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Getting to Namibia

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Most of the land border posts close at night (notably Ngoma in the Caprivi region and Buitepos on the Trans-Kalahari), so either time yourself well or prepare to camp near the border. However the border officials tend to be friendly and efficient. The two main border posts from South Africa (Ariamsvlei & Noordower) are open 24 hours. We have compiled a complete list of border posts and opening times visit.
Intercape Mainliner buses offer a service to Namibia from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Victoria Falls.
Namibia does not have over border trains.

A number of airlines fly into and out of Namibia. Since we don't sell airline tickets, we suggest you contact the airlines directly, or talk to your local travel agent.

  • Air Namibia
  • British Airways / Comair
  • South African Airways
Please note that it is often cheaper to fly to Johannesburg or Cape Town and catch a connecting flight.

Windhoek has two airports the International Airport and the smaller Eros Airport. International flights only arrive at the International Airport (which is situated 40km outside of Windhoek) - but if you are on a regional flight it is worth making sure at which airport you will be arriving.

Walvis Bay is the main port in Namibia, you may be able to gain passage on a cargo vessel.