Walvis Bay is a port town on the Namibian coast whose name directly translates from Afrikaans as ‘the Bay of Whales’ and boasts incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean, spreading as far as the eye can see. A former South African territory at the heart of a former German colony, Walvis Bay has only been Namibian since 1994. The real beauty of Walvis Bay lies in its marine fauna, which is abundant thanks to the Benguela Current that passes along this coastline and facilitates the development of plankton, which in turn attracts southern right whales. Therefore, it is not uncommon for travellers staying
in Swakopmund – 18 miles north – to take a day trip to Walvis Bay to enjoy the sea and go whale watching. A Walvis Bay holiday is also an opportunity to explore the red expanse of the Namib Desert, which is just a stone's throw away from the coast.
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