The Rostock Ritz, Namib-Naukluft Desert: "Eat, but don't sleep, at the Rostock Ritz" Top 5 Page for this destination Namibia Restaurant Tip by 850prc

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  The Rostock Ritz.....weird, huh?
by 850prc

The Rostock Ritz is out on the C14, approximately 40 km north of Solitaire. This would definitely qualify as "out in the middle of nowhere". It's kind of a weird looking place constructed of a bunch of igloo-like buildings joined together. It makes for very strange accoustics in the dining room. Not unpleasant, mind you....just strange.

The food is filling simple local fare, with a heavy nod towards the German heritage of Namibia. (hence the name, "Rostock" Ritz). There is also a small lodge, also constructed of these weird igloo buildings. They seemed to have nice air conditioning, and looked comfortable. But, I thought the lodge prices were high for the middle of nowhere. (about US$100 per night for a double). So my advice is to eat and run. : )

Note, this place is supposedly managed by a pub in Swakopmund called "Kukli's". So, you could ask about eating at the Ritz when you're in Swakop.

Favorite Dish: We had a wonderful roasted oryx dish, accompanied by a salad, some crispy vegetables and some terrific homemade spaetzle. The sauce/gravy from the oryx was especially nice on the spaetzle.

There was also cold beer, and for cream and chocolate sauce.

Address: C14, 40 km north of Sesriem
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Route C14, 40 km north of Sesriem.
Also an airstrip....
S 23.32.275 E 15.50.335
1600 m length, hard sand with fine gravel

othercontact: +264 064 402797 (FAX)
Phone: +264 064 404030
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 30, 2003
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