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Borders & Entry
to Namibia

Most visitors enter Namibian grounds at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek. It is about 45 km out of town, because Windhoek is nestled in a narrow valley. The Eros Airport which is closer to town does not have a runway for larger aircraft and is being used for domestic flights and by local charter companies only.  

At present the national airline Air Namibia flies with its A340 Airbus fleet six times a week directly from Frankfurt to Windhoek. Air Berlin flies from Munich to Windhoek, twice a week. All other airlines - Lufthansa, SAA, KLM, Swiss, British Airways - service Windhoek via Johannesburg only, which increases the travel time from 10 to about 12 to 14 hours, often at a cheaper tariff, though. Emirates has longer stops in Dubai, Qatar Airways in Qatar.

The formalities of entry are uncomplicated for visitors from EU countries and a maximum stay of three months. Visa are issued at entry. Your passport has to be valid for another 6 months.

If you enter by car from South Africa, you usually cross the border at Vioolsdrif/Noordoewer at the Orange River. Entry is normally easy here as well. The officials are friendly and professional. However, try and avoid the first days of the South African school holidays!

Almost cosy it gets, if you pass the border - coming from the Kalahari Park - at Rietfontein/Aroab. Your car will probably be the only one. The borders to Botswana at Buitepos/Mamuno east of Gobabis and Ngoma Bridge in the Caprivi are also less frequented. Other border crossings like the one to Botswana at Buitepos/Mamuno east of Gobabis or Ngoma Bridge in the Caprivi are very quiet.

Border Posts & Formalities
Embassies & Consulates