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WELCOME TO THE NAMIBIAN COAST Namibia, a destination of abundance • One of the least crowded countries on the planet with more than 42% of the land devoted to Nature Conservation. • Namib or “Vast place”, also called “the Gem of Africa”, with more than 300 days of sunshine. • Two spectacular deserts in one country with the highest sand dunes in the world. • The only coastal desert on earth where fog influences the shape of sand dunes on a daily basis. • The largest variety of endemic birds, free roaming cheetah population, meteorite shower and underwater lake on the Globe. • Combined with the oldest desert, plant species and canyon on the planet truly gives you a wide variety of attractions packed in one destination. • The coastal towns of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Henties Bay and Lüderitz have long been the summer vacation destinations of inland Namibians. Each town has its own distinct charm, set of alluring activities and mix of entertainment facilities. A holiday mood seems to prevail even in the middle of the week and during holiday season it becomes positively festive. • The 16th edition of the Coastal Guide has been divided into sections with sub-categories with where to stay, dine, buy, what to do and services.

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WHERE @ THE COAST INDEX Introduction P3 Welcome to the Coast Customer liaison Facility icons Where To Stay Website

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Swakopmund P10 Introduction p10 To Stay p16 To Dine p34 To Buy p44 To Do p52 Historical Buildings p62 More to do in Swakopmund p66 Dorob National Park Regulations p72 Services p78

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Introduction p84 To Stay p90 To Dine p104 To Buy p108 To Do p113 Sandwich Harbour p118 More to do in Walvis Bay p120 Port of Walvis Bay p125

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Introduction To Stay To Dine To Buy To Do 4x4 Routes 4x4 Routes map Angling Regulations Angling Spots

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Swakopmund Although Swakopmund is being increasingly visited by more and more foreigners throughout the year - December months seem to be the highlight for all local tourists. Inundated by strange faces and complemented by a carefree atmosphere it creates the perfect break away destination.

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INTRODUCTION The days are tranquil, sunny and filled with activities, ranging from the traditional angling competitions to the annual Christmas Fair. At night the town is glowing in colourful lights creating an almost magic feeling. The evenings present various opportunities for dining out, dancing, gambling and going to the movies. Swakopmund is the perfect setting for any scene imaginable.

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Adventure Village Atlantic Villa Beach Hotel Hansa Hotel Swakopmund Hotel Zum Kaiser Seaside Hotel and Spa Strand Hotel Swakopmund Swakopmund Collection Swakopmund Municipal Restcamp Swakopmund Plaza Desert Villa Guesthouse Gecko Ridge Guesthouse Goanikontes Oasis Hotel Deutsches Haus Hotel Europa Hof Hotel Pension Rapmund Mile 4 Caravan Park Hotel Schweizerhaus Windpomp 14 Barnyard & Camp Meerkat Guesthouse

Where to Dine Aviary Coffee Shop At The Dome Restaurant Anchor Point Restaurant Bistro Zum Kaiser Mile 4 Restaurant Goanikontes Restaurant Namib Restaurant Kßcki’s Pub The Wreck Restaurant Seaside Hotel Restaurant

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Swakopmund Brauhaus The Fish Deli Windpomp 14 Die Windpomp Kombuis

Where to Buy Kristall Galerie Karakulia Weavers African Leather Creations African Kirikara Indigo Blue Gemstones & Jewellery Henckert Jewellery & Souvenirs Ocean View Spar Namib Safari Shop Swakopmund Superspar

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Bush Bird Ground Rush Adventures Swakop Info Swakopmund Museum Desert Explorers Namib Dune Adventures Fat Bike Tours Seaside Hotel Spa

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Services Swakopmund Municipality Crossroads 4x4 Hire Mile 4 Conference Seaside Hotel Conference Welwitschia Shuttle

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For years Swakopmund has been known as a tourist and holiday town and the ever increasing demand for accommodation has led to the development of a large spectrum of accommodation establishments, ranging from the finest star-rated hotels to cosy B&Bs and convenient rest camps. Most establishments featured in this section can also be found in the WHERE TO STAY NAMIBIA TRAVEL GUIDE AND ROUTES INTO NAMIBIA publication or online at www.wheretostay.na. Reservations are recommended, especially during school holidays and during the busy tourism season. For bookings contact the establishment directly.

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ADVENTURE VILLAGE

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BEACH HOTEL

Whether you are on a business trip, visiting our charming town Swakopmund, having a conference, a romantic weekend or holiday trip, Beach Hotel Swakopmund is a perfect place to stay and to feel comfortable.

Beach Hotel Swakopmund is located only 50 m from the Atlantic Ocean and within walking distance to the centre of Swakopmund.

What makes us unique? • Exclusive Lounge on the 4th floor • Roof terrace with an amazing view over the city, the dunes and the sea • Rooftop swimming pool • A la carte restaurant • Fitness room • Massage • Wide range of room categories, from a budget family room to a Luxury Apartment

Tel: +264 (0)64 417700 ● Email: info@beach.na

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HANSA HOTEL SWAKOPMUND

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HOTEL ZUM KAISER

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3 unique properties in the charming town Swakopmund - always your first choice!

Beach Hotel Swakopmund is located at the famous Südstrand Street, just 50 m from the Atlantic Ocean and within walking distance to the centre of Swakopmund

Swakopmund Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre is ideally located in the heart of Swakopmund and surrounded by a number of historic buildings and restaurants.

Situated within sight and sound of the mesmerising Atlantic Ocean, The Atlantic Villa offers accommodation within walking distance from the beach and a few minutes drive from Swakopmund town centre.

Central Info & Reservations Tel: +264 (0)81 3338388 Fax: +264 (0)88 6521199 Email: info@swakopmund.na

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SWAKOPMUND PLAZA

Swakopmund Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre is ideally located in the heart of Swakopmund and surrounded by a number of historic buildings and restaurants. • Variety of 7 room categories including stylish rooms, suites and family rooms • All room categories has a desk with power source, heating / air conditioning, safe, minibar, coffee station, telephone and TV • Free High Speed Internet • Free parking in front of the hotel • 24 hour reception • Multi conference & event centre for 6 to 240 people

Tel: +264 (0)64 426500 • Email: info@plaza.na www.plaza.na

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DESERT VILLA GUESTHOUSE

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GECKO RIDGE GUESTHOUSE

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GOANIKONTES OASIS

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WINDPOMP 14 BARNYARD & CAMP

A popular destination - the spectacular Skeleton Coast. Windpomp 14 is your home away from home. With 30 large campsites equipped with running water and electricity, it is a favorite among adventurers! No luxuries have been spared, to ensure for comfort in the shared ablution facilities that comprise of twelve flush toilets, and ten hot showers, each with their own dressing area. The Restaurant, Kiosk and Bar area is an iconic gathering point where friends and family enjoy the fresh ocean breeze and open fire pits. Located approximately 18 km north of Swakopmund and has been a popular holiday destination synonymous with the haunting beauty of the Namibian Skeleton Coast. GPS: 22°29’46.0”S 14°29’03.9”E

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SWAKOPMUND

Namibia’s coastal towns are renowned for the gastronomical diversity they offer visitors and locals alike. The fusion of African and European concepts creates a contemporary haute cuisine catering for all seasons. Swakopmund eateries offer a superlative selection on their menus and visitors are advised to dish up as much variety as possible during their stay. Namibian beef is said to be the best on the planet and game dishes are also a firm favourite of chefs throughout the country. Game has the advantage of being lean meat with Oryx, Kudu or Springbok being the traditional choice. Those fancying a taste of true West Coast delicatessen should be on the look out for fresh rock lobsters in season from November to April. Make friends with the locals who know where all the right diving spots for lobsters are. For further info visit: www.wheretostay.na

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AVIARY COFFEE SHOP

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ANCHOR POINT RESTAURANT

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Light lunch: 12h00 - 18h00 Dinner: 18h00 - 21h30

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BISTRO ZUM KAISER

MILE 4 RESTAURANT

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GOANIKONTES RESTAURANT

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KÜCKI’S PUB

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THE WRECK RESTAURANT

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SEASIDE HOTEL RESTAURANT

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THE FISH DELI

WINDPOMP 14 DIE WINDPOMP KOMBUIS

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BUY IN Part and parcel of holidaying is shopping for souvenirs for our own remembrance, or for gifts to take home to friends and family. Swakopmund is a mecca filled with souvenirs such as the simplest African woodcarvings, the most sophisticated jewellery designs, hand woven carpets, leather goods, books about Namibia and paintings. Fresh food and equipment for outings and fishing trips are available. Due to the large German population you will find many imported German items. Shops are all conveniently situated within walking distance from one another. Behind historical facades, you will find modern mall facilities. Jewellers are a special feature of this coastal town, offering pieces ranging from contemporary African to European designs.

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KRISTALL GALERIE

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KRISTALL GALERIE

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KARAKULIA WEAVERS

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AFRICAN KIRIKARA

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INDIGO BLUE GEMSTONES & JEWELLERY

HENCKERT JEWELLERY & SOUVENIRS

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OCEAN VIEW SPAR

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DO IN Visiting Namibia’s Coastal Region is a tourism highlight. Swakopmund, lovingly nicknamed “Sleeping Beauty” as it is frequently enveloped in mist, is an ideal location for the visitor who wants to explore both the desert and the coast. Most visitors soon realise that they have allocated too little time to experience the many interesting sites this region offers. The Namib Desert exhibits astounding plant, insect and animal life that have uniquely adapted to this age-old landscape of sand. The Atlantic Ocean exhibits interesting marine excursions, e.g. boat cruises, kayak rowing, surf & boat angling.

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GROUND RUSH ADVENTURES

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SWAKOP INFO

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SWAKOPMUND MUSEUM

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DESERT EXPLORERS

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VISIT THE HISTORICAL BUILDINGS

Swakopmund is widely known and loved for its Old World charm of beautiful, well kept buildings from the founding days at the turn of the century. The buildings or sections of buildings represent various styles such as the Neo-Barrock (Evangelical Lutheran Church), Jugendstil (Woermann House) or Classic with variations by well known architects such as Redecker, Ortloff, Hoft and Ertl. Eleven buildings in Swakopmund have officially been declared national monuments on account of their architectural style. There are 33 other buildings which are also of interest. SCULTETUS HEIM: Moses Garoeb Street. In 1912 Engineer Kramer designed and built this house for himself. It was subsequently extended by Woermann Brock,and used temporarily by Major Scultetus as a school hostel. It was declared a National Monument in 1977. THE PRISON: Corner of Moses Garoeb Street and Hidipo Hamutenya Avenue. The prison was completed in 1909. Apart from extensions to the rear, the building is still in its original form. This building was declared a National Monument in 1973.

OTAVI BAHNHOF: Sam Nujoma Avenue. This was the original station built in 1906. It was used until 1914 for the export of copper ore. GERMAN SCHOOL: Daniel Tjongarero Avenue. Built in 1913, the school houses the German-medium secondary school. O.M.E.G. HAUS: Sam Nujoma Avenue. An old goods shed, declared a National Monument in 1972. EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH & PARSONAGE: Daniel Tjongarero Avenue. Both buildings were designed in NeuBarock style and were completed in 1911. They were declared a National Monument in 1978.

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MUNICIPALITY: Daniel Tjongarero Avenue. This building was erected in 1907 to serve as a Post Office, telephone exchange and living quarters for personnel. It was also used by the Magistrate and Administration until 1961 when it was given to the Municipality. ALTES AMTSGERICHT: Corner Tobias Hainyeko Street and TheoBen Gurirab Avenue. The “Altes Amtsgericht” or Magistrate’s Court, was erected in 1908. It was originally planned as a school, but when money ran out and the Swakopmunders were not prepared to finance it any further the state completed construction and used it as Magistrate’s offices. MARINE DENKMAL: Western end of Daniel Tjongarero Avenue. This monument, sculpted by a Mr. Wolff, was erected in 1908 to commemorate members of the German naval expedition killed in action.

LIGHTHOUSE: Originally a small lighthouse was built on the western end of the mole, but it was swept away by a huge wave soon after construction. The present 11 metre high lighthouse was constructed in 1903 further away and higher above sea level. LUDWIG SCHRODER HOUSE & HAUS ALTONA: Corner of Daniel Tjongarero Avenue and Tobias Hainyeko Street. These are two well-preserved business/ residential buildings from former

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times. Haus Altona was the headquarters of the Woermann Line Shipping company. KAISERLICHES BEZIRKSGERICHT: Northern side of the Am Zoll Street. This building was erected in phases during 1901 and 1905 as a seat of justice from which certain local and district affairs could also be conducted. Since 1918 it was used as the summer residence of government officials and since the country’s independence as the State President’s summer residence. HAUS HOHENZOLLERN: Tobias Hainyeko Street erected in the year 1909 as a hotel. Much gambling took place in it, to such an extent that the hotel license was revoked by the Magistrate. It has now for many years been used for residential purposes.

KABELMESSE: Ludwig Koch Street. Built during 1901 for the Eastern and South African Telegraph Company as headquarters for its employees who installed the undersea cable from Europe to Cape Town. DIE KASERNE: Corner Bismarck and Anton Lubowski Avenue. This building, in typical German Colonial style, was erected in 1905 to provide living quarters for the engineers’ regiment sent to Swakopmund to fight the Herero uprising and construct a landing pier and railway line to the interior.

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DR. SCHWIETERING HOUSE & old residence: Corner Daniel Tjongarero Avenue and Otavi Street. These two residences were built in 1910. The one on the corner was used by Dr and Mrs. Schwietering as consulting rooms for several decades. HAUS CORDES: On the south side of Daniel Tjongarero Avenue. Named after the first Town Clerk of Swakopmund. This is one of the last remaining turn-of-the-century wooden residences. Today it is used as shops and offices. PRINZESSIN RUPPRECHT HEIM: Anton Lubowski Avenue. It was built in 1902 to serve as a hospital and extended to supply all medical services to the troops.

FREUDHAUS, Tobias Hainyeko Street. It was built in 1899, today it houses Photo Studio Behrens.

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MORE TO DO AND VISIT IN SWAKOPMUND MOLE: The mole is situated at the spot where Swakopmund was founded by Hauptman Curt von Francois, the Commander of the German armed forces, the Schutztruppe, on August 4, 1892. The Germans attempted to establish landing facilities for ships but their efforts to build a harbour failed because the currents continuously deposited sand.

WOERMANN TOWER: The top of the Woermann Tower offers an excellent viewpoint over Swakopmund, the ocean and the surrounding desert. Interested visitors may obtain the keys for the staircase to the tower from the local gallery of the Swakopmund Arts Association, also situated in the historical Woermann Haus, against a small fee. Children need to be accompanied by adults.

MUSEUM: The Swakopmund museum started as the scientific collection of Dr. Alfons Weber in 1951. It was transferred to the present site in 1960. Special exhibits include panoramas of the desert and sea life, a collection of semi-precious stones, an extensive historical collection and a modern technical exhibit of the largest open uranium mine in the world – Rössing. The building was originally the customs shed of the harbour. When Swakopmund was bombarded by an auxiliary cruiser “Kinfauns Catle” on September 24, 1914 during World War 1, the building was destroyed by fire. The ruins were renovated some forty years later to house the museum.

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WAR MEMORIAL: On the way back to town through the municipal garden, there is a memorial to commemorate the soldiers who died in the two world wars. NAMIB DESERT TOUR: On your way out of town you will pass the old steam locomotive, “Martin Luther”, given the name because of Mr. Luther’s historic statement in 1521, “Here I stand: I cannot do otherwise”. Your drive takes you past small holdings in the arid Swakop riverbed, leading through interesting canyons with spectacular rock formations. This is the area to find the Welwitschia Mirabilis, the edible Narafruit, the “Living Stones” and the Quivertree. You might spot the “Klipspringer” which has adapted remarkably to its harsh environment. At Goanikontes you pass a desert oasis which served as a police station during colonial times. Towards the direction of the dunes there are lookout points at the moon landscape with its breathtaking view.

SPITZKOPPE: The Namibian “Matterhorn”. These dome shaped Pondok Mountains are granite formations where early man found refuge against the elements. Walls and over hangs have a rich abundance of rock art. A fairly steep climb takes you to the famous “Bushmen’s Paradise” rock paintings, spectacular rock formations and interesting flora. An absolute rock climbing mecca.

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KUISEB RIVER: A drive through the Kuiseb River will lead you to places such as the fossilised elephant footprints and bring you in touch with the Topnaar community.

AQUARIUM: Enjoy an informative outing to the Aquarium which features a large transparent tank with a glass walkthrough tunnel. Please note the aquarium is closed on Mondays.

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CAMEL RIDES: Enjoy a fun filled afternoon experiencing true desert automation. FISHING: Boat & beach fishing.

HORSE RIDING: Outrides departing throughout the day from the Swakop canyon to the Moon Landscape.

OVERNIGHT SAFARIS: Various options available. Contact a local tour operator.

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QUAD BIKE TOURS: Venture on your own on a rented bike or, participate in guided tours available by various operators.

SWIMMING: Swimming in the sea is restricted to the Mole basin.

DUNE SAND BOARDING: Up or down - No experience is needed for either type of boarding. Six different dune rides are included for the lie-down boarding, where speeds of up to 80 kilometers per hour can be reached. Safety equipment and refreshments are included. Bookings are required.

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SPORTS: The SFC Sports Club in town hosts numerous sporting events. The Rossing Golf Club 10 km outside town offers an 18 hole golf course, a great variety of facilities and make provision for temporary membership.

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DOROB NATIONAL PARK REGULATIONS Being one of the most unique parks in the world, the Dorob National Park along the central Namibian coast caters for various leisure, tourism and sports activities while also providing for conservation measures and specific conservation areas. The Dorob National Park, announced in the Government Gazette of 1 December 2010, stretches from the Kuiseb Delta (south of Walvis Bay) northwards to the Ugab River; and westwards from the low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean towards the border of the previous National West Coast Tourist Recreation Area. It includes the Walvis Bay Lagoon, a Ramsar Site, but excludes the municipal areas of Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Henties Bay and the settlement area of Wlotzkasbaken. It also excludes the railway line between Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Arandis, the road reserves of the major B2 route; the minor routes C14, C28, C34, C35, C39; the district roads D1983, D1984, D1986, D1991, D1901, D1918, D2303, and D2302; and farms under private ownership or belonging to a parastatal institution. Visitors to the Dorob National Park, who would wish to enjoy the various leisure, sports and tourism activities in the park, are notified that they should familiarize themselves with and obey the regulations, laws and rules, contained in this pamphlet. For further clarification they can also consult with the coastal offices of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism at Swakopmund or Walvis Bay. Regarding the fishing regulations anglers should consult with the offices of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. The Nature Conservation Ordinance Section 14 protects and preserves wild animal life, fisheries, wild plant life and objects of geological, archaeological, historical and other scientific interest and for the benefit and enjoyment of the inhabitants of Namibia. Therefore some activities in the Dorob National Park are allowed, while others are not. Activities causing the least damage to park resources are regulated less, while those that would be the most damaging are strictly regulated.

PEOPLE & DOMESTIC ANIMALS IN PARK All people who enter the park must: • Comply with the stipulations of the Ordinance, the regulations and the Environmental Management Act of 2007;

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• Comply with the instructions of signposts, signboards, pamphlets or communicated in any other manner; • Obey any legal order or instruction given by a Law-enforcement Officer.

When entering by foot people may: • Go without a permit except in an area that is closed or exclusionary; and • Go on foot if being young adults or younger than 16 without adult supervision, but do so at their own risk.. Domestic Animals in the park: • A person may take a domestic animal into the park without a permit, except in areas where it is indicated that such animals are not allowed; • Such animals should be under control by the person at all times; • The person and animal should adhere to all regulations; • The person must remove the faeces of the animal; and • The animal shall not cause any inconvenience, nuisance, damage or injury to other people, animals and any plants or any other aspect of the environment.

Entering the park by vehicle: Any person entering the ORV area (the Dune Belt between Langstrand and Walvis Bay) by vehicle will need a permit. A permit is not required for the use of a vehicle in other permitted areas or when driving on park routes in the Dorob National Park published herein.

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Permitted and prohibited areas for sedans, 4x4s, bakkies and beach buggies: • These vehicles may only drive in the ORV area with a permit (the Dune Belt between Langstrand and Walvis Bay) and without a permit on proclaimed roads and clearly marked MET routes, tracks and roads (except where prohibited). • Where allowed, beach driving is only authorised on MET designated and clearly marked routes, tracks and roads. • No driving is allowed on the beaches at the sea fronts of Henties Bay, Wlotzkasbaken, Swakopmund, Cape Cross and the Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) managed camping sites at Mile 14, Jakkalsputz, Mile 72 and Mile 108. • East of the minor C34 routes, self-drives are only allowed on the 4x4 tracks indicated on the attached maps. Detailed maps and GPS coordinates should be obtained from the Henties Bay Tourism Association. Permitted and prohibited areas for quad bikes and other motorised bikes: • Quad bikes and other motorised bikes may only drive in the ORV area with a permit (the Dune Belt between Langstrand and Walvis Bay) and without a permit west of the coastal road between Swakopmund and Henties Bay, only on proclaimed roads and clearly marked MET tracks and roads (except where prohibited). • Where allowed, beach driving is only authorised on MET designated and clearly marked tracks. • Quad bikes and other motorised bikes are prohibited on beaches between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, in all areas north of Henties Bay, and on the beaches at the seafronts of Henties Bay, Wlotzkasbaken, Swakopmund, and the Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) managed camping sites. • Quad bikes are strictly prohibited north of the Omaruru River up to the Ugab River and other motorised bikes are prohibited off the proclaimed roads north of the Omaruru River up to the Ugab River. • Quad bikes and other motorised bikes are permitted 10 km upstream from Henties Bay within the Omaruru River but not beyond. General: • People may use a vehicle in the park with their permit at any time except between 21:00 and 05:00. This provision does not apply to proclaimed roads and people may use those roads at any time. • Young people aged 16 years or younger may only drive or use a vehicle if an adult accompanies him/her. • A valid driver’s license will be required to use any motor vehicle in the park. • No person shall drive or use any vehicle in the park whilst under the influence of alcohol or any other narcotic substance or in such a way that is dangerous to human life or that may cause damage to any property or the environment. • Between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, no person shall offload their quad bike or motorised bike at any other area than the designated offloading areas in the Dune Belt between Langstrand and Walvis Bay.

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PERMITS: Currently a permit is required for the Off-Road Vehicle area in the Dune Belt between Langstrand and Walvis Bay. Get this free permit to drive in the specially demarcated off-road area between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay from:

Ministry of Environment and Tourism: 1. Swakopmund Office, Cnr. Bismarck St. & Sam Nujoma Ave. 2. Walvis Bay Office, 643 Heinrich Baumann St. Tel.: 064 – 404 576 Office hours for both offices during weekdays: 08:00 – 17:00. Weekends & Public Holidays: 08:00 – 13:00. A permit for the park routes, roads and tracks will only be required once a date has been determined in the near future. Currently, vehicles are by no means allowed off of MET designated routes, tracks and roads except in the ORV area and vehicles are not allowed in closed or exclusionary areas. Closed and exclusionary areas include the Damara Tern Breeding Area, the Swakop River, Lichen Fields any other areas designated closed or exclusionary. Please be reminded that although in some cases the general public may not need a permit, tourism operators, commercial activities, and competitions, events, and meetings/assemblies are required to obtain a specific permit from MET and registered with the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) for these activities, no matter the location within the Dorob National Park. Camping: People may overnight or camp in the Dorob National Park but only with a permit and only at officially designated sites. Domestic animals may not be brought into a camping site unless the officer in charge grants permission indicating where the animal may stay overnight. Although people may enter a camping site by vehicle, they may not: - use a buzz-bike, power driven cycle, quad bike or motor cycle in the campsite, - drive any other vehicle faster than 20 kilometres per hour in any place within a camping site, and - drive or use a vehicle on any portion of the beach that is situated between a camping site and the sea.

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Specific conservation provisions: Although many activities are allowed in the park, no person is allowed to: • Angle on the beach in such a way that is inconvenient to other people; • Leave or use angling tackle in a place where it may cause inconvenience or injury to other persons or animals; • Throw away or get rid of any part of a fish, bait, refuse or rubbish other than in the refuse bins provided; • Collect or remove any shell, shell grit, sand, rock or stone; • Use water or electricity in excessive quantities or for any other purpose other than for reasonable domestic use; • Pollute or degrade the environment; • Kill, injure, hunt, capture, disturb or feed any wild animal or remove any part of any wild animal, whether alive or dead; • Remove, destroy, damage or disturb any egg, nest or burrow; • Pick, collect, mutilate, destroy, damage, tamper with, disturb or remove any tree, plant, shrub, herb, mineral or any other object of botanical, zoological, geological, archaeological, historical or any other scientific interest, or part thereof; • Collect or gather firewood; or • Remove, damage, destroy, soil, mutilate or interfere with any form of State property. Entering the park by air: • Although aircraft and helicopters may fly above a game park, it is unlawful to fly at the altitude of less than 1 000 meters, except for lawfully landing or taking off. • It is illegal to land in, take off from, enter or fly over the Dorob National Park in such a way that is dangerous to human life or that may cause damage to any property or the environment. Commercial activities and business: A permit is required from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to do any of the following in the park: • Carry on, transact, or conduct any trade, business or tourism; • Hold any organised competition or event; • Undertake any construction activities of any nature; or • Engage in any kind of commercial activity.

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SUPPORT SERVICES

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SWAKOPMUND Swakopmund offers a variety of services and amenities allowing visitors and residents a great infrastructure for their needs and requirements. These include medical help when needed, accessibility to a main airport and landing strip, vehicle hire, transfer services, information centres, and many more. In addition, each town has support from their local municipality. For additional information, you can also refer to the ‘What to Do’ section in this publication or visit www.wheretostay.na.

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SWAKOPMUND MUNICIPALITY

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CROSSROADS 4X4 HIRE

MILE 4 CONFERENCE

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SEASIDE HOTEL CONFERENCE

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Walvis Bay Walvis Bay is situated on the south-west coast of Africa at the edge of the Namib desert and is Namibia’s principal port and growth centre. Walvis Bay has capitalised on its natural resources and scenic beauty. There is much to discover, learn, enjoy and appreciate. Visitors are treated with friendliness and every effort is made to ensure that they are comfortable - an unforgettable experience.

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INTRODUCTION One of the key attractions of this town is the remarkable natural lagoon. This tranquil stretch of water with its natural beauty is accentuated by thousands of flamingoes and other birds. Walvis Bay’s rich natural resources and strategic location provide the basis for tourism and industrial development. The existing environment of growth and prosperity has already contributed to unprecedented interest both nationally and internationally. Seen as the gateway to central and southern Africa, Walvis Bay is on the threshold of a prosperous and dynamic future.

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WALVIS BAY INDEX

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Dolphin Beach Park Esplanade Park Flamingo Villas Boutique Hotel Pelican Point Lodge Burning Shore Hotel Long Beach Lodge Hotel Protea Hotel Pelican Bay Protea Hotel Walvis Bay Amjicaja Guesthouse Lagoon Chalets & Caravan Park Egumbo Lodge Longbeach Self-Catering Units Shifting Whispering Sands Oyster Box Guesthouse

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Bush Cafe Restaurant & Coffee Shop Sarah Se Gat

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Namcrafts 110 Pick n Pay Centre 110 Protea Spar 111

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Catamaran Charters Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Dare Devil Adventures Levo Tours

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STAY IN The industrial and harbour town of Walvis Bay has throughout the years developed a high demand for accommodation. This has led to a wide spectrum of establishments, ranging from hotels to cosy B&Bs and convenient rest camps. Most establishments featured in this section can also be found in the WHERE TO STAY NAMIBIA TRAVEL GUIDE AND ROUTES INTO NAMIBIA publication or online at www.wheretostay.na.

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WALVIS BAY Reservations are recommended, especially during school holidays and during the busy tourism season. For bookings contact the establishment directly.

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DOLPHIN PARK

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ESPLANADE PARK

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FLAMINGO VILLAS BOUTIQUE HOTEL

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Cell: +264 (0) 81 886 5788 Tel: +264 (0) 61 259 372 • Fax: +264 (0) 61 259 933 Email: bookings@ wheretostay.na http://pelicanpointlodge.wheretostay.na

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THE BURNING SHORE

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LONG BEACH HOTEL

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PROTEA HOTEL PELICAN BAY

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PROTEA HOTEL WALVIS BAY

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AMJICAJA GUESTHOUSE

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LAGOON CHALETS & CARAVAN PARK

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LONGBEACH SELF-CATERING UNITS

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Friends, family, laughter and fine food always make for good memories. Walvis Bay has numerous restaurants that cater for Ă la carte or fixed menu choices, specializing in meat and fresh seafood, which is in no short supply at the coast.

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A sundowner at the lagoon is also a must. Sit back and relax after a busy day cruising at sea or on the dunes. Watch the famous flamingoes from the deck and enjoy a Namibian beer or a sweet cocktail. Indulge in a delicious variety of locally baked German breads, rolls and cakes from the local bakeries.

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BUSH CAFE RESTAURANT & COFFEE SHOP

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SARAH SE GAT

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Part and parcel of holidaying is shopping for souvenirs for our own remembrance, or for gifts to take home to friends and family. Walvis Bay offers some interesting and quaint shops filled with souvenirs such as the simplest African woodcarvings, the most sophisticated jewellery designs, hand woven carpets, leather goods,

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books about Namibia and paintings. Fresh food and equipment for outings and fishing trips are available. Shops are all conveniently situated within walking distance from one another. Behind historical facades, you will find modern mall facilities.

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NAMCRAFTS

PICK ‘N PAY CENTRE

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DO IN Visiting Namibia’s Coastal Region is a tourism highlight. Walvis Bay is the departure point for popular day trips such as dolphin cruises, 4x4 trips, Sandwich Harbour trips. Most of these trips can be booked at the front office of your accommodation establishment. Reservations are recommended.

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WALVIS BAY

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CATAMARAN CHARTERS

SANDWICH HARBOUR 4X4

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SANDWICH HARBOUR One of Namibia’s four Ramsar sites and Namibia’s only marine reserve, Sandwich Harbour was once a natural harbour for whalers and fish processors who could gain access to fresh water there. Sandwich Harbour is a natural lagoon which lies on the Namib Desert coast approx. 55km south of Walvis Bay and is one of the most important wetland areas in southern Africa, regularly supporting thousands of birds during the year. There have been no permanent human inhabitants there since 1969, although remnants of a whaling station are found at the foot of the dunes and some wooden buildings almost entirely covered in sand can still be seen. The entire area is a marine reserve and falls within the boundaries of the Namib Naukluft Park, managed by the Ministry of Environment & Tourism. It is also a very popular area visited for angling and its towering majestic dunes that meet the sea.

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Careful note should be taken of the following points: • This is an environmentally sensitive area and rules and regulations should be adhered to at all times. • A permit is required to enter the park, obtainable from the Walvis-i Information Bureau, Monday - Saturday business hours only. One of Namibia’s four Ramsar sites and Namibia’s only marine reserve, Sandwich Harbour was once a natural harbour for whalers and fish processors who could gain access to fresh water there. Sandwich Harbour is a natural lagoon which lies on the Namib Desert coast approx. 55km south of Walvis Bay and is one of the most important wetland areas in southern Africa, regularly supporting thousands of birds during the year. There have been no permanent human inhabitants there since 1969, although remnants of a whaling station are found at the foot of the dunes and some wooden buildings almost entirely covered in sand can still be seen. The entire area is a marine reserve and falls within the boundaries of the Namib Naukluft Park, managed by the Ministry of Environment & Tourism.

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WHAT TO DO AND SEE IN WALVIS BAY WALVIS BAY, NAMIBIA’S ADVENTURE CITY, OFFERS EXCEPTIONAL OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL EXPERIENCES: The unique experiences, gained at this location, are for those who have a sense of adventure or wish to experience the quiet of the ancient and awesome desert. No visit to Walvis Bay is complete without experiencing the desert, the sea, nature at its best - with the following activities: DESERT QUAD BIKING: No better way to explore enjoyment in the sand dunes. Quad bike operators are making conservation of the desert environment their business. They have designated routes in the dunes, which give you the satisfaction of this desert thrill. Normally included on such an adventure trip, are shuttle services, safety equipment, guide and some cool drinks for this unique ride.

SEAL AND DOLPHIN BOAT CRUISES: This is a morning tour and a must for all adventure seekers to the coast. The cruise takes you through the Port of Walvis Bay, Bird Island, past fish trawlers to Pelican Point. Fresh oysters and champagne are served. Expect seals to swim up and join you for something to eat, while dolphins test their marine skills. Life jackets and blankets are provided. Tours take the full morning. Don’t take a chance - book in advance.

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SAILING AND CATAMARAN MARINE TRIPS: Take a unique yacht or catamaran cruise in the surrounds of Walvis Bay and enjoy the marine life that we have to offer. Bookings essential.

DUNE PARAGLIDING: A qualified instructor offers a day introductory training course on the dunes, setting you free to the world of flight. Paragliders are available for hire. Subject to weather conditions. Bookings are required. KUISEB CANYON & DELTA ADVENTURES: Let the professionals take you to the most awesome experiences in touching nature, where desert and delta give you a new sense of awareness to planet earth. Bookings are required.

LAGOON KAYAKING: A magical experience is offered with these popular single or double kayak trips. The internationally renowned spectacular bird-life of the lagoon will fascinate both nature lovers and photographers alike. Short and long tours are available. Tours are mornings only and bookings in advance are necessary. THE CIVIC CENTRE AND MUSEUM: Situated at the Municipal Offices in Nangolo Mbumba Drive. Home to the Town Hall, the Mayor’s Office, Public Library and the Museum covering Walvis Bay’s history.

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RHEINISCHE MISSION KIRCHE: Situated on the corner of 5th Road & Hage Geingob Street. Regarded as the oldest historical building in Walvis Bay, the church was built in 1880 in Hamburg, Germany and then shipped to Walvis Bay and reassembled. HOPE LOCOMOTIVE: This historic locomotive is well cared for and found at the public Railway Station in 5th Road. NAMIB DESERT TOURS: Namib Desert Tours are unique to this favoured area. Scheduled tours with experienced tour guides will make a visit to the Namib Desert an unforgettable experience. On such a tour you can expect to visit the Kuiseb Delta, Moonlandscape and Welwitschia Mirabillis. Soft drinks and light snacks are normally on offer, depending on your choice of tour package. SCENIC FLIGHTS: Chartered flights for the fast and efficient, to cover Namibia’s most scenic and breathless destinations by single or twin engined planes or by helicopter. Professional tour operators and pilots are ready to assist all.

DUNE 7: Experience the wonders of the desert environment by visiting the largest of our local coastal dunes, Dune 7. An unforgettable experience for those who feel inclined to challenge the height of this outstanding landmark to admire the view from the top. Palm trees provide shade for day campers while barbeque facilities make it ideal for family entertainment.

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GUANO PLATFORM: Thought to be the only place in Namibia where eastern white pelicans breed, the wooden platform stands in the sea about 9 km north of Walvis Bay. It is a roost for Cape, whitebreasted, crowned cormorants. GOBABEB DESERT RESEARCH STATION: Special trips can be arranged to visit this unique desert research institute.

WALVIS BAY GOLF COURSE: The 9-hole golf course is situated between Union Road and 18th Street North, where visitors are welcome. THE YACHT AND ANGLING CLUB: Water activities such as windsurfing, yachting, raft races, the annual Speed Week takes place on the Lagoon.

INDEPENDENCE BEACH: Sea side recreation facilities are available at Independence Beach, adjacent to Kuisebmond residential area. BEACH OR SKI BOAT ANGLING: Full day angling adventures by ski boat or from the beach are available to test your skills. Shoreline Fishing covers the area from Sandwich Harbour south of Walvis Bay northward up to Terrace Bay in the Skeleton Coast Park. Permits are necessary. These trips are done in 4 x 4 vehicles, max. 4 - 5 persons per vehicle, by professional angling guides - to ensure personal attention and maximum catches. Professional guides are also qualified skippers. A requirement is that boats are surveyed annually and have seaworthy certificates for all safety, radio, and navigational equipment requirements. Skippers boast valid skipper’s licences.

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HORSERIDING: Walvis Bay has an equestrian club of repute where horses are available by request. TOPNAAR COMMUNITY IN THE KUISEB: The Topnaars have lived on the banks of the Kuiseb River for many years. They are also called !Nara people because they actively harvest the !Naras, a wild melon that grows in the Kuiseb river bed. Traditionally, the Topnaars acquired a lot of their food from the sea. They speared fish in the shallow water and hunted seals, birds and turtles. They are also called Beachcombers. Oxwagon-tracks dating back to 1844 and Scheppmannsdorf, a former camp of the German Schutztruppe, can be seen. PAALTJIES: South of Walvis Bay on the coastline is “Paaltjies” - old navigational beacons used by commercial fishermen. This is a popular fishing location for the locals. The first “Paaltjie” can be reached by ordinary vehicle, but thereafter a 4x4 is required.

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THE PORT OF WALVIS BAY Walvis Bay, as a harbour city, plays a strong part in the Namibian national growth and economy. A visit to the Port of Walvis Bay, Namibia’s largest deepwater port, is well worth the effort. Main activities are the import and export of containerised goods, frozen fish, dry and liquid bulk, break bulk and the glamorous passenger liner calls. Entry permits can be obtained at the Security Offices at the Commercial Harbour’s entrance off 13th Road.

RAMSAR SITE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED WETLAND Walvis Bay Ramsar Site is considered the most important coastal wetland in Southern Africa and amongst the top 3 in Africa. It stands out as a birding paradise because of its vast quantities and varied species of waterbirds and Terns that congregate here in the Walvis Bay wetlands from September to April each year. The Walvis Bay Wetlands were declared a Ramsar Site in June 1995. There are large numbers of Greater and Lesser Flamingos, which can be readily seen throughout the year. The whales that have been entering the Bay and seen off Pelican Point over the last 2 or 3 years makes quite an impressive list. The baleen whales seen here are as follows: • Humpback Whale • Southern Right Whale • Pygmy Right Whale The toothed and beaked whales that have been seen here are: • Sperm Whale • Orca or Killer Whale • Southern Bottlenose Whale • Cuvier’s Beaked Whale Some years ago a Pygmy Killer Whale beached itself on the Pelican Point Peninsula. This is normally a deep-sea whale. The Dolphins that may be seen close inshore are the Atlantic Bottlenose and the Heaviside/Benguella Dolphins. Further out

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to sea the Common and Dusky Dolphins may be observed, although the Dusky Dolphins sometimes venture close inshore. The Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins used to come into the Walvis Bay Lagoon at low tide, due now to the shallowness of the lagoon they are only able to venture in on a rising tide. The Heaviside/Benguella Dolphin is usually seen off Pelican Point and is best perceived from a boat. The best way to mix with these cetaceans is with a non-motor driven craft such as a sea going Kayak. These craft do not seem to stress these mammals like the motorised craft can do when they surround these cetaceans in large numbers, as yet Namibia has no regulations on observing cetaceans; although the Marine Tourist Association have brought out their own regulations to help control distance and time with these wonderful mammals. There are many Cape Fur Seals at Pelican Point, between 5 to 10,000. This is now a breeding population and from November to February the small pups may be seen being taken into the sea. The seals again, are best viewed from the sea as viewing from the land can be hazardous to the pups. The water-bird life on the lagoon, along the coast and in the saltpans is prolific, both in the winter and the summer. During the winter months there are as many as 80 to 120,000 birds of between 40 to 50 different species. In the Spring all the Palaearctic birds from the northern hemisphere arrive. We count more than 200,000 birds here during our summer months, of between 50 to 70 different species. The largest number of a single species of Tern that come in from the northern hemisphere are the Common Terns. Of the Palaearctic shorebirds, the Curlew Sandpiper is the most prolific. We have anything between 25 to 35,000 during the summer months, depending on how well they have bred in the tundra in the Arctic Circle. The smallest of the shorebirds that come from the Arctic is the Little Stint, which breed in northern Siberia. These little birds weigh around 25 grams. In a straight line it is approximately 15,000 kilometres from where they breed to Walvis Bay in Namibia. We have many other shore birds that come in large quantities from the North such as the Sanderlings, Knots, Grey Plovers and Bartailed Godwits. Walvis Bay holds about 30 to 40,000 Lesser Flamingos and 25 to 30,000 Greater Flamingos. These birds live for about 35 years in the wild and have been known to live for more than 50 years in captivity. They only mature when they are 5 to 6 years old. They can be easily observed on the Walvis Bay Lagoon just 10 minutes from the docks and 20 minutes from the Walvis Bay airport. The difference between these birds is not necessarily size, especially amongst the juveniles. The colour of the beak is the way to recognise the different species. The juvenile Lesser Flamingo has a black beak; when adult this becomes a dark

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maroon with a black tip. The juvenile Greater Flamingo has a pale, almost white beak with a black tip. The adult has a pale pink beak with a black tip. The Greater Flamingo will always be seen nearer the mouth of the lagoon as they feed on invertebrates, while the Lesser Flamingo feeds on algae, especially the blue green algae, which when digested gives that beautiful pink colour to the feathers of the adult Lesser Flamingo. Walvis Bay Ramsar Site is an extremely important site for the African Black Oystercatcher. This is a significant nursery area for the 1 to 3 year old birds. The African Black Oystercatcher according to the South African Red Data book is “Near Threatened” as there are less than 5000 left in Africa. The African Black Oystercatcher is only found in Southern Africa. The African Black Oystercatcher lives for about 35 years and matures only when it is 5 to 6 years old. The nest is a scrape in the sand where they lay 2 eggs. Only 10 to 20% of the chicks survive to become adult birds. There are many resident birds that breed here, among them are the Cape Teal, Grey heron, Little and Cattle Egrets and the Black-winged Stilt. The main predators here are the Blackbacked Jackal and the Kelp Gull. There are approximately 20 pairs of Jackal that are breeding in the salt pans and on Pelican Point peninsula. Their favoured food appears to be the birds and the odd dead seal pup. The only birds that they manage to catch are those that are sick or wounded in some way, such as a flamingo with a broken leg. The Kelp Gull is an opportunist, it sees a Damara or small plover chick moving on the ground and that is its “grist for the mill”. The Jackal is unlikely to catch these chicks unless he sees them move as they are completely without scent. Walvis Bay Ramsar Site is an important area, for both the resident and intra African bird as well as the Palaearctic birds, as a plentiful food area. It is a reasonably safe area for the animal life that inhabit this area. It is becoming an important tour stopping off point especially for naturalists, budding scientists as well as those that just enjoy an outdoor life. Source: Keith Wearne –Coastal Environmental Trust of Namibia

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Henties Bay Henties Bay is situated along the National West Coast Recreation Area and can be reached by the C34 salt road via Swakopmund or the D1913 gravel road via the Spitzkoppe.

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INTRODUCTION Henties Bay is surely the angling mecca of Southern Africa. Anglers flock to this town and use it as a base for their excursions up and down the coastline.

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HENTIES BAY INDEX Company Where to Stay

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Cape Cross Lodge & Campsite Jakkalsputz Mile 72 Mile 108 Terrace Bay Torra Bay De Duine Hotel Fishermans’ Guesthouse Du Preez Properties Huis Klipdrift Illofa Clan Campsite

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HENTIES BAY INDEX Company Where to Dine De Duine Restaurant Myl 50 Pub & Grill Misty Bay Café

Where to Buy

Spar Henties Bay

What to Do

Cape Cross Museum Fishermans’ Activities

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STAY IN In order to explore the Henties Bay environs to the full, it is advisable to spend a few relaxing days in our peaceful, rustic town and embark on day trips into the desert. Accommodation facilities include hotels, bungalows, holiday flats, guesthouses, bed and breakfast establishments, caravan park, backpacker’s accommodation and selfcatering facilities.

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HENTIES BAY Most establishments featured in this section can also be found in the WHERE TO STAY NAMIBIA TRAVEL GUIDE AND ROUTES INTO NAMIBIA publication or online at www.wheretostay.na Reservations are recommended, especially during school holidays and during the busy tourism season. For bookings contact the establishment directly.

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CAPE CROSS MUSEUM

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CAPE CROSS LODGE & CAMPSITE

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JAKKALSPUTZ

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MILE 72

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MILE 108

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TERRACE BAY

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TORRA BAY

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DE DUINE HOTEL

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FISHERMANS’ GUESTHOUSE

DU PREEZ PROPERTIES

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HUIS KLIPDRIFT

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Friends, family, laughter and fine food always make for good memories. Henties Bay has numerous restaurants that cater for à la carte or fixed menu choices, specializing in meat and fresh seafood, which is in no short supply at the coast. A sundowner overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from De Duine Hotel’s patio surely is something to experience.

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DE DUINE RESTAURANT

MYL 50 PUB & GRILL

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MISTY BAY CAFÉ

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Part and parcel of holidaying is shopping for souvenirs for our own remembrance, or for gifts to take home to friends and family. Henties Bay offers some interesting and quaint shops filled with souvenirs.

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Fresh food and equipment for outings and fishing trips are available. Shops are all conveniently situated within walking distance from one another.

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DO IN Henties Bay might be a small coastal town, but it offers a lot of activities to visitors. You can challenge your friends for a round of golf on the dirt golf course or you can go fishing from the shore with numerous famous fishing spots around town. From Henties Bay it is easy to reach Damaraland and go on one of the many 4x4 routes.

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HENTIES BAY Go float in the dead sea just north of Henties Bay or you can go detox in the salt baths at St. Nowhere or just relax in this quiet little town. One thing is for sure, you will never have a dull moment when visiting Henties Bay.

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THE CAPE FUR SEALS

Nowadays, Cape Cross is well-known for its colony of Cape Fur Seals - the most easily accessible in Namibia. The ‘cross’ at Cape Cross is a replica of the one erected by Diego in 1485, to mark his achievement in reaching such a southerly point of the western African coast.

THE SKELETON COAST In the wider sense the name Skeleton Coast embraces the entire Namibian coastline, and the term is often used in promotional material to mean any place on the coast, from Oranjemund in the far south to the Kunene Mouth in the far north. Officially, however, the Skeleton Coast extends from Cape Cross northwards to the Kunene River on the Angolan border. Its hinterland consists of the western sections of the Kunene Region, referred to as Kaokoveld and Damaraland prior to Namibian independence in 1990. In earlier years the area was referred to as the Kaokoveld coast, before the countless skeletons of ships and men along its shores gave rise to the evocative name ‘Skeleton Coast’. History has it that the name of this scenically beautiful but desolate stretch of coastal desert was coined as a result of an aircraft mishap rather than the innumerable ships that came to grief on its inhospitable shores. In 1933 the Swiss pilot, Carl Nauer, on a flight from Cape Town to London, disappeared somewhere along the coast. The late Sam Davis, at the time correspondent for Reuters and the Cape Argus, was covering the event. He suggested that Nauer had probably crashed into the sea or desert and that his bones may one day be found on the Skeleton Coast, the graveyard of countless ships and men. A former CDM employee, James Reid, offers a more romantic theory. He says that when driving in the Kaokoveld he once came across a very old Strandloper and offered him a lift to Twyfelfontein. The old man declined the lift, indicating that his wish was to die where he was. He said that the coast was called Skeleton Beach and that it had derived its name from the proliferation of whalebones strewn along the vast stretches of beach. Whatever the origin of its name, this remote northern stretch of the Namib Desert is regarded by connoisseurs as one of the world’s

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most beautiful and unusual desert wilderness areas, renowned for its untouched, atmospheric and diverse landscape, and the presence of desert-adapted elephant, springbok and gemsbok. Proclaimed as the Skeleton Coast Park in 1971, today the narrow strip of desert, approximately 500 km long and between 30–40 kilometres wide, is managed as a wilderness reserve. Two fishing resorts – Terrace Bay, a rest camp, and Torra Bay, a campsite – are visited primarily by keen coastal anglers, while the northern section of the park is managed as a wilderness area and can be visited with a private concessionaire who conducts fly-in safaris there.

4x4 ROUTES FROM HENTIES BAY

MESSUM CRATER: DISTANCE - 246km Follow the C34 in a northern direction and turn inland 2km north of the Cape Cross turnoff. The Messum Crater, a wide flat basin of 25km in diameter, is popular with visitors because of its utter desolation and breathtaking views. Interesting phenomena are huge lichen fields, excellent specimen of the famous desert plant, Welwitschia mirabilis, and many other species of desert plants, archaeological sites like stone circles used by ancient Damara nomadic, interesting rock formations along Messum River.

OMARURU RIVER: DISTANCE - 270km (GPS NEEDED) Follow the D1918 to Spitzkoppe, which towers 1,784 metres above the flat surrounding plains. Fascinating rock formations, rock paintings and a wide variety of plants amidst the almost barren Namib Desert make the Spitzkoppe one of the most interesting places to visit. The trails goes in a south-westerly direction and enters the Omaruru River at Léwater. The skoenklip, a huge boulder in the form of a shoe, makes an interesting halfway stop. Undertake such a trip is during May, at the end of the

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rainy season, as sudden rain showers may cause the river to flow.

WELWITSCHIA ROUTE: DISTANCE - 200km Take the D2303 until you reach the Messum River where some of the biggest and best preserved specimen of this wonder plant are growing. The plant is endemic to the Namib Desert and some of them are believed to be 1 000 to 1 500 years old. Although it sometimes appears otherwise, the plant has only two leaves, which grow continually from the crown, even in the absence of rain. The leaves are apparently able to take up fog-water, although the root, which extends three metres into the ground, is well adapted to find any available moisture in the gravel where the plant lives. The male and female plants are totally separate. The females have the larger cones, which bear the seeds, while the male cones are smaller but more numerous. The ways of pollination are not precisely clear yet, though it is believed that wasps and other insects play an active role.

DOROS CRATER: DISTANCE - UNMARKED (GPS NEEDED) Âą 3 days This route passes through one of the more remote areas of north-western Damaraland, an awesome wilderness where indiscriminate off-road driving unfortunately also left its mark on the sensitive plains. It is recommended that this route be undertaken in a group of experienced 4x4 drivers. The route starts at the so-called Rhino Camp in the Ugab

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River, run by the Save the Rhino Trust in conjunction with the local community. The route turns north-east through the Doros Crater, the Burnt Mountain, and the Organ Pipes to Twyfelfontein and the Aba-Huab Campsite. There are various detours to take you to other sites of interest.

BRANDBERG WEST - 300km This route follows the C34 to Mile 108 and then the D2303 eastwards across the flat Namib plains with its interesting flora such as the dollar bush, bushman’s candle and Welwitschia mirabilis. The road runs down a tributary of the Ugab River along the BrandbergWest mountains west of the Brandberg Mountain massive. The Brandberg-west mine, an old worked-out tin mine is situated in these mountains. The route eventually reaches the Ugab River Camp (Rhino Camp) on the banks of the Ugab River from where the location and movements of black rhino and the desert elephant in the area between the Ugab and the Kunene Rivers are monitored. This is a good spot to overnight. On the return route to Henties Bay a visit to Cape Cross, where a colony of some 90 000 Cape fur seals is found, is recommended.

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MINERALS 4X4 TRAIL - MAP AND GPS COORDINATES An old salt mine southeast of Henties Bay aroused the curiosity of many resident sand tourists who have heard of its existence and would like to visit there. The man made salt pans are still clearly visible - be sure to drive around them as they are very porous and vehicles will surely get stuck. Another curious sight is a heap of whalebones next to the mining area - probably dragged all the way from the beach to use the blubber, which might suggest the reason for the boiler. Quartz crystals can also be found.

UGAB MENHIR - 312km (GPS NEEDED) This route is particularly interesting because of the varying landscape - desert plains and interesting rock formations. You are likely to see game such as solitary gemsbok, ostrich or even Hartmann’s mountain zebra. The route mostly follows dry watercourses, crisscrossing through turbidite ridges that look like they are lying on their sides, the result of many layers of mud deposited about 700900 million years ago by large inland rivers into an early ocean. With the collision of the continents about 100 million years later, these deep-sea mud became folded and compressed and were eventually laid bare by erosion through the ages.

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This route was named for a megalith curiously stands as a solitary rock in the stark desert landscape, about the height of a man, referred to as the “Menhir” (men meaning “stone” and hir meaning “long”). On your way back along the coast turn off at Durissa Bay where you can see the remains of one of the few shipwrecks still to be seen along the coast, The Winston a silent witness of the many hapless souls who lost the battle against the treacherous coastline of the Skeleton Coast.

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4X4 ROUTES

Map Legend

Mineral 4x4 Messum Crater 4x4 Brandberg West 4x4 Doroscrater 4x4 Ugab Menhir 4x4 Welwitschia Route Omaruru River 4x4 Salt/Gravel Road

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ANGLING REGULATIONS

PERMITS: Every person who angles for recreational purposes must be in possession of an angling permit, which can be obtained from the office of Sea Fisheries, Hanganeni Fishing Centre, in Henties Bay, telephone +264-64-500320. Office hours: Monday Friday 08:00 to 17:00, Saturday, Sunday & public holidays 08:00 - 13:00. A permit for one month is available. MEANS OF HARVESTING: Only a hook and line (no more than one fishing rod per person and two hooks on the line), a scoop net to lift rock lobsters from the water, a ring net or diving is allowed. DAILY BAG LIMIT: This regulation determines the daily quota that can be caught by an angler namely: Barbel: 30 • Snoek: 20 • Shark 1 Kob, West Coast Steenbras, Blacktail and Galjoen: 10 in total. The following sizes are determined for Blacktail, Galjoen, Kob, and Steenbras: Blacktail: Minimum size of 25 cm; Galjoen: Minimum size of 30 cm; Kob: Minimum size of 40 cm, but not more than 2 individuals longer than 70 cm (head and tail included); Steenbras: Minimum size of 40 cm, but not more than 2 individuals longer than 65 cm (head and tail included). ROCK LOBSTER: The season and the minimum size remains unchanged, i.e. from 1st November to 30th April, both days included and 65mm carapace length respectively. The maximum number a person may catch and retain, is seven (7) rock lobster per day per permit holder. A person may not harvest any rock lobster between sunset and sunrise. Marine Resources that may be harvested without a fishing permit

ANGLING SPOTS

Winston: 21°16.283’ SkilpadKlip 21°17.554’ RondeKlip 21°18.019 Galg 21°18.774’ Kastele: 21°18.35’ Blare: 21°20.35’ Platklip 21°22.161’ Richtersveld: 21°24.216’ Mile 108: 21°26.566’ Mile 106 21°27.903’ Mile 100: 21°30.816’ Rondebos: 21°32.116’ TyreBos 21°32.363’ Adrie se Gat 21°32.542’ Bakleigat: 21°33.3’ Horingbaai: 21°34.51’ Predikantsgat: 21°35.15’ Doep se gat: 21°37.4’ Canopy: 21°38.233’ Mile 72: 21°54.06’ Mile 68: 21°56.16’ Tietiesbaai 21°57.069’ Mile 63: 21°56.879’ Tolla se gat: 21°56.948’ Tietiesbaai: 21°57.069’

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S, 13 41.316’ S, 13°41.998’ S, 13°42.257’ S, 13°42.798’ S, 13°42.4’ S, 13°44.55’ S, 13°45.585’ S, 13°47.35’ S, 13°49.01’ S 13°49.608’ S, 13°51.75’ S, 13°51.816’ S, 13°51.962’ S, 13°52.061’ S, 13 °52.23’ S, 13°52.683’ S, 13°52.78’ S, 13°54.6’ S, 13°54.833’ S, 14°5.3’ S, 14°7.416’ S 14°08.069’ S, 14°07.909’ S, 14°07.976’ S, 14°08.069’

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a. 1 kg of aquatic plants, other than brown seaweed; b. 50 black mussels; c. 2,5 kg dry weight or 10 kg wet weight of brown seaweed; d. 15 limpets e. 5 molluscs, other than black mussel, limpet, periwinkle or white mussel; f. 25 periwinkles; g. 10 kg of seashells; and h. 25 white mussels that is not passable through a ring with an inner diameter of 38 mm, when it is in a whole state. PROHIBITED SPECIES: a. Worms are prohibited. b. Red bait may not be cut or in any other way dislodged from the subtract, only red bait which has been washed up on the sea shore may be collected. TRANSPORT OF FISH: Each angler per vehicle in possession of a permit may transport 3 times the daily bag limit, but not more than 10 of each of the following species: Kob, steenbras, galjoen and blacktail. All four these species must be in a whole state, head and tail included in order to determine the size. That means that each angler in possession of a permit may transport the following amount of fish, regardless of how many persons are travelling in one vehicle: Barbel: 90 • Snoek: 60 • Shark: 3 • Rock lobster: 7, all in a whole state. Kob, Steenbras, Blacktail and Galjoen: 30 in total, but not more than 10 of each species and all in a whole state. Of the 10 kob allowed, 6 may be longer than 70 cm and of the 10 steenbras allowed, 6 may be longer than 65cm, head and tail included. One very positive aspect of the regulations is that every person in a vehicle may now transport his/her own quota of fish, which is the cumulative bag for three days, provided he/she is in possession of a permit. This gives a group of people the opportunity to travel with one vehicle and each transporting his/her own quota of 30 fish. Anglers must make sure that they have their permits with them at all times.

Kruiswater: Sarah se gat: Marga se gat: Poekie se gat: Popeye: Trappies: Spens: Willem se gat: Grysduin: Solitude: Toilet 10 Noord: Jakkalsputs: Toilet 7 Suid: Galjoenfontein: Die Walle: Zeila Shipwreck: Bennie se Rooi Lorrie: Mile 30: Hoboomsgat: Wlotzkasbaken: Mile 8:

21°58.474’ 21°58.483’ 22°00.178’ 22°00.675’ 22°1.6’ 22°2.1’ 22°02.842’ 22°03.203’ 22°03.129’ 22°9.6’ 22°11.210’, 22°11.45’ 22°11.901’ 22°15.25’ 22°13.9’ 22°14.366’

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14°08.957’ 14°8.9’ 14°10.700’ 14°11.117’ 14°11.783’ 14°12.16’ 14°12.844’ 14°13.217’ 14°13.085’ 14°17.23’ 14°18.305’ 14°18.6’ 14°18.929’ 14°22.05’ 14°20.7’ 14°21.213’

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22°15.61’ 22°18.78’ 22°22.71’ 22°24.61’ 22°32.371’

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14°22.383’ 14°24.28’ 14°25.88’ 14°26.65’ 14°30.368’

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Skeleton Coast The skeleton coast offers a variety for services and amenities allowing visitors and residents a great infrastructure for their needs and requirements.

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Services These include medical help when needed, accessibility to a main airport and landing strip, vehicle hire, transfer services, information centres, fuel stations, banks, distribution and many more. For additional information, you can also refer to the ‘What to Do’ section in this publication or visit www.wheretostay.na

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SKELETON COAST SERVICES INDEX Company

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Air Namibia Castle Light Closwa Biltong DeLush Wines Emed Rescue Engen Namibia Total Namibia Flying Fish First National Bank

172-3 174-5 176-7 178-9 180-1 182-3 184-5 186 187

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AIR NAMIBIA

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CASTLE LIGHT

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CASTLE LIGHT

lkingalcohol.com

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E MED RESCUE

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ENGEN NAMIBIA

Fill up, refresh and relax at 57 engen service stations nationwide on your next trip or stay around Namibia.

There is more than one reason to pull into an engen station:

Your on the road convenience store for minor grocery and refreshment needs.

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Delicious bread and pastry baked daily.

ATM

CARWASH

Access major bank ATMs for withdrawals and more. And pay for services with leading bank cards.

Get and keep your car clean before and after your journey.

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ENGEN NAMIBIA

Get everything from fuel to food, for any length of journey or stay; simply pull into any of our 57 service stations, open 24/7 nationwide. CENTRAL

1. Hochland S/Station - Windhoek 2. Jan Jonker S/Station - Windhoek 3. Katatura S/Station - Windhoek 4. Olympia S/Station - Windhoek 5. Subway S/Station - Windhoek 6. Monte Christo S/Station - Windhoek 7. Academia S/Station - Windhoek 8. Klingelberg S/Station - Windhoek 9. Engen President's Crossing - Windhoek 10. Corner S/Station - Windhoek 11. Stein Convenience Center - Windhoek 12. Okahandja 1 Stop - Okahandja 13. Okahandja S/Station - Okahandja 14. Eureka S/Station - Windhoek 15. Bonsmara S/Station - Windhoek

EAST

34. Eastern 1 Stop - Gobabis 35. Gobabis S/Station - Gobabis

NORTH

36. Okahao S/Station - Okahao 37. Jakaranda S/Station - Otjiwarongo 38. Gateway - Tsumeb 39. Le Platz - Tsumeb 40. Katima Truck Stop - Katima Mulilo 41. Oneshila S/Station - Oshakati 42. Olunkono S/Station - Ondangwa 43. ABC Store - Omuthiya 44. Gerry's Motors - Onyaanya 45. Oshinanena S/Station - Ondangwa 46. Ekwatho S/Station - Oshivelo 47. Hombe S/Station - Divundu SOUTH 48. Kongola S/Station - Kongola 16. Mariental Fuel Center - Mariental 49. Oshakati Engen - Oshakati 17. Keetmanshoop 1 Stop - Keetmanshoop 50. Oshikuku S/Station - Oshikuku 18. Sefanja Conv. Center - Keetmanshoop 51. Oshikuku Pit Stop S/Station - Oshikuku 19. Hanzell S/Station - Karasburg 52. Rundu S/Station - Rundu 20. Helmeringhausen Garage - Helmeringhausen 53. Ongwediva S/Station - Ongwediva 21. Sossus Oasis - Sossusvlei 54. Engen S/Station Outapi - Outapi 22. Tren Tyre Rosh Pinah - Rosh Pinah 55. Querida's Ongwediva S/Station - Ongwediva 23. Noordoewer 1 Stop - Noordoewer 56. Okahandja 1 Stop - Okahandja 24. Coastways Tours - Luderitz 57. Trek Service Centre - Tsumeb

WEST

25. Engen Karibib - Karibib 26. Engen Swakopmund - Swakopmund 27. Swakop Truck Port - Swakopmund 28. Walvis Bay Convenience Centre - Walvis Bay 29. Brandberg S/Station - Uis 30. Khan S/Station - Usakos 31. Welwitschia S/Station - Khorixas 32. Usakos S/Station - Usakos 33. Multiplex Tyres & Spares - Outjo

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TOTAL NAMIBIA

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TOTAL NAMIBIA

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FLYING FISH

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FIRST NATIONAL BANK NAMIBIA

Why pay extra for foreign exchange? FNB offers a range of foreign exchange solutions to help you transact conveniently around the world. Add to that expert advice plus fast, efficient service countrywide.

For more information, visit www.fnbnamibia.com.na or call your Personal Foreign Exchange Dealer on (061) 299 2340.

Terms and conditions apply. www.fnbnamibia.com.na

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Getaways The most rewarding weekends or holidays are those that incorporate the journey into the destination. Why cram the driving into a minimum number of hours, when you can do it over a few days, exploring the beauty of the surrounds, sleeping over at wonderful places, getting to know more about the country and its particular people and attributes.   Namibia has so much to offer: coming from Gauteng and Botswana via the Trans-Kalahari Highway, the Eastern Omaheke region offers traditional villages, an abundance of game, wide-open spaces and the unmistaken orange colours of the land of the San bushmen.  

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INTRODUCTION Entering Namibia from the South, the peace and tranquility of the vast and ever-changing landscapes highlight that nature dictates its course - be it the dunes of Sossusvlei, the wild horses around Aus, or the gigantic Fish River Canyon - you will be intrigued.   Visit the White Lady at the Brandberg, or camp out for one night at the Spitzkoppe near Usakos on your way to the coast.   When arriving at your coastal destination, one thing is for sure: the dust of the desert will soon be forgotten amidst the cool, morning mist of the charming coastal towns that hold a lot in store for you to make your holiday most enjoyable.

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GETAWAYS INDEX Company

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Erindi Camp Elephant Erindi Old Traders Lodge Namibia Wildlife Resort East Gate Rest Camp Gross Barmen Resorts Naukluft Camp Sesriem Campsite

192-3 194-5 196-7 198 199 200 201

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ERINDI - CAMP ELEPHANT

WE INVITE YOU TO EXPLORE

4 x SELF-DRIVE ROUTES (100km+)

CAMPSITES

SELF-CATERING CHALETS There are 15 self-catering chalets situated in a semicircle overlooking a waterhole that is floodlit at night. Each chalet has two bedrooms, each containing two single beds and a bathroom with a spacious shower. The beds are dressed with crisp, clean linen. The open-plan living area has a dining table and chairs, a sleeper couch and a flatscreen TV. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, microwave, stove, pots, pans, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery.

Self-Catering Chalets & Campsites: reservations1@erindi.com

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OUR NATURAL WONDERLAND

SWIMMING POOL

SELF-CATERING CHALETS

Home to the largest Lions & Elephants in the world!

CAMPSITES Each campsite has its own bathroom with a toilet, solar-heated shower and handbasin, a fridge, washing-up and food-preparation area. Campsite’s have their own vehicle awning, picnic bench and a braai with adjustable grid.

www.erindi.com

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EAST GATE REST CAMP

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GROSS BARMEN RESORT

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NAUKLUFT CAMP

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ALPHABETICAL INDEX Adventure Village 18 African Kirikara 49 African Leather Creation 48 Air Namibia 172-3 Amjicaja Guesthouse 100 Anchor Point Restaurant 37 Atlantic Villa 19 At The Dome Restaurant 36 Aviary Coffee Shop 36 Beach Hote 20 Bistro Zum Kaise 38 Burning Shore Hotel 96 Bush Bird 54 Bush Cafe Restaurant & Coffee Shop 106 Cape Cross Lodge & Campsite 137 Cape Cross Museum 136 Castle Light 174-5 Catamaran Charters 114 Closwa Biltong 176-7 Crossroads 4x4 Hire 81 Dare Devil Adventures 115 De Duine Hotel 143 De Duine Restaurant 148 DeLush Wines 178-9 Desert Explorers 58 Desert Villa Guesthouse 28 Du Preez Properties 144 Dolphin Beach Park 92 East Gate Rest Camp 198 Egumbo Lodge 101 Emed Rescue 180-1 Engen Namibia 182-3 Erindi Camp Elephant 192-3 Erindi Old Traders Lodge 194-5 Esplanade Park 93 Fat Bike Tours 60 First National Bank 187 Fishermans’ Activities 157

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Fishermans’ Guesthouse Flamingo Villas Boutique Hotel Flying Fis Gecko Ridge Guesthouse Goanikontes Restaurant Goanikontes Oasis Gross Barmen Resort Ground Rush Adventures Hansa Hotel Swakopmund Henckert Jewellery & Souvenirs Hotel Deutsches Haus Hotel Europa Hof Hotel Pension Rapmund Hotel Schweizerhaus Hotel Zum Kaiser Huis Klipdrift Illova Clan Indigo Blue Gemstones & Jewellery Jakkalsputz Karakulia Weavers Kristall Galerie Kücki’s Pub Lagoon Chalets & Caravan Park Levo Tours Long Beach Lodge Hotel Longbeach Self-Catering Units Meerkat Guesthouse Mile 4 Caravan Park Mile 4 Conference Mile 4 Restaurant Mile 72 Mile 108 Misty Bay Café Myl 50 Pub & Grill Namcrafts Namib Dune Adventures

144 94 186 29 39 30 199 55 21 50 30 31 31 32 22 145 145 50 138 48 46-7 40 101 117 97 102 33 32 81 38 139 140 149 148 110 59

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ALPHABETICAL INDEX

Namib Restaurant 39 Namib Safari Shop 51 Namibia Wildlife Resorts 196-7 Naukluft Camp 200 Ocean View Spar 51 Oyster Box Guesthouse 103 Pelican Point Lodge 95 Pick n Pay Centre 110 Protea Hotel Pelican Bay 98 Protea Hotel Walvis Bay 99 Protea Spar 111 Sandwich Harbour 4x4 114 Sarah Se Gat 107 Seaside Hotel and Spa 23 Seaside Hotel Conference 82 Seaside Hotel Restaurant 42 Seaside Hotel Spa 61 Sesriem Campsite 201 Shifting Whispering Sands 102 Spar Henties Bay 153

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Strand Hotel Swakopmund 24 Swakop Info 56 Swakopmund Brauhaus 42 Swakopmund Collection 25 Swakopmund Municipality 80 Swakopmund Municipal Restcamp 26 Swakopmund Museum 57 Swakopmund Plaza 27 Swakopmund Superspar 51 Terrace Bay 141 The Fish Deli 43 The Wreck Restaurant 41 Total Namibia 184-5 Torra Bay 142 Welwitschia Shuttle 83 Windpomp 14 Barnyard & Camp 33 Windpomp 14 Die Windpomp Kombuis 43

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ALPHABETICAL INDEX Where to Dine Anchor Point Restaurant At The Dome Restaurant Aviary Coffee Shop Bistro Zum Kaiser Bush Cafe Restaurant & Coffee Shop De Duine Restaurant Goanikontes Restaurant Kücki’s Pub Mile 4 Restaurant Misty Bay Café Myl 50 Pub & Grill Namib Restaurant The Fish Deli The Wreck Restaurant Sarah Se Gat Seaside Hotel Restaurant Swakopmund Brauhaus Windpomp 14 Die Windpomp Kombuis

37 36 36 38 106 148 39 40 38 149 148 39 43 41 107 42 42 43

Where to Buy

African Leather Creations 48 African Kirikara 49 Henckert Jewellery & Souvenirs 50 Indigo Blue Gemstones & Jewellery 50 Karakulia Weavers 48 Kristall Galerie 46-7 Namcrafts 110 Namib Safari Shop 51 Ocean View Spar 51 Pick n Pay Centre 110 Protea Spar 111 Spar Henties Bay 153 Swakopmund Superspar 51

What to Do

Bush Bird Catamaran Charters Cape Cross Museum Dare Devil Adventures Desert Explorers Fat Bike Tours Fishermans’ Activities Ground Rush Adventures Levo Tours Namib Dune Adventures Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Seaside Hotel Spa Swakop Info Swakopmund Museum

Services

Crossroads 4x4 Hire Mile 4 Conference Seaside Hotel Conference Swakopmund Municipality Welwitschia Shuttle

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54 114 136 115 58 60 157 55 117 59 114 61 56 57

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EMERGENCY NUMBERS Windhoek (061) Police Emergencies

10111 / 209 3111

Emed Rescue

081 924

Rescue 911

223 330

Netcare 911

223 330

Ambulance 211 111 Medi-Clinic Hospital

222 687

Roman Catholic Hospital

270 2911

Rhino Park Hospital

225 434

Keetmanshoop (063) Police Emergencies

10111 / 223 359

Emed Rescue

081 924

Ambulance 223 388 Netcare 223 330 Hospital 223 388 Otjiwarongo (067) Police Emergencies

10111 / 302 081

Emed Rescue

081 924

Ambulance 302 411 Medi-Clinic Hospital

303 734

State Hospital

412 400

Swakopmund (064) Police Emergencies

10111 / 402 431

Emed Rescue

081 924

Ambulance

081 124 0019

Cottage Private Hospital

412 200

State Hospital

412 400

Walvis Bay (064) Police Emergencies

10111 / 219 048

Emed Rescue

081 924

Ambulance 200 200 Walvis Bay Private Hospital

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209 000

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SHELL NAMIBIA

NAMIBIASHELL SHELL SERVICE NAMIBIA SERVICE STATIONS MAP LEGEND STATIONS MAP LEGEND Shell Service Station

Shell Service Station Welcome Store

Welcome Store

Shell Select Store

ShellChicken Select Store Inn PizzaInn Inn Chicken

PizzaCoast Inn Line Ocean

Coast Line

Game Reserves

Ocean

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Game Reserves Towns

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Where @ the Coast Namibia  

The coastal towns of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Henties Bay and Lüderitz have long been the summer vacation destinations of inland Namibians....