Fodor's Expert Review Rocktail Beach Camp

D1850, Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Tucked away in the Maputaland Coastal Forest, with glorious unspoilt beaches, this lovely lodge is perfect for families, though it's great for individual travelers and honeymooners too. The Maputaland Marine Reserve is just offshore, so if you're a diver, a snorkeler, a birder, or just a potential beach bum, you'll be in seaside heaven. Tented rooms have reed walls, wooden floors and viewing decks, and are raised on stilts, as are the public areas, to overlook the bird-filled forest. Seven of the rooms are designed for families. Activities abound, including forest walks, world class diving with qualified instructors, superb snorkeling off the beach—just walk into the Indian Ocean—and turtle tracking.

PROS

  • pristine reefs
  • loggerhead and leatherback turtle nesting sites

CONS

  • 20-minute walk to beach
  • difficult to access
  • 20- to 30-minute walk to beach

QUICK FACTS

Resort
ViewsFamily
Casual
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 011-807–1800-Reservations | 011-257–5000-reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

17 rooms
Rate Includes: All meals

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