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  • Is an inner city transfer service.
  • Done by an English speaking chauffeur.
  • Available in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg.
  • With a selection of vehicles to choose from: Economy, Sedan or MPV.

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  • Reservations met countrywide.
  • With a choice of vehicles extended to luxury sedans, 4x4’s and convertibles.
  • For a transfer or having the vehicle and chauffeur at your leisure for a predetermined amount of time.
  • Guide available on request.

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Climate

The climate is semi-desert with hot days and cool nights. In December/January, Temperatures may rise above 35 degrees C and winter it is still warm during the day and can reach -10 degrees at night.

Languages

English is the official language but German and Afrikaans are widely spoken, as well as numerous African languages such as Ovambo, Herero and Kavango.

Currency

The Namibian dollar denoted by the symbol N$. N$1 = 100 cents.

Water

Tap water is purified.

Driving Tips

  • Namibia has a good network of tarred and gravel roads (5450km tarred and 37 000km gravel and earth roads).
  • Driving is on the left hand side of the road.
  • It is illegal to use a cellphone whilst driving.
  • It is essential, by law to wear seat belts provided at all time
  • It is recommended that you check availability of petrol on the route to be followed.
There are 3 types of Roads in Namibia:
  • Tarred (5450km)
  • Sand (Gravel - 37 000km)
  • Salt sealed roads (mainly at the Coast)

Driving on Gravel Roads

Namibia's excellent infrastructure includes a major road system of which only 11 % are tarred or sealed road surfaces. The rest is made up of excellent gravel roads, most the countries attractions can only be reached by gravel roads.

Gravel roads are made, not like everyone thinks just scrapping the roads surface, but in-fact by taking a graded strip of road and compacting stones (gravel) onto this surface.

When driving on gravel roads, it is advisable to keep to the speed limit of 80km/h and observe traffic signs, especially those which indicate a sharp turn ahead.

In dusty conditions, it is also advisable to switch on your headlights. In rainy weather conditions beware of slippery roads, washaways and of course always be on the look out for animals.

Dust

It is dangerous to travel in a vehicle dust cloud for various reasons, the most obvious being that you cannot see.

  • Observe road traffic signs, particularly those which indicate gently or sharp curve ahead.
  • In the case of a warning sign indicating a sharp curve, reduce the speed to at least half the cruising speed before commencing the turn.
  • When approached by a vehicle from the opposite direction, reduce speed and keep to the left of the roadway as far as possible.
  • Tyre-air pressure plays an important role in roadholding ability of a vehicle. Observe therefore, the pressure recommended by the manufacturer of your car.
  • As far as possible, avoid traveling at night.
  • In rainy weather or wet conditions, beware of slippery roads, washaways, running and /or stagnant water at dirt and/or causeways.

Resistance

Gravel Roads offers three times the resistance of other road surfaces. It is this resistance that causes the vehicle to roll in the event of it starting to spin. If you loose control of the vehicle hold the steering, but do not try to counter act the spin.

Do not break but take your foot off the accelerator and once the vehicle has slowed sufficiently for you to take control start steering again.

Stones (Gravel)

The compacting of stones on gravel roads does not least and as a result you will see tracks forming where the vehicles drive. On the edges of these tracks is where you would find stones, which can cause damage to the Tyres.

Remember a stone that is thrown up by a vehicle in front of you could be throw a distance of up to 100 meters, you will not be able to see these stones being thrown up due to the dust cloud of the vehicle in front of you. Generally stay clear of these dust clouds.

Snow Ice

Most Europeans are used to driving on snow and ice and relate driving on gravel / sand roads to be similar to this, nothing could be further from the truth. In snow and Ice conditions there are no sharp objects on the road that could damage tyres.

Tracks

One must stay in the tracks on the wherever possible while driving on Sand / Gravel roads to avoid damaging the tyres.

Tarred Roads

The tarred roads are in excellent condition but conditions are very different to most other countries due to the wildlife and vastness of our country.

Speed Limits

  • Tarred roads and Highways 120km/h, however a speed of 100km/h is recommended until you are familiar with the tarred roads and local traffic conditions.
  • Towns 60km/h
  • Gravel 80km/h

Tyres

We wish to remind you that all tyre damage is for your account so it is up to you to ensure that the tyres you are getting are in a good condition.

The air pressure of the tyres plays the most important role in the road handling ability of your vehicle as well as the maintaining of the tyre.

Tread Wear

Ensure that the tyre tread is running off evenly and that the tread has a profile of at least 3 mm.

Bulges and Cuts

Ensure that there are no bulges or cuts on the sidewalls of the tyre as these substantially weaken the structure of the tyre.

Pressure

Ensure that your tyres are inflated to the recommended hardness as per the table hereunder. This is the most important thing you should check before you start driving in the morning or afternoon, even if you have just stopped a short little rest stop.
Be aware that we supply the vehicle to you with the tyres pumped up to the normal weight loaded.

Recommended normal Tyre Pressure Chart
Vehicle Type Tyre Size Pressure Front (kPa) Pressure Back (kPa)
VW Citi Golf 155/80 R13 200 180
Toyota Corolla 1.3 155/80 R13 190 180
Toyota Corolla 1.6 175/80 R14 190 180
VW Jetta 175/80 R14 220 200
Toyota Camry 195/70 R14 200 180
Mercedes Benz 195/65 R15 210 230
Toyota Venture 185/80 R14 210 210
VW Microbus 205/65 R15 210 230
Recommended Tyre Pressure Chart if car is heavily laden
Vehicle Type Tyre Size Pressure Front (kPa) Pressure Back (kPa)
VW Citi Golf 155/80 R13 220 220
Toyota Corolla 1.3 155/80 R13 220 220
Toyota Corolla 1.6 175/80 R14 220 220
VW Jetta 175/80 R14 240 240
Toyota Camry 195/70 R14 230 230
Mercedes Benz 195/65 R15 230 260
Toyota Venture 185/80 R14 240 260
VW Microbus 205/65 R15 230 260

Side Walls

The sidewalls are the weakest part of any tyre, even though they are reinforced to try and prevent this. If the tyre is under inflated a lot more of the sidewall is exposed to the sharp stones on the roads, as the tyre profil bulges out, it is this under inflation that causes tyre damage.

Off Road

Normal sedan type vehicles are not suited to off road conditions so avoid damge by keeping to the roads.

Gravel roads are suitable for sedan type vehicles, but conditions sometimes change and roads become impassable. You would normally be advised of these at the start of your journey, however there may be roads which are impassable with your vehicle, do not attempt these, you will get stuck and damage the vehicle.

AVIS 4X4

Before driving

  • Check engine oil when vehicle is cold. If topping up do not overfill.
  • Check radiator water in plastic bottle next to the radiator.

Tar Roads/Gravel Roads

  • Front wheel hubs must be in free position.
  • Secondary gear lever must be on 2H.

Engaging Four Wheel drive

  • Never shift secondary gear while driving.
  • Always turn free wheel hubs to "lock" position before engaging secondary gear.

Sandy Conditions

  • Follow instructions on engaging four wheel drive.
  • Shift secondary gear to 4H, H14 (hi range).
  • Try not to exceed 60km/h.
  • Watch out for dips in the road. If the vehicle is unsteady turn steering wheel in direction of vehicle and carefully correct afterwards.

Avoid Extreme/Muddy Conditions

  • Follow instructions on engaging four wheel drive.
  • Shift secondary gear to L4, Low 4 (low range).
  • Only use 1st and 2nd gear and do not over-rev.
  • Gently rock vehicle backwards and forwards to dislodge if necessary.

Pressure

Check tyre pressure, the correct pressure is either written on the tyre or on a sticker on the driver door frame. This is should be checked on a cold tyre. Correct pressure will reduce fuel consumption and prevent steering wobble and tyre bursts.

Ensure that your tyres are inflated to the recommended hardness as per the table here under. This is the most important thing you should check before you start driving in the morning or afternoon, even if you have just stopped a short little rest stop.

Be aware that we supply the vehicle to you with the tyres pumped up to the normal weight loaded.

Recommended normal Tyre Pressure Chart

Vehicle Type Tyre Size Pressure Front (kPa) Pressure Back (kPa)
4x4 Double and Single Cab 30x9.50x15 230 230
4x4 Double and Single Cab 30x9.50x15 260 260

Side Walls

The sidewalls are the weakest part of any tyre, even though they are reinforced to try and prevent this. If the tyre is under inflated a lot more of the sidewall is exposed to the sharp stones on the roads, as the tyre profile bulges out, it is this under inflation that causes tyre damage.

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