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Travel advise: payments in Namibia
Jet off well-informed to Namibia. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Namibia.
In Namibia's main cities Windhoek and Walvis Bay you'll be able to pay by credit and debit card in most shops, supermarkets, restaurants and hotels. The card terminals are chip and pin, similar to the ones in the UK.
However not all vendors will be able to accept international card payments. This is especially the case for smaller shops, restaurants, bars as well as in shops outside the main cities and in Etosha national park.
If you are going to pay by card in Namibia: Be aware of bank card fees and currency conversion fees for card payments. ATM withdrawals in Namibia will incur costs including currency conversion fees. Your bank's NAD to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in Africa it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Yes, you should certainly take Namibian Dollars cash with you on your trip to Namibia. Although card payments are widely accepted in Windhoek's cosmopolitan areas, having cash as a fallback option will give you peace of mind.
Some vendors in Namibia will only accept cash. For example taxi drivers and the street vendors on Windhoek's food markets. Most gas stations also only accept cash.
Many vendors will accept cash in South African rands as well.
The overall cost of living in Namibia is 38% lower than the cost of living in Great Britain. For a coffee in a cafe in Windhoek you'll pay around $25 NAD.
The cost of a three-course meal in Namibia is around $300 NAD per person.
There is no formal tipping culture in Namibia. It's up to you whether you want to leave a tip. When eating and drinking out in Namibia a tip of around 10% is appropriate if you are happy with the service.
Leave your tip in cash. In most cases coins of $5, $10 or a tenner note will do the job.
Banknotes in Namibia
Namibia's banknotes in use are N$10, N$20, N$50, N$100 and N$200 NAD. The banknotes in circulation are from 1993 and later.
Three different designs of Namibian banknotes circulate alongside each other and are all valid.
All Namibian dollar banknotes have the portrait of either Dr. Sam Nujoma or H. Witbooi, wearing a hat.
Coins in Namibia
Namibian coins range from 5 cents to $10 NAD. There are both coins and banknotes in use for the $10 denomination. $5 and $10 Namibian dollar coins are useful for tipping.
Namibia's currency import and export regulations
Travelers can take up to N$50,000 Namibian Dollars in cash per person into and out of Namibia. In addition travelers can bring an unlimited amount of foreign currency but this needs to be declared upon arrival.
There are no currency restrictions for travelers arriving from or traveling to South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho.
Ordering Namibian Dollars online
Order Namibian Dollars online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Namibian Dollars online.
Selling back Namibian Dollars
If you have Namibian Dollars to sell, follow this link to exchange Namibian Dollars to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'NAD Namibian Dollar'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Namibian Dollars.