Rocktail, Maputaland, South Africa

Rocktail Camp is an Adventures Camp

4Cs Projects at Rocktail

Rocktail 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.


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 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.

Latest News From Rocktail Camp

  • Rocktail Dive Report - June 2015
    Jun 1, 2015

    The underwater sightings were fabulous at Rocktail this month, from ten bottlenose dolphins swimming right past us to an unusually large number of slinger – to snorkelling with a manta ray!

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  • Rocktail Beach Camp - June 2015
    Jun 1, 2015

    Rocktail lies on one of the most pristine shorelines in the world so even if scuba diving isn’t on your bucket list, our Ocean Safari Experience certainly should be…

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  • Rocktail Beach Camp - May 2015
    May 1, 2015

    Rocktail has introduced a night forest walk – because what better way to get acquainted with pristine Maputaland’s exciting nocturnal creatures?

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“ Fantastic all around and felt very privileged to stay here for a week ”
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Reviewed by: DaleHes, 14 September 2015