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Wetland/Vlei Walvis Bay Wetland

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Located in Namibia :: Skeleton Coast  :: Walvis Bay Area
Category: Land Mark :: Wetland/Vlei

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The Walvis Bay Lagoon is considered one of the richest and most important wetlands in southern Africa. The lagoon lies in the south-east corner of the bay area of the city and is formed by the prominent 7km long barrier-arm named Pelican Point. The lagoon is approximately 7km long and up to 2,5m deep at high tide. Radiocarbon-dating of white mussel found in the lagoon indicates an age of at least 3,000 years. Because of its richness in bird life and species it was designated as a Ramsar site in 1995. The lagoon is popular for a variety of leisure activities such as kite-boarding, jogging, kayaking, bird-watching and photography. (Source: Walvis Bay Tour Guides) (Updated Oct-14).

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Address :  Erongo, Namibia

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