Namibia

Capital Windhoek

Population 2,324,388

Area 825,615 km2

Key facts

Namibia is a country located in Southern Africa. There are 4 countries (Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia) that Namibia shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak English and Afrikaans.

The national currency in Namibia is Namibian dollar (NAD). The dollar ($) is subdivided into 100 cent (c).

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 18.3 NAD and 1 USD is worth 17.05 NAD.

Namibian
Banknotes

$10$20$50$100$200

Namibian
Coins

$1$5c5c10c50

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Namibia is 19.29 Mbps and mobile is 22.1 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Namibia has more ATMs than most other countries.72.78 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Namibia. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type D 220 V, 50 Hz  Type M 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2023, Namibia will celebrate 12 national public holidays. The next one Independence Day will take place on March 21.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2023 New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day
March 21, 2023 Independence DayIndependence Day
April 7, 2023Moving holiday Good FridayGood Friday
April 10, 2023Moving holiday Easter MondayEaster Monday
May 1, 2023 Workers’ DayWorkers’ Day
May 4, 2023 Cassinga DayCassinga Day
May 18, 2023Moving holiday Ascension DayAscension Day
May 25, 2023 Africa DayAfrica Day
August 26, 2023 Heroes’ DayHeroes’ Day
December 10, 2023 Human Rights DayHuman Rights Day
December 25, 2023 Christmas DayChristmas Day
December 26, 2023 St. Stephen’s DayDay of Goodwill

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Namibia?

There are no Mariott hotels in Namibia.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Namibia.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Namibia.

There are no Best Western hotels in Namibia.

There are no Radisson hotels in Namibia.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Namibia.

What fast food chains are present in Namibia?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Namibia.

The KFC chain does not operate in Namibia.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Namibia.

The Subway chain does not operate in Namibia.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Namibia.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Namibia.

Weather

What is the weather like in Windhoek?

Today the sun in Windhoek, rises at 6:35 AM and sets at 7:35 PM. The climate of Windhoek may be categorized as a subtropical steppe (BSk), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9Partly cloudlyLow: 13.9°C (57.02°F)High: 28°C (82.4°F)
FridayFeb 10Partly cloudlyLow: 14.2°C (57.56°F)High: 28.4°C (83.12°F)
SaturdayFeb 11OvercastLow: 16.1°C (60.98°F)High: 29.2°C (84.56°F)
SundayFeb 12Partly cloudlyLow: 14.5°C (58.1°F)High: 30.1°C (86.18°F)
MondayFeb 13Partly cloudlyLow: 13.8°C (56.84°F)High: 31.9°C (89.42°F)
TuesdayFeb 14Partly cloudlyLow: 15.5°C (59.9°F)High: 32.3°C (90.14°F)

Weather data for Windhoek (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Namibia.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in Namibia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 6.6, Namibia is placed 10th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Namibia traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 34.80 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Namibia

10111 Police
Ambulance
Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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