I was hesitant to book this location because I couldn't really find much out about it - but I can tell you it was fantastic. If you are looking for a beautiful beach, great diving, wonderful accomodations and people, this is it. Regardless of whether you are a honeymooner (plenty of romance, quiet and seclusion) or on a family trip (traveled with an 11 year old) there was plenty to do and plenty to see. We spent almost a month in Africa visiting other destinations and this was a highlight! I would return in a nanosecond. Gary and Ellen were fantastic camp managers and Mokkoran Dive center was incredible. We scuba'd and petted a giant grouper, swam with dolphins and turtles in their own habitat (not in some pretend boxed in area). Spent hours on the beach fighting waves and chasing crabs. It was an AMAZING trip and an experience I will never forget. Only hope I can get back again someday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you're looking for fun, adventure and a place to put your feet up then you're heading to the right place. Rocktail Beach Camp, beautifully set within a lush region of forested dunes, is the launch pad to some of the most beautiful beaches and pristine coral reefs in the world. What's more, Rocktail has exclusive access to this area! Your charmingly rustic en-suite accommodation is hidden within the tropical shade of this woodland sanctuary and only a short walk from the main area which includes a dining room, lounge with a large wraparound veranda, children's playroom and swimming pool. With extraordinary diving and snorkelling, turtle encounters and other beach activities this breathtaking ecosystem is waiting to be explored. Did you know? Rocktail closes for a short period each year to host Children in the Wilderness camps - a programme dedicated to helping local children build life skills and a love for the environment. Coastal forest interspersed with grasslands and waterberry/palm savannah side by side with pristine beaches characterise Rocktail. Unspoiled reefs form part of the protected Maputaland Marine Reserve. As well as diving, snorkelling and seasonal turtle excursions, we offer cultural visits, guided walks (on request) and quad biking. Considered one of the best dive sites in the world, whales, dolphins and sharks are found here, while the smaller critters include butterflyfish, clown triggerfish, surgeonfish, fire-goby and scissortail. Birding is outstanding, with a number of special coastal forest species. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rocktail Beach Camp Hotel Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve
- Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Beach Camp South Africa/Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve