Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay is located at Namibia's west coast and the only commercial port of the country.

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°C) 20.4 19.1 20.4 19.1 19.6 18.7 18.3 16.5 15.7 16.9 17.6 19.5
Nightly lows (°C) 15.1 14.4 14.7 12.6 12.2 11.1 10.5 9.9 10.4 11.6 12.3 14.1
Precipitation (mm) 0.9 1.4 4.4 0.4 0.9 1.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1

Source:w:Walvis Bay#Climate

Get in

By car

The fasted way to get to Walvis Bay from Windhoek is tarred main road B2. It takes 5 hours and the road passes Swakopmund. It is a 20 minutes drive from Swakopmund.

By plane

Air Namibia provides flights within the country from Walvis Bay Airport , while South African Express offers flights to Cape Town and Johannesburg.

By minibus

Minibusses from Windhoek (departure from the taxi rank closed to Rhino Park hospital, 110N$) or from Swakopmund (taxirank out of town, 25N$) are awailible throughout the day. Not too comfortable, but the true African way of travelling.

By Bus

Although the Mini Buses are slightly cheaper and are an experience, they have no fixed time schedule and are often overloaded. So check out these operators:

By train

The national train company TranNamib runs an overnight service from the capital Windhoek via Swakopmund daily, except Saturdays. There are economy and business class seats, but no sleepers.

By ship

The RMS St Helena makes regular round-trips from St Helena Island to Cape Town via Walvis Bay.

Get around

Cars can easily be hired at Walvis Bay Airport.



There are quite some activities to do in Walvis Bay.



The Raft Restaurant and Bar, A lively bar and bistro offering great views and wood fired pizza in Bistro area. Top class Restaurant also within the same premises. +264 64 204877


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