Rocktail Beach Camp is the perfect end to any KwaZulu-Natal itinerary, and it is also a good option for relaxing after a safari.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The lodge is set in Maputaland Coastal Forest, which covers the ancient dunes and forms the edge of the KwaZulu-Natal coast.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
The camp has 17 canvas rooms, on raised decks and connected by sandy pathways. Of the 17 rooms, seven are family units with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom. There is also a honeymoon room, which has incredible views over the dune forest and ocean. Each of the rooms has a fan for the summer months, while in the winter months hot-water bottles and extra blankets are provided.
The main area has a dining room, lounge and bar space with a large wraparound veranda for guests. If you prefer not to venture to the beach, there is a large pool with covered sun loungers. Other guest facilities include a large pool, bar area, central dining room, large veranda and an elevated viewing deck. For families with children, there is also a children’s playroom.
A mixture of water and land activities is available from the lodge, with snorkelling and diving particularly popular here. Guided forest walks encourage guests to learn about the fauna and flora of the forest, while ocean safari experiences are great for sighting dolphins, turtles, manta rays and whale sharks.
From October to March, you have the chance of a lifetime to witness leatherback and loggerhead turtles digging a nest and laying eggs on the shore. If you are very lucky, you will see the turtles hatch and make their way into the ocean.