Plots For Sale in Walvis Bay Namibia
Where is Walvis Bay ?
Walvis Bay (English: lit. Whale Bay; Afrikaans: Walvisbaai; German: Walfischbucht or Walfischbai) is a city in Namibia and the name of the bay on which it lies. It is the second largest city in Namibia and the largest coastal city in the country. The city covers a total area of 29 square kilometres (11 sq mi) of land. The bay is a safe haven for sea vessels because of its natural deep-water harbour, protected by the Pelican Point sand spit, being the only natural harbour of any size along the country’s coast. Being rich in plankton and marine life, these waters also drew large numbers of southern right whales, attracting whalers and fishing vessels.
Plots For Sale in Walvis Bay Namibia
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Walvis Bay known for?
As the water of the coastal area is very clean Walvis Bay is known for its high quality fish, oysters, rock lobsters, etc. There are quite a few touristic highlights: One of them is a boat trip along the coast to view dolphins and seals, whereby the seals jump right into the boat.
Is Walvis Bay a city or town?
Walvis Bay is a city in Namibia and the name of the bay on which it lies. The town has 85,000 inhabitants and owns 29 square kilometres (11 sq mi) of land. The bay has been a haven for sea vessels because of its natural deepwater harbour, protected by the Pelican Point sand spit.
What does the name Walvis Bay mean?
Walvis Bay is the principal port of Namibia and is situated on the west coast of southern Africa. Walvis Bay, meaning Whale Bay in Afrikaans, has had a chequered history.
Do you need a passport for Walvis Bay?
What do I need to know about a cruise to Walvis Bay. All passengers will need a passport to go to Walvis Bay as you will need to go through South African immigration on departure and Namibian immigration on arrival into Walvis Bay. South African passport holders do not need a visa to enter Namibia.
How many people live in Walvis Bay?
Walvis Bay is the second-most populous city and the largest coastal city in Namibia. Walvis Bay’s population is about 63,000 people. Swakopmund is the third-most populous city in Namibia and the capital of the Erongo administrative district, home to about 45,000 people.
Where does Walvis Bay get its water?
Unit draws its water supply from boreholes in the Omaruru Delta aquifer (Omdel dam) near Henties Bay, boreholes in the Kuiseb aquifer near Walvis Bay and Orano desalination plant near Wlotzkasbaken.
Can you drink the tap water in Walvis Bay?
In cities like Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Windhoek, the water is considered as ‘may be safe to drink’ because the water is chlorinated. This means that locals can drink water from the tap without issue. Despite this, many still choose to avoid the water due to instances of some small strains of local E.
What is the economy of Walvis Bay?
Traditionally, the economy if Walvis Bay has been based on fishing which is still the biggest employer (10 000 people). However, there are many other investment opportunities in support and service sectors to the fishing industry, in areas such as marketing, production, packaging and ingredients for fish processing.
Which ocean is Walvis Bay?
the Atlantic Ocean
Walvis Bay, Afrikaans Walvisbaai, town and anchorage in west-central Namibia, lying along the Atlantic Ocean. It constituted an exclave of South Africa until 1992.
What is the island near Walvis Bay?
Bird Island is a man-made platform off the coast of Namibia between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. It serves as a breeding ground for birds (primarily Cape cormorants) and yields guano, which is collected and sold.