Ritchie is a small town of around 15,000 people. It is located just off the N12 highway, in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, about 40 km south of Kimberley.
The town lies on the northern bank of the Riet River. The town serves the local farming industry which is mainly concentrated along the river.
Ritchie was originally called "The Rosmead".
Dutch Reformed Church
References and further readingSouthern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 117
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 316