Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge is built on the slope of a hill overlooking in the north the Rotstock Mountain range and in the southwest the colourful dunelandscape of the Namib Desert (Namibia).
The farm “Rostock South” lies west of the large escarpment in the eastern region of the Namib Desert.
Rainfall averages less than 100 mm per year, causing the rivers to run periodically.
Small fountains and rock pools are found in the river beds of the Gaub, Rotberg and Witberg rivercourses.
Rotstock Mountain (red gneiss) borders the farm on the northern side and a cave with Bushman paintings is
found here. The rock paintings are still in relatively good condition and are approximately 1000 years old.
Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge consists of 20 double rooms , two of which a fully equipped for the handicapped and
two units are Suites, housed in traditional round buildings, which are aesthetically integrated in the natural surroundings. Unlimited view of the Namib Naukluft Park can be experienced from each room`s balcony.
The impressive scenery around Rostock Ritz has a variety of activities to offer, such as 10 different GPS coordinated hiking trails through the mountains and/or the gorges of Gaub & Kuiseb Canyon, sunset dune drives
as well as a trip to the cave paintings.
Self-drive trips to Sossusvlei, which lies among the highest dunes of the world, are also a popular activity.
Rostock Ritz can accommodate 40 guests. Our fancy bungalows comprise 20 en-suite rooms (18 standard and 2
luxury rooms: Honeymoon-Suite and VIP-Suite), each with own terrace and panoramic view over the infinity of
Our guests will have the convenience of 24 hours electric light and fan facilities.
Our tap water comes crystal clear from boreholes 30 meters deep and 7 kilometers away from the lodge.
Our hot water is solely generated by solar geysers.
- A variety of well marked hiking trails catering for athletes and nature lovers
- 4x4 drive to historical bushman paintings hidden in the oasis cave
- Sunset drive through the gorgeous Rostock landscape
- Self-drive tour to Sossusvlei with the highest dunes in the world
- Or simply relax at our pool with the most stunning view
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.