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Windhoek Car Rental Mini Guide

Driving in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, requires some knowledge of local customs, road conditions, and regulations. When hiring a car and setting out on the roads of Windhoek, consider the following:

Hiring a Car:

  1. Age Requirement: Most car hire companies require drivers to be at least 23 years old, though this can vary.

  2. Driving License: If your license isn't in English, it's advisable to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) along with your original driving license.

  3. Vehicle Inspection: Before leaving the rental premises, check the car for any existing damage and ensure it's recorded by the company.

  4. Insurance: Premium insurance is recommended. Familiarize yourself with any deductibles and what exactly is covered.

  5. Vehicle Type: Considering the terrains in and outside Windhoek, many travelers opt for 4x4s, especially if planning to venture outside urban areas.

Driving Regulations & Local Customs:

  1. Drive on the Left: Namibia, like its neighbor South Africa, follows left-hand driving.

  2. Traffic Circles (Roundabouts): Vehicles already inside the circle generally have the right of way.

  3. Alcohol: The blood alcohol limit is 0.05%. However, it's best not to drink and drive at all.

  4. Children: Children under 12 or shorter than 1.5 meters must be seated in an appropriate child restraint.

  5. Parking: In Windhoek, you might come across car guards who offer to watch over your parked car. It's customary to give them a small tip when returning to your vehicle.

Road Conditions:

  1. Urban Roads: Most of Windhoek's primary roads are tarred and in good condition. However, some secondary streets can be gravel.

  2. Rural Roads: Once outside Windhoek, many roads, especially in more remote areas, are gravel. Driving on gravel roads requires caution, and it's advised to maintain a lower speed.


  1. Fuel Stations: While available in Windhoek and other major towns, they can be sparse in remote areas. Always refuel when you have the chance, especially before long journeys.

  2. Payment: Most stations accept credit/debit cards, but it's a good idea to carry cash as a backup.

Safety & Emergency:
  1. Emergency Numbers: For police emergencies, dial 10111. For medical emergencies, you can call the E-Med Rescue 24 on 083 9111.

  2. Wildlife: Especially relevant if you're driving outside the city – be cautious of animals crossing roads, particularly around dawn and dusk.

  3. Night Driving: It's generally safer to avoid driving after dark due to reduced visibility and potential hazards like animals on the road.

To sum it up, driving in Windhoek is manageable with a bit of preparation. Stay alert, familiarize yourself with local road signs and customs, and enjoy your trip in this beautiful part of Africa!

Current Rental Rates in Windhoek

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 |

Volkswagen Polo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 37.18 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 260.31 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.18 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 260.31 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Windhoek: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Windhoek is the capital city of Namibia.

    It’s located 5.600 feet above sea level.
  • The original names for the city were Khekhoe and Otijherero both of which refer to the steam that escapes from the ground nearby.
  • The city was established by the Dutch in 1840.
  • The city was destroyed and abandoned in 1885 before being rebuilt in 1890 by the British.
  • South Africa is approximately 850 km south east and Botswana 340 km east of Windhoek.


Popular car hire destinations in Windhoek

  • 4x4 vehicles
  • Trift Street
  • Sam Nujoma Dr.
  • BRB Building
  • Simeon Shixungileni St

Best car rental companies in Windhoek

No.1: HERTZ,
based on 39 reviews
29 min (average wait time)
based on 76 reviews
27 min (average wait time)
No.3: AVIS,
based on 93 reviews
18 min (average wait time)

Windhoek car hire information

  • 8.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Budget EMEA Franchise
  • € 260.19
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 37.17
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 3
    Most Popular Type:
  • 3
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 11
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Windhoek

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