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flight path from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay

For car hire from Walvis Bay, try Europcar.

Try the Sandfields Guesthouse, which is fairly close to town & a short walk from the beach. Each room has its own fireplace. If you require a bath be sure to ask for a room with one (not all of them have baths).

Flights Johannesburg to Walvis Bay

You want to get on the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay. Use the airline bookings engine to compare the prices of Air Namibia & South Africa Express to see which is cheapest.


Air Namibia

Johannesburg to Walvis Bay Airport (WVB)


South African Express

Johannesburg to Walvis Bay Airport (WVB)


It's some 1420km from JNB to WVB, taking you over South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.

Other flight routes

See our SA to Namibia flights page, for comprehensive coverage of flight connections betwen the 2 countries.

Overland trip

A road trip is 1722km from O.R. Tambo International Airport to Walvis Bay Airport, taking some 22 hours and entails travelling along some of the quieter roads in southern Africa. You'll pass Pretoria, Brits, Rustenburg (if you've got time visit the Sun City Hotel), Zeerust, Lobatse (Botswana), Kanye, Jwaneng, Kang, Buitepos (Namibia), Gobabis and Windhoek.

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News & history

6 Mar 2015

Air Namibia announces that their direct flights between Johannesburg and Walvis Bay will become a daily service from the end of the month.

24 Nov 2011

Air Namibia announces that its JNB - Walvis Bay flights will be cancelled between 2 Dec 2011 and 24 March 2012, due to operational reasons.

14 Apr 2011

In response to market demand, Air Namibia begins direct flights from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay, 6 days a week (the exception is Saturday), using newly-acquired Embraer ERJ135s : "The additional route capacity is a direct result of our market research which showed significant increasing for regional travel (sic) between Namibia and neighbouring South Africa" said Air Namibia.   

What to do

Take a 30km drive to Swakopmund.

Quad biking in the dunes.

Take the 4 hour drive to Soussevlei in the Namib desert, and see its huge sand dunes.

Go flamingo watching.

Top review

Michael, from Northampton (UK), went bird watching in Walvis Bay; and spotted Lesser Flamingos, the African Black Oystercatcher, a Black-winged Stilt, Cape Cormorant, Cape Shoveller, Chestnut-banded Plover, Common Ringed Plover, Common Terns, Curlew Sandpipers, Marsh Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, the Cape Sparrow, Crested Cormorants, Greater Flamingo, the Grey Plover, Hartlaub's Gull, Kelp Gull, Pied Avocet and the Ruff.

Greater Flamingo in Walvis Bay

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