This was the 4th and last part of our Sth African adventure and we hoped for sunshine but no the rainy season took hold. Even so it didn't detract from the excellent diving and whale watching. Smashing back to nature location with monkeys around and birds singing all the time. Unusual rooms which can open up to the world (when not raining anyway) make for a great experience and the bar area and restaurant are very comfortable. Food and wine excellent and staff are all very helpful and friendly. We are definitely going back when the sunshines (Feb/Mar) as the beach is huge , pure sand and very isolated. Great place.
Special thanks to Muntu (?) for changing our flat tyre without us even having to ask.
- 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). 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 Camp South Africa/Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve