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 Namibia Car Rental Mini Guide

In Namibia, the best type of vehicle to hire largely depends on your travel plans and the areas you intend to visit. Here are some considerations:

1. Type of Vehicle:

  • 4x4/SUV: If you plan to explore Namibia's remote regions, including national parks and gravel roads, a 4x4 or SUV is recommended. It offers better handling on rough terrain and gravel roads.
  • Sedan: For city travel and well-maintained highways, a sedan is sufficient. It's more fuel-efficient and comfortable for longer drives on paved roads.

2. Road Conditions:

  • Paved Roads: Major highways between cities like Windhoek, Swakopmund, and Ongwediva are generally well-paved and in good condition. These roads are suitable for sedans.
  • Gravel Roads: Namibia has an extensive network of gravel and dirt roads, especially in rural and remote areas. A 4x4 or high-clearance vehicle is necessary for gravel roads, as they can be uneven and challenging.
  • Off-Roading: Off-roading requires a 4x4 with high ground clearance and sturdy tires. Some areas, like the Namib Desert and Etosha National Park, may have sandy or rugged terrain.

3. Distances Between Airports and Main Cities:

  • Hosea Kutako International Airport (Windhoek - Eros Airport): Windhoek's international airport is about 42 kilometers (26 miles) east of the city center. It takes approximately 40-45 minutes by car.
  • Walvis Bay Airport: Located near Swakopmund and Walvis Bay on the coast, it's about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Swakopmund and 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Walvis Bay.
  • Ondangwa Airport: Near Ongwediva in northern Namibia, it's approximately 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Oshakati and 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Oshikango.
  • Katima Mulilo Airport: In the Zambezi Region, it's about 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Katima Mulilo town.

Namibia's diverse landscapes offer a range of driving experiences. If you plan to explore the country comprehensively, consider renting a 4x4 to access remote areas safely. Always check road conditions, carry sufficient supplies, and plan your routes, especially if venturing off the beaten path.


Cheapest car hire in Namibia

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.59 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 333.17 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.59 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 333.17 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.59 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 333.17 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.17 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 260.23 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.17 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 260.23 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.17 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 260.23 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Fortuner

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 99.40 EUR/day
Toyota Fortuner

7 Days rental at 695.80 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Fortuner

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 99.40 EUR/day
Toyota Fortuner

7 Days rental at 695.80 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Fortuner

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 99.40 EUR/day
Toyota Fortuner

7 Days rental at 695.80 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 40.90 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 286.31 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 40.90 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 286.31 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 40.90 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 286.31 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Namibia

  • Choose Rhinocarhire: Opt for Rhinocarhire, a reputable provider known for its reliable service and transparent pricing in Namibia.

  • Insurance Coverage: Understand the insurance options provided by Rhinocarhire, including coverage for collision damage, theft, and liability. Consider additional insurance for comprehensive protection, especially for driving in diverse terrains and remote areas.

  • Road Conditions Awareness: Be prepared for varying road conditions in Namibia, from well-maintained highways to gravel and dirt roads in rural areas. Drive cautiously and be mindful of wildlife, potholes, and sand drifts, especially in desert regions.

  • Traffic Regulations: Familiarize yourself with Namibia's traffic laws and regulations, including speed limits, road signs, and parking rules. Respect local driving customs and be cautious of other road users, particularly in urban areas.

  • Explore Natural Wonders: Utilize your rental car to explore Namibia's breathtaking landscapes and attractions, including the Namib Desert, Etosha National Park, and the coastal town of Swakopmund. Plan your routes to discover the best of Namibia's natural beauty and wildlife.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Namibia

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Namibia

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    L

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    60kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    80-120kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    ZAR  15.14/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    NAD

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    23

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Namibia

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Hertz
3
8.9/10
30
€ 47.59
€ 99.40
€ 81.62
 Budget
6
8.7/10
91
€ 40.90

Car rental agent statistics in Namibia

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    9.2/10
    Highest rated agent:
    HERTZ
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    8.7/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    BUDGET
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    121
    Total number of reviews in
    Namibia
  • Most Locations Icon
    6
    Most Locations in Namibia:
    BUDGET
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    26
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    6
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Namibia

ItemPercent
January€ 40
February€ 46
March€ 46
April€ 42
May€ 48
June€ 53
July€ 53
August€ 45
September€ 46
October€ 56
November€ 49
December€ 43
ItemPercent
January€ 34
February€ 34
March€ 34
April€ 33
May€ 33
June€ 36
July€ 37
August€ 36
September€ 35
October€ 35
November€ 35
December€ 32
ItemPercent
January€ 93
February€ 97
March€ 96
April€ 85
May€ 93
June€ 88
July€ 90
August€ 92
September€ 90
October€ 93
November€ 89
December€ 88
ItemPercent
January€ 68
February€ 65
March€ 66
April€ 61
May€ 63
June€ 65
July€ 65
August€ 63
September€ 67
October€ 72
November€ 69
December€ 66
ItemPercent
January
February
March
April€ 74
May€ 74
June€ 74
July€ 92
August€ 90
September€ 64
October€ 84
November
December
ItemPercent
January€ 32
February€ 29
March€ 31
April€ 31
May€ 30
June€ 31
July€ 37
August€ 37
September€ 37
October€ 33
November€ 30
December€ 30
ItemPercent
January€ 74
February€ 73
March€ 74
April€ 66
May€ 66
June€ 71
July€ 79
August€ 76
September€ 75
October€ 84
November€ 81
December€ 72
ItemPercent
January€ 119
February€ 121
March€ 120
April
May
June
July
August
September€ 78
October€ 76
November€ 77
December€ 121

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Namibia

DieselUnleaded
Mar , 2023

€ 1.05

€ 1.01

Apr , 2023

€ 1.05

€ 1.01

May , 2023

€ 0.96

€ 0.95

Jun , 2023

€ 0.91

€ 0.95

Jul , 2023

€ 0.92

€ 0.96

Aug , 2023

€ 1.17

€ 1.21

Sep , 2023

€ 1.03

€ 1.04

Oct , 2023

€ 1.01

€ 1.02

Nov , 2023

€ 1.12

€ 1.10

Dec , 2023

€ 1.06

€ 1.05

Jan , 2024

€ 1.03

€ 1.02

Feb , 2024

€ 1.03

€ 1.02

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Feb , 2024 1.03 1.02
Jan , 2024 1.03 1.02
Dec , 2023 1.06 1.05
Nov , 2023 1.12 1.10
Oct , 2023 1.01 1.02
Sep , 2023 1.03 1.04
Aug , 2023 1.17 1.21
Jul , 2023 0.92 0.96
Jun , 2023 0.91 0.95
May , 2023 0.96 0.95
Apr , 2023 1.05 1.01
Mar , 2023 1.05 1.01

Car rental price statistics in Namibia

  • Average Price Icon
    € 260.19
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 99.40
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Fortuner
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    44
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    14
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla Quest
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    11
    Location with most cars:
    Windhoek
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 37.2 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    BUDGET - Windhoek
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