Rocktail Beach Camp, Maputaland, South Africa

Rocktail Beach Camp is an Adventures Camp

Things to do at Rocktail Beach Camp

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.


Scuba Diving*

Rocktail is considered the premier dive site in South Africa, with pristine coral reefs that only Rocktail guests have access to. The incredible variety and abundance of fish to be seen range from huge numbers of butterflyfish to manta rays and placid pregnant ragged-tooth sharks; whales, dolphins and turtles are also seen. Please be aware that 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Gugulesizwe Cultural Village*

At joint-venture Gugulesizwe, authentic aspects of Zulu and Tonga culture and tradition can be observed through dance, architecture, food and traditional lifestyles. Quad biking is also available here. *These activities are 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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Latest News From Rocktail Beach Camp

  • Rocktail Dive Report – August & September 2014
    Nov 5, 2014

    Unforgettable marine encounters at Rocktail with bottlenose dolphins, a rare southern right whale and baby, humpbacks galore, and a lucky rescue of an ensnared turtle…

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  • Rocktail Beach Camp – August 2014
    Aug 31, 2014

    This is the magic of Rocktail, knowing that you have miles and miles of pristine beach to yourself. No people, no human impact, just you and the beach…

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  • 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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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