Food and drinks in Namibia, for low cost travellers.

3 months road trip in Southern Africa,
 Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.
 October - December 2014 

Average exchange rate: 1 € =  13,75 N$

In the Namibian towns, not too many restaurants outside the hotels and camps. There are a few fast food franchises, usually at the shopping malls and near the supermarkets and some small stalls with snacks and drinks.

  Supermarkets in Namibia   

The supermarkets have a “take away” section, and it´s the cheapest option if you don´t want to cook (less than 2 € for a dish, prices are usually per kg, and also offer snacks).

Shoprite and Spar are the most popular supermarkets and you find them in the medium size towns. Keep in mind that Namibia doesn´t have many towns specially if you are travelling to remote places or national parks.
Possible to pay with credit card.

Openning times vary a lot from town to town. Usually open til 18:00 or 19:00 and more limited on Saturdays and Sundays.

You find everything needed at the supermarket, high standart and clean. 
Most of the stuff comes from South Africa but prices are quite similar. Meat is really cheap, around 4 €/kg. Bakery is fresh.

If there´s no kitchen in your camp, you can always do a BBQ. Coal and wood are sold everywhere (around 2 or 3 €) or you can take sticks.

   Drinking water in Namibia   

Tap water is usually safe to drink, except sometimes in remotes northern places. Just ask. 
We drank it and never had any problem.

   Alcohol in Namibia  

Sold at the bottle shops, at the sides of the supermarkets and you also find beers at the supermarkets. More expensive at the hotels.

Namibia has many famous local beers. Prices are quite cheap, a small beer (33cl) costs 8-9 N$ (around 0.60 €).