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Maryland
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We were expecting to spend a relaxing week at the "ocean front" camp at the end of 2 safaris. The ocean is a half hour walk away down a dirty path. The beach is indeed beautiful and there is nobody in the water...because it's too dangerous. The snorkeling in the lagoon was a joke. It was a half hour drive...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Camp, responded to this review

Dear Asiantrekker, We are sorry to see you did not enjoy your stay with us, but are grateful for your feedback so that we may endeavour to improve on our offering. The Beach is about a 20 minute walk from the main area in camp - of which we do mention as much as possible so not to give our...

CAPE TOWN
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Stayed from 21 November 2016 to 1 December 2016 total 10 nights in a Forest Suite Room Number 16. Total View of the Forest. It is a Tented Lodge Room. With ALL amenities that you could wish for. There are NO televisions or radios or newspapers. Fantastic! As if you are cut off to the outside world. Natalie and Willem...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Camp, responded to this review

Dear ALAN, Thank you for the amazing review, we enjoyed having you stay with us as much as you enjoyed it. We will be sure to share your kind words with Natalie, Willem, the amazing Gilbert and all the great staff in camp. The turtle drives are a magnificent adventure and we are delighted you were able to see this...

Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is not a "normal" hotel, but an accommodation in luxury tented lodged hidden in the forest with an amazing view on the forest and the indian ocean. The whole staff is friendly and willing to help and give suggestions for the several activities that are proposed (we did scorpion walk and turtle nesting night... worth it!). The lodge is...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Camp, responded to this review

Dear Riccardo, Thank you for your beautiful review, we are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and delighted to see you enjoyed the magical turtle experience. The nightly noises are a beautiful change to that of city life and grateful to have been able to share this experience with you. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our 3-day stay. Welcoming and pleasant staff. Enjoyed the meals. Just baked treats at afternoon tea was a delight. Activities and passion of leaders was amazing. Didnt feel like a local holiday with all the foreigners. Most importantly got to see a turtle nesting. Enjoyed the pampering and shall be back.

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Camp, responded to this review

Dear SuvarnaParbhoo, Thank you for the wonderful review, we are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back for some more pampering. We are thrilled you were able to see the great turtles, this really is a treat and a wonderful experience we are lucky enough to share with so...

Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Rocktail is an excellent destination to spend a few days. It is an excellent combination with a safari. It's primarily a family spot, although the disperse nature of the camp would allow couples to have quiet time. The undoubted star of the show is the beach, which is stunning. Our kids - who are used to beaches - had a...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Camp, responded to this review

Dear TheRainIn, Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. We are glad to see that although not all the elements of your time with us were able to meet your expectations you still enjoyed your overall stay with us. It is rare to find guests like yourselves who can appreciate the difficulties of tracking down all the animals you...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The chalets are very private and very well equipped. Some are quite a long walk from the main lodge area. Fabulous views over the coastal forest reserve with the sea in the background. The main lounge area is very comfortable with the bar, swimming pool and dining area. The meals are good and the rate is all inclusive.Self drive is...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Diether K, for the wonderful review. We are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the magnificent views from all over the lodge. There truly is nothing quite as wonderful as enjoying the private time on our secluded beach and we are grateful to have been able to share this with...

Franschhoek, South Africa
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We spent 4 nights with our family at Rocktail Bay, and enjoyed every moment! Rocktail is a luxury camp, well managed by Natalie and Willem, and is an inspiring experience for all ages. We had a great celebration of our daughter's birthday, and Natalie worked very hard to make all the special arrangements for the family party. The accommodation was...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Camp, responded to this review

Dear FelicityJohannesburg, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are thrilled to see what a great job Natalie and Willem did in making it such a special birthday for your daughter and will be sure to pass along your praises to them both as well as all the staff in camp. We hope you and the whole family will visit...

Stone Town, Tanzania
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We drove down the D1850 to Rocktail and honestly, I'm glad we did. We missed the plantations that have replaced the wonderful indigenous forest in which Rocktail is nestled. The cabins are wonderfully situated above the forest canopy....well ours was, but depending on where they put you, you might not be. Getting to and from our cabin therefore involved a...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Camp, responded to this review

Dear Zinkeldonk, Thank you for the great review, we are glad to see what a great time you had in camp as well as your adventures with Gugu - MB is our resident birding guide, whom you can request if you are a passionate birder. We will however, when they have some down time, get MB to give Gugu some...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Rocktail is absolutely spotless. They'll pick you up if you don't have a 4x4, will bring your luggage to your room, pick you up for dinner and leave no wish open. The tents have the most amazing view, unobstructed onto the open sea. The food is amazing and they offer a variety of activities to choose from.

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Camp, responded to this review

Dear Mbieri, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and glad to see how much fun you had taking part in the activities available. The beautiful view over the “jungle” between camp and the beach are truly breathtaking. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris

Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stayed in Rocktail Camp in late August for three nights. This is a beautiful and peaceful place, with a strong eco aware ethos. The rooms are spacious, high-end tents, located at a distance from each other, so you have a lot of privacy and great views over the coastal forest and ocean. The food is excellent and the staff...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Camp, responded to this review

Dear Myrto G, Thank you for your beautiful review, we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and had such a great time scuba diving. Sorry to hear there were not many animals during your drive to Lake Sibaya but luckily the beauty and tranquility of the surroundings made up for this. Thank you again....

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you're looking for fun, adventure and a place to put your feet up then you're heading to the right place. Rocktail Beach Camp, beautifully set within a lush region of forested dunes, is the launch pad to some of the most beautiful beaches and pristine coral reefs in the world. What's more, Rocktail has exclusive access to this area! Your charmingly rustic en-suite accommodation is hidden within the tropical shade of this woodland sanctuary and only a short walk from the main area which includes a dining room, lounge with a large wraparound veranda, children's playroom and swimming pool. With extraordinary diving and snorkelling, turtle encounters and other beach activities this breathtaking ecosystem is waiting to be explored. Did you know? Rocktail closes for a short period each year to host Children in the Wilderness camps - a programme dedicated to helping local children build life skills and a love for the environment. Coastal forest interspersed with grasslands and waterberry/palm savannah side by side with pristine beaches characterise Rocktail. Unspoiled reefs form part of the protected Maputaland Marine Reserve. As well as diving, snorkelling and seasonal turtle excursions, we offer cultural visits guided walks (on request). Considered one of the best dive sites in the world, whales, dolphins and sharks are found here, while the smaller critters include butterflyfish, clown triggerfish, surgeonfish, fire-goby and scissortail. Birding is outstanding, with a number of special coastal forest species. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Camp

Address: D1849, Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve
Price Range: $556 - $681 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Camp 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Rocktail Beach Camp Hotel Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve
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“Cabin 6 was relatively near the restaurant and pool. Beyond these it can be quite a walk to and from your room”
JJN29, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The higher the room number, the farther the walk.”
BuenaGirl, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Further placed - more quiet and private your tent will be.”
Slupinski, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some of the rooms are a long dark walk from the restaurant/bar”
Lazzagear, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room 4 ir higher, a little bit away from the common area.”
NigelR740, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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