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 Namibia Car Rental Mini Guide

Namibia is a vast and arid country and if you want to see as much of it as possible, we recommend booking a hire car, as public transport is very minimal indeed. Whether you want to explore the desert or view the amazing wildlife in the national parks, renting a car is as safe and convenient way, not to mention cost effective means of transport.

Depending on your intended use for a hire car in Namibia will determine what type of vehicle you should rent. If you are planning to travel beyond the towns and cities, a 4x4 or pick-up is wise to ensure safe passage over what can be very poor quality road surfaces. Not all rural roads are paved and a regular car unlikely to be suitable for such journeys.

Namibia Factfile

  • Following the Namibian War of Independence, Namibia gained independence from South Africa in March 1990
  • The country's name is derived from the Namib Desert, which is the oldest desert in the world
  • Tourism contributes about 14.5% to Namibia's GDP and creates many jobs for the people
  • The official language in Namibia is English, although other regional dialects are spoken such as Oshiwambo and Afrikaans
  • The currency in Namibia is the Namibian Dollar (NAD)

Cheapest car hire in Namibia

Volkswagen T-Cross

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 105.91 EUR/day
Volkswagen T-Cross

7 Days rental at 741.38 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.34 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 338.38 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.34 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 338.38 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.34 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 338.38 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.46 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 353.26 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 50.46 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 353.26 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.46 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 353.26 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 50.46 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 353.26 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.46 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 353.26 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 50.46 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 353.26 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Fortuner

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 164.60 EUR/day
Toyota Fortuner

7 Days rental at 1152.26 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Fortuner

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 164.60 EUR/day
Toyota Fortuner

7 Days rental at 1152.26 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 53.89 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 377.26 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 53.89 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 377.26 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Hilux Double

4 Adults, 4 Doors

From 164.55 EUR/day
Toyota Hilux Double

7 Days rental at 1151.91 EUR from 21/11/2022

  0 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Hilux Double

4 Adults, 4 Doors

From 164.55 EUR/day
Toyota Hilux Double

7 Days rental at 1151.91 EUR from 21/11/2022

  0 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Hilux Double

4 Adults, 4 Doors

From 164.80 EUR/day
Toyota Hilux Double

7 Days rental at 1153.60 EUR from 21/11/2022

  0 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Namibia

  • Drive on the left-hand side of the road in Namibia
  • There are toll roads in Namibia, you should carry a small amount of cash to cover the cost of toll roads, although many can be paid by credit card
  • Budget are the highest rated car hire company in Namibia
  • SUV and 4x4 rentals in Namibia are some of the most popular rentals such as the Toyota Furtuner 7 seater

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Namibia

  •  

    L

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    60kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    80-120kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    ZAR  19.27/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

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Car rental agent statistics in Namibia

  • 9.1/10
    Highest rated agent:
    HERTZ
  • 9.1/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    HERTZ
  • 18
    Total number of reviews in
    Namibia
  • 6
    Most Locations in Namibia:
    BUDGET
  • 3
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 6
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Namibia

ItemPercent
January€ 36
February€ 42
March€ 40
April€ 38
May€ 47
June€ 49
July€ 48
August€ 43
September€ 37
October€ 50
November€ 41
December€ 35
ItemPercent
January€ 32
February€ 31
March€ 32
April€ 31
May€ 32
June€ 35
July€ 36
August€ 35
September€ 33
October€ 33
November€ 34
December€ 30
ItemPercent
January€ 87
February€ 92
March€ 90
April€ 80
May€ 91
June€ 85
July€ 90
August€ 92
September€ 84
October€ 88
November€ 84
December€ 71
ItemPercent
January€ 66
February€ 63
March€ 67
April€ 59
May€ 61
June€ 63
July€ 61
August€ 64
September€ 65
October€ 71
November€ 68
December€ 62
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€ 71
February€ 68
March€ 68
April€ 64
May€ 65
June€ 69
July€ 75
August€ 76
September€ 75
October€ 81
November€ 76
December€ 67
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
Sep , 2022

€ 1.32

€ 1.30

Aug , 2022

€ 1.26

€ 1.20

Jul , 2022

€ 1.38

€ 1.31

Jun , 2022

€ 1.30

€ 1.24

May , 2022

€ 1.18

€ 1.06

Apr , 2022

€ 1.27

€ 1.20

Mar , 2022

€ 1.07

€ 1.06

Feb , 2022

€ 1.01

€ 1.01

Jan , 2022

€ 0.89

€ 0.90

Dec , 2021

€ 0.89

€ 0.89

Nov , 2021

€ 0.84

€ 0.84

Oct , 2021

€ 0.83

€ 0.85

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2022 1.32 1.30
Aug , 2022 1.26 1.20
Jul , 2022 1.38 1.31
Jun , 2022 1.30 1.24
May , 2022 1.18 1.06
Apr , 2022 1.27 1.20
Mar , 2022 1.07 1.06
Feb , 2022 1.01 1.01
Jan , 2022 0.89 0.90
Dec , 2021 0.89 0.89
Nov , 2021 0.84 0.84
Oct , 2021 0.83 0.85

Car rental price statistics in Namibia

  • € 338.38
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 164.80
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Hilux Double
  • 26
    Total cars available
     
  • 6
    Most popular model:
    Ford Figo
  • 7
    Location with most cars:
    Windhoek
  • € 48.3 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    HERTZ - Windhoek

FAQs about car hire in Namibia

How much does it cost to hire a car in Namibia?

Car hire in Namibia starts from just €48.30 per day for a (economy) class car from Hertz. The average price to hire a car in Namibia is just €87.50 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Namibia is a Toyota Hilux Double car for a (intermediate) class from Hertz costing €164.80 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Namibia?

We often have special offers on car hire in Namibia including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Namibia?

Car hire prices in Namibia are kept low thanks to the 2 car hire companies across the country. With over 6 car hire locations and 111 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Namibia.

Who is the best car hire company in Namibia?

Based on over reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Namibia Is who score on average /10 across all locations in Namibia.

What is the most popular car hire location in Namibia?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Namibia is Windhoek with 2 car hire companies and 7 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Namibia?

Current fuel prices in Namibia are €1.297/ltr for petrol and €1.325/ltr for diesel as of 5 September 2022, it’ll cost on average €52 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €53 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Namibia?

Speed limits in Namibia are in km/h and are generally 60 km/h on urban roads, 80-120 km/h on rural roads and 120 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Namibia?

Hertz is the cheapest car hire company in Namibia offering a (economy) class car such as the Suzuki Swift for as little as €338.10 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Namibia?

The most popular car hire category in Namibia is the Ford Figo available from 1 car hire companies in over 6 locations.

Whether you plan to explore the Skeleton Coast or taking a trip to the Fish River Canyon, hiring a car in Namibia is the most convenient and comfortable way to see all this magnificent country has to offer. A popular choice with visitors to Namibia is to hire an off road vehicle, especially if a trip to the desert is planned. We have a great range of SUVs that would be perfect for such an adventure, with models available such as the Daihatsu Terios and Nissan Patrol.

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€29.3
 
 
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