Whale Bay is the correct English translation of Namibia’s only deep sea harbour, and was already named “Ezorongondo” (Bay with whales) by the indigenous Herero before any other nation discovered the area. In relation to the sea route around the Cape of Good Hope, it had caught the attention of world powers after its discovery in the 14th century. While Bartholomew Diaz named it “O Golfo de Santa Maria de Conceicao” in 1487, the Dutch referred to it as Walfisch Baye and even annexed the area for a short period to hunt whale in the plankton rich waters together with American whaling vessels. Although numbers have declined significantly, a variety of whale species are found in the Walvis Bay area during July to September and can best be viewed while partaking on a marine cruise to this day. Whaling has ceased completely.