About Namibia

The Republic of Namibia is located in the south-western part of Africa bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Angola. Its diverse landscape, rich history and friendly people make it one of the most fascinating countries in the world.

Namibia is a popular travel destination offering 300 days of sunshine, the world’s oldest desert (Namib), highest dunes (Sossusvlei) and one of the world’s biggest conservation areas (Etosha National Park).

The country, also known as “Land of the Brave”, attained its political independence from South Africa in 1990. It is a presidential republic founded on democratic principles including the freedom of speech, press and religion. Our motto is "Unity, Liberty, Justice".

The country has an area of 825 615 km² and a population of only 2.6 Million inhabitants which makes it one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world.

The currency of Namibia is the Namibian Dollar (N$ or NAD). The Namibia Dollar is fixed to and equals the South African Rand (ZAR) which is also a legal tender in Namibia. 1 N$ = 100 cents.

The capital of Namibia is Windhoek with about 350,000 inhabitants. It is the geographic, political and economic epicenter of the country. There are a few tourist attractions such as the Chirst Church, Parliament Gardens, Crafts Market, Independence Avenue and Katutura Township.

Namibia is a developing nation whose main industries are Mining, Fishing, Tourism & Agriculture. The country’s mineral deposits include diamonds, uranium, copper, lead, zinc and marble.

Our country prides itself in its natural wonders, friendly people and good infrastructure. It is one of Africa’s most stable democracies and is very welcoming to foreigners both as tourists and investors.