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

Our Recommended 4x4 Vehicles for Namibia

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Toyota Hilux 2.4TD 4x4 Camp

A reliable and capable 4x4 vehicle that offers excellent fuel consumption and good off road performance. Good ride height ideal for game viewing. Equipped with a roof top tent.

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Toyota Landcruiser 79 S/W 4x4 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 4x4 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 4x4 Bushcamper

Superbly compact 4x4 camper suitable for up to 4 adults. Fully equipped with camping equipment. This is the vehicle you want on your African 4x4 adventure.

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Namibia Travel Advice

Introduction to 4x4 hire in Namibia

Namibia is a land of stark and desolate beauty, with literally miles of both tarred and dirt roads to explore. This could be one of the best 4x4 adventures you will ever take, so make sure everything is in order with Drive South Africa’s excellent team of sales and travel experts who are waiting to make your 4x4 Namibian self-drive adventures a breeze.

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Namibia 4x4 Adventures

There really is something unique and interesting about this country and with so many dirt and off roads, 4x4 hire Namibia really is the best way to experience it. All you have to do is fill in the simple online booking form, send an email or call one of our dedicated sales and travel experts today to get the best travel advice possible.

The Best Time to Visit Namibia to 4x4

The best time to visit Namibia really 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 and possible thunderstorms. However, you want to be there ideally from June to October which is widely considered to be a great time for wildlife viewing.

These are the best times for a self-drive 4x4 so especially in the winter months. So rent a 4x4 during these times especially in the winter times. This way it will be cooler at night which can help you get a better nights rest. Make sure to rent a 4x4 that in Namibia that you can have enough space to sleep.

Where to Stay in Namibia


Windhoek

This is the biggest city in the country hence it has the widest variety of accommodation facilities available from self-catering guest houses, lodges and hotels you really won’t have any issues finding a great place to stay in Windhoek. 4x4 rental Windhoek will enable you to explore more than just the capital.


Swakopmund

This is a popular destination for those wishing to experience the vastness of the skeleton coast.

Its German-inspired buildings also have many great places to stay.

You really won’t have any problem finding great places to stay in Swakopmund. You can hire a 4x4 in Swakopmund, Drive South Africa has a pick-up and drop-off location in Swakopmund City Centre.


Etosha National Park

There really is so much to explore in Namibia, from the coastal German-inspired Swakopmund, to the shipwrecks of the skeleton coast. Not to mention the abundant wildlife of Etosha National Park.

The Sossusvlei showcases the brightly lit yet almost ghostly dunes which are great for exploring in a new 4x4 rental Namibia. Windhoek the capital might be a small city but it’s up and coming nature makes it great for anyone wishing to get a little bit of an urban experience.

Around Namibia

There really is so much to explore in Namibia, from the coastal German-inspired Swakopmund, to the shipwrecks of the skeleton coast.

Not to mention the abundant wildlife of Etosha National Park. The Sossusvlei showcases the brightly lit yet almost ghostly dunes which are great for exploring in a new 4x4 rental Namibia. A 4x4 rental in Windhoek is not needed around the city you could hire a car in Windhoek if you would like to get around the city. However, for going outside Windhoek, hiring a 4x4 Windhoek is the best option.

Windhoek the capital might be a small city but it’s up and coming nature makes it great for anyone wishing to get a little bit of an urban experience.

If you would like a more comfortable camping experience it could help by renting a camper.

Windhoek airport 4x4 rental with Drive South Africa is a great place to pick up your 4x4 for your trip in Namibia especially if you are flying into Windhoek.

Hiring a 4x4 in Windhoek will be the best option to pick your 4x4 and to branch out and explore Namibia on your self drive 4x4 adventure to Namibia.

Getting Around Namibia

If there is any country where off-road driving can be explored in its full magnitude it’s Namibia there really is a world of 4x4 trailblazing just waiting for you around every corner. Yes, you could try your luck with a two-wheel car. This is seriously going to limit your experience and once you arrive you really won’t be sorry for renting a 4x4 in Namibia.

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Skeleton Coast Namibia 4x4

If you would like to rent a car for Windhoek and do not plan of going off road that can work perfectly fine with Drive South Africa.

However renting a 4x4 in Namibia is highly recommended to get the most out of your experience in Namibia. By renting a 4x4 in Windhoek Namibia you will be able to travel to places where most people cannot get to. Hiring a 4x4 in Namibia will allow you to get to the remote places in Namibia for a far better experience.

Length of Stay

There really a lot of explore in this magical country so anything less than 2 weeks wouldn’t be sufficient. You are going to want to get out there and drive on the many off-road locations for which the country is famous for. However, if you want to camp and experience this fascinating destination, 3 weeks is a suitable time.

Namibia Dunes

Namibia Dunes

Best thing to do would be to rent a 4x4 in Windhoek airport to get the most out of your 4x4 adventure by being able to go straight to remote locations as soon as you touch down in Namibia.

What to Pack to Namibia

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 pack a few essential extras which might get you out of any situations.

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A 4x4 Nambia adventure

These include as much water as you can fit in your car, a spare tyre, a first aid kit, tow rope, a shovel and jumper cables.

When renting a 4x4 in Nambia many of the things that you would have to pack are provided. This will depend on what model 4x4 you hire in Namibia.

Renting a fully equipped 4x4 in Nambia is fully equipped with all the camping and sleeping essentials for a 4x4 self drive trip in Namibia.

Is renting a 4x4 necessary in Namibia?

Yes, renting a 4x4 vehicle is strongly advised when in Namibia. Gravel roads make up 90% of the roads you travel on. Although you won’t use the 4x4 option on all roads, the vehicle’s high ground clearance and all-terrain tires will make the drive more enjoyable. When you drive a smaller car on a gravel road, you’re more likely to get underbody damage.

What tyres do your rental 4x4's use?

All of our cars come with high-quality tyres that are ideal for off-road driving or long-distance travel.

What are the rental requirements for Namibia?

You will not need an international driver’s license if your driver’s license is in English and has a photo of yourself on it. You will need an international driver’s license if your driver’s license does not match the aforementioned standards.

FAQs for 4x4 Hire in Namibia

Britz 4x4 Rental in Namibia, Britz SUV Namibia, Bobo Campers Namibia offer 4x4 hire in Namibia that adhere to strict COVID-19 health, cleaning and safety standards.

You can hire a 4x4 in Namibia from USD 66.77 per day for a Toyota Single Cab 4x4 BTSC from Britz SUV Namibia.

The cheapest 4x4 to hire in Namibia is the Toyota Single Cab 4x4 BTSC from Britz SUV Namibia. You can rent the Toyota Single Cab 4x4 BTSC from USD 66.77 per day.

The cheapest 4x4 hire agency in Namibia right now is Britz SUV Namibia. Book directly with them via Drive South Africa.

Search Drive South Africa's website to find 4x4 hire near you in Namibia

You can hire a 4x4 at Windhoek Airport from Britz 4x4, Britz SUV Namibia, Bobo Campers

You can hire a 4x4 at Walvis Bay Airport from Britz 4x4

With Camping Equipment 4x4 hire in Namibia costs anything from USD 68.01 per day to USD 122.3 per day.

Without Camping Equipment 4x4 hire in Namibia costs anything from USD 73.32 per day to USD 121.99 per day.

Camper 4x4 hire in Namibia costs anything from USD 82.99 per day to USD 93.6 per day.

SUV / 4x4s 4x4 hire in Namibia costs anything from USD 71.13 per day to USD 71.13 per day.

It costs USD 467.37 to hire a 4x4 for a week in Namibia. The cheapest weekly 4x4 rental rate is for the Toyota Single Cab 4x4 BTSC by Britz SUV Namibia.

It costs USD 2003.01 per month to hire a 4x4 long term in Namibia. The cheapest monthly 4x4 rental rate is for the Toyota Single Cab 4x4 BTSC by Britz SUV Namibia. You can pay up to USD 2003.01 per month to hire a Toyota Single Cab 4x4 BTSC long term in Namibia.

Petrol costs from USD 1.2211 per litre up to USD 1.2661 per liter in Namibia. Diesel costs from USD 1.0795 per litre up to USD 1.1213 per liter in Namibia. Last updated at 01-12-2021