Sea-kayaking, boat trips, birdwatching and excursions to Sandwich Harbour (56km south) are all highlights of a visit to Walvis Bay. If that's not enough action for you, try Swakopmund to the north.


Accommodation options are located either in the city centre, on the waterfront or at Langstrand (Long Beach), which is 10km north of Walvis Bay on the road to Swakopmund.

Self-catering is a good option in Walvis Bay with houses and apartments available both on the coast and in the city. A two-bedroom place can be found for around N$750; contact Remax.


The Waterfront area is a development claiming a cluster of bars and restaurants right on the water overlooking the harbour and the big machinery of the port not far away. It has a very genuine feel, unlike some of its counterparts in South Africa that have suffered from over-development. There’s a small but classy selection of places to sit outside on the water’s edge and enjoy a cold drink and a meal.

Drinking & Nightlife

Walvis Bay has a much quieter nightlife scene than Swakopmund – many of the hotels have bars, and you'll find plenty of outdoor tables along the waterfront.