Walvis Bay

Total spent: 100 NAD (mostly food and drinks, provisioning for minibus ride the next day), 6000 Marriott Rewards points

Accommodation: Protea Walvis Bay

A key part of keeping to a tight budget on travels? Stuff your face with as much free food as possible – in this case, the inclusive hotel buffet breakfast – and keep hitting the grocery store for supplies, e.g. snacks, drinks, meals. I made the 1.5 mile trudge from Protea to town center of Walvis Bay. Walvis Bay is Namibia’s only commercial port, so expect to see a container port, and associated facilities, like a railway track. The town center of Walvis Bay is probably just about two/three blocks centered around a couple of supermarkets like Spar, Shoprite, etc.

I did chance upon a cute café, Slowtown Coffee Roasters, which is a Namibian chain headquartered in Swakopmund (Namibia’s Germanic beach retreat about 25 miles north of Walvis Bay), with branches also in Windhoek. After a leisurely latte, I ate some fried chicken at another local chain, Chicken King, then popped over to Spar to grab supplies.

The evening was spent trying to capture a better shot of the pelicans, which seem to like hanging around Pelican Bay in the evening.

Walvis Bay

Pelican Tires 😀