Walvis Bay

Set on Namibia’s coast, Walvis Bay is one of the biggest cities in Namibia besides Windhoek and Swakopmund – but it’s still comparatively small when compared to a European city. Its large natural lagoon attracts an abundant birdlife such as flamingoes and Damara terns. The Atlantic waters are home to dolphins, whales, and Cape fur seals.

Just east of the bay lies the magnificent Dune 7, which is great for picnics and enjoying views of both the ocean and desert. It’s here where the Namib Desert begins.

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Highlights in Walvis Bay

  • Dolphin and seal boat cruise
  • Picnic on Dune 7
  • Visit the Pelican Point Lighthouse
  • Go on an eco-tourism kayak tour
  • Kitesurfing
  • Romantic sundowner in the Namib Desert
  • Enjoy a desert tour and learn about desert-adapted plants and wildlife

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Walvis Bay Pelican Bay

This hotel may just be your refuge on the Walvis Bay Lagoon when you need it, with breathtaking views and comfortable accommodations. Protea Hotel by Marriott Walvis Bay Pelican Bay overlooks one of the most important wetland areas on the African Coastline, the Walvis Bay Lagoon, declared a Ramsar site…

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