Guide to Driving In Namibia - Drive Safe in Namibia

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Namibia and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80-120 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

120 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 50mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Namibia on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Namibia is NAD
urban
To rent a car is  23 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Current fuel price in Namibia 0.78 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Namibia

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Namibia?

Driving in Namibia
Pocket guide to driving in Namibia
Profile:
Namibia
Windhoek
NAD
Driving in Namibia
SPEED: (kph)
60
80-120
120
Speed limit in Namibia
Holiday:
Rush hour in Namibia
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Namibia
FUEL:
0.79
0.86
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Namibia
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Namibia
MIN AGE:
18
23
Min driving age in Namibia
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Namibia
EMERGENCY:
1011
Emergency phone number in Namibia
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Namibia
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Namibia
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt 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. 

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 10 111

Police Fire: depending on town/city

Police Ambulance: depending on town/city

Notes: The local emergency line in the city of Windhoek is 211-111. If calling from a mobile phone, dial 061-211-111. The government has also begun to establish “Tourist Protection Units” (TPUs) which are mandated to carefully monitor criminal activity in areas frequented by tourists, and to assist tourists victimized by crime. Currently, TPUs exist only in Windhoek and Walvis Bay. If you are a victim of crime while traveling in these cities, please contact: Windhoek Main Police Station: 081-222-2516 or 061-209-4111; Walvis Bay Main Station: 064-219-048

Fuel Prices in Namibia by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Red and white signs on the road signal ‘no parking’. Yellow and white markings signal short-term parking. Diagonal white lines are for motorcycles only.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 10 111

Police Fire: depending on town/city

Police Ambulance: depending on town/city

In an emergency you can contact the Police on 1011, Ambulance 2032276 or Fire services 2032270

What to do in an emergency

The police phone number is 10111
You can contact the british high commission if you need urgent help by calling +264 (61) 274800

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

In Namibia English is spoken well along with German so you should not have a problem to communicate with locals.

Namibia Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Namibia by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.82 0.78
May, 2019 0.84 0.80
Apr, 2019 0.84 0.77
Mar, 2019 0.84 0.77
Feb, 2019 0.84 0.77
Jan, 2019 0.86 0.79

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Namibia and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Phil Partridge
Posted by Phil Partridge
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Travel writer, car rental guru, Phil has rented cars all over the world and shares his knowledge and experience on the Rhinocarhire.com Blog. Favourite country to visit: France.

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