Currency exchange rates and other money matters

Information on exchange rates of major currencies and other money matters in Namibia.

Currency exchange rates are an average between a selling and a buying rates and an average between banks in Windhoek.
The Namibian dollar was introduced in 1993 as a national currency and linked to South African Rand (accepted anywhere in Namibia) on 1:1 basis.
The Namibian dollar has the following note denominations: 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 dollars and the following coin denominations: 5 and 1 dollars and 50, 10 and 5 cents.

Exchange rates (Namibian dollars for 1 unit):

US Dollar 8.50
British Pound 12.30
Euro 10.35

All major credit cards are accepted in Namibia - VISA, MASTER CARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS AND DINERS CLUB (also in the Government rest camps).
Useful telephone numbers:
AMERICAN EXPRESS: 061 295 2017 (fax: 061 295 2101)
DINERS CLUB: 061 294 2122 (fax: 061 294 2170)
VISA: 061 299 2222 (fax: 061 299 2300). 24 hour service: 00 27 11 833 9511
All foreign currency must be declared at the point of entry to Namibia. Import of foreign currency is unlimited.
Banking hours: 9.00-15.30 Mondays to Fridays, 8.30-11.00 Saturdays.
Related links:
Banks and bureau de change in Windhoek, Currency converter

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