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Rocktail Beach Camp

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Highlights

- Deserted sandy beaches
- Coastal forest safari accommodation
- Snorkelling

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Overview

A beach lodge on the isolated Maputuland Coast, this 17 bed lodge offers all of the comforts of a safari lodge, but with the added bonus of being very close to some stunning and deserted beaches. Set in coastal forest land, accommodation is in safari tents-come-forest huts with balcony, bedroom and bathroom. Family tents have two bedrooms, with a connecting bathroom. Tents, whilst not luxurious, are very comfortable and children will love spotting the vervet monkeys jumping from tree to tree form their balcony. At the main lodge, there is a swimming pool (unheated) and a bar and restaurant, where both adults and children's meals are served.

From the lodge, it is a 10 minute walk down to the beach through the forest. The beach itself is vast and very quiet. It is possible to swim in the sea, but there are no lifeguards and fairly strong currents.

Included in your stay at the lodge are daily activities including a forest walk, snorkelling trip and a visit to Lake Sibaya, South Africa's largest natural fresh water lake. A lovely spot for a sundowner, and in the summer months your have a strong possibility of spotting hippos. In the summer months, you can visit the beach in the evenings to watch turtles hatching.

Activities that aren't included, but you might want to consider are snorkelling boat trips, diving, whale & dolphin spotting trips and cultural village tours.

If that all sounds too hectic, then the team can arrange a picnic for you to take down to the beach.

Rocktail Bay have expanded their children’s programme, they have spacious family rooms and a team of enthusiastic staff including baby sitters to make the most of your stay. There is a playroom with ever popular trampoline offering guided activities, games and crafts. Children’s movies, mealtimes, menus and even baby food on request. Beach equipment such as buckets, spades, bats, balls, boomerangs, Frisbees, body boards and beach balls are provided. Babysitting is an additional cost and items such as cots, bottle steriliser, baby baths and high chairs are available. There are some indoor activities such as making pizza, bread baking and cupcake decorating. Other activities are centred around being outdoors and enjoying natures such as rock pool exploration, snorkelling, seasonal beach walks in search of turtle hatchlings, fauna and flora studies, swimming, body boarding, fish netting, dune boarding, beach games and most importantly the art of sand castle building.

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  • Everything worked perfectly! We all found our trekking experience to be the best part of our adventures in Morocco. We were particularly pleased with our guide, Hussain; he did a brilliant job. He is thoughtful, knowledgable, and sweet. He represents you well.

    MissingJacob Moffat reviewing Atlas Valleys & Villages Comfort Treks on 09 March 2017

  • Thanks for organising an excellent holiday for us. It's my first time using Tourdust and I've been really impressed and will certainly be recommending you to friends and family. You provided an excellent level of service all the way through, and the bespoke nature of the trip was fantastic whilst being really good value for money.
    Key highlights:
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    - The trek was amazing and my kids loved it. The camping was really fun, the food was excellent, and I'd particularly call out our guide Rashid who was fantastic show especially with my kids.
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    If there was one build / thing I would change, it's a very small one but some candles / lanterns to use in the evening whilst camping would have made it easier to stay outside for a bit longer.

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    Without exception, everyone was courteous and welcoming. Food was good ( and far too plentiful); accommodation clean. Above all-everything worked! A pick-up was promised for 9.00am. At 8.55 the doorbell rang. Impeccable.

    No praise is too high for the organisation and staff. I am definitely going back.

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