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Rostock Ritz
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Rostock Ritz

Reviews of Rostock Ritz

Wildlife sightings and reviews

40 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Rostock Ritz and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Aug-2019, 2 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Rostock Ritz.
Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Zebra

100% success

Meerkat

50% success

Oryx

50% success

Aardvark

0% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Giraffe

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Spotted Hyena

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Wildebeest

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Showing 11-20 of 40
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Arrival date
Mrs & Mr O
California

"Unexpected Delight at Rostock Ritz"

1 night Arrived 13 Aug 2014
"We would have enjoyed another day here to explore its fascinating landscape. The well-marked trail system offers a great variety of rock formations and plant life, outstanding views, and wildlife. The meerkats, both in rehab and in the wild, were entertaining to watch. Everyone was helpful, and our meals excellent--though we did spend more than anticipated.

The igloo-shaped rooms are an interesting feature, but a little more cramped than most of our stays." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia; 14n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
The B family
Glasgow

"Rostock Ritz review"

1 night Arrived 27 Jul 2014
"Wonderful setting and a great place to stay on the dusty drive between Sossusvlei and the coast. If you like walking stay for more than one night as the walking is great.

We had a family room which was spacious and comfortable with great views. The pool is beautiful (bring wetsuits in July and August unless you enjoy cold water swimming - water temp 14 degrees C! ) and the meerkats down went down well with us all. Food pleasant but not as good as guidebooks might suggest. If you do one walk do the Ugab springs walk" See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr F & Mrs B
UK

"Could do better"

1 night Arrived 2 May 2014
"Location very good and facilities. Service a lot to be desired as was the welcome. Host appeared to lack managerial skills.
Fawlty Towers comes to mind" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Average
Ms H
Texas

"Rostock Ritz review"

1 night Arrived 1 Mar 2014
"I was at the Rostock Ritz for one night and could happily have spent longer there.

Pros:
1. Stunning location, fascinating chalets shaped like igloos, designed to conserve energy.
2. Very friendly and welcoming staff, includin the managers, the Goosens.
3. The owner came over from his house at dinnertime and walked around and chatted to everyone in the dining room, a really friendly and engaging gesture.
4. Excellent food and service at dinner, also at breakfast
5. There were several resident dogs around, which I enjoyed.
6. Lovely pool and the most comfortable pool chairs, of a most interesting design
7. The place hosts a meerkat rehabilitation center, which was fascinating to see in operation. It also generated some great stories.
8. The evening game drive took us over some remarkable terrain and the guide (also one of the managers) was very knowledgeable about the territory, and the animals and birds in it.

Can't think of any cons, except perhaps that the chalets were very small, and felt a bit cramped, especially after Sosusvlei :-)." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms G & Mr M
Spain

"Beautiful location, nice rooms."

1 night Arrived 1 Nov 2013
"The rooms are unique: those stone igloos are very nice.

A great place for hiking, with very well marked itineraries." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia; 10n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr A & Mrs L
Norfolk

"Space, Scenery and Peace"

2 nights Arrived 31 Oct 2013
"Most often used as a one night stopover, this lodge with the wonderful name is worthy of two nights if you don't want to charge from place to place. They offer a couple of excursions but the stunning space, scenery and total peace is its own reward. They have a series of self-guided walks of differing lengths and difficulty within the 12,000 hectare property, which is shared with non-dangerous plains game.

Accommodation is in solid igloo-shaped rooms, all with terraces enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding plains, dunes and mountains. Most are semi-detached though we had a suite, number 19, which was detached and very spacious with every facility. I believe the tariff is only available on a bed and breakfast basis with the restaurant operating as a la carte for lunch and dinner. Breakfast was a good buffet with eggs cooked to order. The dinner choices we made were disappointing. We enjoyed our stay at the (Namibian) Ritz." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs B
Hampshire

"Heavenly Rostock Ritz"

2 nights Arrived 30 Sep 2013
"Disabled persons review: This lodge specifically caters for the disabled with ramps and two designated rooms for the disabled.

My husband describes this lodge as paradise on earth and for once I wouldn't disagree with him.
Following a swim in the pool, I spent a lazy afternoon in a hammock looking at the fabulous view.

The rescued meerkats that live here were fun to watch with their almost human mannerisms.
Great to dine in a restaurant where you have a good choice of dishes after several days of set menus consisting of grilled springbok, kudu, etc.

Good to see owner of lodge mixing with the guests and pleasant to have the staff come and chat to you in the evening after dinner.

The lodge is ideally placed for breaking up a trip between Sossusvlei and the coast but please stay longer than the one night. This lodge is definitely on the list for our next visit.

Our only suggestion for improvement would be to have tea/coffee facilities in the room." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 9n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs J
Munich

"Rostock Ritz"

2 nights Arrived 13 Sep 2013
"This was a stopover on our way to Swakopmund. The staff were very friendly.

One night is enough. There is not a lot to do. Rooms are quite small and dark." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Average
Service:
Good
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Average
The H family
Farnham

"Rostock Ritz review"

1 night Arrived 9 Aug 2013
"Set on a ridge after a 10Km drive in from the main road the site looked impressive. The igloo style rooms were very well appointed, comfortable with great views.

The dining and bar areas looked very good and the food was excellent. Staff were very helpful. The tame (but fairly vicious) Zebra and the Meerkat rehabilitation area were pleasant bonuses.

A dawn walk along one of their trails led to the plains below the lodge where a large herd of Zebra were feeding." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs T
Bristol

"Rostock Ritz review"

2 nights Arrived 22 Jul 2013
"We returned to Rostock after a stay here 10 years ago and it is as good as ever! Lana and Walter were excellent hosts, very attentive and keen that we should enjoy our stay.

They have developed independent walking routes from the lodge which were well signposted and we took advantage of three of these. There is a large enclosure that has been developed for meerkats that have been 'rescued' from their owners who no longer want them and this was a good opportunity to see them close up and to observe the daily feeding." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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