Namibia Self-Drive Guide Book

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R301.62 R100.00

GET THIS GUIDE BOOK AT A GREAT PRICE NOW! OUR SECOND EDITION WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER THIS YEAR! In the interim, this first edition is an invaluable guide for trip planning and travelling Africa informed! At only R100, it’s an absolute steal.

This is not a guide written by armchair travellers or the personal experience of one person, but the culminated experiences of a whole community of travellers.

The T4A community travel far and wide; not by luxury bus or safari vehicle. Due to their sense of adventure, they love to explore Africa on their own wheels. Sometimes they travel in groups and sometimes as lone rangers, but they always travel by motorbike, sedan or 4WD. Therefore this guide is specifically aimed at self-drive travellers.

This guide provides all the information one might need to prepare for an overland trip, information on 15 travel regions, facilities available in 72 towns or destinations as well as 899 camping and lodging places to stay.


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GET THIS GUIDE BOOK AT A GREAT PRICE NOW! OUR SECOND EDITION WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER THIS YEAR! In the interim, this first edition is an invaluable guide for trip planning and travelling Africa informed! At only R100, it’s an absolute steal.

This guide book is specifically aimed at self-drive travellers. If you are a self-drive tourist, there are five things that you need to know when you are on the road:

1. Where to sleep.
2. Where to get fuel.
3. What to see and do.
4. Where to buy supplies.
5. Where to go in case of an emergency.

You can find more information on our book here:
Namibia Self-Drive Guide Book

If you are a rookie to the business of driving yourself into Africa, this guide will also help you to prepare for your trip. Tracks4Africa has a big community of experienced travellers who love sharing their knowledge. Based on their experience this guide advises you on matters like planning your trip, navigation, preparing your vehicle, buying the right equipment for travelling into remote areas and staying in contact with the rest of the world when you are on the road.

Before you venture into Africa, you need to be aware of safety and precaution issues.You need to know the road conditions and how to manoeuvre difficult road conditions. Travelling anywhere into Africa poses some health risks that you need to be aware of. Getting through border posts could be a pain, especially if you are not well prepared with the right documents. Can you imagine the frustration of having your well matured steak confiscated at a veterinary fence check point? All the above issues are covered in detail in this guide.

Even the travellers who need to fly in from afar and rent a vehicle to drive around, are taken into consideration. There are many pitfalls to be aware of when you rent a vehicle. These pitfalls are discussed and some rental companies are listed.

If you are well prepared and well informed, you can really enjoy the unspoilt beauty of Africa! The Tracks4Africa travel community has shared with you the places and attractions that they really love to visit time and time again.

Namibia travel regions:
• Boesmanland
• Central Namibia
• Damaraland
• Erongo
• Etosha
• Gobabis
• Kaokoland
• Kavango
• Namib-Naukluft
• North Namibia
• Ovamboland
• Skeleton Coast
• South Namibia
• Sperrgebiet
• Zambezi (Caprivi)

Featured under these travel regions are 72 towns or destinations (some are National Parks or Game Reserves). Each town or destination has a general description giving you some background on the town as well as a traveller description. A street and/or district map of the town shows you where exactly each camping and lodging listing which is linked to that town or destination, is situated.

For each of these towns or destinations a wealth of information was researched to answer the kind of questions that a self-drive traveller would ask. Through easy-to-read icons you will know if you will be able to refuel, have some repairs done, get medical attention, buy supplies, draw money, have your laundry done and if there is cellphone reception.

The Namibia Self-Drive Guide lists 899 camping and lodging places to stay. Each of these listings indicates contact details, rates, facilities and activities offered. Also, the nearest town with direction, distance and travel time from it, is given.

On top of all this the T4A community has lavished you with valuable tips on each and every aspect covered in the guide. As they are seasoned travellers, these are the kind of tips that can really make a huge difference to the success and enjoyment of your trip.

The table of distance does not only feature distances between towns, but also travel times. Reliable travel times are a unique feature for which Tracks4Africa is well known and is essential information when travelling in Africa. A second table of distance and travel times is dedicated to Kaokoland.

3 reviews for Namibia Self-Drive Guide Book

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    Roger Pearce (verified owner)

    Great book and very useful however it is difficult to use from the point of view that there is no place index of all the places in the book. e.g. There is a list of lodgings but not by location so seeing Andy Blogs Camp Site under A when you are looking for a camp site in Aroab is frustrating having to look through the book trying to find Aroab under its region etc. Well worth the purchase. The same applies for the Botswana book bought at the same time.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Heather Castle (verified owner)

    Very happy with the book. Gives me the information I need.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eileen van der Velden (verified owner)

    Well worth it, bought together with Botswana book, definitely gives one the itch to head out into the wilds.

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Additional information

Weight 1200.00 g
Product Type



Publishing House




Publication Date

2013 / 2014



Number of pages