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Car Rental in Namibia - Windhoek

Namibia is found on the border of South Africa, Angola, Botswana and Zambia. Namibia possesses magnificent landscapes and wildlife, from the orange sand dunes to the Namibian Kalahari Desert to the breathtaking fish river Canyon and coastal beach town of Swakopmund.

English is the official language, but Namibia has more than 11 indigenous languages and a diverse mix of people. Namibia is a must see, and Thrifty car hire will help you on your journey.

Book online now and we will have a car waiting for you as soon as you land in Namibia.


We have two Thrifty car rental branches in Namibia, Hosea Kutako International Airport and Windhoek City. Select a branch which best suits you, this will lead you to our information page. Once on our information page, you will be provided with detailed information including contact details, location and trading hours.

Book a car in 60 seconds by simply clicking your location in the “city” tab, then select a collection date/time and a drop off date/time and click “Find Vehicle”

Browse our vehicles and rates in fleet, once you have decided on a vehicle select “Book”. 


Our Service

At Thrifty Namibia car hire we have a variety of vehicles available to suit your travel needs. Browse through our selection of comfortable vehicles, from compact Toyota Corollas to Luxury Mercedes C-Class or larger family vehicles such as the Nissan X-Trail 4X2 and Volkswagen T5.

We are flexible and cater to 1 day, weekly and monthly rentals.

For a reservation, you may call the branch for a quote, email the branch for a quote or simply book online and our friendly staff will assist you through the process.


Sightseeing Destinations

If you are heading into Namibia and are concerned about getting around – don’t worry, Thrifty has you covered when it comes to car hire. Windhoek is a popular destination for both business and leisure trips.

Windhoek is the capital city of Namibia, and also the largest city in the country. It has close ties with South Africa, which is why many locals speak Afrikaans, and like many Southern African countries, it offers visitors the chance to take in some beautiful scenery.

Namibia only became independent from South African administration in 1990, meaning that there is some fascinating history for you to hear about during your stay.

Here are some of the activities and attractions available:


Etosha National Park

The Etosha National Park is located around the huge Etosha salt pan. The Etosha park has three well established resting camps which offer amazing self-drive safari experiences.

This establishment is Namibia’s prime wildlife location and home to a large variety of wildlife.The Etosha park offers Camps inside the park, Exclusive Etosha Tours/safaris, and private game reserves.

Contact Details : RSA : +27 82 082 6715  NAM : +264 81 180 0016                     

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Directions: Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport to Etosha National Park, Distance : 458 km 


Fish River Canyon

Visit the magnificent Fish River Canyon in the south of Namibia. This breathtaking ravine is the largest canyon in Africa and the second most popular tourist attraction in Namibia. Book your Thrifty Namibia rental for the ultimate road trip adventure.

Directions: Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport to Fish River Canyon, Distance: 713 km



Swakopmund is Namibia’s largest coastal town and popular beach resort.The city boasts beautiful architecture of  old German Colonial buildings contrasting the Namibian desert at the edge of the town.

While Swakopmund beaches provide ample surf and sand adventures, the nearby sand dunes provide other exhilarating activities such as - sand boarding, horse riding and quad biking.

Directions: Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport to Swakopmund, Distance: 396 km



The Sossusvlei in Namibia is an amazing, beautiful and well-known attraction.Located in the Namibian desert lies this gigantic salt and clay pan surrounded by spectacular orange and red sand dunes. Definitely instagram worthy, a must see.

Directions: Windhoek Hosea Kutako  International Airport to Sossusvlei, Distance: 422 km


National Museum of Namibia:

Split into two sections, namely the Owela Museum and the Alte Fest Museum. Owela Museum focuses on the natural and cultural history, while Alte Feste is focused on the colonial history.

Directions: Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport to National Museum of Namibia, Distance: 43,4 km



See the hard to reach corners of Windhoek by horseback. There are a number of beautiful tours for you to choose from, which also allows you to get some inside info on Windhoek attractions from local guides. Be sure to pack your camera, as you will have the opportunity to take some memorable snaps.



See this magnificent Lutheran church, which was opened over 100 years ago. Situated in the city centre, near the lush Parliament Gardens and Tentenpalast. Christuskirche was built in a gothic revival style and is a must see for visitors to the area.

Before heading to Namibia, why not secure a vehicle to cater for your specific needs through Thrifty. Browse our wide range of options online, and make a reservation in just one minute – also, you only need to pay a 50% reservation fee when booking online, which is completely refundable should you be unable to complete your trip. Let Thrifty handle the car hire, Windhoek will provide the entertainment.

Directions: Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport to Christuskirche, Distance: 43,4 km



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