Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. The capital, Windhoek, and coastal town Swakopmund contain German colonial-era buildings such as Windhoek’s Christuskirche, built in 1907. In the north, Etosha National Park’s salt pan draws game including rhinos and giraffes.

Important Information
Visas + Currency


Visas are not required by SA passport holders for tourism purposes. Business travellers going to Namibia to physically do business, a visa is required.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy.

Currency: Namibian Dollar (NAD)

Health Requirements

Compulsory Vaccinations

  • Yellow Fever (if coming from an affected area)

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Tetanus


  • Malaria risk
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Documents Required

  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Valid Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver passport of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Valid driver’s license

Only compulsory if the vehicle is being shipped to Namibia. Application forms can be downloaded here.

Police Clearance Certificates are not required for temporary importation. These are only required if the vehicle is being used for rental purposes or if the importer is in the country on a working permit.

Allowed up to three months, if staying in Namibia for longer and on a working permit, a provisional payment of duties valued at 16.5% of the value of the car has to be paid to customs. This is refundable upon the car’s export from Namibia. The work permit must be shown on the passport and on the letter from the company in Namibia confirming that you will be working for them. Cars registered in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique and Botswana do not need to obtain a Carnet.

Obtainable at the Border Free of Charge. Valid for 30 days

Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store

consulate/embassy Contact Details
  • Dailing Code (00264)
  • Namibia High Commission
  • +27 (012) 481 9100
  • Namibia Tourism
  • +27 (021) 422-3298
  • Namibia Tourist Office
  • +264 61 290 600
  • +264 63 297 095
  • Customs
  • +264 6328 0023
  • Noordoewer Border Post
  • +264 6329 7147
  • Customs Windhoek (For Carnets)
  • +264 61 209 2060 / 2424
  • Roads Authority Namibia
  • +264 61 284 7215
  • SA Representative
  • +264 612 057 111
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