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Pelican Bay Hotel

Walvis Bay - Namibia

Protea Hotel Pelican Bay overlooks an important wetland area - the Walvis Bay Lagoon. As you would expect from such a prime location the birdlife in front of the hotel is extraordinary. As the hotel is also situated in the CBD of Walvis Bay, you are within easy walking distance of shopping centres, pubs, restaurants, cinema, a casino, parks and financial and business areas.

The Lagoon is one of Namibia's 4 Ramsar sites and it's protection is guaranteed by the Namibian government. The Ramsar Convention, (The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance) is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands. It is named after the town of Ramsar in Iran, the location of the first meeting.

Facilities and services at Protea Hotels Pelican Bay include, Neptune's Coffee Shop (with Wi-Fi Internet connection and open 24hrs) the Aquarius Restaurant, Navigators Cocktail Bar, 24hr reception, same-day laundry service, free airport shuttle service for it's guests.

The hotel also has a conference centre, with facilities to seat 200 people. There is satellite TV, secure parking and and disabled facilities. Dolphins can often be spotted from the hotel playing in the water.

Accommodation at Protea Hotels Pelican Bay comprises of 48 rooms. There are:

  • Standard Rooms: These rooms are on the ground floor, sea-facing with an outside wooden viewing deck. Typical facilities include en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, 8 channel TV, modem access/computer port, mini-bar, direct dial telephones, shaver outlets, in-room safes, a work desk and a tea/coffee station.
  • Balcony Rooms: set on the upper floor, also sea-facing but with improved views of the bay. The facilities are similar to the Standard Rooms.

There is a yacht club nearby. Activities in the area include water skiing, hiking, rowing, sailing, golf, camel rides, dune-skiing, quad biking, hang-gliding, a gym/health club, tennis, a swimming pool, squash, horse riding. Many visitors to the area enjoy the nearby flamingo and dolphin watching.

Protea Hotel Pelican Bay is an ideal venue for weddings and parties and is 15 minutes drive to the Walvis Bay airport.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Pelican Bay: Breakfast
  • Pelican Bay: Table Overlooking Walvis Bay Lagoon
  • Pelican Bay: Walkway
  • Pelican Bay: Bedroom Interior
  • Pelican Bay: Lounge
  • Pelican Bay: Reception
  • Pelican Bay: Seating
  • Pelican Bay: Bathroom
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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

Pelican Bay Hotel is situated at the Esplanade in Walvis Bay

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