The currency in Namibia is the Namibian Dollar, which is fixed to and equals the South African Rand on a one-to-one basis. Notes are issued in the following denominations: 200 Namibia Dollars (N$200), 100 Namibia Dollars (N$100), 50 Namibian Dollars (N$50) and 10 Namibian Dollars (N$10). Coins are issued as: 5 Namibian Dollars (N$5), 1 Namibian Dollar (N$1), 50 cents, 10 cents and 5 cents.
The Namibian Dollar and South African Rand are the only legal tender in Namibia and can be used freely to purchase goods and services in the country. The Namibian Dollar, however, is not legal tender in South Africa. Traveller’s cheques and foreign currency can be exchanged at any of the commercial banks, which are well represented throughout the country. International Visa and MasterCard credit cards are generally accepted throughout Namibia, whilst a Speedpoint facility assures a quick and efficient service.
Holders of other cards are advised to clarify with a commercial bank whether their card is acceptable in Namibia. Visitors can bring any amount of foreign currency into the country. Further information and assistance can be obtained from any commercial bank in Namibia.