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Hentiesbaai (Henties Bay)

Driving north from Swakopmund along the scenic coastal road C34 you will get - after 72 kilometers - to the holiday village of Henties Bay situated at the mouth of the Omaruru River. In 1929 Major Hentie van der Merwe from Kalkfeld discovered a sweetwater fountain and from then on spent all his holidays here. Over the following years friends joined him and so, slowly, a holiday resort evolved, today counting almost 3000 permanent residents. Durung holiday seasons thousands of visitors join them, mainly from South Africa.


Hentiesbaai is a true fisherman's paradise and caters mainly for this group. The Henties Bay Angling Club organises two big championships every year in December. Tour operators offer shark fishing and angling tours by boat. Professional advice, bait, fishing cleaning and deep-freezing service are all available free of charge in Hentiesbaai!

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