Flight tickets from Bloemfontein to Walvis Bay

Welcome to our guide on the magnificent coastal city of Walvis Bay! Situated in southwestern Africa, nestled in the Namibian Namib Desert, Walvis Bay is a paradise for visitors in search of the tranquility of nature, adventure, and pure relaxation. With miles of unspoiled coastline, crystal-clear blue water, and rich culture and heritage, there's something for everyone to love in this little corner of the world. From unique marine life and stunning sunsets to a wide range of outdoor activities for both young and old, your visit to Walvis Bay is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Below you'll find an overview of all this port city has to offer and more. So, come explore the beautiful and serene coastline of Walvis Bay – you won't regret it!

Getting to Know Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay is the main port of Namibia situated on the southwestern coast of Africa. The city covers an area of 68 square kilometres, with a population of 146,106 people. It lies in the same time zone as Windhoek, UTC+2:00, with no daylight savings. The main spoken language in Walvis Bay is Afrikaans, with English being the main language in government and business activities. The people are generally welcoming and open to visitors. The currency used in Walvis Bay is the Namibian Dollar. You may also use the South African Rand. Credit cards are also widely accepted, as well as US Dollars. Walvis Bay has a melting pot of cultures, people, and languages, and is a great place for visitors to explore.

Climate and Weather

Walvis Bay is a town located on the coast of Namibia in western Africa. It is known for its excellent weather, with generally high temperatures and minimal precipitation. The climate in Walvis Bay is considered subtropical desert, with average temperatures that range from high 20s Celsius in the winter months to high 30s Celsius during the summer. The coastal town experiences little to no rain, leaving it with sunny skies and calm breezes almost all year round. The humidity is low at an average of 40%, while the wind speeds can range from very calm to a strong gust. It can sometimes get quite dusty during the summer months, however the sea breezes help to create a pleasant atmosphere throughout the year. Water temperatures remain relatively warm due to the nearby ocean, which means swimming and other aquatic activities can be enjoyed year-round. Overall, Walvis Bay has a pleasant climate with plenty of sunshine, minimal rainfall, and warm temperatures making it an ideal place to visit.

Touring Walvis Bay: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Walvis Bay: Walvis Bay Airport (WVB). You can get from the Walvis Bay Airport to the downtown area via taxi or rental car, which typically cost anywhere from NAD 50-80 (USD 3-5). There is no currency exchange service at Walvis Bay Airport, but you can find currency exchange services in the downtown area.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Walvis Bay

  1. Walvis Bay is a South African town located in the Namib Desert, and was founded in 1793 by the British colonial forces
  2. Walvis Bay is known for its intriguing culture, which is a mix of influences from the local Herero, Himba and Damara communities, as well as the descendants of German, British and Afrikaner settlers
  3. The town has a vibrant local arts scene, which can be experienced at the local craft market, the boat cruises on the lagoon, the nearby wetlands, the mines and the historic buildings

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