(22 'igloos') PO Box 536, Swakopmund; tel: 064 403622, cell: 081 1292408; fax: 064 403623; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; web: www.natron.net/rostock-ritz
Run by Kücki, of Kücki's in Swakopmund, this relatively new lodge is about 5km off the C14, a few minutes' drive south of the C26. Individual 'igloos' with en-suite facilities sleep two people, and each has magnificent view of the surrounding desert. Two units are suitable for wheelchairs.
Day visitors are welcome to take advantage of the lodge's restaurant, which serves lunch from 12.00 to 14.30. Attractions include 40km of marked hiking rails to the natural springs of the Gaub canyon, while for the less energetic there are dune drives or a three-hour trip to see the rock art of the Oase cave.