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Walvis Bay car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Walvis Bay

  • Choosing car hire at Walvis Bay offers numerous advantages compared to alternative transport options. With a hire car, you can enjoy the flexibility and convenience of exploring the stunning desert landscapes and charming coastal towns that are hard to reach by public transport. Places like the majestic Namib Desert, with its towering dunes, or the picturesque coastal town of Swakopmund, known for its German architecture and sandy beaches, which can take between three and four stops to get to from the city centre, if you take public transport.
  • When considering car hire in Walvis Bay directly from Walvis Airport (WLV), you will find the car hire desks conveniently located in the Arrivals hall of the main terminal. There is no airport shuttle service to the car hire offices, but the short walking distance makes it easily accessible. Popular car hire companies like Avis Car Rentals and Hertz Car Hire operate from the airport, offering a variety of vehicles to suit your needs. One of the most popular car hire companies at Walvis Bay Airport is Budget Car Rentals. Known for their excellent service and diverse fleet of vehicles, Budget Car Rentals for car hire in Walvis offers special features such as unlimited mileage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and flexible rental durations.
  • When choosing a car hire in Walvis Bay, it's important to be aware of pedestrians and cyclists, who may be more prevalent in areas such as the city centre, along the waterfront promenade, and in residential neighbourhoods like Walvis Bay Central, Meersig, Langstrand, and Vineta. These areas tend to have higher foot traffic, especially during peak hours and weekends.  Additionally, popular tourist spots like the Walvis Bay Lagoon and the National Marine Aquarium attract pedestrians and cyclists, who share the roads with vehicles, as there are no dedicated cycling lanes.
  • Rush hour in Walvis can occur between 7:00 and 9:00, and again from 17:00 to 19:00, primarily on Main Street and Coastal Road. During these times, driving a Walvis Bay car hire means facing traffic congestion, so it's best to plan accordingly. Another consideration is the seasonal weather. While Walvis doesn't experience extreme winter conditions, heavy rainfall can occasionally affect road conditions. Winter in Walvis Bay typically occurs between the months of June and August. In terms of rainfall, the wettest months in Walvis Bay are usually from November to March. It's important to be cautious of road conditions during and after heavy rainfall, as it may lead to reduced visibility, slippery surfaces, and the possibility of minor flooding in low-lying areas. One such area is the eastern part of Walvis Bay, closer to the Kuiseb River.
  • Book your rental car in Walvis Bay at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Premium rental cars in Walvis Bay are around 106% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Walvis Bay

  • How much is the price of fuel in Walvis Bay?

    The average price of fuel in Walvis Bay is ₹ 388 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 4,661 and ₹ 6,214, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Walvis Bay?

    Premium (Toyota Fortuner or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Walvis Bay.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Walvis Bay?

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

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Walvis Bay?

    A Premium car hire in Walvis Bay costs ₹ 8,938 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Walvis Bay?

    An Economy car hire in Walvis Bay costs ₹ 2,616 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Walvis Bay?

    A Standard car hire in Walvis Bay costs ₹ 6,542 per day, on average.

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

    When considering Walvis car hire, it's recommended to hire a compact car or an SUV, depending on your specific needs. The compact car is suitable for navigating the city streets and parking in tight spaces. An SUV, on the other hand, provides better handling on gravel roads, which are commonly found in the surrounding areas. This is especially true if you plan to visit destinations like the Kuiseb Delta, Sandwich Harbor, or the Namib-Naukluft National Park, where gravel roads are common, and an SUV can provide better handling and stability.

  • What’s the speed limit in Walvis?

    The speed limit in Walvis is generally 60 km/h (37 mph) in built-up areas and 120 km/h (75 mph) on open roads. Walvis Bay has speed cameras in certain areas to enforce speed limits. Common areas where you should look out for speed cameras include Main Street in Walvis Bay, Henties Bay Road and Sam Nujoma Avenue.

  • Where are the best places to park in Walvis?

    In Walvis, parking is generally easy to find and often free in most areas. However, in some parts of the city centre, paid parking may be required. If you're headed to Independence Avenue in the city centre, known to be a bustling area with various shops, restaurants, and businesses, look out for paid parking zones, designated along the street to manage the high demand for parking in this popular area. The average cost for parking in these areas is around N$5 (£0.30) per hour.

Walvis Bay car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

4.0

Mediocre

3 reviews

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

5.0

One location in Walvis Bay

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Walvis Bay Airport

+264 64 200 853

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday12:00 - 15:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00

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6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
It was an okay experience, the deposit refund timelines could however be a bit faster.

6.8 Okay

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Hertz service was very good. But we were charged heftily for a faulty car

Cons:

The fact that the CV joint snapped off on a hecticc mountain pass. We had to pay for the towing and extra fuel.

1 out of 1

Avis

2.9

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

4.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.9

Value for money

2.9

2 locations in Walvis Bay

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198 Sam Nujoma

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 10:00

Rooikop Airport

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:30 - 15:00
Sunday10:30 - 15:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Car wasn't available at time booked. Had to phone and remind them it was booked for 0900. Repeatedly tried to sell their insurance policies etc despite being covered by the booking website Fuel gauge didn't work. Showed full even after 400km of driving.

1 out of 1

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

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198 Sam Nujoma

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 10:00

Rooikop Airport

+264 64 207 527

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:30 - 15:00
Sunday10:30 - 15:00

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Europcar

5.5

Fair

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Pelican Bay Hote, Esplenade Road

+264 6420 7391

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keddy by Europcar

6.3

Okay

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Pelican Bay Hotel- Esplenade

+264 64 207 391

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Walvis Bay Downtown

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Firefly

4.3

Mediocre

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2nd Street West, Lagoon Area

+27 78 829 6528

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Bidvest

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Protea Lodge, Cnr 10Th Rd & Sam Nujoma Dr

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Walvis Bay Airport

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Walvis Bay Downtown

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Bluu

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Unit 7 Florence Court, Langer Heinrich Crescent Walvis bay

+264 81 264 0132

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Walvis Bay Airport

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Sunnycars

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Unit 7 Florence court, langer Heinrich crescent

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Walvis Bay Airport

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5 travellers who rented a car in Walvis Bay gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.5

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Pick-up locationWalvis Bay
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