Cross-border road transport permits, also known as a MOU, applied for from the CBRTA.
CBRTA (Cross-Border Road Transport Agency)
This is the governing body that issues all cross-border permits for goods and passengers to and from neighbouring countries with whom the RSA has cross-border agreements.
Countries included are: - Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi.
The Road Fund Administration was established in terms of the Road Fund Administration Act, 1999 (Act 18 of 1999) and is thereby authorized to impose road user charges (RUC) to secure sufficient funding to achieve a safe and economically efficient road sector in Namibia.
The following RUC's are at present in place in Namibia: cross border charges for all foreign registered vehicles, annual vehicle license and registration fees for locally owned vehicles, abnormal load fees which is levied on vehicles of which the dimensions and/or mass exceed the legal limits, and a levy on petrol and diesel used for travel on public roads referred to as fuel levies.
CBC's are payable at all Namibian border posts
The principle of Cross Border Charges 9CBC) or entry fees is based on the recovery of infrastructure costs as provided for in the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communication and Meteorology, Proclamtion No 24 of 29 September 1997. Whilst Namibian vehicles in all classes are paying license fees and fuel levies for the maintenance and construction of the country's roads, foreign registered vehicles are also expected to pay their fair share for the use of this infrastructure. As a result CBC's are payable by all foreign registered vehicles entering Namibia. Upon receipt of the CBC, a CBC certificate is issued.
The current CBC system includes the following categories of foreign registered vehicles:
Visiting privately owned vehicles, whether transporting goods or used for tourism purposes.
Vehicles imported into Namibia, both second hand and new.
Diplomatic vehicles registered in foreign countries (please note that this is not a tax, but a fee for road use).
Foreign registered rental vehicles.
Vehicles belonging to foreign governments, except those entering Namibia for emergency purposes.
Any other foreign registered vehicle forming part of a combination vehicle.
CBC's are structured as a flat fee payable each time a foreign registered vehicle enters Namibia.
This fee consists of the CBC, an administration fee covering the agent's costs and VAT of 15%.
Different vehicle categories pay different CBC's.
The CBC system is policed at the Namibian border posts within Namibia by traffic law enforcement officers.
The RFA appointed Africon Namibia as the agent to manage CBC's at all border posts.
Africon Namibia handles all administrative matters, collects the entry fees, issues CBC certificates and answers all system-related queries.
The CBC system is operational at the following porder posts:
|Border post name||Neighbouring country|
|Klein Menasse||South Africa|
Regular road users who travel within 100km of a specific border, may at the discretion fo the RFA, qualify for a regular user permit. Application forms for regular user permits are available from Africon Namibia at the CBC payment offices. These permits are for Type 2 vehicles only and are valid for a period of 3 months. The cost of the regular user permit is N$170.00. Cash payments can be effected in Namibian Dollars at all border posts or the designated payment offices. Pre-payment options are available at Ariamsvlei, Noordoewer, Buitepos, Katima Mulilo and Oshikango. Users can apply directly with Africon Namibia. Please note that Credit Card payments can only be effected at Buitepos.
|Type||Description||Entry fee||Entry fee per||Assumed km||Travelling|
|(Petrol and Diesel Driven||(N$)||100km (N$)||travelled perentry||Distance Charge|
|Type 1||Motor cycles, motor tricycle and motor quadrucylce||90||-||-||-|
|Caravans and light trailers drawnby type 2 vehicles.|
|Type 2||All passenger cars, station wagons,||140||-||-||-|
|S/C and D/C bakkies, 2x4 and|
|4x4 bakkies, Kombis, Microbus|
|and minibus (less than 25 passengers)|
|Type 3||Light goods vehicles/delivery vehicles||290||-||-||-|
|Heavy vehicles : (single units)|
|Type 4||Bus with 2 axles. (carrying capacity of 25 or more Passengers)||350||8.6||1.465||126|
|Type 5||Bus with 3 axles. (carrying capacity of 25 or more Passengers)||440||8.73||1.552||136|
|Type 6||Single unit Truck with 2 axles||350||9.44||1.032||97|
|Type 7||Single unit Truck with 3 axles||440||11.62||795||92|
|Heavy vehicles : (Traction unit as part of a combination vehicle)|
|Type 8||Truck tractor : with 2 axles||350||8.7||909||79|
|Type 9||Truck tractor : with 3 axles||440||10.19||1.418||144|
|Type 10||Truck tractor : with 4 or more axles||830||11.05||822||91|
|Heavy trailers as part of a combination vehicle|
|Type 11||Trailer : with 1 axle||230||8.73||1.346||118|
|Type 12||Trailer : with 2 axle||350||10.37||1.469||152|
|Type 13||Trailer : with 3 axle||440||11.12||1.373||153|
|Type 14||Trailer : with 4 axle||580||12.18||975||119|
|Type 15||Trailer : with 5 or more axle||710||12.97||2.202||286|
|Type 16||Tyre dozer, grader motor, front-end loaders,excavators.||1200||3.95||905||36|
|self-propelled vibratory rollers|
|Type 17||Any other vehicle not listed||230||3.95||985||39|
|REGULAR USER PERMIT||200|
Information supplied by the Namibian Road Fund Administration.
Private Bag 13372
Tel: 0026461 - 250897
|Ariamsvlei - Windhoek||778km|
|Buitepos - Windhoek||320km|
|Holweg - Windhoek||712km|
|Ka-Twe-Twe - Windhoek||1013kn|
|Ka-Twe-Twe via Rundu - Windhoek||868km|
|Klein Manassa - Windhoek||688km|
|Muhembo - Windhoek||932km|
|Ngoma - Windhoek||1287km|
|Noordoewer - Windhoek||786km|
|Oshikanga - Windhoek||733km|
|Ruacana via Oshakati - Windhoek||860km|
|Ruacana via Kmanyab||757km|
|Waneta - Windhoek||1215km|