The blue waters and endless golden sands of the Maputaland Marine Reserve provide the setting for adventures including underwater exploration and watching huge turtles nest on the beaches in summer. Situated 20 minutes from the beach in a lush dune forest, Rocktail has 16 en-suite rooms (of which six are family rooms with shared bathroom and two bedrooms, and one is the honeymoon suite). The central dining and lounge areas feature a wraparound veranda, a large pool, sunny deck and curio shop. Activities include some of the best SCUBA diving and snorkelling in the world, and the kind of family activities that create perfect childhood memories. INSIDER TIP: Discover fascinating underwater wonders on a ‘game drive’ at sea. Be on the lookout for bottlenose dolphins, mantra rays, turtles and whale sharks.
Set well back in a lush dune forest, Rocktail has 16 en-suite rooms, six of which are family rooms each with a shared bathroom and two bedrooms, and one being a honeymoon suite. There is a central dining and lounge area with large wrap-around veranda and a raised deck, with wide views extending out to the ocean. A large pool, sunny deck and curio shop complete the main area.
The clear waters and endless golden sands of the Maputaland Marine Reserve allow for swimming, long walks and sandcastles, snorkelling and other seaside adventures. A range of family-friendly activities build wonderful childhood memories, and Ocean Safaris are the best way to explore the waters. World-class diving is conducted along coral reefs accessible only to Dive Centre guests, with snorkelling at Lala Nek for the whole family. Excursions are available to Lake Sibaya, Tembe Elephant Park and the local community, where guests can observe authentic aspects of Zulu and Tonga culture through architecture, food and traditional lifestyles.
During summer, guests can join our guides on a night Turtle Drive, with a good chance of seeing nesting turtles. Watching a 750 kg leatherback turtle heaving herself up the beach to lay eggs or hatchlings scrambling out of the sand and down the beach to the sea are both once-in-a-lifetime spectacles.
Unique Selling Points
- The golden beaches and the camp are perfect for families
- One of the best places in the world for exclusive scuba diving and snorkelling
- During summer, unique spectacle of huge sea turtles emerging at night to lay their eggs in the sand