The Langholm Hotel
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- Minbar in room
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- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Microwave in room
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... for whale, and so it was named, due to the proliferation of whales prior to the 1880s, which are now hunted out. Walvis Bay attained independence from ZA 1994, but Namibia was earlier, in 1990.
Walvis bay is very flat, and not far above sea level. Yet another metaphorical nod to stability. With Angola to the north and Botswana to the west, things are looking fine here. Strangely enough, European imperialists were not that interested in ...
Another shore excursion, another country; what adventures are in store? Well, pleased to report that this was the exact antithesis of Reunion experience.
First a history / geography lesson...
Walvis Bay is the only enclosed natural harbour along what is known as the Skeleton Coast. It is squeezed in between the Namib Desert and the South Atlantic Ocean. Originally Portuguese, the British, requiring a port to protect their trading routes to South Africa, ...
... sign. So we now cross the dividing line into the tropics. Third stop was when we witnesses a vulture and two jackals. We could not see what had bought them together. And our last stop before the coastal town of Walvis Bay is very scenic - the entry into a deep ravine crossing of the (currently dry) Kuisev River. The surrounding countryside is very hilly, made of layered formations of rock interspersed with quartz. There has previously been lots of volcanic movement of ...
The tour was amazing, an old V8 series 3 Land Rover that steamed over the dunes at break neck speed, with huge amounts of noise and the smell of burning oil. We climbed hundreds of feet up impossible looking slopes to the edge of the sea and then found a sheltered spot for champagne :-) and oysters :-( . The trip of a lifetime and thank god it wasn't in our new Toyota Hilux - no chance!
... of the most famous being the Eduard Bohlen shipwreck at Conception Bay. It is really awesome to fly over them, photograph them, and see the waves crashing upon the wrecks, pummeling them to pieces over time. The most recent shipwreck is only four years old, and you can see the waves destroying it as you watch from the air. In addition to all of the seal colonies and shipwrecks, we also fly over the deepwater port of Walvis Bay, which has a huge number ...