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Namibia Travel Guide

Namibia’s Airports are a lot smaller than Europe’s and even neighbouring South Africa's. Travellers visiting Namibia therefore might want to opt for a 4x4 hire Namibia option, normal car rental for a self-drive holiday or meeting up with a tour group.

Airports in Namibia mostly have limited fleets and it is advised to book your travel option well in advance.

Namibia Travel Guide: Roads in Namibia.                           Photo:Enricod on Flickr

Namibia Travel Guide: Road conditions in Namibia

National roads in Namibia are mostly in a good condition, but if you do decide to travel to the game reserves, national parks or famous sand dunes an equipped 4x4 vehicle is your best options.

Roads in and around game reserves and national parks are usually gravel and the rough terrain normally makes it a bit difficult to drive a sedan - keep this in mind when planning your trip. Also allow an extra 3 to 4 hours travel time when you plan to travel on dirt roads and through national parks. 

Namibia Travel Guide: Windhoek International Airport.Photo: John Connell on Flickr.

Namibia Travel Guide: Most important Airports and landing strips

You also might want to check out our South Africa Distance chart for more travel information on other destination within South Africa.

Namibia Travel Guide: Elephants at the Etosha Park.   Photo: Camnian on Flickr

Namibia Travel Guide: Top Tourist attractions in Namibia

  • Travel to Sossusvlei
  • See the Spitzkoppe
  • Visit Etosha National Park
  • Visit the ghost town Kolmanskop, near Luderitz
  • See Swakopmund and Walvisbay
  • Visit the Skeleton Coast
  • Go fishing in Hentiesbay
  • Experience German culture in Windhoek
  • Experience the Fish River Canyon
  • Visit the Waterberg Plateau Park
  • Travel to Damaraland

Please visit Discover Africa for a more detailed Namibia Travel Guide.

Corlia Goosen

Corlia Goosen Title: Blog Contributor
Affiliation: Drive South Africa Blog

Corlia Goosen is an avid traveller and foodie. She exchanged the media industry for the dynamic world of tourism. The marriage of the online world and her love for travel fits her like a glove and her diverse work environment ensures that she’s got a fresh outlook on things.

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  1. Gravatar Jacobus Hendrik hattingh says:

    What is permitted through the Namibian Border as far as food, liquor etc. is concerned?

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    1. Gravatar Asanda says:

      Hi Jacobus

      Thank you for visiting Drive South Africa. According to the site, you may import no more than 2 litres of wine, 1 litre of spirits &/ or other alcoholic beverages & no more than 50 ml of perfume. When it comes to food, all other goods (including food, groceries) other than the above must be declared on arrival and will be subjected to import duties.

      “Plants and plant material: most kinds of flower seeds, small quantities of vegetable seeds and single bouquets of flowers may be imported without a license. However, for all other plants and plant material (incl. honey) an import permit should be obtained in advance.” - on Namibian customs.

      It is also advisable that you declare all goods in your possession.

      We hope this helps.

      Warm Regards

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  2. Gravatar Petro Oosthuizen says:

    Please advice met if the liquer is per person or per vehicle for entering te border at Namibia.
    Thank you

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