Start your Windhoek Self Drive 4×4 Holiday

Windhoek, Namibia is like nothing you have ever seen before. The perfect combination between amazing wildlife and pure peace and quiet.

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Toyota Hilux 2.4TD 4×4 Camp

A reliable and capable 4×4 vehicle that offers excellent fuel consumption and good off road performance. Good ride height ideal for game viewing. Equiiped with a roof top tent.

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Toyota Landcruiser 79 S/W 4×4 Camp

The Toyota Landcruiser is a very robust, reliable and exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle. A highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote area travel.

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Ford Ranger Single Cab 4×4 Safari Overlander

This Single Cab Ranger camper seats 2 adults. Perfect for a self-drive safari. It has a powerful diesel engine. It’s a tough pickup truck capable of turning troublesome obstacles into an exciting adventure.

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Ford Ranger D/Cab 4×4 Bushcamper

Superbly compact 4×4 camper suitable for up to 4 adults. Fully equipped with camping equipment. This is the vehicle you want on your African 4×4 adventure.

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Windhoek Travel Advice


Windhoek the major city of Namibia is a gateway to the rest of this magical land which may well be one of the best locations on planet earth to drive a 4×4. Its desolate, yet astoundingly beautiful landscapes have been captivating adventurers and explorers for decades. Its moody coastline, iconic German-inspired architecture, and abundance of open space and freedom have kept people coming back. With Drive South Africa, 4×4 hire Windhoek is as easy as pie, with our excellent and dedicated staff of sales representatives and travel experts.

Best time to visit

Namibia is a dry country and rainfall is far less dense than countries further east. Namibia receives rain between December to March and this is when some days will be humid with afternoon showers. June to October which is widely considered to be a great time for wildlife viewing. Etosha Game Park is considered to be one of the more optimal areas in the country to see game. 4×4 hire Namibia will ensure you get to do everything your heart desires when traveling through this great country.

Where to Stay in Namibia

where to stay in windhoekWindhoek West

The further west you go the more desolate the landscape becomes, however, this hasn’t stopped this part of Windhoek from having quite a few world-class accommodation facilities available.

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This is an area for those looking to be a bit out of the way for the sake of some much-needed peace and tranquility before you head off on your epic 4×4 hire Windhoek self-drive adventure.

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There really is a world of great accommodation facilities available in Windhoek from 5 star hotels, lodges and quaint guest houses you really won’t have any issues finding places to stay if you wish to make this part of Windhoek your base.

In and Around Windhoek

Windhoek is the capital and biggest city in Namibia and for a fairly small country they have a rich history and legacy. There is a lot to experience and explore in Windhoek from Heroes’ Acre war memorial. Other historic sites include Alte Feste which is a military headquarters of yesteryear which now serves as a destination that has an Independence Memorial Museum and various historical exhibits, if one is interested in colonial style architecture the buildings nearby serve this function.  However if one wants a bit of nature close to the centre of Windhoek then the Daan Vilijoen Game Reserve is your best bet. If you’d like to get involved with a bit of wildlife conservation then make the effort to go on a Cat’s Unlimited.

Getting Around

Although Windhoek is a well-developed city, Namibia is a remote country with a lot of open space and off-road adventures just waiting to be experienced with 4×4 hire Windhoek. Many tour companies, in fact offer 4×4 tours so why not cut out the middleman and do it yourself.

How Long Should You Stay in Windhoek

Windhoek may be a small city but there is so much to do and see you may want to extend your stay, a week would be sufficient but if you wish to use Windhoek as your base to see everything that’s in the area you may want to extend your visit by a week or two.

What to Pack

Going on a self-drive safari or adventure anywhere in the world means that you will be going to some remote places where people may not be around to help you if you get yourself into any tricky situations. On top of the normal things you would take when travelling it’s also good to take a few essential extras which might get you out of any unwanted situations. These include as much extra water as you can fit in your car, a spare tyre, a first aid kit, tow rope, a shovel and jumper cables.