Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Namibia?
Driving in Namibia can be a wonderful experience, giving you the freedom to explore the vast and beautiful country. However driving in Namibia is different from driving in the UK or other developed areas such as Europe and the United States, so take care and take the time to understand how to drive safe in Namibia.
The major national roads:
The national roads of Namibia are all labelled with the letter ‘B’. These will take you to the major destinations throughout the country. For example:
- B2 from Walvis Bay to Okahandja – 285km
The major roads are tarred and in good condition for driving.
The secondary roads:
The secondary roads are mostly un-tarred, gravel or dirt roads and best avoided unless you really need to use them. Secondary roads are identified with a ‘C’ or ‘D’ prefix. A 4x4 vehicle or similar is advisory is you are planning on using the secondary roads.