All accommodation establishments in Namibia, including hotels, pensions(private hotels), guest farms, rest camps and caravan parks, are graded. Ratings for hotels range from one to four stars, while those of guest farms range from one to three stars.
Normal business hours are from 08:00 or 08:30 to 17:00 or 17:30 Mondays to Fridays and 08:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays. Shops are closed on Sundays and public holidays, but most supermarkets have restricted trading hours on Sundays and public holidays.
In summer, Namibian Standard Time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and the same as South African Standard Time; in winder, Namibian Standard Time is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and thus one hour behind South African Standard Time.
Summar time commences at 02:00 on the first Sunday of September; winter time commences at 02:00 on the first Sunday of April.