Windhoek car hires from R381

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Windhoek with a pick-up date of: 21/3 and drop-off date of: 13/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all agencies or dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Windhoek car hire information

Pick-up locationWindhoek
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Passenger van, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations36
Airport locations18
Popular agenciesBudget, Avis, Hertz, Europcar

Cheap car hire in Windhoek

EconomyR381/day
CompactR712/day
IntermediateR423/day
StandardR2 069/day
Full-size SUVR1 356/day
Passenger vanR1 804/day
Standard SUVR1 448/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Windhoek

  • When you get a car hire in Windhoek, you get great flexibility compared to if you were to travel with an alternative mode of transport, like a bus, taxi or train. This is due to the fact that you’re able to get directly to your destination and because you don’t have to wait for public transport or a taxi to arrive. For instance, if you wanted to go to Okahandja, then you can get there in about 50 minutes by car. The other alternative to get to this city is by taking a taxi, which may not be practical.
  • Windhoek Airport (WDH) offers a great selection of car hire companies, such as Dollar, Avis and Europcar, so you will easily be able to find your perfect vehicle. You’ll be able to find the car hire agencies with ease too. For example, Dollar and Avis are conveniently located in the arrivals hall of the small airport terminal. The companies also offer comprehensive opening times, with Avis generally being open from 05:00 to 22:00 throughout the week.
  • When you get a car hire in Windhoek, you will see that it is a popular city with many locals and tourists enjoying the city’s highlights. You should drive carefully through the city centre, though, as people often cross the road in areas which are not pedestrian crossings. Lots of people also commute through the busy streets on bicycles, so you should be wary of cyclists when driving and always remember to check your mirrors, especially when turning.
  • When you get a Windhoek car hire, you will see that the city can get very busy with traffic. The roads tend to be at a peak during rush hour, which is usually from 06:30 to 8:30, 12:30 to 14:30 and 16:30 to 18:30. If you want to avoid being on the roads when there are lots of cars, it’s wise to avoid these hours. One of the roads which can get exceptionally busy is Ndemufayo Avenue, which runs through the centre of the city. If possible you should try and find an alternative route.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Windhoek for R770 or less
  • Book your car hire in Windhoek at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Windhoek are around 14% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hire in Windhoek are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Windhoek

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Windhoek?

    On average a car hire in Windhoek costs R969 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Windhoek?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget (R381/day), Hertz (R598/day) and Avis (R1 261/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget Hosea Kutako Windhoek Apt null (42 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Windhoek?

    The average price of fuel in Windhoek is R79,90 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R959 and R1 278, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Windhoek?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Windhoek.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Eros airport (ERS)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Eros airport include Budget, Europcar and Bidvest.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Eros airport (ERS)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Eros airport to off-airport locations is Europcar.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Windhoek?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Windhoek?

    An Economy car hire in Windhoek costs R685 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Windhoek?

    A Full Size car hire in Windhoek costs R1 919 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Windhoek?

    A Compact car hire in Windhoek costs R1 138 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Windhoek?

    In Windhoek, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar Hosea Kutako International Airport (42 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Windhoek?

    On average a car hire in Windhoek costs R6 784 per week (R969 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Windhoek?

    On average a car hire in Windhoek costs R29 074 per month (R969 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Windhoek?

    The city is extremely popular with tourists that are interested in the country’s historical exhibits and museums. For this reason, and due to the roads also being very busy, it’s recommended that you opt for a small car. For example, a Volkswagen Polo is one such vehicle that will make driving on the streets and parking easier. If you want to go out and explore the Namibian countryside, then you will want something a little more robust. For instance, a Toyota RAV4 is a great car for off-road driving, as it handles well and can deal with a variety of terrain.

  • What’s the speed limit in Windhoek?

    It’s important that you stay within the speed limits when driving in Namibia; otherwise, you risk being prosecuted by local authorities. For instance, on motorways, the maximum speed is 120 km/h. On rural roads that aren’t motorways, you can travel between 80 km/h and 120 km/h. The speed limit will vary depending on where you are, so it’s important you keep an eye out for the signs. When you’re in the city or any other urban setting, you must lower your speed to 60 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Windhoek?

    There are quite a few parking areas that you can use when using your car hire in Windhoek. For instance, one of the most popular places to leave your car is Grove Mall, which provides plenty of parking spaces in its three-level car park. There are also disabled parking spots and family parking zones. The first hour is free, but it costs about N$ 7 (A$ 0.65) per hour afterwards.

Windhoek car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10,0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Windhoek

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Locations in Windhoek

Aviation Road

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

Hosea Kutako Windhoek Apt

Monday05:00 - 22:00
Tuesday05:00 - 22:00
Wednesday05:00 - 22:00
Thursday05:00 - 22:00
Friday05:00 - 22:00
Saturday05:00 - 22:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
It was easybto book via Internet and once there just few minutes and then I got the Key, when O needed to extend the rental days just with a phone call it was done.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Please clarify by email which documents are needed when picking up the car. I had to make a return trip home to pick up my original passport (losing almost an hour) because they did not accept a scan or a certified copy. Another woman had a similar issue.

1 out of 1

Hertz

7,5

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.6

2 locations in Windhoek

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Locations in Windhoek

Dr. Ab May And Garten St.

+264 61 256 274

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

Hosea Kutako Intl Ap

+264 62 540 116

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

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6,8 Okay

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Beatrice

Cons:

Having a faulty car. CV joint snapped on mountain pass. We had to [pay heavily for a faulty car. very angry

2,0 Poor

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Be warned that the quote of KAYAK more than likely does not include everything. I landed up paying more than double than that which was quoted when I arrived at the airport. There was an airport fee, stamp duty and cont fee. There is also a basic insurance cover and a super cover if you didn't want to pay any excess. But the super cover didn't cover the windscreen or tyres - that was extra. Then there was an additional fee for picking the car up at a different location. All of these are reasonable but be upfront with all of the expenses!

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Friendly, helpful staff.

1 out of 1

Europcar

5,3

Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

4.6

3 locations in Windhoek

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Locations in Windhoek

24 Simeon Shixungileni Street

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Eros Airport Building

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Hosea Kutako International Airport

+264 462 543 700

Monday05:00 - 22:00
Tuesday05:00 - 22:00
Wednesday05:00 - 22:00
Thursday05:00 - 22:00
Friday05:00 - 22:00
Saturday05:00 - 22:00
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5,6 Fair

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We experienced a flat tire on the first day. There was good communication with the customer service rep and the delivery driver to deliver the replacement tire the following day.

Cons:

At the time of pickup, the pickup location differed from the original reservation. The only way I knew was that I called in advance to confirm. They made no effort to inform me of the different location of our car, so it’s a good thing I called first. Upon drop off they did not have a final receipt of charges, which I felt was very unprofessional. Additionally, we experienced a flat tire on the first day of rental and I was unable to reach anyone from the emergency or office numbers that were given. Finally contacted the main Airport number and they were able to assist.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2023

KAYAK
no car was reserved, Kayak did not work. Never use again

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
We didn’t have any problems. It was all very easy and quick with nice and friendly people

1 out of 1

Avis

3,3

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

5.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.3

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Windhoek

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Aviation Road

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

Hosea Kutako Windhoek Apt

+264 62 540 271

Monday05:00 - 22:00
Tuesday05:00 - 22:00
Wednesday05:00 - 22:00
Thursday05:00 - 22:00
Friday05:00 - 22:00
Saturday05:00 - 22:00
Sunday05:00 - 22:00

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6,0 Okay

Jul 2023

KAYAK
SUV delivered with fuel quantity indicator unusable. Always indicates Full. Less 30 liters when delivered to customer.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Did not have the SUV that we had booked. Did not contact us or try to source a similar car.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Ordered a 4x4 car (essential in rural Namibia), but they were out! Was given a 2x4 after an hour of arguing... A few days after dropping off still received no confirmation of the drop off.

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

6,4

Okay

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4 locations in Windhoek

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Locations in Windhoek

24 Bismarck Street

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Aviation Road- Eros Airport Building

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Windhoek Airport- 43 Werner List Street

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Windhoek Downtown

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Firefly

4,6

Mediocre

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One location in Windhoek

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Locations in Windhoek

Lower Ground Floor, BRB Building, Cnr Dr AB May & Garten Strasse

+27 78 829 6528

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Bidvest

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5 locations in Windhoek

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Locations in Windhoek

17-19 Garten Street

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17-19, Eros Airport Aviation Road

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Windhoek Downtown

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Windhoek Eros Airport

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Windhoek International Airport

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Sunnycars

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5 locations in Windhoek

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Locations in Windhoek

14 Ametis Streeet, Eros Park

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24 Bismarck Street

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Aviation Road

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ERF 537 Dante street Prosperita

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Hosea Kutako International Airport

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Bluu

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4 locations in Windhoek

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*Meet & Greet - Vehicles delivered from WT/ER

+264 61 228 720

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537 Dante Street Prosperita Windhoek

+264 81 264 0102

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Eros Airport

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Hosea Kutako Windhoek Apt

+264 81 264 0110

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Dollar

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3 locations in Windhoek

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286 Sam Nujoma Dr

Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

The Hilton Hotel

+264 81 143 3138

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Windhoek In Terminal

Monday06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday06:30 - 21:30
Thursday06:30 - 21:30
Friday06:30 - 21:30
Saturday06:30 - 21:30
Sunday06:30 - 21:30

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Thrifty

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2 locations in Windhoek

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286 Sam Nujoma Dr

Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Windhoek In Terminal

Monday06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday06:30 - 21:30
Thursday06:30 - 21:30
Friday06:30 - 21:30
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2,0 Poor

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They went ahead and cancelled booking without trying to contact me to notify me that they won't honor a rental. Horrible customer service and poor attitude from staff. I was left stranded without options at the airport after hours.

1 out of 0

Bushlore Namibia

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One location in Windhoek

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Windhoek International Airport

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Namibia2GO

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One location in Windhoek

Locations in Windhoek

2 Bassingthwaighte Street

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Shouqi

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One location in Windhoek

Locations in Windhoek

Eros Airport Building

+86 10 6064 1387

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19 travellers who hired a car in Windhoek gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.6

Car hire locations in or near Windhoek

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

R969/day

Good deal

R770/day

When to book a car hire in Windhoek

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