What side of the road does Namibia drive on?

What side of the road does Namibia drive on?

left side
First and foremost, in Namibia we drive on the left side of the road. Passengers in the back as well as the front seats must wear seatbelts. To drive a vehicle in Namibia, you need a valid driving licence and must carry it with you when you are driving.

How many days should I spend in Namibia?

In fact, many ‘standard’ Namibia trip itineraries are no longer than 10 or 14 days. The distances between the main highlights are very big, so you cannot just visit the ‘top’ places and skip all the rest unless you opt for a fly-in safari.

Why does Namibia drive on the left?

Although, early in the 20th century Namibia was a German colony, after the 2nd World War, Namibia was administered by South Africa, until it gained independence in 1990. Hence, Namibia drives on the left following British led South African rules.

What is the speed limit in Namibia?

Namibia has a good road network and the speed limit in urban areas is 60 km/h and on tarred roads outside of urban areas 120 km/h. On gravel roads outside urban areas the speed limit is 100 km/h, but we strongly recommend not to exceed 80 km/h as gravel roads can be unpredictable.

Why does US Virgin Islands drive on the left?

Croix we do, in fact, drive on the left. Some historians believe that driving on the left was a custom carried over from the horse and buggy days, and no one ever bothered to change it.

How good are the roads in Namibia?

NAMIBIA has retained its status as having the best roads on the African continent, the Roads Authority says. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), Namibia’s road infrastructure quality remains the best in Africa, as the country scored 5,2 out of 7, outdoing South Africa and Rwanda, which both scored 5,0.

What are the roads like in Namibia?

Namibia’s roads are rough. Sand, gravel and rock take their toll on the tyres so it pays to regularly. Every time you pull into a petrol station wouldn’t be overdoing it. On our 3 weeks in Namibia we had two punctures: one on the Skeleton Coast and the other in Etosha National Park.

Can Americans live in Namibia?

It has been estimated that there are several thousand Americans living in Namibia. Living in Namibia is an incredible experience for a number of reasons, including the friendly locals, the relaxed pace of life, and the spectacular beaches and landscapes.