This national road sweeps through well settled farming country. The landscape includes savannah thorn veld with numerous game farms and early German settler towns with well-developed infrastructure. Novelties en-route includes German delicatessens, coffee shops and locally run butcheries that source delicious game and beef from surrounding farms. The excellent highway offers glimpses of families of warthogs foraging on the road verge and quick views of kudu, giraffe and other game as you pass by.
The route is a gateway to the desert attractions of this arid eden. Towering mountain peaks, vast vistas, desert adapted wildlife, rock art, unusual geological features and a spread of rich local cultures await the adventurous traveller. The route also gives alternate access to the much less visited, western part of Etosha National Park via the Galton Gate.