Namibia is a country that almost looks like it could be another planet. This has been the reason people have been coming to the country for so long now. There are miles and miles of open roads to explore and Car rental Namibia really gives one the freedom of a good old fashioned road trip. So pick up the phone, send an email or fill out the simple booking form below.


Renting a 4×4 vehicle Namibia

Best time to visit Namibia 

Namibia’s climate is conducive to year round temperate weather however many people will visit based on when the best time to view wildlife is. It’s widely considered that the best time to see wildlife is from June to October and Etosha is believed to be the mecca of Namibian wildlife areas.

Between December and March the days become a little more humid with possible chances of rain. Renting a vehicle while in Namibia gives you the best opportunity to explore the endless roads this beautiful country has to offer. 

Renting a 4×4 in Namibia is the best option to be able to explore the wilderness and not be restricted when travelling to remote locations.

Around the area in Namibia

You really won’t have any shortage of things to do in a Namibia 4×4 self-drive adventure once you rent a car. Some of the highlights include hot air ballooning over the Namib Desert, the walking trail with Tok Tokkie, exploring the Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei.

Get haunted at the Kolmanskop ghost town. You can go on a horse ride at Garub pan, experience the majestic Fish River Canyon and hot springs at Ai-Ais. Believe it or not Namibia also has some world-class surf spots in certain areas. By renting a car in Namibia it enables you to take full advantage of all there is to do in Namibia.


Beautiful Namibia

Getting around Namibia

The benefits to Car rental Namibia are endless as you will get to truly embrace the vast roads for which this great country is famous for. Not many places on planet earth boast such open spaces and with Drive South Africa finding the ideal places to explore in your rental will be a breeze.

Length of stay in Namibia

With so much to explore you won’t be able to do a worthwhile Namibian self-driving trip within anything less than 2 weeks, there really is just too much too see.  Make sure you get the correct information on visa requirements for the country before you leave and what are the laws around extending your visa if you wish to stay longer.

If you do decide to stay longer there will always be a car for you to rent with Drive South Africa.

What to pack to Namibia

Make sure you make allowances for cold nights especially if you are travelling during July, remember if you are going to the desert, however renting a car in Namibia will help with this as you will have more comfort and options for places to visit. However it would be recommended to rent a 4×4 in Windhoek 

Take walking boots and good shoes and be prepared for dust, when walking through many of the national parks. Water is an extremely important item when going on long walks or when you will be out in the wild past civilization.

A good first aid kit is also vital as well as malaria medication and mosquito nets. Half the country is in risk of malaria.

Where to stay in Namibia


Namibia is all about open spaces and Windhoek is no different and there are literally loads of camp sites and accommodations facilities within a 15 minute to 30 minute drive of the city. This will make the start or the end of your self- drive experience a breeze as you will more than likely be flying out of Windhoek on your way home. Renting a 4×4 from Windhoek airport will be a perfect way to get to these campsites and places with comfort and no stress.


This is a popular coastal town famous for its sandboarding and desolate beaches where one can get lost for hours and days. It’s also a great place for camping and exploration and there are many options for any adventure in your rented car.

Etosha National Park

This is considered to be one of the best wildlife viewing areas throughout the whole of Namibia and it’s also considered a great place to camp, this is likely to be one of the highlights of your self-drive trip through Namibia.

Skeleton Coast

This is one of the most remote stretches of coast on the planet and it’s famous for its ghostly shipwrecks and ghost towns which has kept tourists flocking to the area for decades. There are also many camp areas available in this region of Namibia as well as lodges, guest houses and self-catering units. A 4×4 is almost essential for the Skeleton coast so make sure to rent a 4×4 in Windhoek before your adventure.


Skeleton Coast

Why Self-Drive in Namibia

With such vast open spaces and great places to visit, not to mention untouched winding roads that go on for days there really is no other way to experience Namibia than by car. Drive South Africa offers you a wide range of vehicles to match your needs.

By having access to a car in Namibia is the only way to go by giving the freedom to do what you need to when you want and how you want. Self Drive Safaris are an absolute winner in Namibia, so do yourself a favour and book a vehicle with a high clearance. Your best bet would be a 4×4 vehicle that offers you the option of both on- and off-road adventures.

Namibia Rental Car FAQ’s

What's the average cost to rent a car in Windhoek?

On average rental will cost around R721 per day.

What rental companies will fetch me from the Airport?

Avis, Europcar, Bidvest and Thrifty.

Which car in the most popular to rent in Namibia?

The Volkswagen Polo is the most booked car from our Windhoek Airport branch.

Where do I find a car to hire in Namibia?

By using Drive South Africa, car hires location map for the best deals when looking for a car in Namibia.


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