driver's licence is required by anyone
wanting to drive in Namibia: this should
bear a photograph of the holder and
must have an English interpretation.
On the other hand, an international
driving permit, obtained prior to arrival,
is also acceptable.
Drivers are required to produce their
vehicle registration documents if requested
by an official, then again a letter
of authority to use the vehicle –
from the hire company or proof of your
rental contract is usually sufficient.
The price of fuel in Namibia has built
in third-party insurance premium, so
you are not required to purchase that
All the major towns are linked by a
good network of tarred roads. Most secondary
roads are surfaced with gravel and are
suitable for all-weather conditions.
Regional and country roads range from
good to poor quality. Coastal routes
are built by compacting salt into the
surface which gives a hard and smooth
finish. These roads are however dangerous
if they get wet.
The speed limit is 60 km/h in towns
and 120 km/h on tarred open road. A
limit of 100 km/h or less is suggested
on gravel roads, where lower speeds
are essential, because of reduced visibility
and a great risk of skidding on loose
surfaces. Driving is done on the left-hand
side of the road.
We offer a selection of sedan and off
road vehicles for hire from Windhoek
in Namibia. Cross border fees are applicable
if you wish to venture into Botwana
or any of the neighbouring counties.