Property Profile: Rocktail Beach Camp

July 26, 2013  By: Gretchen

Rocktail 1Often times, people think only of the charismatic land-based wildlife when they think of Africa. Dreaming of a safari doesn’t often include images of beaches or diving, however it should South Africa has incredible ocean life and gorgeous beaches, and one of our favorite ways to see them is from Rocktail Beach Camp.

Rocktail Beach Camp is set back in and shaded by the sanctuary of the lush Maputaland Coastal Forest covering the ancient dunes that make up the edge of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal coast. With the Maputaland Marine Reserve just offshore and the beach a brisk 20-minute walk from the camp, there are world-class diving and snorkelling, remote, unspoilt beaches and other beach adventures to be had.Rocktail 4

The camp consists of 17 rooms all of which with en-suite bathrooms, open-feel indoor shower and overhead fans. Seven of these are family units with a shared bathroom and two bedrooms for two adults and two children. A honeymoon unit has wonderful views over the ocean and dune forest.

Rocktail Beach Camp also has a central dining room, bar and lounge with large wrap-around veranda. A raised viewing deck just off the veranda has wide views that extend out to the ocean. The camp’s main area has a wine cellar, large pool, curio shop and children’s playroom, complete with board games and other fun activities for families.

Rocktail 2From a scuba diving perspective, Rocktail Bay is unique. Not only is the diving conducted within a Reserve and World Heritage Site along unspoiled reefs, but divers have the luxury of knowing that they alone have access to these sites and are the only underwater visitors along this stretch of the coastline.

Activities included for all guests:

  • Beach and forest walks
  • Surf/rock fishing (no equipment provided)
  • Swimming (at own risk as there are no life guards)

Activities included in the DBB/Activity Rate:

  • Snorkelling at Lala Nek
  • Trips to Lake Sibaya
  • Guided trail (beach and forest)
  • Activities at additional cost to all guests
  • Scuba diving (Must bring dive cards and/or log books. No card – no dive)
  • PADI scuba diving courses (A range of courses offered from beginners to more advanced)
  • Excursions to Black Rock (60-foot fossilised sand dune with spectacular views)
  • Sangoma (traditional herbalist) cultural visits
  • Zulu dancing
  • Quad-biking
  • Stargazing
  • Guided drives into Tembe Elephant Park.Rocktail 3

We have special rates available for stays at Rocktail Beach Camp between Nov 1, 2013 and
April 15, 2015 (excluding the holiday season). Call us today to start planning your safari to South Africa!

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