Lovely Lagoon Area - The waterfront is enjoyable and the boat cruise wonderful and worth the rates! I would give Walvis 5 stars IF the town was prettier.
Wonderful - We were there for only two nights, and immediately started planning a longer return holiday. The seafood is awsome, the people are friendly, Swakop is just around the corner, the desert calls!
Swakop holiday 2015 - Safe and such a clean city!
Nolene de Jager
Vacation - Very nice.
Holiday at Swakopmund - The best holiday I ever had. The environment is very clean and tidy. A real holiday destination.
My best holiday destination - The best holiday I ever had!
What a place! - After driving a thousand miles through the deserts from Cape Town via Luderitz, this was a welcome relief. Its temperature and humidity were perfect.
A former German colony, we were particulary keen to find out what this place would be like in reality. What we found was a clean, well ordered, popular place in a very unusual setting. Today, the Germans seem to love it and the more you learn of its history, the more interesting it becomes. Be sure to visit the museum as there is lots about not just the fascinating history of Swakopmund, but Namibia in general. The town centre is alive with with tourists, and people coming in to town from distant places. The streets are lined with German style colonial buildings, there is a dusting of desert sand everywhere to add to the atmosphere. Its a seaside oasis on the edge of a large desert. A nice place to enjoy Namibia at reasonable temperatures.
Walvis - Oct 2014 - Quiet, peaceful and windy (in the afternoon)
Walvis - Becoming to busy
Swakopmund review - Quaint and lovely beach town. Excellent restaurants (The Tug, Koeki's Pub, The Wreck).
Desert land as seen on TV - Beautiful town; the ocean and desert really provides the best of both worlds. Enjoyed the township tour even though I'm from a township but it was exciting. The view from 10 feet (sky diving) was beautiful. Relaxed and everything was a stone's throw away.
Swakopmund - Love the town! Friendly people, fascinating buildings, shopping is good and quads (Desert Explorers) was excellent and most enjoyable!
Suzette van der Schyff
Perfect holiday location - The Swakopmund area is highly recommended as offers so much from brilliant outdoor activities and fresh air to excellent restaurants and classy shops.
Boerebahamas (Henties Baai) - Baie lekker plek om vakansie te hou, plek is maar net n bietjie te duur en het meer ontspanning geriewe nodig vir tieners en jongmense.
KZN travellers - Always a pleasure to stay in Swakopmund, friendly quiet atmosphere. Info offices very good. Desert Explorer Tour EXCELLENT.
Langstrand - Hierdie strand is tussen Walvisbaai en Swakopmund geleë. Dit is 'n nuwe ontwikkelde gedeeldte.
Place of tranquility - Dolphin Beach is such a beautiful place, pity that so many building sites and big houses are busy to ruin the view and nature on the beach.
Get all your groceries in Walvis Bay or Swakopmund beforehand as there are no shops at Dolphin Beach. It is situated right in the middle of these two towns about 15 km away.
Swakopmund - Hospitable place with polite people throughout town.
Excellent Holiday destination - Excellent Holiday destination
LIFETIME EXPERIENCE - I have never been to a place so clean in my lifetime. An exceptional experience ever" THE DESERT"
Swakopmund - Dit was baie lekker, die ontbyt die diens almal is vriendelik.
Ben Mostert Ben
Interesting - A lot of things to do and see! Wow!
Great new years fun - A great place to have an adventure or seaside relax.
Lots to do and eat and drink, great fun.
Unforgettable experience - We were in Swakopmund for 8 wonderful days. It was an unforgettable experience and I'm already planning my next visit. I will stay at Amarachi Guesthouse again because of the fine people and good service. Thanks!
Visit to Long Beach November 2013 - As a family we were appalled at the number of dead seals we found on the beach. We also did not approve of numerous vehicles - bakkies and quad bikes - that went up and down the beach right on the waterline.
Swakopmund & Long Beach - One word sums it up - outstanding! The town is so clean and the people are the friendliest I have ever met. We did some quad biking in the desert and saw Weltwitchia drive, moon landscapes, salt pans, flamingos, Dune 7, Guanikontes oasis. We even went sightseeing up to Henties. There are so many things to do - too many to mention here.
Great Holidays - Shore fishing is Henties Bay's number one attraction. The Henties Bay Golf Course is laid out in the Valley. Nine-hole golf course, extending over a distance of 2.7 km with well-tended grass greens and tees, while the fairways are virgin desert sand. Quad-bikes have fun in the dunes.
A peculiar and probably one of the most photographed landmarks in Hentie's is the Gallows, an old tree stump with a rope and noose, bup up in 1978 as a 'friendly but firm warning to keep the town and beach clean - or else!
Relaxing - Henties Bay is primarily a holiday town where you can truly relax in a quiet environment and miles of beaches. Henties offers good quality self-catering accommodation and guesthouses, B&B's, restaurants, supermarkets, medical facilities and all public amenities. A place to truly guarantee a relaxing and care-free holiday!
A great experience is the 4X4 Scenic Desert Route in the Dorob Park.
Great - Great
Walvisbay Waterfront - A boat cruise from the harbour is a must in your tour of Walvis Bay. It was a wonderful experience!
Too short a stay - We stayed in a lovely guesthouse for 2 days. Next time we will go for longer!
stefanus van niekerk
Lovely setting on the coastline - We rented a self-catering townhouse which was great and had a lovely stay for 3 days. Will go back there
stefanus van niekerk
Walvis Bay - Fishing Industry 10/10.
Should like to visit Walvis Bay again and get more stories from retired fishermen that's been covered by the sand dunes.
Ahhh... - Beautiful. Flamingos in the sea, restaurants with great food and the waves crashing just below you... Paradise!
Anita du Toit
Wonderlike Swakopmund! - Sal oor en oor soontoe gaan-wonderlike mense. Sommer net die perfekte plek!
Walvis - Walvis became our destination of choice in Namibia.
Great restaurants, relaxed vibe, lots to do and not overcrowded with other tourists.
Suburbia - Strange mix of architecture. We had a pseudo castle next door. Hardly saw any neighbours. Lacks atmosphere.
Not just a harbour and fishing boats - Walvis Bay has to be the industrial and economic heart of Namibia. But it is not just a harbour town - the pelicans in the bay; the lagoon; the sand dunes; the salt pans; the lovely ocean drives; boat tours and the ocean-going cruises give Walvis Bay a charm of its own. There are also direct flight from Cape Town and Windhoek, not just Johannesburg.
The old heart of Swakopmund! - Kramersdorf used to be the "old upmarket" and more "German" residential neighbourhood of town.
It is right off town centre, walking distance to shops, restaurants, beach, dunes, river... very central!
The old neighbourhood is currently undergoing a total revamp as the town is really expanding, and the neighbourhood is now becoming again , from the "old upmarket area" to the "new upmarket area" due to its proximity to town centre, the nice architecture and leafy streets.
Swakopmund as a holiday destination - The architecture is great. Coming from South Africa it was great being able to spend rands. We went on the seal and Dolphin tour and the living desert tours. They were the highlights of the holiday. A bit expensive but well worth it. We spent 5 days there and that was just enough time. Lots of great memories were made!!!
A town of innumerable facets! - Swakopmund proved to be a very charming town, both for its location on the ocean, and for the opportunities it offers. In fact, there are many activities that can be performed. You can also visit the Moon Landscape and the Weltwischia drive, carrying out the Desert Tour It is also worth a visit to the modern city and the Township.
Swakopmund - I was 40 years back in Swakopmund as young boy of ten years old - how big was my surprise to see this big, beautiful and pleasant town it became. Our visit was for 3 days and was far too short to explore the town and surroundings. This was the highlight of our 10 day tour in namibië. I'm already planning our next visit to swakopmund and can't wait to be back soon.
Swakopmund - is a great town to visit. You must realise that it isnt a "beach town" even though its on the sea. The mist in the mornings is cold. However, there are lots of things to do during the day for young and old. Great German bakeries and restaurants, lovely seafood places (The Wreck restaurant is highly recommend).
Walvis Bay Jewel of the Namib - Where in the world do you see the beauty of the desert and ocean meeting in such majestic beauty?
Walvis Bay is situated between the Namib Desert on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Giant sand dunes run straight into the ocean, creating breath-taking sceneries and a unique off road driving experience. Dune 7 is a must for all visitors to Walvis Bay being the highest sand dune in the area and a challenge for those who want to climb out the height of the outstanding landmark. The natural lagoon in Walvis Bay is the largest single area of shallow water on the west coast of Africa and this tranquil stretch of water with its natural beauty is accentuated by thousands of flamingos and other birds. It has been declared a Ramsar (Convention on Wetlands, 1971) site because of its value as a wetland area. Another must see is Sandwich Harbour located 48km to the south of Walvis Bay, and is a spectacular and photo-worthy destination. Permits and a 4x4 vehicle are needed to visit Sandwich Harbour but are well worth the effort for anglers, ornithologists and nature lovers. Visitors to the town can join in the euphoria of the town with endless possibilities savouring traditional cuisine such as ostrich, kudu, gemsbok, fish, lobster, calamari and oysters in hotels, restaurants and cafes. Organised boat tours are an absolute must with a variety to choose from. On these tours one has the chance of encountering dolphins, seals, turtles, Sunfish, while enjoying Sparkling wine, fresh oysters and snacks.
It is well suited for the outdoor lifestyle, boasting sports such as sand boarding, kiting, surfing, swimming, angling, sailing, golf and other indoor and outdoor sport codes.
Other places of interest are the local museum, Salt Works, Civic Centre with its massive wood carvings, Rheinische Mission Kirche (a National Monument).
Travel and tour agents in Walvis Bay can arrange tours at short notice for small and large groups. There is also an airport with direct flights to and from Johannesburg.
Walvis Bay is only situated 30km from Swakopmund which is another tourist attraction on its own.
Walvis Bay awaits all and guarantees every visitor an unforgettable experience.
Hannelie Or Derick Oosthuizen Or Loteryman
Swakopmund Coast - A beautiful experience!
Wow Walvis Bay Wow - Walvis Bay i sa small town but rich in heritage and historical woth Since it was annexed by Germany and then South Africa. I enjoyed Dune 7 so much and Quad biking at th same Dune 7, then of Sea fishing. Most importan is that the Town is very very clean. I was very impressed. The people there are friendly. Ireally felt like i was home. I recommended friends and relatives to visit Walvis Bay.
toes in the Atlantic - Swakopmund--Friendly people, clean, good food, good lodging, easy to get around, great beach. Not your typical African experience. But Namibia isn't your typical African country. Namibia has all of the best of Africa in one user-friendly clean affordable seemingly prosperous country - scenery, culture, folk art, animals, ocean, desert, big towns, little villages, good food.
By the sea! - After driving 300km's through rough gravel roads, Swakopmund is the perfect oasis after spending some time in the desert. It is a real "German" village with good quality shops as well as some truly awesome coffee shops and restaurants that serve decent German food. Staff were friendly whereever we went and I found accommodation costs more reasonable than in other towns in Namibai.
One in a Million! - One million tourists from all over the world pass through Swakopmund every year. Need I say any more?
Zalia van der Walt
Holiday outing - Walvis is a very good place to visit and i will be visiting again in December with my family