Rocktail Beach Camp
Rocktail Beach Camp is a family-friendly safari camp magnificently situated in the Maputaland Coastal Forest. This reserve offers fantastic diving and snorkeling opportunities with huge shoals of fish, dolphins and whales.
Rocktail Beach Camp Highlights
Rocktail Beach Camp is situated in the magnificent Maputaland Coastal Forest with the Maputaland Marine Reserve just offshore. This reserve offers a haven for marine life and provides incredible diving and snorkeling opportunities. The area is secluded and remote and offers visitors a wide selection in beach activities and adventures.
- Offshore from the nearby beaches lies the Maputaland Marine Reserve.
- The camp's main area has a large pool, curio shop and children’s playroom.
- Hippo are sometimes found in freshwater lakes, while whales and dolphins are often seen offshore.
- Birding is outstanding, with a number of special coastal forest species to be spotted.
Rocktail Beach Camp Game Viewing and Activities
As Rocktail Beach Camp is situated within a coastal forest reserve, which is not a traditional game viewing area; however, birding is excellent and small antelope species, like red duiker and reedbuck, are found. Dolphins can be seen offshore and reef diving is outstanding. October to March sees Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles come ashore at night to lay their eggs (please note that turtle drives are not offered at Rocktail Beach Camp - only from Rocktail Bay Lodge). June to October produces wonderful sightings of Humpback whales during their annual migration. From a scuba diving perspective, Rocktail Bay is unique - not only is the diving conducted within a Reserve and World Heritage Site along unspoilt 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. Other activities on offer are forest walks, bird watching, surf/rock fishing (no tackle provided) and swimming on upspoilt beaches.
Thula Thula Safari Lodge
Thula Thula Elephant Safari Lodge offers luxurious accommodation, award-winning bush cuisine and exciting wildlife activities. The lodge offers easy access from Durban and the reserve is home to a wide variety of African wildlife.