Car hire at Eros Airport, Windhoek, Namibia

Eros Airport, Winhoek, Namibia
Eros Airport, Windhoek, Namibia (image copyright Namibia Airports Company)

Eros Airport is situated a just five kilometres south of the centre of Windhoek, the Namibian capital. The airport’s main markets are charter flights and private aviation. Eros is the main departure point for fly-in safaris in the region and handles around 150-200 aircraft movements each day, mainly small aircraft. In 2014, Eros was said to have served more than 140,000 passengers.

The airport is accessed from Aviation Road, just off route B1 (Rehobother Road).

Although it’s a relatively small airport, car rental is available at Eros. At the time of writing (August 2017), I was able to obtain quotes for car rental from South African firm Bidvest Car Rental at Eros Airport.

A full range of cars was available, including SUVs, premium models and economy/compact cars.

Driving tips for Namibia (from the official Namibia Tourism website):

  • Drive on the left
  • All passengers must wear seatbelts
  • Carry your driving licence at all times. If your driving licence is not printed in English, then it is advisable to obtain an International Driving Permit.
  • Many roads are gravel. Supplies of fuel and water tend to be further apart than in Europe or the USA. Keep your fuel tank topped up and carry water for drinking in case of delays or breakdowns.
  • Make sure you have an up to date and detailed map before setting off on long journeys. Signage may be minimal or non-existent in rural areas.
  • Avoid travelling at night, when the risk of hitting wildlife is much greater

Note: Passengers travelling to Windhoek on international flights from outside the region are likely to fly to Hosea Kutako International Airport, not Eros Airport.

Hosea Kutako International Airport is Namibia’s main international airport. Although it’s sometimes referred to as Windhoek Airport, it is about 45km east of Windhoek.

For information about car hire at other airports in Namibia, click here.

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