NAMIBIA

Kayaking & 4x4

Experience amazing guided kayaking and 4x4 tour from Walvis Bay

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Self-Drive Adventure

Make the most of your 4x4 vehicle by driving across the dunes of the Namib desert

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Eco Dune Tour

This informative tour of Namibia’s dune landscape is an ideal choice for nature lovers and enthusiast.

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COUNTRY SIZE & BORDERS

Namibia vast its surface area is 824 268 square km. Situated along the Atlantic Ocean on the south-western coast of the African sub-continent, Namibia operates as many as 30 border posts with, Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa.

POPULATION

It is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Africa, with an estimated population of about 2.3 million people. The north-central part of the country is the most densely populated area.

DRINKING WATER

Most tap water is purified and safe to drink. Visitors should exercise caution in rural areas.

CURRENCY

The Namibian Dollar (N$) and the South African Rand are the only legal tender in Namibia. These two currencies are interchangeable at shops. Most credit cards Namibia. These two currencies are interchangeable at shops. Most credit cards accept cash.

LANGUAGE

The official language is English. All documents, notices and signs are in this language. Afrikaans and German are both widely used.

VAT

All goods and services are priced to include VAT of 15%. Visitors may claim back VAT for goods purchased in Namibia at the Customs and Excise offices, Department of Inland Revenue, in Windhoek. Further details can be obtained from the Ministry of Finance Information Centre, Tel (++264 61) 2092642/4 or 230773. Customs and Excise Call Centre: +264 61 209 2047.

FIREARMS

Handguns are not permitted in Namibia. Only properly licensed hunting rifles with valid permits for Namibia are permitted.

BORDER CROSSING

Cross Border Charge: R242.00 per vehicle. Cross Border Charge: R154.00 for a trailer.

Registration papers of the vehicle (Copy will be sufficient). Letter of Authorisation if vehicle is not in the driver’s name. Letter from the bank if vehicle is still on hire purchase ZA sticker, which you can purchase at any AA or Pick n Pay A valid passport, which must be valid for longer than 6 months from the date of return from Namibia SA passports do not require visa’s A valid driver’s licence R160 for Single, R265 for Double crossing of the Pont at Sendelingsdrift.

BORDER POSTS

TRANSPORT

In Namibia one drives on the left. The speed limit is 60 – 80 km per hour in built up areas and 120km per hour on open roads. All passengers must wear safety belts and drivers are required to have their original driving licenses at all times. belts and drivers are required to have their original driving licenses at all times. The use of cell phones when driving is illegal.

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

All run on 220/240 volts. Outlets are of the round 3-pin, 15-amps type, the same

INTERNATIONAL TELEPHONE CODE

To phone Namibia internationally, dial (++264) and then the local code, omitting the first 0, then the local number. Include the zero when phoning within Namibia.

TIME ZONE

Summer: GMT + 2 hours from the 1st Sun in Sept to the 1st Sun in April.

Winter: GMT + 1 hour from the 1st Sun in April to the 1st Sun in Sept.

FOOD

You may take red meat and chicken less than 25kg per vehicle, biltong less than 10kg per vehicle, NO pork products, no maize meal and NO fire wood may be brought into Namibia.

HEALTH

North East area is considered Malaria Zone. No health certificates required. Consult your doctor or pharmacists for prophylactics. Suggest using insect repellent and sprays.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Ermed 24 (061) 41 1600, Police 10111

ACCOMMODATION

www.wheretostay.na, www.wheretocamp.na, info@wheretostay.na

NAMIBIA CONSULATE

Tel 012 481 9100, secretary@namibia.org.za

HOTEL GROUPS

Gondwana Collections, Namibia Wildlife Resorts, Legacy Hotels, O&L Leisure, Bon Hotels, Safari Hotel, Hilton, Heinitzburg, Thule Hotel, Olive Grove and Suites, Arebbusch, Leading Lodges, Sun International, Namibia Exclusive, African Monarch, Journeys Namibia, Taleni, Reservaton Destination, Ondili, Travel Weaver, Big Sky Properties, Altekalkofen, Classic Namibia, Wilderness Safaris Properties, Naturally Namibia and many more.

NAMIBIA WILDLIFE RESERVE

ct.bookings@nwr.com.na, 021 422 3761/3046

AIR NAMIBIA

Cape Town - 021 936 2756/7, Johannesburg - 011 921 6285

QUICK LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION

AIR CHARTER COMPANIES

West Air, Trustco, Wilderness Air, Bataleur Air, Scenic Air

DESERT EXPRESS

JB Train Tours, Authentic Namibia, Rovos Rail, Blue Train

HUNTING ASSOCIATION

NAPHA – Namibia Professional Hunting Association

www.napha-namibia.com | Tel : + 264 (0)61 234 455

PERMITS AND APPLICATIONS

Ministry of Environment and Tourism, 00264 (0)61 290 6025 | 00264 (0)61 284 2518 Mining Entry Permits

Namibia PUBLICATIONS

View our publications below. To order printed versions or high res version of the publications contact Brad Cable at 083 654 9007.