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      Rocktail Beach Camp

      Explore the Kwazu-Natal Coast

      Rocktail Beach Camp is set back in and shaded by the 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 brisk 20-minute walk from the camp, there are world-class diving and snorkelling, remote, unspoiled beaches and other beach adventures to be had. This is not a traditional 'big game' area, but the camp is situated within a pristine coastal forest reserve which is interspersed with rolling grasslands and waterberry/palm savannah. This lush area abounds with a variety of animals, birds and plant life that provide a natural counterpoint to the bushveld. Common reedbuck frequent the marshes and grasslands and the red duiker lives in the forest areas. Hippos 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 - green twinspot, green malkoha, grey waxbill, purple-crested and Livingstone's turacos, red-capped robin-chat and the jewel-like African emerald cuckoo in the forests, and rosy-throated longclaw in the open grasslands. The camp consists of 17 rooms all of which with en-suite bathrooms, 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. Rocktail Beach Camp also has a central dining room, bar and lounge with large wrap-around veranda. A raised viewing deck just off the veranda has wide views that extend out to the ocean. The camp's main area has a wine cellar, large pool, curio shop and children's playroom, complete with board games and other fun activities for families. Activities included for all guests are beach and forest walks, surf/rock fishing (no equipment provided) and swimming (there are no life guards). Additional activities available at an additional charge are snorkeling, trips to Lake Sibaya, guided trail walks, excursions to Black Rock, Zulu dancing, quad-biking, stargazing and cultural visits to Sangomaand and scuba diving. 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.

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      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $238 per person per night
      • Location: Southern Africa, South Africa
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      • Age Minimum: 0 years old
      • # of Beds: 48 beds
      • Amenities: Ensuite Bathrooms, Pool, Recharge Facilities, Wi-Fi
      • Type: Beach/Coastal, Lodge
      • Includes: Rates include: On a Full Board basis: accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities: guided forest walks, guided snorkeling at LaLa Nek, excursions to Lake Sibaya, bird watching, surf and rock fishing (no tackle provided), swimming, laundry, scheduled transfers between the camp and Coastal Cashews, VAT, park fees. On a Half Board Basis: accommodation, breakfast and dinner, scheduled transfers between the camp and Coastal Cashews, VAT, park fees.
      • Special

        Six Countries Summer Special

        Available

        01 Nov 14 - 31 Mar 15

        Ever increasing in popularity, the summer months in Southern Africa (November – March) offer a different safari experience as short showers green the dry grasslands and clean the bright blue skies. Photographers delight in the clear light, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and rare bird sightings. Because the resident wildlife disperses to many abundant water sources, you may have to work a bit harder to see the animals, but you will have the added benefit of seeing many babies who arrive at this time of year. read more

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        Cultural Connection

        A True Taste of Local Culture

        Get a better understanding with another culture. You're invited in to connect with a completely different lifestyle…a rare opportunity in life.

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        Curios/Fine Art Shopping

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        Dive/Snorkel

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        Educational Excursion

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        Family Friendly Activities

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        Fishing

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        Off-Road Game Viewing

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        Outdoor Dining

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        Scenic Helicopter Flight

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        Spa Service

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