Rocktail, Maputaland, South Africa

Rocktail Camp is an Adventures Camp

Things to do at Rocktail

At Rocktail, ocean and beach are the focus, along with coastal forest exploration, cultural interaction and pure holiday relaxation.

Snorkelling

Snorkelling in the tropical waters of Lala Nek reveals magical tidal life in the bay. Lala Nek boasts an emerged sedimentary rocky reef with a safe shore entry, and brims with diverse marine life, making it ideal for guests of all ages.

Turtle Drives*

In the summer season (October to March), take the opportunity of a lifetime to witness loggerhead and leatherback turtles coming ashore to dig a nest and lay eggs. Watching the hatchling turtles make their way to the ocean is another moving experience. *This activity is at additional cost.

Forest Walks (Guided & Unguided)

Wander along a beach and forest trail with one of our guides and learn about the fauna and flora of the Maputaland Coastal Forest. Catch a glimpse of birds like green twinspot, green malkoha, purple-crested turaco, and a number of small antelope.

Scuba Diving*

Rocktail is considered the premier dive site in South Africa, with pristine coral reefs and an incredible variety and abundance of fish to be seen, from manta rays and butterflyfish to whales and dolphins. Divers must bring dive cards to participate and log books are also recommended. *This activity is at additional cost and weather and sea condition dependent. (www.mokarrandivecharters.com)

PADI Scuba Diving Courses*

There is a fully accredited dive centre and diving operation, so a range of courses are offered, from beginners to Open Water and more. Dive equipment can be hired here too. *Courses are at additional cost.

Ocean Safari Experience*

A “game drive” out to sea, we look for bottlenose dolphins, turtles, manta rays and whale sharks. We then choose an appropriate snorkelling site to discover the wonderful fish life below. *This activity is at additional cost with a minimum of four people.

Kids' Activities

At Rocktail, we offer a comprehensive range of activities for children, both at the camp and on the beach. These include specially guided nature walks, sand boarding, snorkelling, arts and crafts and baking - to name but a few.

Trips to Lake Sibaya

Take a day trip to Lake Sibaya, South Africa’s largest natural freshwater lake and enjoy sightings of KwaZulu-Natal’s second largest population of hippo and crocodiles while sipping a sundowner.

Cultural Village Visit*

Authentic aspects of Zulu and Tonga culture and tradition can be observed through architecture, food and traditional lifestyles in the local village. *This activity is at additional cost.

Tembe Elephant Park Morning Safari*

Situated only an hour from Rocktail, Tembe has big game including some of the largest tuskers in southern Africa. Depart 7am for breakfast at Masizwane Lodge, then a 2.5hr game drive in the Park before heading back to Rocktail in time for lunch. *This activity is at additional cost.

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  • Rocktail Dive Report - March 2016
    Mar 20, 2016

    Grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, bottlenose dolphins, humpback dolphins, devil rays, manta ray, brindle bass, leopard sharks, bowmouth guitarfish, whale shark! These were the highlights of the month at Rocktail.

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  • Rocktail Camp - February 2016
    Feb 2, 2016

    Drama as a young green turtle is disentangled from fishing line by Rocktail guide Gugu and guests who found it while snorkelling at Lala Nek…

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  • Rocktail Dive Report - January 2016
    Jan 29, 2016

    Just one of the innumerable highlights at Rocktail this month was when Clive spotted two green turtles mating on the surface above Gogo’s Reef

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“ If you want to get far away from the crowds and experience unspoiled rugged coastline go to Rocktail Camp. ”
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Reviewed by: Chadpond, 26 January 2016