Information for South African visitors

Namibia

National Day: 21 March

Windhoek: South African High Commission
Address: P O Box 23100
Nelson Mandela Avenue
Windhoek
Telephone: (264) (61) 205 7111
Facsimile: (264) (61) 224140
Email: sahwin@iafrica.com.na

Windhoek: South African Airways

Carl List House, Independence Avenue/Fidel Castro Street
P O Box 902
Windhoek
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. 

LOCAL TRAVEL 

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.

HEALTH

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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.

GENERAL

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.

RSA visitors:

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.

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