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Walvis Bay, Namibia is like nothing you have ever seen before. It’s an adventure enthusiasts paradise.

Our Recommended Vehicles for Walvis Bay

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Toyota Hilux 2.4TD 4×4 Camp

A reliable and capable 4×4 vehicle that offers excellent fuel consumption and good off road performance. Good ride height ideal for game viewing. Equiiped with a roof top tent.

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Toyota Landcruiser 79 S/W 4×4 Camp

The Toyota Landcruiser is a very robust, reliable and exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle. A highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote area travel.

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Ford Ranger Single Cab 4×4 Safari Overlander

This Single Cab Ranger camper seats 2 adults. Perfect for a self-drive safari. It has a powerful diesel engine. It’s a tough pickup truck capable of turning troublesome obstacles into an exciting adventure.

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Ford Ranger D/Cab 4×4 Bushcamper

Superbly compact 4×4 camper suitable for up to 4 adults. Fully equipped with camping equipment. This is the vehicle you want on your African 4×4 adventure.

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Walvis Bay Travel Advice

walvis bay sandwich harbourIntroduction

Walvis Bay is a port town in Namibia on the Atlantic Ocean coastline in Southern Africa. The town is located 30 km away from Swakopmund and 395 km from Windhoek. Walvis Bay home to Namibia’s main harbour which is visited by fishing boats, cargo vessels and cruise liners. Walvis Bay is the Afrikaans word for Whale Bay. Walvis used to be a Dutch colony until 1795 when the British took over, then in 1910 it became part of South Africa, only to be returned to namibia in 1994.

Aside from the harbour Walvis Bay has a booming fishing industry and its major drawcard is a natural lagoon which has an abundance of bird species.


The Namibian Dollar and South African Rand are used as the countries currencies.

The Best Time to Visit Walvis Bay

Most people visit Walvis Bay between April and September with September being the peak month which means prices will be higher than during off peak months.

Where To Stay

Walvis Bay

With a thriving tourism industry, there is plenty of accommodation such as guest houses and hotels along the lagoon.

Around the Area

  • Water based activities such as dolphin cruises, catamaran trips, fishing and kayaking.
  • Wining and dining at local restaurants
  • Sandwich harbour tours (for 4×4 enthusiasts and quad biking) – giant sand dunes that create taking views.
  • Play golf on a desert golf course
  • Bird watching at the lagoon

Getting Around

You you need to hire a car to get around especially if you will be going to Swakopmund as well. Walvis Bay is a 4×4 enthusiasts dream destination, therefore we highly recommend that you hire a capable 4×4 vehicle.

Length of Stay

There is much to do in Walvis Bay, you should stay stay at least 2 weeks especially if you will be going to neighbouring town Swakopmund as well.

What to Pack

Along with your clothing be sure to pack essential extras such as fresh water, fit your car with a spare tyre, first aid kit, tow rope, a shovel and jumper cable so that you are prepared for any emergency scenario.

Walvis Bay is a 4×4 enthusiasts dream destination. Don’t let your choice of vehicle be your limitation. Hire a 4WD vehicle with Drive South Africa using our booking form. Alternatively, contact us so that one of our sales representatives can make your adventure a reality.