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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.

Posted by Yamile Calderon on
Sunday, 05.26.13 @ 16:47pm | #96814

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Sunday, 06.8.14 @ 22:43pm | #100687

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Thursday, 11.6.14 @ 04:58am | #103060

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Sunday, 11.30.14 @ 01:24am | #103163

Boas Festas e feliz ano novo.

Eu quero Walvis Bay na República da Namibia um feliz dia de Natal de 2014 (quinta-feira em 25 de Dezembro de 2014),
um feliz dia de Santo Estêvão de 2014 (sexta-feira em 26 de Dezembro de 2014) e
um feliz Ano Novo de 2015 (quinta-feira em 1 de Janeiro de 2015).

Meu endereço:
O.A. (Otto) Stork
Parc Imstenrade 18
NL-6418 PP Heerlen
Os Países Baixos.
Telefone 0031455413633.
Móbil 06-83590020 ou 0031683590020.

Meu correio eletrónico: o.stork@kpnmail.nl

Posted by O.A. (Otto) Stork on
Tuesday, 12.16.14 @ 11:10am | #103264

Joyeux Noël et une Bonne Année.

Je souhaite Walvis Bay en République de Namibie un Noël 2014 heureux (jeudi le 25 décembre 2014),
une Saint-Étienne 2014 heureuse (vendredi le 26 décembre 2014) et
un Nouvel An 2015 heureux (jeudi le 1er janvier 2015).

Ma adresse:
O.A. (Otto) Stork
Parc Imstenrade 18
NL-6418 PP Heerlen
Les Pays-Bas.
Téléphone 0031455413633.
Mobile 06-83590020 ou 0031683590020.

Mon courriel: o.stork@kpnmail.nl

Posted by O.A. (Otto) Stork on
Tuesday, 12.16.14 @ 11:26am | #103265

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