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.
A hot air balloon ride over the Namib Desert
Full & half day trips from Swakopmund to various birding hotspots in the Namib Desert
A half day tour (with morning and afternoon departures) to the seal colony at Cape Cross
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
A half day tour into the Namib Desert
A day trip from Swakopmund into the Namib Desert
Explore the Namib Desert at night on foot - a great way to learn about the nocturnal creatures which inhabit this part of Namibia.
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.
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!
Full day tour to the Spitzkoppe Mountains - you will meet the Damara people and be introduced to the Bushman rock art of the area.
This tour is an exploration into the past, present & future of the town of Swakopmund
view the lagoon from the comfort of a catamaran
A dolphin cruise around the Walvis Bay Lagoon
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
An eventful day trip combining kayaking on the lagoon with a 4x4 trip through the Namib Desert dunes ending in Sandwich Harbour
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
Kayaking on the Walvis Bay Lagoon
5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon
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A bright & cozy lodge overlooking the lagoon and close to all of the cities amenities
A small, upmarket, owner managed guest house offering excellent views over the Walvis Bay lagoon
Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant
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A friendly & relaxing eight roomed guest house
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