Walvis Bay is the principal port for Namibia. Its harbor, protected by Pelican Point peninsula, provides one of the few safe deep-water anchorages on the Atlantic coast of south-western Africa. It is also a magical spot for birdlovers and a gateway to Namibia’s hauntingly beautiful lunar-like desert landscapes. Visit Namibia’s pretty seaside resort of Swakopmund, whose elegant turn-of-the-century German buildings belong more to Bavaria than Africa! Easily reached is famous Cape Cross Seal Reserve, home of up to 100,000 Cape fur seals – and the grandeur of the Namib-Naukluft Park, whose sand dunes rising to over 1,000 ft are the world’s highest.