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Car Rental in Namibia

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$41.63 per day
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Windhoek Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$42.71 per day
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Windhoek Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$44.01 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$47.46 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Windhoek Airport Car Rental
Compact
Volkswagen T-Cross or similar
Volkswagen T-Cross
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$73.32 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Standard
Toyota RAV4 or similar
Toyota RAV4
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$82.57 / per day
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Walvis Bay Airport Car Rental
Full-size
Toyota Hilux or similar
Toyota Hilux
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$119.94 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Full-size
Toyota Hilux or similar
Toyota Hilux
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$133.26 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 06:09 on 2022-01-17. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
NAD
Country code
264
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 120 km/h
50 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
60 km/h
37 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
10.0

Why rent a car in Namibia?

Namibia is a great country to explore by car. The distances are huge, but the long traveling will be justified as there will always be a unique landscape awaiting you at the end, be it ocean, cliffs, or desert. 

Namibia Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in Namibia

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Namibia and drop off in another country:

  • From Namibia to South Africa - 40 offers from US$ 62.34 per day
  • From Namibia to Botswana - 7 offers from US$ 62.34 per day

Top ways to enter Namibia

  • Windhoek Hosea Kutako Airport: Namibia’s main airport has flights to and from domestic and African destinations, as well as European cities like Amsterdam and Frankfurt. 
  • Walvis Bay Airport: Namibia’s second airport has good connections to Cape Town and Johannesburg in neighboring South Africa. 
  • Windhoek Eros Airport: The capital city’s other airport is quite small, but hosts flights to and from many interesting domestic destinations.
  • By land: If your rental car provider permits it and you have the visa and other necessary entry documentation in order, it might be possible to pick up a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Namibia. Large international airports near Namibia include Cape Town Airport in South Africa and Gaborone Airport in Botswana. 

Top cities and places to visit

  • Windhoek: The capital of Namibia is a good place to learn about the country’s fascinating history through its art, culture, and architecture.
  • Walvis Bay: Located on the Atlantic Coast and also on the edge of the Namib Desert, Walvis Bay is an absolutely unique destination where you can go surfing or dolpin watching one day, then on a desert safari the next.
  • Nature Parks: Etosha National Park, Fish River Canyon Park, Waterberg Plateau Park are just some of the nature areas that are scattered throughout the country show Namibia’s amazing wildlife and diversity.
  • Kaokoland: This area near the border with Angola might be a challenge to reach, but seeing the desert elephants and lions, mountains, and Epupa Waterfalls are just some of the reasons why the hardship will be more than justified.
  • Kalahari Desert: Located on the very east of the country, this desert’s landscape will make you truly feel like you’re on another planet.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Namibia is the Nissan X-Trail 4x4, but travelers also tend to pick the Toyota RAV4 and the Toyota Fortuner.

Driver license requirements

  • Namibia only recognizes foreign driver’s licenses if you are visiting on a short trip and if they are written in English. If you’re residing in Namibia permanently, you need to obtain a local driver’s license.
  • If your driver’s license is printed in another language than English, you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP) too.
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP.
  • Even if you have an IDP, you also need to keep your original license on you as you will be required to provide both.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

Namibia borders Zambia, Angola, Botswana, and South Africa. Each of the countries has its own visa policy, so depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need a visa for visiting them. Generally speaking, citizens of most western nations can visit Botswana and South Africa visa-free, but it’s still a good idea to check this in advance.

Due to insurance and border-crossing issues, most car rental companies do not permit crossing borders in a rental car (there are a few exceptions for cross-border trips to South Africa — you can look for the companies that allow this by entering your car pickup and dropoff locations and dates on our search or checking the rental conditions).

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in Namibia is a fullsize, followed by standard and compact. Large parts of Namibia’s terrain can be challenging, especially the nature areas away from the main highways, so  it might be a good idea to choose a powerful vehicle fit for the challenge.

Top driving routes

  1. Windhoek - Walvis Bay (395 km / 245 mi) The distance between the two main cities of Namibia can be done in just about four hours if you drive the highways B1 and B2. Another option is to travel along highway C28 which will take about an hour longer, but will let you stop at Tsaobis Nature Park and Namib-Naukluft National Park on the way.
  2. Windhoek - Cape Town (1,479 km / 919 mi) Traveling by car from Windhoek to Cape Town, one of Africa’s most famous cities, takes at least two days, but many travelers still choose to do it as it lets you truly see and experience what Southwest Africa is about. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it. Also, make sure if the citizens of your country need a visa to enter South Africa.
  3. Windhoek - Victoria Falls (1,427 km / 887 mi) The long drive will be justified not only in that you’ll get to see the Victoria Falls on Zambezi river at the finish line, but also because a long part of it will take you through Namibia’s northeastern corridor and the Bwabwata National Park. 

Car Rental Prices

  • Large cars - from $49 per day
  • Medium cars - from $54 per day
  • Vans - from $118 per day
  • Premium cars - from $100 per day
  • Small cars - from $41 per day
  • SUVs - from $92 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Namibia:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Namibia is the cheapest in May when renting a car is about 24% cheaper than the yearly average and about 50% cheaper than renting a car in August, the year’s most expensive month.

Top 4 Most Popular Cities in Namibia

Top 2 Most Popular Locations in Namibia

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Namibia?

The cost of renting a car in Namibia depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Namibia
$67.63
January
$80.41
February
$65.46
March
$54.72
April
$50.60
May
$75.89
June
$51.73
July
$84.48
August
$51.12
September
$57.66
October
$61.96
November
$53.20
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Namibia is May — prices start from $50.60 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 20% cheaper than the yearly average and 40% cheaper than renting a car in the month of August (when prices start at $84.48 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Namibia?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 12 days. The shortest are in October — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Namibia
12
January
11
February
9
March
10
April
10
May
10
June
11
July
9
August
6
September
5
October
8
November
6
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Namibia?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Namibia. The most popular month is January, while the least popular is September.
Popularity of Car Rental in Namibia by Monthly Searches
401%
January
239%
February
288%
March
27%
April
25%
May
25%
June
29%
July
29%
August
16%
September
24%
October
55%
November
42%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Hertz Toyota Starlet 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Hilux 4 3 SUVs
Hertz Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 Medium cars
Avis VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Europcar Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
Europcar VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Corolla Quest 4 2 Medium cars
Hertz Toyota Hilux 5 4 SUVs
Europcar Renault Duster 5 2 SUVs
Europcar Toyota Fortuner 5 3 Premium cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
VW Polo
August 16, 2019
Wonderful country to visit. However if travelling on non main road (B numbered) try and get car with high wheel base and give yourselves more time than you expect to reach destination, for instance 40km distance will easily take over one hour (unless you want to damage the vehicle!!) or have 4x4 and high wheel base.
Australia
Nissan X-Trail 4x4
June 7, 2019
We toured Namibia and loved it all!

Top 5 Suppliers in Namibia in 2022

Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.9
+26464200853
Walvis Bay Airport, Walvis Bay
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
BLUU
BLUU
Excellent 8.7
+26461228720
Stand 31 Boma, Katima Mulilo, Namibia
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
Sun:09:00-12:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+26462543700
Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-22:00
Wed:05:00-22:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
Fri:05:00-22:00
Sat:05:00-22:00
Sun:05:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+26464209487
Rooikop Airport
Working hours
Mon:10:00-16:00
Tue:10:00-16:00
Wed:10:00-16:00
Thu:10:00-16:00
Fri:10:00-16:00
Sat:10:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+26462540271
Hosea Kutako Windhoek Apt
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-22:00
Wed:05:00-22:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
Fri:05:00-22:00
Sat:05:00-22:00
Sun:05:00-22:00
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