Driving from Swakopmund north through the Recreational Area, takes you through flat monotonous stony plains to Henties Bay. From here there are three different routes to explore. The easiest route is the D1918 inland, which passes close to the Klein Spitzkoppe (1572 m) and Gross Spitzkoppe (1784 m) before joining the B2 near Usakos. The other two routes will take you into some of Namibia’s finest wilderness areas. Just north of the town, the C35 turns east into the heart of Damaraland; this is the road to Uis and the Brandberg (2573 m). Finally, you can follow the C34 along the coast. It is possible to drive as far north as Terrace Bay; once you have crossed the Ugab River you are in the Skeleton Coast National Park (southern section). To travel through the park on the C34 and then the C39, you need to pay entrance and vehicle fees at the gate. Both roads that lead inland from the coast go through a sparsely populated region; care should be taken when driving on these gravel and sand roads. If you have an accident or a breakdown you may have a long wait before the next vehicle comes along.