A glance in all directions emphasizes the stillness and serenity. There are no walls or fences to obstruct the spectacular view across the endless plains, which are comfortably enclosed in the far off distance by mountainous terrain, intensifying the feeling of boundless nature. A soft breeze gives rise to a wave like motion through the sweeping grassland, stretching unto the horizon. A squirrel darts to hide behind a rock, a Korhaan strides unhurriedly into the bush. The guests, sitting on their own private terrace of their bungalow, watch nature’s spectacle awe-inspired, taking in the peaceful atmosphere, which has an enormous calming effect after a long journey. The moment is right to start your holidays.
Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge is nestled comfortably against the slope of a mountain, comprising a row of detached guest rondavels, the main building and a lapa with a swimming pool. Embedded harmoniously into this untouched landscape, the lodge is hardly visible to the untrained eye, coming from the main road which leads towards the south, to turn onto the farmroad, which leads to Rostock Ritz.
No hunting activities are carried out on this proud piece of land, enabling herd of Zebras, Springbuck, Ostriches and Oryx to roam the vast land.
The shy leopard and variety of wild cats can be found in the Canyons of the Gaub. Our hiking trails provide best options on the early hours of dawn and dusk. A waterhole close to the lodge draws a variety of game to be observed in the golde rays of light, being flooded across the plains, just before the sun decides to set behind the mountain range.
The lodge and guestrooms permit endless views of the surrounding nature. The Rotstock Mountains to the North and the colourful sand dunes of the Namib desert to the South. Piet Odendaal, a well-known architect has designed the uniquely shaped bungalows, which have been built into the granite rock to melt harmoniously into the surrounding landscape. The question: “Why round?” is often being asked. – The shape, no doubt, conveys an African flair. Sandstorms prevail in this region from time to time, so the round structure, not needing a conventional roof construction, proved to be most effective. In addition, the cave-like concept creates a feeling of security and comfort in the wilderness of Namibia.
Unique rondavel type guestrooms with a spectacular view of Namibia’s legendary desert.
Rostock Ritz can accommodate 40 guests. Our unique bungalows comprise 19 en-suite rooms, your own private terrace with panoramic views across the endless desert of Namibia:
- 14 Standard rooms
- 2 rooms for the physically handicapped
- 3 luxury rooms – Honeymoon suite / 2 VIP suites
- Electricity and room ventilation is available around the clock.
- Our own crystal clear tap water is being pumped out of nearby boreholes, some 30 meters deep.
- Solar geysers provide hot water.