Rocktail, Maputaland, South Africa

Wildlife at Rocktail

The coastal forest reserve around Rocktail is not a traditional game viewing area, but still abounds with a variety of life providing a natural contrast to the bush. Red duiker and reedbuck are found and birding is outstanding, with a number of special coastal forest species. The reef systems are prolific with soft and hard corals, and abundant fish species such as butterflyfish and triggerfish, rockmover wrasse, various eels, sharks including the iconic whale shark and ragged-tooth, dolphins and of course turtles.


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Imagine you’re the only individual walking on a pristine beach… all of a sudden a huge, dark object emerges from the ocean, which, upon closer...

Thirteen year-old Justin reports back on an incredible beach holiday at Rocktail Camp in northern Kwazulu-Natal, close to the border with Mozambique…

Latest News From Rocktail Camp

  • Rocktail Dive Report - March 2017
    Mar 29, 2017

    March was an exciting month of dives at Rocktail – including another sighting of Fiona the frogfish!

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  • Rocktail Dive Report - September 2016
    Sep 3, 2016

    As summer approaches we say goodbye to the humpback whales and hello to the mother turtles, some of which have already arrived to lay their eggs...

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  • Rocktail Dive Report - August 2016
    Aug 6, 2016

    Ever had a 14-metre, 40-tonne humpback whale come over and have a look at you? Really come and have a good look at you? Well, a few very lucky Rocktail divers did this August…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ Best ever place to be for holiday! Snorkelling, turtle rides, excellent food, best view, best service, will definitely recommend it and visit again! ”
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Reviewed by: Sariet N, 11 January 2017