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.

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 Beach Camp – July 2014
    Jul 31, 2014

    Rocktail Beach Camp is a very special place where you can readily walk in nature and admire its uniqueness…

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  • Rocktail Dive Report – June & July 2014
    Jun 30, 2014

    This is the time of year to see humpback whales, and we have certainly seen our share at Rocktail Beach Camp this month…

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  • Rocktail Dive Report – April & May 2014
    May 31, 2014

    The end of an era at Rocktail as we say goodbye to Boris the potato bass

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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