Rocktail Beach Camp

South Africa

  • Great place for scuba diving and snorkelling 
  • Golden beaches are a perfect for families
  • Enjoy al fresco meals
  • Explore the forest by the camp 
  • Seasonal turtle and whale watching 

Open: Rocktail Beach Camp is open all year.

Location: Rocktail Beach Camp is set about a half hour walk from the beach in the Maputaland Coastal Forest. The nearest airstrip is Manzengwenya, 10 minutes’ drive away. The camp is about a 5 hour drive from Richards Bay, 6 hours from Durban and 7 hours from Johannesburg.

Rooms: There are 17 tented guest rooms, all en-suite. 7 of the rooms are designed for families with 2 bedrooms and a shared bathroom and there’s also a secluded honeymoon unit. Sliding glass doors open out on to private balconies, with superb views of the forest or the ocean. Rooms are cooled by ceiling fans and the gentle breeze.

Activities: With the beach close by you’ll be able to go snorkelling, diving (there is a diving school nearby) and boat rides and there’s an on-site pool for swimming. In season (October to May) you can watch as loggerhead and leatherback turtles come ashore at night to lay their eggs, while between June and october you can see whales offshore. The camp is set in the forest and there are lots of opportunities for walking, guided or unguided, watching out for animals and birds. You can also visit Zulu and Tonga communities.

Facilities: The main area of the camp comprises a dining room, bar, lounge with comfy sofas and chairs and a wide, shaded veranda plus a raised viewing deck. Buildings are made of wood and are linked by wooden walkways. There is a large swimming pool surrounded by a deck with sun loungers, a playroom for children, a gift shop and a cellar selling a broad range of wines. Massages can be arranged. There is a free laundry service.

Dining: Meals are served at individual tables, indoors or outdoors on the veranda, as you prefer. Barbecues are often served by the pool. Private dinners can be arranged on the beach.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. There are special family units, a playroom and a babysitting service. During school holidays activities such as nature trails and treasure hunts can be organised for youngsters.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in public areas.

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Client Rating for South Africa 5/5 from 74 reviews

It lived up to everything we expected.The welcome from Natalie and Willem was first class and they were very efficient. The accomodation was very good. The food was superb, and the chef gave a personal service to me being Coeliac.

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