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Walvis Bay

Visit Walvis Bay


Walvis Bay is another remote foothold of the colonial powers. It is a pleasant alternative to Swakopmund and a great base for bird watching or exploring the nearby Namib-Naukluft National Park.

Walvis Bay Lagoon is home to hundreds of thousands of birds, most notably flamingoes.

The name Walvis Bay, or Bay of Whales, originates from 16th Century Portuguese maps. First ‘discovered' by the Portuguese, the Cape Dutch then explored the hinterland in search of cattle and copper, before the British hoisted the flag.


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Pelican Point Lodge, Walvis Bay

Pelican Point Lodge, Walvis Bay

Contemporary lodge

The location of this luxury lodge is quite unique – set on the remote peninsula of Pelican Point, near Walvis Bay, offering the chance to indulge in all manner of activities, from kayaking and fishing to quad biking, hot air ballooning and sand boarding.

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