Information for South African visitors
National Day: 21 March
Windhoek: South African High Commission
Address: P O Box 23100
Nelson Mandela Avenue
Telephone: (264) (61) 205 7111
Facsimile: (264) (61) 224140
Windhoek: South African Airways
Carl List House, Independence
Avenue/Fidel Castro Street
P O Box 902
Telephone: (264) (61) 273340, 273350
Facsimile: (264) (61) 235200
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Street crime and thefts from vehicles, particularly at service stations, are common. Visitors should stay vigilant and take sensible precautions.
Beware of unlicensed newspaper sellers and hawkers in town centres, they are used to distract attention for pickpockets and bag snatchers; avoid using taxis after dark if possible, and never enter one on your own.
Do not enter townships at night unless accompanied by someone with local knowledge.
Although most roads are well maintained, particular care should be taken when driving on roads with a gravel surface. Accidents, some serious, are frequent. Avoid driving at night when wildlife and stray livestock can pose a serious hazard.
Malaria is endemic in the North of Namibia and presents a serious health risk during the rainy season from January - April. Seek medical advice before travelling.
Namibia has the third highest rate of HIV/AIDS infection in the world. Visitors should be particularly alert to the dangers of casual as well as unprotected sex.
There are good medical facilities in Windhoek. But evacuation from remote areas can take time.
SA Citizens can enter Namibia for a holiday or private visit of up to 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon entry to Namibia. Please consult Namibian High Commission in South African for the latest visa requirements.
If possible, secure your passport and other valuable documents in a safe at your accommodation. Keep a separate copy of valuable documents.
It is advisable to carry some form of identification such as a photocopy of the relevant pages of your passport.
Credit cards can be used in Namibian cash machines. Full travel insurance cover, including medical cover, is recommended (medical treatment is very expensive).
SA Rand is accepted anywhere in Namibia and 1:1 to Namibian Dollar.
When inquiring state the following in ENGLISH: name of resort/lodge/camp/hotel, dates, number of persons, ages of all children by the time of arrival (if any), type of accommodation required.
Reservations & information:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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