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Best time Sum­mer’s days in Namibia are ex­cru­ci­at­ingly hot. The milder day tem­per­a­tures in winter make it a good time for a visit, but if you want to avoid hordes of tourists, stay away in July and August. Do pack warm clothes in the winter months be­cause it gets re­ally cold at night. Do I need a 4x4? No. We drove this route in a Re­nault Duster, a soft­roader. As long as your ve­hi­cle has good ground clear­ance and you ad­just your tyre pres­sure for gravel roads. A 4x4, how­ever, will al­low you to ex­plore more places along the route, like the Tsauchab River and Kosos’s 4x4 routes. What do the roads look like? The main gravel roads (C19, C14, and C13) are well main­tained but the smaller roads (C27 and D707) are roughly cor­ru­gated and sandy in places. Pa­per­work at the bor­der Your pass­port (valid for at least six months), the unabridged birth cer­tifi­cates of any mi­nors trav­el­ling with you, and the reg­is­tra­tion doc­u­ments of your ve­hi­cle. If the ve­hi­cle doesn’t be­long to you, bring along a per­mis­sion let­ter from the bank or rental com­pany. You pay a road us­age fee of R242 per ve­hi­cle and R154 per car­a­van. For mo­torhomes with dou­ble rear wheels it costs R500.

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