What currency can you use in Namibia?
The currency used in Namibia is the Namibian Dollar (NAD). However, the South African Rand (ZAR) is also widely accepted as legal tender in Namibia, alongside the Namibian Dollar. The Namibian Dollar is divided into 100 cents, and banknotes are available in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 Namibian Dollars. It’s worth noting that the Namibian Dollar is pegged to the South African Rand at a 1:1 exchange rate, so either currency can be used interchangeably in Namibia.
When visiting Namibia, it is advisable to carry some local currency for day-to-day expenses, although major credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger establishments. USD, Euros and UK Pounds are also typically accepted.