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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.