With several very accessible attractions, this is an easy area to visit yourself. Because of the region's sparse population, it's wise to travel here with at least basic supplies of food and water, and if you come fully equipped to camp and fend for yourself, then you will be more flexible in visiting the area's great mountains: Brandberg and Spitzkoppe.
If you see local people hitching, bear in mind that there is no public transport here. In such a rural area, Namibians will stop to help if there is a hope of cramming a further person into their car. Seeing foreign tourists pass by with a half-empty vehicle will leave behind very negative feelings. (Although, as anywhere, single women drivers might justifiably pause for thought before offering lifts.)