Driving Tips in Angola - Sixt rent a car


Driving in Angola varies from most other countries so it’s important that you are aware of some road rules before you start your trip. Sixt has provided a guide below to give our customers some useful knowledge and driving tips.

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Rules & Regulations

Make sure you read our driving tips below before you start driving in Angola.

  • Driving in Angola is on the right side of the road.
  • Every occupant of a vehicle has to wear a seat belt.
  • Overtaking is prohibited:

    - at the bumps
    - immediately before and at pedestrian crossings
    - immediately before and at intersections and junctions
    - immediately before and at railway crossing
    - at curves
    - at all locations with insufficient visibility
    - on bridges and in tunnels
    - to overtake a vehicle that is overtaking a third

  • The minimum age to drive is 18 years old.
  • The driver must give way to traffic coming from his right at intersections and junctions.
  • The driver with the right of way should observe the necessary precautions to traffic safety.
  • The driver must always give way:

    - when exiting a parking lot, a supply zone Fuel or any building or particular path
    - when entering a highway or in a lane reserved for cars and motorcycles, duly signed by the respective branches access
    - when entering a roundabout
    - to vehicles coming out of a level crossing.

  • It is forbidden to stop or park:

    - on bridges, at roundabouts, in tunnels, at level crossings, on underpasses and everywhere with insufficient visibility
    - less than 5 m on either side of intersections or junctions
    - less than 3 m or 15 m on either side of signals indicative of stopping of vehicles in public passenger transport, depending transiting or not on rails
    - less than 5 m before and passages marked for crossing pedestrians or bicycles
    - less than 20 m before the signal lights placed at the entrance of intersections and junctions
    - Parking is also prohibited less than 10 m on either side of level crossings, less than 5 m on either side of the filling stations.

  • Reversing in the direction of travel is prohibited:

    - at the bumps
    - curves, intersections or junctions of reduced visibility
    - on bridges, at level crossings, and in tunnels
    - wherever visibility is insufficient
    - where there is intensive traffic.
    Please make sure that you are aware of all the road regulations before you start your trip in Angola.

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Speed Limits

The speed limit for vehicles without a trailers is:

  • in built up areas – 60 km/h
  • outside built up areas – 90 km/h
  • on open roads in lanes for cars and motorcycles – 100 km/h
  • on highways – 120 km/h.
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Things to Bring Along

It is compulsory to have the following equipment with you when driving in Angola:

  • Full UK driving licence
  • International driving licence
  • Insurance documents
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Additional Information

  • There are no tolls roads in Angola
  • It is advised not to park your car in the street at night time. Use a hotel car park or a well-lit area.
  • Petrol stations are normally open in cities from 8am – 8pm and are open 24 hours on the highway.
  • In Angola road conditions vary so take extra care particularly during the rainy season from October to March as some roads are impassable during this time due to potholes and erosion.
  • Beware of erratic behaviour of other drivers and a lack of working traffic lights.


* Please note: All information was correct at the time of publication.