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Flights from South Africa to Namibia

Cheap Flights to Namibia

Want a trip to the desert? Direct flights from South Africa to Namibia are available from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Walvis Bay and Windhoek. There are options for 1-stop flights to Rundu and Luderitz. To book a cheap flight to Namibia make price comparisons, identify the cheapest flight and make a booking with the rates tool to your left.

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Visa Requirements
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When to Go

Namibia Air Traffic Control Disaster

08 January 2015: Namibian air space was left temporarily unmonitored on Tuesday evening leaving pilots to their own devices. There was no one in the air traffic control centre from 19h00 until 07h00 the next morning to offer advice and directions to passing planes. The reason is simple - the person scheduled to be on duty that night became ill and no-one could replace him on such short notice. It is shocking how lightly this situation is taken in light of recent aviation events. A reportedly 50 flights had to fly into Namibian air space relying only on their instrument flight rules (IFR) and visual flight rules (VFR). Namibian airspace was temporarily downgraded by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)to a Class G from a Class A and rightly so. We hope that this isn't a regular occurrence!

To Namibia in a Dakota

21 October 2013 : "I will never forget my first flight for as long as I live! My late husband and I were married for about three years (back in the 1960’s). My sister and her late husband lived in Oranjemund in (then) South West Africa. It is very far to travel by car so we decided to start saving like mad to be able to afford the plane tickets. We couldn't wait to get to ‘Jan Smuts Airport” to take our very first flight to South West Africa. Whe we boarded, I actually had butterflies in my tummy and held on tightly to my husband’s hand. It was a DAKOTA but I was so excited that I wished the flight would never end. We hit a few “potholes” (Winking smile) and sometimes it felt as though we were climbing mountaints (Confused smile) but nothing could steal my excitement. The highlight of the flight? The fantastic food we were served during the flight. Unfortunately I cannot remember the starter, but the main course was Crayfish Thermidor served on beautiful plates with all the trimmings and salads. We even had desert! I know this is not much of a story, but I have turned 72 this year and that is still one of my most vivid memories! Thank you for reading my short but wonderful memory." Delövia van Eeden

Johannesburg to Namibia

You can fly from Johannesburg to Windhoek (WDH) with British Airways (direct), Air Namibia (direct), and South African Airways (direct). Flights take about 2 hours.

Book a flight from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay (WVB) with SA Express (direct).

There are only 1-stop flight options from Johannesburg to Luderitz: Air Namibia (via Windhoek)

Take a flight from Johannesburg to Rundu (NDU) with Air Namibia (via Windhoek), BA/Air Namibia (via Windhoek) or SAA/Air Namibia (via Windhoek).

Cape Town to Namibia

You can fly from Cape Town to Windhoek (WDH) with Air Namibia (direct); 1-stop flight options include British Airways and South African Airways (via Johannesburg).

There are direct flights from Cape Town to Walvis Bay with SA Express.

You can fly 1-stop from Cape Town to Luderitz with Air Namibia.

You can fly from Cape Town to Rundu (NDU) with Air Namibia (via Windhoek).

Durban to Namibia

There are no direct flights from Durban to Namibia. You can fly from Durban to Windhoek (WDH) on 1-stop flights with British Airways or South African Airways (via Johannesburg).

Visa Requirements

At the time of writing, South African citizens do not need a visa to enter Namibia. For the latest requirements, contact the High Commission of the Republic of Namibia or contact them at 012-481-9100 or secretary@namibia.gov.na. Their physical address in South Africa is at 197 Blackwood Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, or visit the consulate in Cape Town at 3 Newlands Road, Claretown. Note that the embassy is closed on Namibian public holidays.

South African Consulate in Namibia

Keep these contact details handy in case there's an emergency in Namibia requiring embassy assistance:

  • Physical address: Cnr Nelson Mandela Avenue and Jan Jonker Street, Windhoek

  • Email : dibem@dirco.gov.za

  • Phone number : + 264-61-205-7111

Languages

English is the official language of Namibia. However Afrikaans is widely spoken, and German is also spoken among many Caucasians.

Currency

The currency used in Namibia is the Namibian Dollar.

Attractions

Places of interest in Namibia include:

  • Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world and one of the most dramatic natural sites in Namibia. The area is also renowned for its rich flora and fauna. Photography, birding, and hiking are some of the most popular activities. You’ll need a permit for day hikes.

  • Sossusvlei is the site of the famous red dunes while nearby Sesriem’s canyon is also frequently visited. Camp or go for a horseback ride in Sesriem before embarking to the popular Sossusvlei to walk the dunes and take in the beautiful mountainous landscape.

  • Swakopmund is Namibia’s popular beachside destination. Adventure activities such as fishing, surfing, sand boarding, and camel riding are popular here as well as simply relaxing and enjoying the waves.

  • Damaraland offers dramatic scenery with its ancient basalt rocks and river valleys. Namibia’s highest mountains, petrified forests, prehistoric rock paintings, and Bushmen engravings add to the sense of drama. Safaris are popular and you can choose to camp or stay in one of the area’s upmarket lodges.

When to Travel to Namibia

Namibia’s climate varies wildly. In the central desert, temperatures can reach 40°C and drop to below freezing. Rain is more common in the subtropical north, especially between January to April. The best time to visit is the dry season from May to October. Game viewing is also easiest during this period.

Public holidays in Namibia

Some people want to avoid travelling around public holidays (elevated costs) whilst other want to time their travel for them (to join in the fun):

  • 1 January

  • 21 March (independence day)

  • 1 May

  • 4 May (Cassinga Day)

  • 25 May (Africa Day)

  • 26 August (heroes' day)

  • 10 December (human rights day)

Floating dates:

  • Good Friday

  • Easter Monday

  • Easter Sunday

  • 25 December

  • 26 December

Cruise to Namibia

If you don't want to fly, why not cruise to Namibia? There are regular MSC cruises from Cape Town to Walvis Bay and Luderitz.

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