If there is one place you simply shouldn’t miss during your Namibia Self-Drive Holiday, it would have to be Walvis Bay. A picturesque coastal town boasting numerous unique attractions such as the Pelican Point sand split, the distinctive black and white lighthouse, the modern waterfront development, and an abundance of bird life, it belongs on every itinerary, even if you only pop by on your way to Swakopmund or Sossusvlei.
Just a short 30km hop from Swakopmund, Walvis Bay doesn’t quite have the same colonial charm as its German influenced neighbour, but it more than makes up for it with natural beauty. It homes large flocks of pink flamingos, cheeky pelicans, and a raucous Cape Seal colony – many of whom you may meet during your stay!
A boat trip in Walvis Bay is a great way to learn about the local area, and as most trips include a glass of bubbly, some freshly shucked Namibian oysters, and the rare opportunity to feed a wild seal by hand, it is a wonderful experience for children and adults alike.
Touristy? Well, maybe a little bit yes, but great fun all the same! Here’s what our trip to Walvis Bay looked like…