Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge
THE ROSTOCK RITZ
The lodge is built on the slope of a hill overlooking the north the Rostock Mountain range and in the southwest the colourful dune landscape of the Namib Desert. The well known architect Mr. Piet Odendaal designed unique round structures blended into the granite surrounding. An often asked question is: "Why round?". First of all to give it an African flair; further no roof structure was necessary (seasonal twisters are not uncommon in this region), and the "cave feeling" of the interior lets the guest feel secure in the wilderness of Namibia.
The farm "Rostock South" lies west of the large escarpment in the eastern region of the Namib Desert. Rainfall averages <100 mm per year, causing the rivers to run periodically. The Gaub (main river) streams westwards and joins the larger Kuiseb in the rocky Namib Naukluft Park.
Small fountains and rock pools are found in the river beds of the Gaub, Rotberg and Witberg river courses. Seasonal grass and perennial shrubs are common. Larger trees, mainly Acacias occur in the riverbeds.
In the southeast rises the Witberg (white mountain). It's name is derived from the white and weather resistant marble which forms the mountain ridge and builds the corona formation. Rotstock Mountain (red gneiss) borders the farm on the northern side and is our own "Aijas Rock" in the desert. A cave with Bushman paintings is found here. The rock paintings are still in relatively good condition and are approximately 1000 years old.
Tranquility, breath-taking views and quality guaranteed
Rostock Ritz - desert lodge invites you to experience the Namib Desert combined with memorable hospitality, personalized service and soul reaching tranquility. 44 guests accommodated in 22 traditional African style round buildings with en-suite facilities. Each building naturally integrated in natural surroundings offering unlimited views across the Namib. An excellent choice for the ultimate African holiday. Stay longer than a night and spoil yourself with the following exhilarating activities: A variety of well marked hiking trails catering for the athlete and the nature lover; Discover historical bushman paintings hidden in the oasis cave including a 3 hour scenic drive; Scenic flights available on pre-bookings only; Relax beside the pool with the best view to the west. Wi-Fi Internet connection is available.
10 different well-marked hiking trails, scenic drives, 4x4 trips to cave paintings.
240 km from Windhoek • 240 km from Swakopmund
120 km from Sesriem • 180 km from Sossusvlei
55 km from Solitaire
Coming from Windhoek you drive on the C26, approximately 200 - 220 km, southwest direction until you intersect with the C14. There you turn LEFT onto the C14 towards Solitaire. You drive through the Gaub until you see the Lodge sign. You turn LEFT at the sign and after 7 km you are at the Lodge.
Coming from Swakopmund you drive to Walvis Bay and from there on the C14 in an easterly direction. Driving through the Kuiseb & Gaub Pass towards Solitaire. After 9 km you will see the Lodge sign. Here you turn off to the LEFT and after 7 km you are at the Lodge.
You can reach us per daily charter from Swakopmund or Windhoek or land with your own aircraft on our 1.6 km airstrip.
Co-ordinates: S 23° 32.275" E 15° 50.335".
Rates per room per night, bed and breakfast: on request
|Camping, no meals|
|Camping, power points, showers, flush toilets||-|
|Meals per person|
|Lunch 3 course||-|
|Activities per person|
|Scenic sunset drive, +- 2 hours, max 9, inclusive of 1 drink||-|
|4WD trip to cave paintings, +- 3 hours, max 9||-|
Rates are subject to change without prior notice should tax be increased or Government levies introduced. Rates include Value Added Tax.
P.O. Box 3127 Windhoek, Namibia
Fax: +264 61 244558
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Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
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