Protea Hotel Walvis Bay
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Not an exiting day today as we could not book a kayak tour, and will have to do it tomorrow. We drove down to walvis bay, ad found our campsite. We went to explore, but did not find much besides hundreds of flamingos next to a very long Boardwalk. We did find a small wharf, and had some nice tapas, including oysters and mussels while sitting next to the Atlantic and sucking up the ...
... about a ululating lady, not long after the nation’s independence.
What is comforting for the visitor is that two currencies are accepted. The easy to obtain Namibian dollar, and the South African Rand. This in itself offers great trust in the nations reserve bank. However, the lack of barbed wire and security signs was an unexpected and welcome change from ZA.
We docked in the unusual port of Walvis Bay (population 85,000), Walvis ...
... worry about and deathly adders. She was the first to leave the beautiful Sesreim canyon.
Our trip is broken up by frequent stops. The first was a road stop called Solitaire. It was really nice, clean and was run by a family that were obviously collectors. There were many vehicles, sports equipment, surveying equipment and botanical collections of succulents. It was a fascinating place and well suited for the hundreds of tourists that pass by daily. Second stop was Tropic ...
... when it silted up. It is now a stunning wilderness with no roads and huge sand dunes that are slowly working their way out to sea. We gave up after struggling through deep sand and coming across a 40 foot near vertical dune in front of us. Returned to Walvis Bay and booked a tour with the professionals, turned out we had been going the wrong way! Could have been another couple of statistics ...
... br> The flight over the highlands is beautiful and takes about an hour. Then, we hit the amazing Skeleton Coast, which is truly extraordinary. There are literally hundreds of huge colonies of seals, dotted along the edge of the waves as we fly up the coast. With thousands of seals below us, there must be hundreds of sharks, too! Andre assures us that this is indeed the case.
There are also numerous shipwrecks strewn along this expansive ...