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Walvis Bay Accommodation

Walvis Bay (Afrikaans Walvisbaai, German Walfischbucht or Walfischbai, all meaning "Whale Bay"), is a city in Namibia and the name of the bay on which it lies. The bay has been a haven for sea vessels because of its natural deepwater harbour, protected by the Pelican Point sand spit, being the only natural harbour of any size along the country's coast. Being rich in plankton and marine life, these waters also drew large numbers of whales attracting whalers and fishing vessels. The Dutch referred to it as Walvisch Baye and the English as Whale Bay, and in its eventual proclamation it came to be called Walfish Bay, and eventually Walvis Bay.

A succession of colonists developed the location and resources of this strategic harbour settlement. The harbour's value in relation to the sea route around the Cape of Good Hope had caught the attention of world powers since it was discovered. This explains the complicated political status of Walvis Bay down the years. The town is situated in the Kuiseb river delta and lies at the end of the TransNamib Railway to Windhoek, and on the B2 road.

Walvis Bay, with its large bay and sand dunes, is the tourism activity centre of Namibia. Other attractions include the artificial Bird Island, centre of a guano collection industry, the Dune 7 sand dune, salt works, birdlife and a museum. Kuisebmund Stadium, home to two clubs in the Namibia Premier League, is also located in the city and the beach resort of Langstrand lies just a few kilometers north. The Walvis Bay Export Processing Zone is an important facet of the local economy.

Walvis Bay
22° 56' 54.366" S
14° 30' 55.2348" E
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Starting from N$ 1,388.60 p/p sharing | N$ 1,950.40 single | BB
Iris Boutique Hotel & Restaurant

Iris Boutique Hotel & Restaurant - Guests can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, wines from the selectively-stocked cellar, a premium whisky corner, heated swimming pool,...

Starting from N$ 1,020.00 p/p sharing | N$ 1,190.00 single | BB
Lagoon Loge

Lagoon Loge: Eight spacious and cosy rooms to welcome you, with a view of the Walvis Bay lagoon, home to thousands of birds. The eight comfortable rooms are each...

Starting from N$ 790.00 p/p sharing | N$ 990.00 single | BB
Oysterbox Guesthouse

Oysterbox Guesthouse is located on Walvis Bay's beautiful lagoon, Oysterbox Guesthouse offers 12 rooms of classic comfort for holiday tourists, business people, families...

Starting from N$ 4,790.00 p/p sharing | N$ 5,790.00 single DBB
Pelican Point Lodge

Pelican Point Lodge is situated on a unique stretch of land, the remote peninsula of Pelican Point at Walvis Bay, a committed venue to creating memories for all guests...