One of the most exclusive diving and snorkelling places in the world. Only accessible to Rocktail Camp guests. Equalize.
|WHY WE HAND-PICKED THIS EXPERIENCE:
Rocktail is a firm favourite among divers and is regarded as the premier dive site in South Africa, with pristine coral reefs and an incredible variety of fish from manta rays and butterflyfish to whales and dolphins.
- 3 Nights/4 Days – Rocktail Beach Camp, Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal
- A pristine tropical beach and dive experience
- One of the best places in the world for exclusive scuba diving and snorkelling
- Beautiful coral reefs only accessible to Rocktail Camp guests
- Incredible variety of reef fish, manta rays, ragged-tooth sharks; whales, dolphins and turtles
- During summer, huge sea turtles emerge at night to lay their eggs in the sand.
|BEST TIME TO GO||Green Season: December – March
Regardless of rain, diving continues as the water temperature, weather and visibility are excellent. The arrival of gamefish and whale sharks coincides with summer with whale shark sightings normally occurring late December and early January and February. A highlight during summer is the spotted ragged-tooth shark. In December, humpback and southern right whales may be spotted. This is also the peak time (which also extends backwards into November and October) for loggerhead and leatherback turtles to be seen on the beach at night laying their eggs.Transition Season: April-May & November
April and May tend to be the months with the best diving conditions, as days are warm and seas are generally calm. Divers can see manta ray, bottlenose dolphins, spinner dolphins, hawksbill and green turtles and several different species of reef fish. While the official start of the turtle egg-laying season is in October, November sees more loggerhead and leatherback turtles moving into the area to nest.Dry Season: June – October
A highlight of the winter months is the arrival of the humpback and southern right whales on their annual migration up north to Madagascar. Fantastic sightings have taken place between June and late August. August to October is quite a windy period for diving, but there are excellent sightings nevertheless of spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, eagle rays and the usual abundant resident marine life, both large and small.
Underwater Adventure Rocktail Camp, Maputaland – KwaZulu-Natal
Day 1 - 4: Rocktail Beach Camp
Arrive at Rocktail Camp where you will receive a warm welcome and assistance with check-in. Self-drive guests with their own 4×4 vehicles may drive directly to Rocktail Camp. The reserve gate is open from 6am and closes at 18h00 daily. Guests in 2×4 vehicles will be transferred from a pick up point into camp.
Rocktail Camp is situated in the protected sanctuary of the lush Maputaland Coastal Forest covering the ancient dunes that make up the edge of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal coast. With the Maputaland Marine Reserve just offshore and the beach a short 20-minute walk from the camp, there are many seaside adventures just waiting to be experienced.
Rocktail is renowned as one of the best places in the world for scuba diving and snorkelling with its pristine sandy beaches and magnificent scenery. During summer (October until March), sea turtles come ashore at night to lay their eggs in the sand. The main guest area offers a central dining room, bar and lounge with large wrap-around veranda, a raised viewing deck, wine cellar, large pool, curio shop and children’s playroom.
Each of its 17 rooms has an en-suite bathroom and an open-feel indoor shower. Seven of these are family units with a shared bathroom and two bedrooms for two adults and two children. The honeymoon unit has wonderful views over the ocean and dune forest.
Overnight: Rocktail Beach Camp 3 nights, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
Day 2&3 Rocktail Beach Camp
Four dives are included in your package. The dive centre takes care of your diving and water safaris
Diving at Rocktail Beach Camp
Relax at the pool
Day 4: Departure
After breakfast and check-out depart Rocktail Camp.