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Rocktail Beach Camp
Why we like it
- A unique property located in the Maputaland Coastal Forest
- World class diving and snorkelling with fifteen offshore reefs
- Explore beautiful beaches along this wild coast
- Outstanding birdlife
- In the winter months (June - October) humpback and southern right whales can be seen offshore
- A wildlife paradise for travellers not chasing the Big 5 and wanting to experience a pristine wilderness on land and sea
During summer months (October - March) accompany nightly research drives to monitor turtle nesting numbers and behavior, a once in a life time experience.
Joanne Swinton's detailed knowledge of South Africa has been invaluable and her enthusiasm to respond to our needs is greatly appreciated.
- FJ, Perthshire
The camp consists of seventeen en suite rooms, open-feel indoor shower and overhead fans. Seven of these are family units with a shared bathroom and two bedrooms for two adults and two children. A honeymoon unit has wonderful views over the ocean and dune forest. The rooms are light and airy all boasting private decks set in the lush forest.
The main area of Rocktail Beach Camp has a central dining room, bar and lounge with large wrap-around veranda with views of the ocean. Facilities at the camp include a wine cellar, large pool and children's playroom. From a scuba diving perspective, Rocktail Bay is unique. Not only is the diving conducted within a Reserve and World Heritage Site along unspoiled 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.
Best time to be there
October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.
11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.
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