Rocktail Beach Camp, Maputaland, South Africa

Rocktail Beach Camp is an Adventures Camp

4Cs Projects at Rocktail Beach Camp

Rocktail Beach Camp has built off the excellent partnerships forged between Rocktail Bay Lodge and the local community and continued these to the benefit of all.


Gugulesizwe Joint Venture

One of the first joint ventures in South Africa between community, a conservation authority and ecotourism was that of Rocktail, involving Wilderness, the surrounding Mqobela and Mpukane communities and iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority.

Employment

More than 2% of the community in the immediate settlements (comprising approximately 1 500 people) are permanently employed at the Lodge and, through a programme called Business Linkages in Tourism, community-based enterprise is being supported to provide a range of additional products and services.

Maputaland Sea Turtle Project

Rocktail Beach Camp partners with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife in protecting loggerhead and leatherback turtles that nest on the beach, one of only two places in Africa where leatherbacks breed. Rocktail guides patrol the beach on summer nights, monitoring turtles.

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Latest News From Rocktail Beach Camp

  • Rocktail Dive Report - July 2013
    Aug 25, 2013

    An explanation for why the sunfish was in our area could be that it was feeding in the plankton-rich waters. This month we had a few days where the visibility was been between 6-10m due to the plankton that was in the water. Other fish...

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  • Rocktail Dive Report - June 2013
    Jul 29, 2013

    Clive saw the first group of whales on the ninth of June. We were busy diving at Elusive when a pod of seven adult whales swam right over us; unfortunately we did not see them from down below.

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  • Rocktail Dive Report - May 2013
    Jun 12, 2013

    The Macdonald family, who are also regular diving guests at Rocktail, came down to enjoy the May school holidays. Dad, Duncan and mom, Dianne had both completed their dive courses here and dive here often. Eldest son, James, watched with...

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ We are keen divers, and 3 days felt like 2 weeks in terms of how relaxed and rejuvenated we felt. This is an incredibly special and unique place - in a coastal nature reserve tucked away in the forest, with no other signs of life around - a deserted, untouched beach. ”
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Reviewed by: Moomole, 2013.09.26