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i-con2 Walvis Bay : Travel Information & Accommodation
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Sights

Lagoon
The lagoon is a bird paradise. The flamingos are enchanting. They can be seen in great flocks picking for crabs near the beach. Go for a walk along the lagoon. At the Esplanade west of the town centre there are park benches to relax. Take a kayak tour or a motorboat trip on the lagoon. Both tours are offered by several local operators. Dolphins will accompany you during the trip.
Tour operators: Pelican Tours, Tel (0)64 207644. Mola Mola Safaris, Tel (0)64 205511. Eco Marine Kayak Tours, Tel (0)64 203144.

Walvis Bay Museum
Interesting documentation of the town's history. In the Civic Centre at Nangolo Mbumba Drive. Open weekdays 9h00 to 12h00. Tel (0)64 2013111.

Dune 7
This giant sand dune has a height of 130 metres. Sandboarding is permitted. Drive up per quadbike. Contact: (0)64 220881.

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Langstrand

The coastal road between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay is 30 kilometres long. It is one of the most beautiful routes in Namibia. On the one side looms the mighty sand dunes of the Namib and on the other, the cobalt-blue Atlantic Ocean. About halfway, lies Langstrand; a popular holiday resort with apartments and a campground. The Long Beach Resort offers lots of entertainment for children like a waterslide and tidal pools. There are two restaurants.

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Raft Restaurant. Esplanade. On poles directly at the lagoon. Very good international kitchen that specialises in fish, seafood and steaks. Panoramic seaview. Tel (0)64 204877.
Café Probst. 148 Ben Gurirab Street. An old German restaurant with very good home-made food plus cakes and real coffee. Closed on Sundays.
Tel (0)64 202744.

Sandwich Harbour
You need a permit to visit Sandwich Harbour which you will get at the tourism offices of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Also, a 4x4 is indispensable. Camping is not allowed in Sandwich Harbour. For fishing an extra permit is needed. No fishing between the 25th of January and the 15th of April.

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How to drive there: First of all: only do the trip at low tide. Before you tackle the sandy part of the route to Sandwich Harbour, your vehicle must be in 4-wheel mode. Engage wheel hubs at the front wheels, if the vehicel is not equipped with automatic wheelhubs. If you are not familiar with 4-wheelers, let the car rental agency show you how it works. You should reduce the pressure on all the tyres considerably so that they're soft and wide and you won't get stuck in the sand. Stick to the lower gears, keep the revs high and try to stay in the main lane when you drive through soft sand stretches.

It happens again and again, that people get stuck in the sand on the the way to Sandwich Harbour. Consider, not to do the trip on your own but to use one of the specialized tour operators (e.g. Mola Mola Safaris). It will save you some stress.

Special recommondation: A joy flight in a Cessna over the dune fields of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay up to Sandwich Harbour wil be an unforgettable experience. Operator: Pleasure Flights in Swakopmund, Tel (0)64 404500.