Begin your trip to Namibia with the beautiful seascapes of Walvis Bay. Discover the bay by going on a self-drive adventure on a campervan hire. Salamanda Travel offers great discounts and special offers when you book your vehicle. Set the pace for your travels and worry not where you’ll be staying with accommodation always at the ready.
The Whale Bay
In any of its translations (Afrikaans Walvisbaai and German Walfischbucht or Walfischbai), the word Walvis means Whale. Perhaps, this name stems from the fact that the harbour attracts a large number of Southern right whales due to being rich in plankton and other marine life. The bay is the only natural harbour in the coastal area of Namibia and is where sea vessels stop over.
The Walvis Bay is a tourist favourite. The stunning ocean is married with the scenic sand dunes where the shore is flocked by sea birds, pelicans and flamingos. Sandwich Harbour, which is a lagoon surrounded by dunes, is where you can take a 4x4 and experience the great terrain. A driver accompanies your trip while guiding you with information about Namibia, especially about Walvis Bay.
Another tourist destination that you can drive to is the Bird Island. It is an artificial paradise platform that serves as a breeding ground for birds and also where guano can be collected and sold as fertilizers. The bay is also home to the Dune 7, the highest sand dune in the area, for quad bike adventures through the Namib desert, a museum, salt works and a museum.
At Walvis Bay, there are also kayaking and kayak tours, all terrain vehicle trails in the sand dunes, and some boat tours. Book an RV and discover the places you could visit in Walvis Bay. Of course, there is more to see in Namibia! Visit other beautiful towns like Rundu, Gobabis or Namutoni.