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Walvis Bay
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Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay is a city located in the Namib Desert in Namibia. It is the only deep-water port in the country and is located on the Atlantic Ocean coast. The city is a hub for the fishing, shipping and tourism industries, as well as a major port for the import and export of goods.

Walvis Bay is situated in the Erongo region of Namibia and is home to around 70,000 people. It is the largest city in the area, and is known for its spectacular landscapes, with its beaches, lagoons and desert dunes. The city is also known for its rich marine life, with a variety of whales and dolphins often spotted in the bay.

The city has a long and interesting history. It was first discovered by the Portuguese explorer, Bartolomeu Dias, in 1488 and was later taken over by the Dutch in the 1800s. In 1878, the area was annexed by the British and was later taken over by the South African government in 1915. After Namibian independence in 1990, Walvis Bay was incorporated into the country and is now a thriving port city.

Walvis Bay is a popular tourist destination and is home to many attractions, such as the Namib Desert, the Walvis Bay Lagoon, the Walvis Bay Aquarium, and the Dune 7. The city is also home to a number of festivals, such as the Walvis Bay Music Festival and the Walvis Bay International Film Festival.

Walvis Bay is an important port city in Namibia and is an integral part of the country’s economy. It is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture and is a great place to visit.

Excursion tips for a day in Walvis Bay

As a tourist in Walvis Bay, Namibia, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the most popular activities:

1. Take a boat tour of Walvis Bay Lagoon and its islands.

2. Visit the Namib Desert and explore the sand dunes.

3. Enjoy a guided tour of the nearby salt works and flamingo sanctuary.

4. Visit the Dune 7 sand dune for a unique view of the Namib Desert.

5. Go kayaking or canoeing in the lagoon.

6. Take a 4x4 tour of the local area.

7. Visit the Walvis Bay Museum and learn about the history of the area.

8. Explore the local markets and shops.

9. Spend the day at the beach and soak up the sun.

10. Go for a hike on the nearby trails.

Experience Walvis Bay with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Walvis Bay. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay in Namibia has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and mild winters. During the summer months, temperatures range from 20-30°C and the area experiences very little rainfall. In the winter months, temperatures range from 15-25°C and rainfall is more frequent. In spring and autumn, temperatures range from 18-27°C with moderate rainfall. The area is known for its strong winds, particularly in the summer months.

Cruise weather for Walvis Bay

Our weather forecast for Walvis Bay helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 19.8 °C
min: 11.1 °C
36.7 m/s
50.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
61.7 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 20.5 °C
min: 10.6 °C
28.4 m/s
36.7 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
61.5 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 22.3 °C
min: 11.8 °C
34.6 m/s
46.4 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
58.1 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 19.7 °C
min: 12.4 °C
26.6 m/s
34.6 m/s
2.6 %
23.1 m
71.7 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 19.6 °C
min: 12 °C
29.9 m/s
44.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
69.3 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 19.3 °C
min: 11.9 °C
38.9 m/s
45.0 m/s
2.5 %
24.1 m
67.0 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 18.5 °C
min: 10.7 °C
26.6 m/s
29.9 m/s
12.7 %
24.1 m
70.0 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 17.8 °C
min: 10.1 °C
18.7 m/s
19.1 m/s
2.3 %
24.1 m
76.5 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 19.0 °C
min: 10.1 °C
16.6 m/s
19.1 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
73.2 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 20.6 °C
min: 11.9 °C
23.0 m/s
27.4 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
64.4 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 23.6 °C
min: 12.7 °C
30.2 m/s
37.4 m/s
0.7 %
24.1 m
50.0 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 18.9 °C
min: 13.5 °C
15.5 m/s
16.9 m/s
2.5 %
22.6 m
69.7 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 19.8 °C
min: 11.9 °C
32.0 m/s
42.5 m/s
0.2 %
24.1 m
72.2 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 19.7 °C
min: 11 °C
27.4 m/s
33.1 m/s
4.0 %
23.3 m
75.2 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 19.7 °C
min: 10.4 °C
23.8 m/s
27.0 m/s
0.5 %
24.1 m
74.6 %
1,019 hPa

Cruises to Walvis Bay

Would you like to travel to Walvis Bay on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Walvis Bay.

Scheduled ship calls in Walvis Bay, Namibia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 Azamara Quest 06:30 am 12:00 am
Dec. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Dec. 2024 Azamara Quest 12:00 am 01:00 pm
Jan. 26th 2025 Sunday, 26th of Jan. 2025 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 27th 2025 Monday, 27th of Jan. 2025 Silver Spirit 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Feb. 10th 2025 Monday, 10th of Feb. 2025 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Feb. 2025 Silver Spirit 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Feb. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Feb. 2025 Azamara Quest 01:00 pm 12:00 am
Feb. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Feb. 2025 Azamara Quest 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Feb. 2025 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Feb. 2025 Silver Spirit 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Mar. 12th 2025 Wednesday, 12th of Mar. 2025 Island Princess 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Mar. 2025 Silver Dawn 12:00 pm 12:00 am
Mar. 15th 2025 Saturday, 15th of Mar. 2025 Silver Dawn 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 2nd 2025 Wednesday, 2nd of Apr. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 08:30 am 12:00 am
Apr. 3rd 2025 Thursday, 3rd of Apr. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 7th 2025 Monday, 7th of Apr. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 12:30 pm 12:00 am
Apr. 8th 2025 Tuesday, 8th of Apr. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Jun. 28th 2025 Saturday, 28th of Jun. 2025 Crown Princess 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 26th 2026 Monday, 26th of Jan. 2026 Silver Muse 09:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 27th 2026 Tuesday, 27th of Jan. 2026 Silver Muse 12:00 am 01:00 pm
Feb. 8th 2026 Sunday, 8th of Feb. 2026 Silver Muse 09:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 9th 2026 Monday, 9th of Feb. 2026 Silver Muse 12:00 am 01:00 pm
Feb. 24th 2026 Tuesday, 24th of Feb. 2026 Silver Muse 07:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 25th 2026 Wednesday, 25th of Feb. 2026 Silver Muse 12:00 am 05:00 pm

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