Walvis Bay travel guide

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You're Going to Love Walvis Bay

With a population of 52,058, Walvis Bay is the largest city in Erongo, Namibia by the number of inhabitants.

When to visit Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Walvis Bay in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Walvis Bay in February, when the average temperature is 18 °C, and the highest can go up to 19 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is August, when it can get as cold as 11 °C, with an average temperature of 13 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 0 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Walvis Bay, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Walvis Bay


When flying to Walvis Bay, you’ll arrive at Walvis Bay Rooikop (WVB), which is located 15 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Walvis Bay is to pick up a car hire from Windhoek, which is about 266 km from Walvis Bay. You’ll find branches of Avis and Hertz, among others, in Windhoek.

Airports near Walvis Bay

Airlines serving Walvis Bay

British Airways
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Where to stay in Walvis Bay

Average rates range from around $91 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $951 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Walvis Bay

Hiring a car in Walvis Bay

Expect to pay $1.65 per litre in Walvis Bay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $19.75 and $26.33. Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Walvis Bay, while also 55% cheaper than other types, on average.