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. For more information please visit http://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.


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 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.


Gugulesizwe Cultural Village*

At joint-venture Gugulesizwe, authentic aspects of Zulu and Tonga culture and tradition can be observed through 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 – April 2015
    Jun 19, 2015

    April produced some of the best diving conditions of the year at Rocktail, with warm seas and visibility averaging up to 20 metres…

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  • Rocktail Beach Camp – April 2015
    May 8, 2015

    Two weekends ago Rocktail Beach Camp was proud to host a very excited prize winner – a young man named Raphirilasie Mmakola...

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  • 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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A Quote From Our Guests

“ Just spent a magical week at Rocktail Bay Beach Lodge, our fourth trip in as many years. This is a fantastic 'get away from the crowds' spot with pristine beaches and probably one of the premier dive operations in South Africa. ”
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