Start your Namibia Self Drive 4x4 Vacation
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Introduction to 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.
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
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.
Where to Stay in Namibia
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.
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.
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.
If you would like a more comfortable camping experience it could help by renting a camper.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.