Walvis Bay

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About Walvis Bay
Walvis Bay is located on the central west coast of Namibia, in southern Africa.

Walvis Bay is widely known for its beautiful lagoon and bird watching areas.

Shops here generally just cater for locals, however stalls selling tourist items are set up at the pier when cruise ships are visiting.

There are limited attractions in Walvis Bay but the local museum, the Birdlife Information Centre and the wooden Rhenish mission church dating back to 1880 may be of interest. "Dune 7" on the outskirts of town is the highest sand dune in the area. The town does have a number of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Walvis Bay is a good starting point for off-road excursions into the dunes of the Namib Desert and to Sandwich Harbour, a freshwater lagoon surrounded by dunes are popular with visitors.

Swakopmund lies 24 miles from Walvis Bay and is a beach resort and a good example of German colonial architecture. Attractions here include a Swakopmund Museum, the National Marine Aquarium, a crystal gallery and spectacular sand dunes. Outside the city, the Rossmund Desert Golf Course is one of only 5 all grass desert golf courses in the world.

Specialities include oysters, beef, lamb and venison dishes. The traditional Braaivleis (meat barbeque) is a tasty meal, as is 'potjiekos', a spicy stew of meat, chicken and fish. In Swakopmund, traditional German desserts Schwarzwälder, Kirschtorte and Apfelstrudel can be found as well as snacks such as 'biltong' (spiced dried meat), 'droewors' (spicy dried sausage) and 'landjäger' (smoked port and beef sausage).
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Cruise ships dock at Walvis Bay, the pier is just a 10 minute walk from town.

Metered taxis are generally available.
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