco Marine Tours will give you the chance to kayak on the Walvis Bay Lagoon. During this, you will get up close and personal with seals, pelicans, flamingos and sometimes even whales!

Airlink Connects You to Walvis Bay in Namibia

Airlink connects you to Walvis Bay, Namibia’s bustling harbour town, with direct flights from Johannesburg.