” All I wanna do is live by the sea” – Noel Gallagher.
In February 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic had just started, I managed to visit 7 African countries on a whirlwind trip and make it back to Poland before the first lockdown started (in March 2020). Let’s namecheck them before it or I gets too old. Angola Botswana Lesotho Namibia South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe. Those countries and that trip was actually one that I didn’t write loads about, despite the fact that I had a lot of free time at home during lockdown over the next few months. As bloggers we’re always about 1,000 articles or more behind ourselves and if we are not – then we are not real bloggers. This is one of thousands of articles that I thought might never get written. But I’ll go through a lot of them and even if I write those 1,000 blog posts, during that process I’ll have 1,000 more to clog up the backlog again. It never stops. Goodness me. GDL. Glory days loyal.
Anyway, I ended up in Walvis Bay airport in Namibia 🇳🇦THREE times on the same trip. I first flew in from Windhoek to Walvis Bay with Russell and Malina, before leaving on my own back from Walvis Bay to Windhoek, on route to Luanda (Angola). Then at the end of our trip, we flew from Cape Town to Windhoek, but that plane had a stopover in Walvis Bay! I didn’t even expect such a small coastal town to have an international airport. But tourism and all that. Incidentally it’s a class airport, super views and you basically land in a desert. I loved that, thrice! Walvis Bay though, of course is a seaside town.
On arrival this time, in Walvis Bay, my friend Russell had already booked the accommodation for us. When I travel alone, and even with Panny many years ago I was organising everything myself. Of course, as a blogger this means sponsored stays, freebies, sponsored tours, sponsored trips and paid writing gigs and paid writing ventures. And that lifestyle doesn’t always suit and intertwine when I backpack with friends. I’m not supposed to be working, but yet I always am. I work every day. I don’t and won’t stop. I just learnt to maximise my time for myself and to organise my time better so that I can still travel with friends, but do my own thing. It comes at a slight price though, as then I need to pay for my accommodation and therefore, this is one of those. Russell booked it and we went taxi loyal from Walvis Bay airport to Cleverley. So this place was fully paid as opposed to sponsored stays at the Chameleon Backpacker’s in Windhoek and the charming Vineyard Lodge in countryside.
We arrived at Stay Cleverly Self Catering Apartments, Walvis Bay and we had a lovely red and white theme coloured apartment. This included a kitchen, bathroom and lots of space!
There were only three of us on this trip yet we had 4 beds here including a raised upper bunk. I chose one of the lower beds.
This place also had a settee and two desks as well as the kicthen. We bought some food and snacks from the supermarket too and of course had tea and coffee here.
We were in Room 5 and we also had a leafy garden to relax in.
What was also great here, and unusual is they had electric sockets for every type of plug/socket connection as well as USBs! We could charge everything here!
It was a lovely stay here and I also enjoyed the sights of Walvis Bay, the tour of the pink lake and sand dunes, and Sandwich Harbour.
Backpacking In Uganda: Sleeping At Stay Cleverly Self Catering Apartments, Walvis Bay
Here are the details to book a room at Stay Cleverly Self Catering Apartments, Walvis Bay:
Address: 13 JJ Cleverly St, Walvis Bay, Namibia
Phone: +264 81 789 9573