Walvis Bay is a very important town in Namibian history due to its strategic place by the coast. It is the biggest port in the country and a rather industrial town. Even so, there are quite a few sights worth visiting while you’re around. Even the tire road that goes from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay will offer wonderful scenery sand dunes on one side, the ocean on the other side. As far as accommodation is concerned, you will be able to find good and affordable options. Keep reading for some recommendations on this topic.
1. Apartment close to the lagoon (from USD 47)
This spacious and modern apartment located right next to the lagoon is a very good choice for families or friends traveling together. It offers all the facilities needed, the bathroom is big and there’s a heated swimming pool that guests can use. It’s a place where you can enjoy the beauty of the lagoon, while still being close to town. The host family is helpful and friendly while respecting the privacy of the guests.
Apartment close to lagoonWalvis Bay, Erongo Region, Namibia
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:comfortable bed and good wifii had some great fun with my daughter in the heated swimming poolwifi connection was really slow huge trucks going close to port nearbygreat apartment modern with good queen/king bedsthe apartment was like described
Cleanliness:spotless and clean little placethe place was clean with comfy bedsvery nice and clean apartmentvery spacious and clean placethe place was clean and nicely furnished
Host:lovely place with lovely hostthe interaction with the hosts was very positivethe hosts are courteous and kindthe hosts were very helpful and tips us were too gopatrick was a friendly hostRead more reviews
Location:perfect location very close to the lagoonvery neat apartment in great locationgood location easy to walk to lagoon and restaurantsnice place close to most thingsnice place near esplanade in walvis bay
2. Spacious one bedroom apartment (from 33 USD)
Although it’s a one bedroom apartment, it provides a large space. There is a living room as well as a fully equipped kitchen really to be used. In case you need to do your laundry, there’s even a washing machine on the premises. It’s best for couples traveling with maximum one child. This one bedroom apartment is placed walking distance from the lagoon (20 to 30 minutes) in a quiet and very safe neighborhood. It’s suitable for business and remote workers as well since the WiFi works very well and the kitchen table can also be used as an office table.
Spacious one bedroom apartment
Price: from 33 USD
Number of Guests: 3
3. Haus Schaaf B&B (from USD 47)
This small bed and breakfast placed right by the lagoon is perfect for couples for a romantic yet affordable stay. The rooms have a pleasant design with everything needed. The beds are very comfortable. There is also a swimming pool in the inner yard that can be used by all guests. Apart from that, the inner yard is a wonderful reading spot. The price includes breakfast. If you’re a bird lover, you will love the location as you can admire the flamingos all the time.
Haus Schaaf B&BWalvis Bay, Erongo Region, Namibia
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:our room was very comfortable with lovely views onto the lagoon
Cleanliness:the room was clean and comfortable
Host:sonia is a super hostsonia is a warm welcoming hostsonia is so kind and helpfulsonia is my one best host of airbnb so friendly and helpfulRead more reviews
Location:fantastic location in a character house on the waterfront right in front of pelicans flamingoes and sunsets
4. Cute apartment by the lagoon (from USD 52)
This apartment has a very creative design and wonderful location for bird watching, as it is right by the lagoon. It is modern and very comfortable, offering the guests all the facilities needed, including fully equipped kitchen and good WiFi. The hosts are very friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to help with planning your holiday.
birdwatching from your doorstepWalvis Bay, Erongo, NamibiaSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:the free wifi is fasta lovely apartment facing the lagoon with a real nice patio area that catches all the afternoon sunthe beds couch and linens were super comfortablevery well equipped modern kitchen beautiful furniture and decor and a huge kingsize bedwifi was excellent and so was the fine shower with hot water
Cleanliness:it was very clean the bed was comfortable and the shower greatkatja keeps the apartment super clean well equipped and homelyclean as a whistle with everything you needreally gorgeous spotless and with so many nice touchesexcellent attention to detail so clean and in a quaint area of walvis bay
Host:katja was an excellent hostkatja is an amazing hostkatja is a great hostkatja and john are lovely hostskatja an john are amazing hostRead more reviews
Location:this is the perfect location with the flamingoes right outside your doorthis is a great studio in a great locationgreat restaurant just 2 minutes walking from the studio we will definitely come backyou couldn’t ask for a better locationthe location is amazing for birdwatching we woke up and saw dozens of flamingos right from the window
5. Langstrand Namibia seaside apartment (from 50 USD)
Langstrand is a beach area in between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, closer to Walvis Bay. It’s a good choice if you want to relax by the beach and you’re not particularly interested in visiting the town. Having own transportation also helps. The flat is good for a family traveling with kids or for good friends. It is set on two levels, with a living room, main bedroom and another double bed upstairs. Due to the open space architecture, don’t expect a lot of privacy.
Langstrand Namibia Seaside Apartment
Price: from 50 USD
Number of Guests: 4
6. Buschtrommel - Tours & Accommodation (from USD 31)
The highlight at Buschtrommel - Tours & Accommodation is the wonderful wide green yard. It’s great for relaxing, enjoying coffee or simply sun-bathing. If you’re traveling with pets, they will certainly also love the yard. The rooms have a simple design with comfortable beds and enough room for two people. The location is very convenient for evening walks or morning runs by the lagoon.
Stay Cleverly Self Catering Apartments
Address: 13 JJ Cleverly Street
Parking Pets allowed Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms Free parking
7. Guest house Namibia Skipper services (from USD 11)
Among the cheapest options in town, Namibia Skipper services offers beds in dormitories, as well as private rooms. There is a common kitchen that can be used by all guests and has all equipment needed. If you prefer to be outside rather than inside, you can choose to spend your time on the small terrace. Very basic design, yet the beds are comfortable and the location is good. The area is quiet and calm.
Namibia Skipper Services
Address: 25, 11th Street, (Currently known as Moses Garoeb Street)
Parking 24-hour front desk Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Free parking Internet services BBQ facilities
8. 1932 House Bed and Breakfast (from USD 58)
1932 House Bed and Breakfast is a bit more expensive than the average accommodation in Walvis Bay, that’s because comfort is assured. The staff is very attentive and goes an extra mile to ensure that guests have everything they need. The location is also excellent, very close to the lagoon. On top of that, the price includes a great breakfast buffet.
1932 House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 26 Bramwell Street Lagoon
Visit the moon while in Walvis Bay
Apart from all the history, there are also a few very beautiful scenic spots worth seeing in Walvis Bay. Two of the most famous ones are Dune 7 and the Moon landscape. They are both very impressive sites. And if Walvis Bay doesn’t have enough desert for your taste, head north to Skeleton Coast. Either way, the diversity of landscapes offered by Namibia is endless. Make the most of your visit!
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