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Oyster Box Guest House

Walvis Bay - Namibia

Oyster Box Guesthouse offers a beautiful waterside Walvis Bay Lagoon location together with a beach house atmosphere and lagoon views. The lagoon is also a major attraction for water sports enthusiasts and bird lovers. Visitors to the region sometimes prefer accommodation in Walvis Bay instead of the more traditional tourist choice of Swakopmund as many of the water-based activities begin here.

The Walvis Bay Lagoon is one of the most important wetlands in southern Africa. Its associated richness of bird and marine life led it be designated a RAMSAR site in 1995, therefore protecting its nutrient-rich deep waters. Expect to see thousands of lesser and greater flamingo and many other rare and special species including visiting migrants. This makes the lagoon a major Namibian tourist attraction in it's own right.

A section of Oyster Box Guesthouse faces the bay. Downstairs is the reception and lounge with an outside porch that doubles up as a beach bistro open to the public which serves a choice of drinks and light meals. The breakfast lounge and 2 terrace areas are located upstairs. Lunch packs can be ordered for those on day trips and activities. Light meals can be ordered in the evening but the owners/management can recommend any one of 3 known restaurants within walking distance of the guesthouse, including the nearby Raft. Similar establishments and bars are just a further 5mins drive away. After dinner enjoy a sundowner in their 'sheltered' lounge and bar.

There are 12 single or double rooms located on both the ground and upper floors. Most of the rooms upstairs have sea-views, some have balconies. En-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning/heater, DSTV hotel package and an in-room safe are standard. Wi-fi connection is available.

Accommodation in Namibia

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  • Oyster Box Guest House: Lounge
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Activities from Swakopmund
Ballooning in Swakopmund

A hot air balloon ride over the Namib Desert

Bird Watching Day Trips

Full & half day trips from Swakopmund to various birding hotspots in the Namib Desert

Cape Cross Tour

A half day tour (with morning and afternoon departures) to the seal colony at Cape Cross

Cape Cross & Messum Crater Tour

Visits the seal colony at Cape Cross and the Messum Crater which is best known for it's desert adapted plants such as the Welwitschia Mirabilis


Everything from sharks to pilchards

Living Desert Tour

A half day tour into the Namib Desert

Namib Desert Day Trip

A day trip from Swakopmund into the Namib Desert

Namib Desert Night Walks

Explore the Namib Desert at night on foot - a great way to learn about the nocturnal creatures which inhabit this part of Namibia.

Quad Biking

2 hour guided trip into the dune belt near Swakopmund (50km) - you enter an area where you cannot get to by car or foot. No experience necessary...


Skitter down the slip faces of a tall star dune near Swakopmund at 80km/h on a lie-down board, or enjoy the style and grace of a stand-up board. No experience necessary.

Sandwich Harbour Tour

A day trip from Swakopmund down the Skeleton Coast to Sandwich Harbour


Leave the safety of the aircraft and join a tandem skydive. No experience required!

Spitzkoppe Day Tour

Full day tour to the Spitzkoppe Mountains - you will meet the Damara people and be introduced to the Bushman rock art of the area.

Swakopmund Sightseeing

This tour is an exploration into the past, present & future of the town of Swakopmund

activities from Walvis Bay
Catamaran Cruise

view the lagoon from the comfort of a catamaran

Dolphin Cruise

A dolphin cruise around the Walvis Bay Lagoon

Historian Quad Bike Edu-Desert Tour

Quad biking in the coastal dunes with a difference. These tours concentrate on the fauna, flora & people who inhabit the dune belt, excellent guiding and stunning scenery make this an experience not to be missed

Kayaking & Sandwich Harbour Combo

An eventful day trip combining kayaking on the lagoon with a 4x4 trip through the Namib Desert dunes ending in Sandwich Harbour

Marine & Dune Day Trip

A morning of cruising on the Walvis Bay lagoon is followed by the spectacular and thrilling drive to the natural harbour & splendid birdlife of Sandwich Harbour

Sea Kayaking

Kayaking on the Walvis Bay Lagoon

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Directions to the lodge

Corner of The Esplanade & 2nd Street, Walvis Bay

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5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon

Courtyard Hotel - Walvis Bay

A business hotel close to the town center

Lagoon Lodge

A bright & cozy lodge overlooking the lagoon and close to all of the cities amenities

Oyster Box Guest House

A small, upmarket, owner managed guest house offering excellent views over the Walvis Bay lagoon

Pelican Bay Hotel

Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant

Pelican Point Lodge

Adjacent to a light house on a remote peninsula near the town of Walvis Bay. Pelican Point Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil, remote & unspoiled environment

Spindrift Guest House

A friendly & relaxing eight roomed guest house

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