The stunning African country of Namibia, with its 1,200 miles long stretch of coast and the oldest desert in the world, most certainly makes for an extraordinary travel experience. Namibia means a "vast place", and this is all but far from the truth.
The vast desert of Namib with its spectacular dunes, the ocean waves crashing against the dessert, and rich wildlife gives Namibia a special character and makes it a unique holiday destination, still free of mass tourism.
There is hardly any better way of seeing everything this unusual country has to offer than with a car hire in Namibia. A self-drive holiday is made easy with car hire from Auto Europe thanks to our competitive prices and plenty of tips for driving your car hire in Namibia. For more tips and sightseeing options, click here.
To be able to hire a car and legally drive in Namibia, you need to be at least 23 years old. It is also compulsory to have held your driving licence, valid in your country of residence, for at least one year. If your driving licence is in a language other than English, you are required to present an international driving licence.
Please note that some suppliers will demand you cannot be younger than 25 in order to hire a car.
Tolls are in operation on all motorways in Namibia. The price depends on the distance you will drive. Always bring some extra change to pay for the toll roads.
Namibian Dollar is used throughout the country as the official currency. It is equally worth as the South African Rand. However, Namibian Dollar cannot be used nor exchanged for Rand in South Africa. Such a transaction is usually subject to a fine. It is recommended to exchange all Namibian Dollars while you are still in Namibia.
Windhoek is on GMT+2, which makes it two hours ahead of London. Namibia uses Daylight Savings Time so clocks turn backwards in April and forward in September.
The official language in Namibia is English. Other common languages spoken by ethnic groups are Afrikaans, German, and Portuguese.
To be able to use British appliances and gadgets in Namibia, you will need to buy a power adapter. The power sockets used in Namibia are type M and D whereas the voltage is 220 V.
British citizens can travel to Namibia without a visa provided they stay there maximum 90 days. In some cases, visitors can be denied stays longer than a week. Therefore, it is advisable to check your permission to stay in Namibia and for how long it has been issued once you are at the immigration desk. Your entry date marked by a stamp will be checked by the authorities on the departure.
British Commission Windhoek
116 Robert Mugabe Ave, P.O. Box 22202
Telephone: +264 (61) 274800
Auto Europe brings you not only car hire but also motorhome hire in Namibia! With such a diverse countryside and vast desert areas, touring Namibia and exploring its national parks in a motorhome can be a great holiday choice for the whole family. Please click here for more information.