Walvis Bay wa­ter­front

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The wa­ter­front here is less glam than the one in Cape Town – it’s tucked into a cor­ner of a work­ing har­bour with cranes load­ing con­tain­ers onto ships. But that’s part of the ap­peal.

An­chors @ the Jetty

This restau­rant with its bright pink doors is hard to miss. It started in 2007 as a hole in the wall where you could or­der a cof­fee; now it’s a restau­rant with sal­ads and burg­ers (R96) on the menu. Din­ner op­tions in­clude rump steak, cala­mari – an An­chors spe­cial­ity – or a hefty 500 g plate of prawns (R188).

If you only want a light re­fresh­ment, try one of their fresh fruit juices or their or­ganic ice cream. Sit at a ta­ble on the ve­randa or near the wa­ter at a bar counter made from an old boat. Be­ware: The res­i­dent pel­i­cans might help them­selves to your fish and chips! If you sit out­side, you’re on dol­phin duty: When you see one in the bay, ring the bell at the en­trance to alert the other din­ers. GPS: S22.95859 E14.48182 Open­ing times: Tues­day to Satur­day from 7.30 am to 2.30 pm and 5 pm to late; Sun­day and Mon­day from 7.30 am to 3 pm. Con­tact: 00 264 64 205 762

Cuppa Mus­sel­cracker

Cof­fee and seafood – in one place! Cuppa Mus­sel­cracker has de­li­cious flavoured cof­fees like “An­gel Cof­fee”, with caramel sauce and roasted hazel­nuts. Or­der one and find a cosy spot on the deck or in the li­brary if it’s cold out­side. GPS: S22.95859 E14.48182 Open­ing times: Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day from 7 am to 7 pm; Tues­day 7 am to 5 pm; Satur­day and Sun­day from 7 am to 9 pm. Con­tact: 00 264 81 617 8537

Oceans Restau­rant

The menu here is as vast as the ocean it­self: seafood, steaks, burg­ers, chicken dishes, wraps, sal­ads… There are also op­tions for kids like fish fin­gers and chips (R45). And when last did you have a ba­nana split (R38)? GPS: S22.95859 E14.48182 Open­ing times: Tues­day to Sun­day from 7.30 am un­til late. Buf­fet on Sun­day: noon to 3 pm. Con­tact: 00 264 64 221 381

The Raft

From this restau­rant on the Walvis Bay la­goon near the wa­ter­front, you can see flamin­gos and pel­i­cans up close. Some­times a pod of dol­phins ar­rives to keep the kayak­ers com­pany.

Go here for piz­zas (R52 – R159) and burg­ers (R45 – R69) or for eis­bein with mash, red cab­bage, sauer­kraut and creamy ap­ple-but­ter sauce (R127), served on Thurs­days, Fri­days and Satur­days. Where? On the es­planade next to the Walvis Bay la­goon. GPS: S22.96235 E14.48333 Open­ing times: Mon­day to Sun­day from noon to 3 pm and from 6 pm to 10 pm. The bar is open un­til late. Con­tact: 00 264 64 204 877

An­chors @ the Jetty

Cuppa Mus­sel­cracker

PEL­I­CAN PA­TROL. Sight­ings of pel­i­cans (and some­times dol­phins) come free of charge at the restau­rants on the Walvis Bay wa­ter­front.

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