The metro Namibia Journey

The beginning

The first store under the Metro Namibia brand was opened up in Windhoek, Northern Industrial, Kallie Roodt street in 1985. Metro Namibia would then go on to expand and build 11 more stores countrywide for the following 30 years.

Sefalana Takeover

In 2014, Botswana company Sefalana trading extended their wholesale and retail operations into Namibia and took over the Metro stores into the Sefalana FMCG. The first store under Sefalana in the country was opened in Katima Mulilo in January 2014. In July 2014 Sefalana purchased the Metro Group of 12 stores. In November 2015, Sefalana took over an additional store in Swakopmund, bringing the total store compliment to 14 stores.


From 2019 - 2022 Metro Namibia Expanded its reach by adding 4 more stores to their roster, bringing it to 21 stores countrywide. With the most recent being the Grootfontein and Otjiwarongo branches, with the latter being launched in 2022.


Metro Namibia continues to build on its vision of reaching more corners of the country and being the biggest retail brand as well as building communities around Namibia as an employer and improving the livelihoods of all Namibians.