travel42 Port Guide: Walvis Bay


Walvis Bay travel42 Port of Call Guide


On the southwestern coast of Africa lies the bustling port of Walvis Bay, Namibia. This well-placed port was annexed by the British during African colonization, and was not returned to the jurisdiction of Namibia until 1994 when the government of South Africa gave in to political pressure.

Walvis Bay is an excellent gateway to the severe beauty of the Namib Desert, and desert sports such as sand-boarding are popular there. The Walvis Bay Lagoon serves as an international bird sanctuary, and i...

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