Henties Bay, the fishing mecca of Namibia, is located 70 km north of Swakopmund and is an important holiday settlement.
Henties Bay provides a variety of holiday accommodation establishments in different categories, from hotels to camping facilities.
Henties Bay is blessed with a diversified desert environment, ranging from flat gypsum plains to mountainous and riverine landscapes.
Henties Bay is also the gateway when touring to the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Kaokoveld, Etosha Game Reserve and the Caprivi. Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Naukluft Nature Reserve and Solitaire when going to the south.
Since Hentie van der Merwe discovered the fountain in the Valley, Henties Bay was renowned for its abundance in fish and fishermen flocked to this magical spot to share in the riches the sea so generously offered.
Today fishing is still great fun and more and more fishermen flock to Henties Bay. The main attraction is not only the fish, but the wide open beaches where serious anglers with their 4×4 vehicles are heartily welcomed and where the whole family can enjoy endless days on the beach.
Wondering what else to do in Henties Bay when the fishing is less than perfect? Explore the Namib Desert!
70 kilometres to the north of the town is the seal colony of Cape Cross.