The B2 Route is the fastest way from Windhoek to the coast, via the tarred B2 highway to Swakopmund. The road stretches about 410 km running through towns like Wihelmstal and Uasakos until you get to the coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. Arid desert landscapes gives plenty opportunity for spectacular pictures. Swakopmund with its German look and feel is capital of this region and has plenty adventurous things to do in and around the town engulfed by the Namib desert and Atlantic ocean. Walvis Bay is Namibias main harbour and the hub of the fishing industry.
Instead, you can head further south along the more direct but slower C28 Route, which descends the long, steep Bosua Pass onto the grasslands of the northern Namib-Naukluft National Park. Once down on the Naukluft plains, there are options to detour into the beautiful Tinkas Flats. Pre-paid permits are required to leave the C28 and/or camp in the area. The northern plains of the Namib-Naukluft National Park are known as the Tinkas Flats. They’re a particularly striking stretch of golden grassland, criss-crossed with 4×4 tracks and dotted with low, quiver-tree-covered peaks and huge granite boulders. One such granite outcrop, at Blutkuppe, is the site of a lovely, unstaffed campsite. Further west you can detour along the D1991, through the ancient Welwitschia Plains and the aptly-named ‘Moon Landscape’. The Swakop and Khan riverbeds can also be explored with a 4×4.