Without exaggeration, Rocktail is situated at one of the most pristine dive sites in the world. The Mokarran Dive Centre offers our guests some of the most amazing ocean diving experiences in the world. And even if scuba diving isn’t on your bucket list then our Ocean Safari Experience certainly should be. The chances of seeing myriad impressive marine creatures are outstanding, and while we can’t always guarantee dolphins and whales, they certainly do make this exhilarating outing that much more fun and unforgettable.
Our Executive Chef Jacques has been hard at work teaching our chefs new skills and techniques. At Rocktail, we pride ourselves in knowing that all our fabulous food is made with love. During June, Jacques taught one of our chefs, Phindile, how to make pasta from scratch. The love and care that goes into making the pasta, as well as our own bacon, smoked meats, cold meats, ice cream and muesli can be tasted in our numerous mouth-watering dishes. We can absolutely guarantee a guest will ask for the recipe of our famous chocolate-chip cookies! Rocktail has become known for delicious food, and many guests leave us – very content – with at least one of our many mouth-watering recipes in hand.
Our maintenance guys have been hard at work, and with the help and guidance of Rocktail GM Willem Gouws, are busy transforming our guest tents. Currently we have completed 13 rooms. All the old reed ceiling mats are being removed and replaced with new ceilings. The new ceiling lightens the room, giving a fresher, neater appearance and we have had a lot of positive feedback from return guests. The refurbishment should be complete by the end of August.
Children in the Wilderness
The cold has officially set in at Rocktail, and was bravely faced by children from our local village when we ran our first-ever Eco-Club at Gugulesizwe. The Eco-Club was hosted by Janet Wilkinson, Regional Coordinator of Children in the Wilderness South Africa and Ray Ngubane from Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA), as well as mentors from Rocktail. 13 boys and 13 girls from Vululwazi Primary School arrived at Gugulesizwe at 9 am for an action-packed 24 hours. They were kept busy with team-building activities like pitching tents and making Tippy Taps (a simple hands-free way to wash hands). The children also received educational talks on the Maputaland grasslands and forests, and their importance to the ecosystem. The night was topped off with a talent show. Because of the success of this first Eco-Club, Rocktail aims to host more of these camps as often as possible.