Namibia road conditions


Sep 1st, 2014, 07:32 PM
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Namibia road conditions

I will be in Namibia in early October driving from Otjiwarongo to Zelda's Guest Farm. I would like to know if it will be better to go via Windhoek or to take the shorter route via Steinhausen. Is this a tarred or a dirt road, are there any petrol stations, is the road in a reasonable condition? We are wanting to be at Zelda's by 2.30 so favour the shorter route if it's worthwhile. Any advice would be most welcome.
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Sep 4th, 2014, 02:50 AM
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I haven't travelled the C30 but it's gravel and gravel roads are usually in good condition in October, but can be a bit bone-shaking if not recently graded. If you are travelling alot in Namibia/Botswana it's worth getting Tracks4Africa online maps ( a great planning tool, and also shows petrol stations & acco. I just had a look and it's showing 470 km (5 hrs 10 mins) on the C30 and 550km (6 hrs) via Windhoek. I would personally go via Windhoek if there is a time factor - longer but very reliable, the gravel roads are more interesting but you need to concentrate more and mustn't be tempted to speed - always a slight chance of a cracked windscreen or puncture on gravel roads. You could also ask in the South African 4x4community forum - the folk on there really know the roads:
Have a great time!
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Sep 4th, 2014, 04:14 AM
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Thank you very much - it's very helpful. I'll take your advice and go via Windhoek and also look into the Tracks4Africa maps. I'll try the 4x4 community too. It's great to be able to ask advice and get useful replies from such helpful people. All the best.
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