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Rocktail Beach Camp's comfortable accommodation is located close to an incredibly beautiful and remote beach in KwaZulu Natal, the sort of beach where your footprints are likely to be the only ones. Tucked away in a coastal forest, you're sure to see a variety of bird species from the private balcony of your tented suite let alone when you head off on a forest trail.

Socialise around the large swimming pool which is located in the main area of the camp. Rocktail Dive Centre lies adjacent to the camp, enabling you to arrange excellent scuba diving and snorkelling trips where with luck you may spot whale sharks, turtles and manta rays. If you're feeling adventurous, explore the forest on one of the various forest walks which lead down to the shore. You can also enjoy a cultural visit to a sangoma (traditional healer) for an authentic African experience.


  • Luxurious tented camp in a secluded coastal forest
  • Set in a wildlife reserve & world heritage site
  • Superb diving & snorkelling in local marine reserve
  • Close to a huge, footprint-free beach
  • Ideal beach holiday destination for families
  • Combines well with a KZN big game safari

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The main camp consists of a large and comfortable lounge and bar area, a covered outdoor dining area and wrap-around wooden veranda that extends onto a raised viewing deck with beautiful views across the forest to the Indian Ocean.

There is also a wine cellar where you can choose the perfect accompaniment to your meal and a curio shop for gifts for those at home.

The large swimming pool is ideal for lazy days with a good book while if you've brought the family along, you'll be pleased to hear that there are plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied including a children’s playroom.

The PADI-accredited Dive Centre at the camp will organise exciting diving and snorkelling excursions and can also provide courses for beginner to advanced divers.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Laundry service


Rocktail Beach Camp offers delicious meals served on the large wrap-around veranda or next to the swimming pool.

Romantic meals on the viewing deck or under the African stars can easily be arranged.

Packed lunches will be provided on all-day excursions, ensuring that even your casual picnics on the beach are fresh and tasty.

Standard Room

Rocktail Beach Camp has 17 tented rooms with hardwood floors and glass sliding doors opening out onto a wrap-around balcony - a great spot to read a book or flip through a magazine, surrounded by the calls of forest birds. All of the rooms are en suite, with canvas walls creating an open feel to the indoor shower.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    Ceiling fan
    En-suite shower only

Other Room Types

Families will appreciate the two-bedroomed tented suites that have a shared bathroom. There is also a large Honeymoon Suite perched higher up the dunes with wonderful views over the forest to the Indian Ocean beyond.


  • Beach activities
  • Cultural tour
  • Day tours
  • Fishing
  • Guided walks
  • Horse-riding
  • Live music & entertainment
  • Quad-biking trails
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Star-gazing
  • Dune walks & drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Feb 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 $160 Half Board
  • 01 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015 $190 Half Board
  • 01 May 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $160 Half Board
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015 $190 Half Board
  • 01 Sep 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $160 Half Board
  • 01 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016 $190 Half Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Standard Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We enjoyed Rocktail Beach very much. The only thing about Rocktail beach is the rather long way to the beach. We think the vegetarian food could be improved (be more balanced and thought out). However, staff, guides and trips were fantastic.

    Annemiek Vromans, August 2010
  • I have had one of the most exciting vacations of my life! We really had a good time. Rocktail Beach camp was really nice, especially due to the wonderful beach nearby.

    Paulo Abreu, April 2010
  • The choices of accomodation were fantastic, i don't think we'll ever stay anywhere as nice again! I have to thank you also for recommending Rocktail, you were absolutley right to encourage us with that one. It was a bit of a pain to get to (it took us 5 hours) but definitley worth it. In our experience, places that are hard work to get to are always worth the effort! The service from staff were outstanding, nothing was too much trouble. The honeymoon tent was fab and was Phil's favourite and the diving was excellent.

    Joanna Russell, April 2010
  • I cannot fault one thing about our stay we had a fantastic time, the food was fantastic and staff were extremely friendly. One thing I really loved about the place was that tipping was very discrete. I found in a lot of places we stayed that everyone was waiting for a tip, but not Rocktail we never once felt this way and on leaving we had to ask where the tip box was as it was descretely put away. The manager was a great character and we had a few good nights with her, she made us feel very much at home.

    Mary Kennedy, October 2009
  • Rocktail Camp was wonderful. All the staff were so helpful and friendly, the managers Gareth and Liz as well as the Dive team Darryl and Vanessa were just excellent and again the food was extremely good!

    Samantha Williams, January 2008

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Stuart Parker

Stuart Parker

Africa Safari Expert

"Rocktail Beach Camp is one of my favourite KwaZulu-Natal beach lodges. I got engaged at Rocktail and we were treated like gold by the lodges staff. They setup a beautiful beach picnic for us and we celebrated later with a private champagne dinner beside the pool. The rooms have been elegantly set amongst the natural forest offering peace and tranquillity while the marine protected reserve offers some of the most exclusive diving in South Africa. If you travelling during the turtle season I highly recommend the late night excursion, its an experience you’ll cherish forever."



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I have had one of the most exciting vacations of my life! We really had a good time. Rocktail Beach camp was really nice, especially due to the wonderful beach nearby.

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