There are 64,799 km of highways in Namibia, of which 7,841 km are paved. Namibia has an extremely good infrastructure of roads and a two-wheel drive vehicle is adequate for a self-drive holiday. Foreign drivers require an international driving license. Driving is on the left side of the road and speed limits are 60km/h in towns, 120 km/h on open tarred roads and 100km/h on gravel roads. Note that excessive speed is the main cause of accidents on gravel roads so keep to the prescribed speed limit and observe road signs conscientiously. In dusty conditions, switch on your headlights so as to be more easily observed. Four-wheel drive vehicles are essential for exploring Kaokoland and Bushmanland. Watch out for wildlife on the road!
Rail & Bus
: Rail & BusThere is a reasonable rail network connecting most of the major towns, but trains are very slow. Train journeys should be booked in Windhoek, from where trains run to Keetmanshoop, Ariamsvlei, Tsumeb, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. Luxury bus services and a bus service that has replaced defunct rail services connect Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Lüderitz and other major towns. Minibuses operate along the B1 from Oshakati and Keetmanshoop. Note that minibuses only depart when full.
The Windhoek International Airport is situated 45km to the east of the capital. The local airport in the city of Windhoek is called Eros, from where domestic flights as well as international flights to Johannesburg depart and land.
Domestic air services operate between the major airports:
- Katima Mulilo (M'pacha)
- Walvis Bay