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Drive South Africa’s Namibia Car Rental service provides affordable car hire in multiple cities across Namibia. Car hire through Drive South Africa offers you a professional service while ensuring cheap car rental rates, allowing you to easily explore this South West African country at your leisure.

Through our Namibia car hire affiliates we are able to offer you a wide range of rental vehicles, all provided by reputable and reliable car rental companies. Drive South Africa ensures you find the best value car rental deals in Namibia.

Drive South Africa: Car Hire Namibia Service

Drive South Africa’s easy to use online reservation service offers late model, low mileage vehicles. Bookings are made on your behalf with Namibia’s most reputable national Namibia car hire companies. By using reputable international car hire companies to supply rental vehicles, Drive South Africa is able to ensure you receive nation-wide after sales service. Wherever you find yourself in Namibia, car hire Namibia will be covered by their roadside assistance policy. Drive South Africa ensures all its customers receive a prompt and professional service, whether you’ve opted for a luxury vehicle, a 4x4 or for cheap car hire in Namibia you’ll receive comprehensive national assistance, break down cover and professional customer service.

Rental Car Locations Namibia

Drive South Africa’s association with these national car rental companies ensures that you have easy access to vehicles in multiple locations around Namibia. Rental branches' pick-up and drop-off locations are offered in eight locations throughout the country, including Namibia’s airports and major cities.

Airport car hire and city car rental in Namibia ensure customers are able to easily lease cars. Namibia offers an excellent driving opportunities for tourists, by hiring a rental car from a car rental port you’ll be able to experience the natural splendor of this beautiful land at your own pace, whether it’s a long-term car hire or short-term car rental, Drive South Africa's user friendly online booking service can accommodate your preference.

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Major Car Rental Pick up locations in Nambia

Namibia Cross Border Travel

Booking Namibia car rental through Drive South Africa gives you the option of driving your hire car across international borders. We have made arrangements for you to be able cross into the following countries:

  •  Botswana
  •  South Africa
  •  Mozambique
  •  Swaziland
  •  Lesotho
  •  Zambia

Drive South Africa also gives you the option to drop-off rental cars in these countries.

If you intend on hiring a car in any of the following countries please see our Drive South Africa dedicated page for full details on rental cars:

Online Car Hire Namibia Booking Service

Drive South Africa offers a wide range of choices as an online transport provider, covering unlimited mileage, fixed daily kilometer allowance and numerous drop-off locations.

Drive South Africa offers its customers a choice of standard insurance cover and super insurance cover on all rental vehicles, and max insurance cover on most rental vehicles in Namibia. Car hire with zero insurance excess is offered on our most popular rental vehicles.

Cheap Car Rental Namibia

We constantly compare car rental prices across the market to ensure you are receiving the best car rental rates and cheap Namibia car hire. Cheap car hire, economy car rental, or perhaps you prefer to see the more remote areas of Namibia by 4x4, Drive South Africa is a specialist car rental company, we’ve got a vehicle to make exploring Namibia flexible and easy. 

Useful Information about Driving Namibia

  • Most places in Namibia are accessible by sedan vehicles. If your route involves substantial gravel and off road driving, a 4x4 is recommended.
  • During the rainy season the condition of the roads can deteriorate quickly, it is worth considering a four wheel drive rental vehicle, or at least renting a vehicle with higher clearance.
  • In summer daily temperatures can reach sweltering levels: air conditioning is advisable in your rental car.
  • Plan your route and don’t underestimate distances and the time it may take to cover these distances.
  • Consider the load your rental car will be carrying. It is safer to upgrade to a larger rental car if you are carrying several passengers and camping equipment. Overloading of rental vehicle is one of the major contributing factors to road accidents in Namibia.
  • Be mindful of speed limits, generally 120km/h on tar and 80km/h on gravel, it is safer to drive below these speeds.
  • Cars drive on the left hand side of the road in Namibia.
  • Be aware of animals wandering onto roads, particularly in the north.
  • Wildlife is most active at night, driving at night outside of urban areas is not advised.

4x4 Namibia

While most of Namibia is reachable by sedan, the more remote areas require a 4x4. Namibia roads can be taxing on a car, a four wheel drive vehicle offers additional ground clearance and stability, generally making things easier and safer. Namibia 4x4 hire can be equipped for up to 5 adults. We offer rates with and without camping equipment

See our Namibia 4x4 hire page for full details regarding 4wd rental.

Car Hire Namibia Specials

Namibia self-drive holidays allow visitors to travel at their own pace, free from the constraints of a scheduled tour. Don’t forget to check our website for seasonal specials in Namibia, airport car rental deals, off peak rental rates, long term car rental and monthly car hire rates.

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Related FAQ's

What are the rules for crossing borders into Namibia?

The rules for crossing borders into Namibia are as follow;
You need to have Passport and Visa, Driver's license, International driver’s license, ZA Stickier, white and red reflective tape, yellow and blue Namibia warning triangle, vehicle registration (vehicle license papers), police clearance certificate and letter of authority. To read more, visit -

What are the requirements to rent a car?

You must have 3-year driver’s license and a valid ID.

Can money be deposited into the company’s bank account?

Yes, money can be deposited into the company’s bank account.

When is the best time to visit Namibia?

The best time to visit Namibia is during the dry season months of June to October. Vegetation is at it's lowest here, and the wildlife will congegrate around water sources - making them easier to spot.

When is the best time to go on a self-drive safari through Etosha?

If you’re planning a Namibia 4x4 safari, be sure to visit during the dry season months of May to December. Game viewing is at it’s best during this time, as the wildlife will congregate around water sources such as water holes, making them easier to spot and providing you with excellent photographic opportunities.

Popular Namibia Car Hire Locations
A-Z of Namibia Car Hire Locations
  • Caprivi Strip
  • Etosha National Park
  • Khorixas
  • Luderitz
  • Ondangwa
  • Oranjemund
  • Oshakati
  • Palmwag
  • Swakopmund
  • Tsumeb
  • Walvis Bay
  • Windhoek
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