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 camp 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.

Keeping the Environment Clean

It is vital that our waste water does not contaminate the environment. At Rocktail, sewage and grey water are therefore treated in an Above Ground Sewage Plant, ensuring that the water is clean before being allowed to enter the natural sphere.

Children in the Wilderness

Children in the Wilderness South Africa runs a yearly camp programme at Rocktail, where the camp is closed to paying guests for five days. Eco-Mentor training also takes place at the camp where community members (mainly Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Beach Camp staff) become more proficient at hosting weekly Eco-Clubs at the two primary schools in the area.

Pack for a Purpose

Wilderness Safaris has partnered with Pack for a Purpose, a non-profit organisation that provides travellers with up-to-date information about required supplies for community-based projects. Guests that would like to bring along a contribution can view the needs list for Rocktail’s community projects on the Pack for a Purpose website.

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Latest News From Rocktail Beach Camp

  • Rocktail Dive Report – February 2015
    Apr 9, 2015

    A laundry list of incredible dives this month, with sightings of well-camouflaged stonefish, a leopard shark sleeping on top of a huge honeycomb stingray, and dolphins…

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  • Rocktail Dive Report – January 2015
    Mar 11, 2015

    Swimming with bottlenose dolphin and their new-born babies was just one of the highlights at Rocktail this month…

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  • Rocktail Dive Report – December 2014
    Feb 12, 2015

    December at Rocktail was filled with turtles laying their eggs… and some of these hatching and running for the safety of the waters – the sight of a lifetime.

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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