Can I reserve a specific model or colour?

Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee a specific vehicle model or colour. What we can guarantee however is that when you reserve a vehicle in Namibia, you will receive the same category of vehicle as in your booking.

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How Do I Set my Rental Preferences?

Setting your MyThrifty  preferences is easy. Follow these steps to access your preference options: Login to your Thrifty account. From the Thrifty dro...

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How old do I need to be in order to rent a car from Thrifty Car Rental?

You are required to be 21 years or older and in possession of an unendorsed drivers' license for a minimum of two years to hire a car in Namibia. The same applies to foreigners with International Drivers' Licenses.

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I've lost my password, how do I retrieve it?

If you need to reset your MyThrifty password, do the following:

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What are the additional rental costs?

Car hire rates vary according to the category of rental vehicle you select. Additional waiver cover varies from R100-R300 per day depending on the selected vehicle as well as an excess kilometre charge. The rental deposit will also vary according to category, however it is a necessity for all car rental hi...

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What deposit do I need to pay in order to secure my car rental?

When you hire a car online with Thrifty Car Rental, you have two payment options available. Either pay the full rental deposit amount or pay only 50% of the deposit amount and pay the balance upon collection of your rental car. In either ca...

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What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards for vehicle rental in Namibia - American Express, Master Card, Visa and Diners Club cards. Unfortunately we do not accept Cheque or Debit cards, nor do we accept cash.

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What procedure must I follow if I have an accident with my Thrifty rental vehicle?

In the unfortunate event of an accident in your hired car, follow the below steps: Remain calm and call for assistance for any injured persons. Do not leave the scene of the accident. Do not admit liability Take down all details for other parties / driver(s) / witnesses i...

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What type of driver's license do I need?

For vehicle category Groups A to Y a code EB driver's license is required, except for Group W for which a PDP license is required. International driver's licenses will be accepted as long as the holder is over the age of 21 and has had a valid unendorsed license for a minimum of 2 years.

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What vehicles are available for me to hire?

Thrifty prides itself on a wide variety of vehicles in our fleet available for rental for every budget. To view the categories of vehicles available, click on "Vehicles" on the main Menu toolbar of any page on the website.

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Where can I rent a Thrifty car?

Thrifty Car Rental branches are conveniently located throughout Namibia's major cities and airports. You can find us at Hosea Kutako International Airport (Windhoek, Namibia) and at Windhoek City.

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Where is Thrifty Car Rental located?

Thrifty Car Rental branches can be found at all major airports and city centres in Namibia, Hosea Kutako International Airport and Windhoek City. To locate a branch nearest to you, click on "Branches" in the main menu on our website.

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Why ask my flight information when making a car rental booking?

As car hire and flight bookings are closely linked, we ask that you provide us with your flight number so that we are aware of and up to date with your flight's arrival time and any delays which may occur. In the event of a delay in your flight, we then know to keep your reservation until the delayed time,...

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What Is A Sponsored Booking?

“This option is ONLY available to South African citizens (credit card holder & renter)”If the credit card holder will not be a registered driver on the contract or present upon collection of the vehicle, please select this option. This option requires at least 48 hours prior notice. If you se...

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How long does it take for me to receive back my deposit?

If you are a local customer and have recently booked your Thrifty Car Rental with us, please allow up to 4-7 working days, upon the return of your vehicle, for your deposit to reflect back into your account. If you have made a booking as an International visitor, please allow up to 7-14 workin...

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Namibia-Windhoek Branch

  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 ...

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