Rocktail Beach Camp

Rocktail Beach Camp is a secluded hideaway in the lush Maputaland Coastal Forest covering the ancient dunes that make up the edge of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal coast. The Maputaland Marine Reserve is just offshore offering world-class diving and snorkelling. A remote and unspoilt beach is a brisk 20-minute walk from the camp. With 40km of untouched coastline to explore you really will feel like you have your own piece of South Africa to explore.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Rocktail Beach Camp offers 17 en-suite rooms. 7 of the rooms are family units with a shared bathroom and 2 bedrooms. A honeymoon unit has wonderful views over the ocean and dune forest. The general camp area provides a central dining room, bar and lounge with large wrap-around veranda. The spectacular ocean views can be admired from a raised viewing deck just off the veranda. There is also a wine cellar, large pool, curio shop and children's playroom, complete with board games and other fun activities for families.

Getting There

A 5 to 6 hour drive from Durban. You will leave your vehicle for the last hour's drive which will be in one of the lodge's 4x4 vehicles along the forested dune roads. It is also possible to get a charter flight to Manzengwenya airstrip only 30 min drive away, or you can get a scheduled flight to Richard's Bay roughly 3 to 4 hr drive away.


Scuba diving; snorkelling; excursions to black rock; outings to Gugulesizwe Cultural Village for quad-biking; horse riding; stargazing; Zulu dancing and sangoma visits; fishing; forest walks; bird watching and turtle tracking in season.

Read what our previous clients thought of Rocktail Beach Camp

Review of Rocktail Beach Camp

Lauren & Ian Ratner

Food: Excellent quality and selection. Enjoyed the light breakfast, excellent omelettes. On out last day, the chef and staff arranged for a box breakfast/lunch for us to take on our 5 hour journey to the airport as we had a very early departure. It was amazing, and he let us pick whatever we wanted and included some extra goodies as well. They offered to pack box luches…

22/01/2017 Read full trip review

Review of Rocktail Beach Camp

Michael and Maeve Deeny

Beautiful place, facilities and excellent activities. Excellent staff. The only issue is around the very remote location (takes a long time to get there) and some of the roads around it are not great - but its worth the effort.

25/08/2016 Read full trip review

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