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 Windhoek.



Car Rental in Namibia

We have two Thrifty car rental branches in Namibia Windhoek, 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 rentals, 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

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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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

Time : 7H 20min



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

Time : 3H 54min



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

Time : 5H 35min



For more information visit our FAQ page


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 working days, upon the return of your vehicle, for the funds to reflect back into your account. As international clients of Thrifty, please kindly note that in some cases you are advised to contact the authorization department of your bank in order for the funds to be released back into your account. You can do this by providing the amount you are expected to receive and the reference number which will be provided to you by Thrifty.

Flight Information

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, and will not cancel the reservation due to a "no show".

“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 select this option you will be emailed a form that will need to be completed and faxed back for authorisation. We reserve the right to refuse this booking without prejudice. If you do not get telephonic confirmation of your Sponsored Booking within 48 hours, please follow up with the branch to avoid disappointment. Download Now

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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