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Cheaper to rent a car at Windhoek or at Swakopmund?

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Cheaper to rent a car at Windhoek or at Swakopmund?

Hi there!

Does anyone know where it's cheaper to rent a car, at Windhoek or at Swakopmund?

We will either follow to Damaraland or to Walvis Bay and Sesriem after we get the car.

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Cheaper to rent a car at Windhoek or at Swakopmund?

I don't think there will be any significant difference where you rent the car.

Windhoek would give you more choice as it is where most people enter the country, and its the capital.

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2. Re: Cheaper to rent a car at Windhoek or at Swakopmund?

It won't make a big difference and you can either book in Windhoek, Swakopmund or Walvis Bay. If you land in Walvis, book a vehicle there as you then save the transfer costs to Swakopmund.

Clive - Suricate Safaris Namibia

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3. Re: Cheaper to rent a car at Windhoek or at Swakopmund?

I would go further and suggest Swakopmund may be more expensive overall due to lack of competition and the fact you need to get there from your port of entry.

If flying in to WDH it surely makes more sense to me to step off plane, pick up car and move out!

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4. Re: Cheaper to rent a car at Windhoek or at Swakopmund?

Walvis Bay and Swakopmund is not necessarily more expensive and one can get the same prices there as in Windhoek.

You can also get your vehicle directly at the airport in Walvis Bay and I would bet on it that is is quicker than in Windhoek.

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5. Re: Cheaper to rent a car at Windhoek or at Swakopmund?

Thanks for all your answers, they have already helped us!

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6. Re: Cheaper to rent a car at Windhoek or at Swakopmund?

just remember if you fly into Windhoek and you rent a vehicle from Swakopmund then the rental company will charge you delivery fees which is around 1,700N$

i agree with mfuwe, just makes more sense to rent from Windhoek when your arrival is there, it make things much easier for both parties, if say for instance there is something wrong with the vehicle and this need to be sorted out, then you want the rental company to be available immediately, not get a big charge on your card once you have left! :)

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7. Re: Cheaper to rent a car at Windhoek or at Swakopmund?

Thanks!

I think we'll get the car from Windhoek - any recommendations?

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8. Re: Cheaper to rent a car at Windhoek or at Swakopmund?

AVIS for Saloons, Advanced for 4x4s. These would be my choices as I have had excellent service from both.

Edited: 24 February 2014, 18:54
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9. Re: Cheaper to rent a car at Windhoek or at Swakopmund?

Thanks!

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