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Swakopmund and Walvis Bay

April 2007

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Swakopmund, a small town on the Atlantic has a great deal of charm, albeit of a slightly bizarre (for Africa) German flavour, a relic of its colonial past - a real Brauhaus staffed with German-speaking waiters is only one example.

Only half an hour down the road lies Walvis Bay (pronounced Valfish Bay), the only deep-water port between Luanda, Angola and Cape Town, South Africa. It is also an excellent place to go visit the massive bird and seal colonies which dot the coast. I had a great day on a privately-chartered boat with Aquanaut Tours visiting the massive Cape Fur Seal colony - my guide claimed there were around 5000 permanent residents, but at I estimated at least four times that many - and then a perfect encounter with a playful pod of Heaviside Dolphins.

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I just love Walvis Bay and Swakopmund having spent time there when I had family living there.

Just great!

Posted by Al Haggar on
Monday, 12.17.07 @ 04:40am | #18776

My husband and I love the tranquility of Walvis Bay, love arriving at the desert airport, wish we could visit more often. Fantastic place.

Posted by Martha Thompson, UK on
Saturday, 11.17.12 @ 19:31pm | #94280

I am a Cuban doctor, I was working two years at the State hospital in Walvis Bay, I remain in forever love with this beautiful area where nature exposes the best.

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