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    Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Camp

    D1849, Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve, South Africa
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    • Excellent61%
    • Very good29%
    • Average4%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible1%
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    1 - 5 of 147 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    A Stunning view from our room over the tree canopy to the sea we could see the whales enjoying themselves out at sea with the naked eye but we had binoculars which made the viewing even better. All the staff made us feel very welcomed...More

    1  Thank Nigel C
    Response from WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Rocktail CampResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Nigel, Rocktail 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...More

    Reviewed 20 August 2017

    We stayed for three nights with our two teenage girls last week - wished we could have stayed longer as Rocktail is just magical. The laid back vibe, delicious food, gorgeous rooms with gorgeous views are just some of the highlights. Natalie and Willem were...More

    1  Thank Sue B
    Response from WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Rocktail CampResponded 1 September 2017

    Dear Sue, Thank you for sharing all your wonderful memories with us, we are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will all come back soon to explore the high seas with us again. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris

    Reviewed 19 August 2017

    The lodge is accessible through a plantation on a soft sand road, and is in a forest, just outside the isimangiliso wetland park, about 1km from the beach. The park is famous as a haven for loggerhead and leatherback turtle nests. We were in the...More

    Thank MeganBrownJHB
    Response from WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Rocktail CampResponded 1 September 2017

    Dear MeganBrownJHB, Thank you for your great review we are delighted to see your husband enjoyed the great diving activities on offer. We hope you will visit us again during the summer season (October to March), and take the opportunity of a lifetime to witness...More

    Reviewed 10 August 2017

    My wife and I only booked a two-night stay at the Rocktail Camp, but wished we would have booked a longer stay. After a wel organised transfer from the pick up point at Coastal Cashews (transfer takes about 25-30 minutes on a dirt road only...More

    1  Thank Kneep89
    Response from WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Rocktail CampResponded 18 August 2017

    Dear Kneep89, Thank you for your wonderful review, we hope you and your wife will visit us again soon for a longer stay. A “game drive” out to sea, during the Ocean Safari Experience, we look or bottlenose dolphins, turtles, manta rays and whale sharks....More

    Reviewed 30 April 2017

    What a beautiful spot away from the masses along this pristine coastline of South Africa. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rocktail Camp. The food was delicious, and the staff go out of their way to accommodate your every wish. They even organized us a...More

    2  Thank Nici M
    Response from WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Rocktail CampResponded 12 May 2017

    Thank you Nici for the beautiful review we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us even with the unexpected 20 minute walk down to the beach. And getting to swim in the sea with dolphins - wow! We hope you...More

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    • US$246 - US$492 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 16
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    • South Africa >
    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve
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    • Rocktail Beach Camp Hotel Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve ,
    • Wilderness Safaris Rocktail Camp South Africa/KwaZulu-Natal
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    Kirbyjam
    12 May 2017|
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    Response from WildernessSafaris | Property representative |
    Hello Kirbyjam, Thank you for your question and yes - as some previous reviewers have indicate there are several areas where you can go to from Rocktail to enjoy a game drive. Additionally there are many interesting... More
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    sonmonfinca
    6 December 2016|
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    Response from WildernessSafaris | Property representative |
    Hello sonmonfinca, There are several options available to you - a secondary flight to Durban or Richards Bay or you can drive from Joburg although this may be a bit of a long drive after your initial flight. We would... More
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    Debra C
    30 October 2016|
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    Response from WildernessSafaris | Property representative |
    Hello Debra, Thank you for your question. The drive into camp is a great one with many beautiful sights. however, before we are able to answer this for you we would need to know where you are travelling from. Your Travel... More
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    "Rooms 14-17 are 4 sleepers, 14 is closest to the main lodge and 17 the farthest. All widely spaced so very..."
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    "Rooms 7-13 have sea views, but are quite a walk from the main lounge. The others are set in the forest."
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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"
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    "The higher the room number, the farther the walk."
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