Start your Windhoek Self Drive 4x4 Holiday
Windhoek, Namibia is like nothing you have ever seen before. The perfect combination between amazing wildlife and pure peace and quiet.
Our Recommended Vehicles for Windhoek
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. Equiiped 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.
Intro to 4x4 in Windhoek
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 4x4. 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, 4x4 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 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 the game.
4x4 hire Namibia will ensure you get to do everything your heart desires when travelling through this great country.
Where to Stay in Windhoek Namibia
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.
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 4x4 hire Windhoek self-drive adventure.
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 4x4
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.
When hiring a 4x4 in Windhoek one can also look at the option of Hiring a camper in Windhoek for a more comfortable camping experience.
Getting Around Windhoek
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 4x4 hire Windhoek.
Many tour companies, in fact offer 4x4 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 for 4x4 in Windhoek
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.
Hire a 4x4 in Windhoek for the best self drive experience you could ever ask for.
Is a 4x4 necessary for Windhoek and Namibia?
Yes, driving 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 4x4 tires are your cars equipped with?
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 hiring a 4x4 in Windhoek?
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.