4×4 RENTAL NAMIBIA

Namibia is beautiful, open and empty;

a wilderness lovers’ dream

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4×4 RENTAL NAMIBIA

Namibia is beautiful, open and empty; a wilderness lovers’ dream

Start Exploring

OUR RECOMMENDED VEHICLES

We’ve selected some of the top 4×4 vehicles for your next self drive Namibia safari holiday.

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Toyota Double Cab 4×4 DCE

Engine & Fuel Economy

Engine Size2.5
Engine Type
Fuel Tank Size140
Vehicle Fuel Range900
Fuel Economy7
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Toyota Landcruiser Single Cab 4×4 SLE

Engine & Fuel Economy

Engine Size4.2
Engine Type
Fuel Tank Size180
Vehicle Fuel Range1500
Fuel Economy8
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Nissan Single Cab 4×4 Navi

Engine & Fuel Economy

Engine Size2.4
Engine Type
Fuel Tank Size140
Vehicle Fuel Range1100
Fuel Economy8
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POPULAR ROUTES IN NAMIBIA

We’ve selected some of the top 4×4 routes for your next self-drive safari holiday. Click on one of

the itineraries below to get more info.

Wander through Namibia

“Experience Namibia in all of its splendour, from the world’s largest sand mass in the Kalahari Desert to the second largest canyon on earth. On this route you will be able to experience the ghost town of Kolmanskop, the surreal dunes at Sossusvlei, the UNESCO and RAMSAR World Heritage Site and the ancient San and Damara cultures. “

After arriving at the Hosea Kutako International Airport, you will proceed via mountainous terrain to Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek. The city of Windhoek is known for its European flair and peaceful atmosphere. The Namibian cuisine in this city is particularly popular.

Accommodation options

  1. Capbon Guesthouse
  2. Olive Grove Guesthouse
  3. Capbon Guesthouse

The Kalahari Desert has been deemed the world’s largest sand mass, extending for 900 000 square kilometres. By travelling south after breakfast, you will soon find the red sand of the Kalahari interspersed with semi-arid grassland, shepherd’s trees and acacias. You will most likely find accomodation on a private game reserve, where you will be able to experience the diversity of wildlife found in this region, including oryx, springbok, zebra amongst others.

Accommodation options:

  1. Intu Africa Camelthorn Lodge
  2. Intu Africa Zebra Lodge
  3. Kalahari Aubob Camp

On day three, you will travel further into the south of the Kalahari. Make sure you visit the quiver tree forest at Keetmanshoop, before settling in at your lodge, close to the Fish River Canyon. On day four, after breakfast, travel a short distance to the majestic Fish River Canyon.  The Fish River Canyon is Namibia’s longest interior river and is the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia.

Accommodation options:

  1. Canyon Village
  2. Canyon Lodge
  3. Canyon Roadhouse

Your journey will continue past Aus and down the vast savannahs of the Great Escarpment to Lűderitz. On this route, you’re likely to spot the wild horses of the Namib. Once you arrive in Lűderitz, you will enjoy a scenic drive to Diaz Point, which marks the site where Bartolomeu Dias landed in 1488.

Accommodation options:

  1. Kairos Cottage
  2. Nest Hotel
  3. Zur Waterkant Guesthouse

After breakfast, you will be able to explore the ghost town of Kolmanskop, which is the remnant of a once bustling diamond town that flourished in the year 1908-1950. Continuing north, your next stop is located on a densely vegetated area, along the foot of the Tiras Mountain.

Accommodation options:

  1. Namib Desert Lodge
  2. Kanaan Desert Lodge
  3. Dabis Guest farm

After breakfast, travel along the stretches of grass plains, while exploring the huge mountain ranges, right into the area of Sossuvlei, where your lodge will be situated. You have the option of visiting Duwisib or enjoying the leisure of your lodge.

Accommodation options:

  1. The Elegant Desert Lodge
  2. Sossusvlei Lodge
  3. Ababis Guest farm

Wake up early to catch the sunrise over the Namib Desert and its vast plains. You will be able to explore the majestic Namib dunes while you’re here. When leaving your lodge, stop at Sesriem Canyon. This canyon is a 30 metre deep gorge eroded into the desert floor, caused by the Tsauchab river.

Accommodation options:

  1. The Elegant Desert Lodge
  2. Sossusvlei Lodge
  3. Ababis guest farm

After breakfast, travel through the rugged passed and via the Welwitschia plains and the Moon landscape to Swakopmund. Swakopmund is known for being Namibia’s playground.  The town is situated between the Namib Desert and the cold Atlantic Ocean, and has an array of activities to offer travellers who are passing through.

Accommodation options:

  1. Swakopmund Sands Hotel
  2. Strand Hotel
  3. Orange House

Once you depart from the coastal town of Swakopmund, travel east towards the Erongo Mountain Range. You will travel past Spitzkoppe and have the opportunity to visit the San community who live in that area. You will have the option to spend leisure time at your lodge or visit the small town of Omaruru and its surrounds.

Accommodation options:

  1. Omaruru Guest House
  2. Erongo Wilderness Lodge
  3. Omandumba Guest farm

After breakfast continue into Damaraland. Here you will visit the World Heritage Site Twyfelfontein, and an open air art gallery that’s home to over 2500 different Bushman rock engravings and paintings. In the vicinity of Twyfelfontein, you will be able to visit the traditional Damara village and its people.

Accommodation options:

  1. Twyfelfontein Lodge
  2. Doro Nawas
  3. Bambatsi Guest Farm

On this route you have the option of visiting a traditional Himba village and meet the indigenous people. The Himba are very traditional and have a strong sense of values and culture. They are known for being one of the last truly nomadic tribes in the world. Further north you will find the Etosha National Park, which is home to over 114 different animal and 340 different bird species.

Accommodation options:

  1. Okaukuejo Camp
  2. Epacha Game Lodge & Spa
  3. Eldorado Guest Farm

Enjoy and entire day filled with game driving in Etosha National Park. Make sure you leave the park shortly before sunset. The next day, after sunrise, you’re welcome to drive through the park again, where you will be able to site more wildlife.

Accommodation options:

  1. Etosha Aoba Lodge
  2. Mushara Outpost
  3. NWR Rest Camp

When leaving the Etosha National Park region, make sure you travel through the main agricultural and cattle farming region of Namibia, Tsumeb. Here , you will be able to visit the local mining museum and learn more about a few artefacts from the surrounding areas. At your lodge, you will have enough time to explore the diverse wildlife via scenic walk or guided tour.

Accommodation options:

  1. The Elegant Farmstead
  2. Okonjima Plains Camp
  3. WABI Guest farm

This route takes you between high mountain ranges leading back to the capital city of Windhoek, where your tour ends, with a breakfast.

Wander Through Namibia Route

Spectacular Namibia

“Now you can experience Namibia in its entirety. From the surreal dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei to the UNESCO and RAMSAR World Heritage Sites and the Ancient Damara culture, this route is filled with captivating experiences for the whole family.”

Your journey starts here and leads you deeper south into the heart of the Namib Desert, where you’ll find the most awe-inspiring landscapes and dunes. Once you arrive at your lodge, near the entrance to Sesriem, the remainder of your day can be spent at leisure, a late afternoon walk or you could take part in the optional activities offered by your lodge.

Accommodation options:

  1. The Elegant Desert Lodge
  2. Sossusvlei Lodge

After breakfast, travel through the Namib Naukluft Park to the coastal town of Swakopmund, situated between the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean. Here, you can visit the Welwitschia plains and the moon landscapes surrounding it. Swakopmund has various adventure activities on offer, including scenic flights, dolphin cruises, quad biking, dune-boarding or parasailing.

Accommodation options:

  1. Swakopmund Guesthouse
  2. Villa Margherita

We’ve included a half day morning hike into the program this morning so that you can experience a bit of this iconic area.

Today you continue going north to the history filled town of Aus. It’s a tiny town filled with history, and on walks in the area you are still able to see evidence of the war that took place between the Germans and the South African national forces. There is also remnants of a Prisoner of War camp.

Accommodation is arranged for you at Klein-Aus Desert Horse Inn, which is located just outside the town on the side of a hill, where all the chalets have views of the changing Namibian landscape.

On your way to Damaraland you will be able to visit the largest fur seal colony in southern Africa at Cape Cross. The lodge is situated in the heart of the Damaraland, which is surrounded by wildlife.

Accommodation options:

  1. Twyfelfontein Lodge
  2. Doro Nawas

After breakfast, visit the National Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein and an open air art gallery that boasts over 2 500 different Bushman rock engravings and rock paintings. Take a worthwhile detour on your way to the Etosha National Park, here you can visit a traditional Himba village and meet the Himba people.

Accommodation options:

  1. Okaukuejo Camp
  2. Epacha Game Lodge

Etosha National Park is best enjoyed in the early morning, where your time will be devoted to the abundant wildlife found here. Within the park, is a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan, which is home to the elephant, rhino, leopard and lion. The park’s waterholes are home to a diversity of animal and bird species.  The next day will be entirely dedicated to extensive game viewing experiences.

Accommodation options:

  1. Etosha Aoba Lodge
  2. Mushara Outpost

After breakfast, travel back to the south into the main cattle farming region of Namibia, where your lodge is situated. The remainder of your day is spent at leisure alongside the pool or deck.

Accommodation options:

  1. The Elegant Farmstead
  2. Okonjima

After breakfast, travel back through Okahandja to the capital city of Windhoek.  If time permits, stop at the local favorite wood carvers market in Okahandja or the craft market in main street.

Spectacular Namibia Self-drive through Africa route

Explore the contrasts of Namibia

“Now you can explore Namibia’s contrasts and rich African cultures. On this trip you will encounter abundant wildlife and the Big Five over four national parks.”

Your trip starts in the main agricultural and cattle farming hubs of Namibia. You have the option to go on a nature or game drive, or take a scenic walk on one of the walking paths. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to sight some of the wildlife at a waterhole near your lodge.

Accommodation options:

  1. Ohange Lodge
  2. Okonjima Bush Camp

On your way to the Kavango Region, you will be able to visit the Hoba Meteorite, which is renowned for being the largest known meteorite in the world. Close to the Kavango Region, you will explore a number of villages where you will be able to purchase handmade crafts that reflect the culture and nature of the area. The lodge will be situated in Rundu, along the Kavango River.

Accomodation options:

  1. Kaisosi River Lodge
  2. Taranga Safari Lodge

After breakfast, proceed east and follow the Kavango River until it turns south into the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Your lodge should be situated under in between the jackalberry trees, close to the Popa Falls. You have the option of enjoying your afternoon on a sunset cruise, or enjoying some leisure time at the lodge.

Accommodation options:

  1. Nunda River Lodge
  2. River Dance Lodge

After breakfast, proceed to visiting Namibia’s smallest, most diverse wildlife haven, Mahango Game Park. Here, you will be able to site the lion, hyena and wild dog.

Accommodation options:

  1. Nunda River Lodge
  2. River Dance Lodge

Travel further east, and you will enter the Bwabwata Game Park, which is bordered by natural river systems. Here, you will experience and abundance of wildlife along the Kwando River, including lion, roan and elephant, as well as over 450 different bird species.

Accommodation options:

  1. Namushasha River Lodge
  2. Nkasa Lupala Lodge

You have the option of exploring the diverse waterways of the Chobe flood plain and Nkasa Lupala National Park. The Zambezi region in Namibia is a part of the KAZA Transfrontier Park.

Accommodation options:

  1. Chobe River Camp
  2. Nkasa Lupala Lodge

After breakfast, travel along the majestic Zambezi Strip, crossing the border to Botswana. You will enjoy experiencing the Chobe floodplains and the Chobe National Park.

Accommodation options:

  1. Chobe Safari Lodge
  2. Chobe Water Villas

The Chobe National Park has an array of adventurous activities on offer. The Chobe National Park boast in the largest elephant concentration in the world and is the habitat of most of Africa’s largest predators. With over 500 different bird species, the park is an ideal place for birders and wildlife enthusiasts

Accommodation options:

  1. Chobe Safari Lodge
  2. Chobe Waterfall Villas

After breakfast, a transfer from Kasane to Victoria Falls will be made available. Here, you will have the option of experiencing an array of activities, depending on availability. You have the option of experiencing a sunset cruise on the Zambezi or exploring the wildlife in and around the Vic Falls.

Continue to experience the Victoria Falls on foot. The Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and you will soon discover why.

Accommodation options:

  1. Kingdom Hotel
  2. Victoria Falls Hotel

You will receive a transfer to the Victoria Falls International Airport, depending on your departure flight.

HOW MANY IN YOUR TRAVEL PARTY?

From couples to large groups, we have a selection of 4×4 vehicles to suit any safari adventure through Africa.

Self-drive holiday as a couple in Namibia

Namibia is a safe, tourist-friendly country with excellent infrastructure despite its sparse habitation, so as a solo traveller you don’t need to worry about safety. As two people exploring the country you have the option of joining an organised safari tour to travel in a group, or you can travel completely on your own, hiring a car and alternating driving responsibilities.

The only thing that you really need to be aware in Namibia is long driving distances in remote areas – you will often drive for hours without coming across a gas station or town. Make sure that your lodge or hotel knows to expect you in case you have a breakdown.

Self-drive holiday for four people

If you want to get off the beaten track and into rugged wilderness for a holiday, you can’t get much better than Namibia. While Namibia’s harsh climate and extreme terrain might not seem like an idyllic romantic location, the sublime desert landscapes, memorable intimate experiences (from sunset for two on top of a dune to waking up in bed to a view of animals drinking at a waterhole) and superb luxury lodges that offer private exclusive rooms especially for honeymooners or four people travelling and special extra such as sleep outs under the stars.

Don’t underestimate the driving time between destinations in Namibia and cram your itinerary so that you spend more of your holiday in the car. Plan to spend at least a few days in each destination to really soak up what Namibia is all about: wild scenery, space and serenity.

Self-drive holiday for a family in South Africa

Namibia is a wonderful choice for a family vacation: it’s safe, easy to travel around on a self-guided journey and offers a wealth of attractions and activities that will delight outdoorsy kids. Namibia also has a much lower malaria risk than many other southern African countries. There are fun things to do with kids of any age: nature walks, wildlife spotting and sand dune scrambling for young ones, and multi-day hiking, sandboarding, quad biking, animal tracking and skydiving for teenagers.

With Namibia’s wide range of lodging options, choosing places to stay for a family vacation is easy: pick from self-catering bungalows and cottages, well-equipped campsites or luxury lodges (just be sure to check with lodges beforehand if they have a minimum age limit).

4×4 Self-drive holiday for a large group in South Africa

Without much planning or preparation, you can have a jam-packed itinerary full of adventurous activities – some of which are ideal  for groups travelling – just by staying in Swakopmund, where various tour operators offer everything from skydiving and sandboarding down massive desert dunes to quad biking and ocean kayaking.

With a bit more planning and some necessary experience, going 4x4ing in Namibia’s most remote places is one of the most adventurous ways of experiencing the country’s wildest landscapes. Two of the best 4x4ing areas are the Skeleton Coast National Park and Damaraland – wild, rugged, remote, inhospitable but incredibly scenic.

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