Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Namibia?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Australia to Namibia. In Namibia, people are using different power plugs and power outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Australia!

Namibia und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Namibia
DOutlets of type DMOutlets of type MOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Namibia?

Namibia uses power plugs of type D and M. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in Namibia.

Country information

About Namibia

Flag: About Namibia

Namibia is a country in Africa (Southern Africa) with about 2.2 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 824 000 km². The capital of Namibia is Windhoek (268 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English, Afrikaans, German, Herero and Nauru.

The neighbors of Namibia are Angola, Botswana, South Africa and Zambia.

TLD: .naCurrency: ZARCountry calling code: +264Country Code : NA
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Namibia?

The voltage in Namibia is 220 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower than the 230 volts in Australia. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Australia:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Namibia, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Namibia?

The utility frequency in Namibia is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Australia. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Namibia.