Traffic Rules Namibia


In towns 60 km/h
On motorways 120 km/h
On highways 80 km/h
Right-hand driving/left-hand driving Left-hand traffic
Alcohol 80 mg/100 mL
Seat belt mandatory yes
Mobile phone Only hands-free telephones may be used.
Right of Way Priority to the right; “Give Way” sign means to yield.
Specific rules of the counry Petrol: 93 octane (leaded) and 91 and 95 octane (lead free)


Driver´s license

An international driving permit is required in addition to a national license.

Minimum age

The minimum and maximum age varies between car hire agencies and also between vehicle classes. The minimum age is normally between 21 and 25 and the driving license must be 1 to 2 years old. At some car hire agencies drivers below a fixed age limit must pay an additional fee.

Details are available in the hiring terms of the car hire agency. (In point 3 – Entering data and payment – under General Terms and Conditions)

Fuel Information

There are two options:

1. The tank is full when accepted and returned with a full tank. There is a charge for the petrol required to fill the tank.

2. The tank is full when accepted and paid for. The vehicle is then returned with an empty tank. Any remaining petrol will not be reimbursed.

You can find the applicable tanking option in the details of the results list. We have no influence over the tanking option.


Due to rough roads and animals the accident rate in Namibia is relatively high. It is therefore advisable to get insurance with no co-payment. Air conditioning is recommended.

This content is for informational purpose only and does not guarantee accuracy or completeness.