Since the discovery of the fountain in the Valley by Hentie van der Merwe, Henties Bay was renowned for its abundance in fish. Fishermen flock to this amazing place to share in the riches the sea so generously offered. The early visitors used a hand line secured to a stick, a piece of chain for a sinker and nails for hooks. Today fishing is still attractive and great fun and more and more fishermen flock to Henties Bay to partake in this popular sport. The main attraction is not only the fish, but the wide open beaches where serious anglers with their 4x4 vehicles are heartily welcomed and where the whole family can enjoy endless days on the beach.
4 x 4 Routes
For those days when the fishing is not perfect or if that is not your number one objective yoiu may wish to explore the Namib desert.This has lately become an even more popular pastime than fishing!
Henties Bay is blessed with a diverse desert environment, ranging from flat gypsum plains to mountainous and riverine landscapes. The area around Henties Bay was previously known as central Damaraland and has no marked routes as it is still virtually undiscovered.
Please beware that this is remote area with very sensitive soil surfaces and lichen fields. Keep on existing roads and tracks and NEVER venture over virgin land.
The Henties Bay Tourism Association created maps with GPS coordinates for various 4x4 routes and an information booklet for each route is for sale at the Henties Bay Tourist Office.
Hentiesbay also offers visitors the opportunity to play a round of golf in a completely different setting.
Hentiesbaai bied ook aan besoekers die geleentheid om 'n rondte golf te speel in 'n besonderse omgewing.