Namibia Shopping, Embassy and Communication

By | May 6, 2022



The official language is English (7%). Afrikaans (60%) is colloquial. German (32%) is common; numerous African languages ​​such as Ovambo and Herero are also spoken.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

03/21/2022 Independence Day

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Workers’ Day

05/04/2022 Cassinga day

05/25/2022 Africa day

05/26/2022 Ascension of Christ

08/26/2022 Heroes Day

12/10/2022 international human rights day

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 family day


Duty free shopping


The following items can be brought into Namibia duty-free: 400 cigarettes and 50 cigars and 250 g of tobacco (persons aged 18 and over); 2 liters of wine and 1 liter of spirits (over 18s); 50 ml perfume and 250 ml eau de toilette; Gifts valued up to N$1,250 (but not televisions). More information is available from

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Namibia

Honorary consulates in Grafenstein, Kufstein and Salzburg.

Zuckerkandlgasse 2
+43 (0)1 402 93 71/72/73.

Mon-Thu 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00, Fri 09.00-15.00. Consular section: Mon-Thurs 09.30-12.45.

Embassy of the Republic of Namibia

Honorary consulates in Bremerhaven, Hanover-Laatzen, Hamburg, Pfungstadt and Stuttgart.

Reichsstrasse 17
+49 (0)30 254 09 50.

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Consular section: Mon-Wed 09.00-13.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Namibia
Chemin Louis-Dunant 15, 1er étage
+41 (0)22 733 02 20.

Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00.


Business etiquette

A suit and tie or suit is appropriate for business visits. Appointments should be arranged in advance. English is the language most commonly spoken in business circles. The best times for business visits are February to May and September to November.

Business contacts

Commercial Department of the Embassy of Namibia Reichsstr. 17, 14052 Berlin, Germany Tel. +49(0)30 254 09 50. Website: Namibia National Chamber of Commerce and Industry 6436 Church Street, Windhoek, Namibia Tel. +264 (0)61 228 809. Website:



According to, the country code of Namibia is 00264.

Mobile phone

GSM 900 / 1800 900, 3G (2100) and 4G (LTE and 1800 Mhz). Main network operators are Telecom Namibia and MTC. With the exception of rural areas, the mobile network covers almost the entire country. International roaming contracts exist. Nevertheless, it may be worth purchasing a Namibian prepaid SIM card. Mobile phones can be rented.


Internet providers include Telecom Namibia and MTC. There are Internet cafes in all larger towns and in tourist areas. Telecom Namibia WiFi hotspots are located in Hosea Kutako International Airport and in some nature parks.

Post office

The postal service is excellent. Mail to Europe takes 4-7 days to arrive.

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