Rocktail Bay Lodge


Unspoilt coral reefs and white sandy beaches, fish-rich waters that house some truely big fish - a natural playground for scuba diver and fishing enthusiasts.


The Rocktail Bay, situated in the east of South Africa, is the ideal place to discover what the exciting underwater world has to offer before winding down in extreme comfort and a luxurious ambience.


Few coastal regions in South Africa are as unspoilt and diverse as Rocktail Bay. Rocktail Bay Lodge is situated in a nature conservation read more » area in the north of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province.


The area forms part of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park which, as a result of its unique natural beauty, has been declared a UNESCU world heritage site.


The small lodge lies hidden in the coastal forest and is only a short walking distance from the beach. With 40 km of untouched coast along the Indian Ocean, Rocktail Bay remains South Africa's best-kept secret for scuba diving enthusiasts.


Besides the restaurant, the lodge offers a well-designed swimming pool and a well-equipped scuba diving centre. All units are connected by board walks.


The entire lodge setting creates a warm ambience where one feels welcome right away. Because of the lodge being small in size, it has an intimate atmosphere and guests quickly get to know each other and the lodge staff members.


In the evening, guests gather around the cozy camp fire, sharing the day's events under a star-filled African sky.


Let Intosol take you to Rocktail Bay and experience a piece of true African nature.


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Twenty guests can easily be accommodated in the ten tents on wooden decks. These tree-house style units are all equipped with a shower/toilet, as well as an outdoor shower. Some units accommodate two guests, read more » others three.


The rooms are comfortably furnished and the tree-house design adds to the romantic atmosphere. Spending a few nights here is a worthwhile experience as there are no wooden or stone walls, but tent walls, creating a feeling of being in nature.


Every tent has a small patio with stunning view over the surrounding nature. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee on your private verandah and feel uplifted by the tranquillising atmosphere of the lodge's setting.


Days are filled with excitements like scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, hiking, canoeing or excursions to the neighbouring areas. But Rocktail is also a place to relax.


Escape every-day life and enjoy African nature at its best on endless, lonely beaches.


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The lodge's ideal location on the sea is perfect for a wide range of water sports. Not to be missed are the scuba diving tours that offer guests the opportunity to experience the underwater world up close.


The read more » divers are often accompanied by dolphins swimming along the boat and whale sharks are not an unusual underwater encounter. During the winter, it is even possible to spot humpback whales.


A further highlight is looking for sea turtles. Measuring up to an astonishing 1,70 metres, leather-back turtles approach the beach during summer to lay their eggs.


Other activities include fishing, bird watching, hiking and outdoor trips with the help of an experienced local guide as well as swimming and sunbathing.


And those without a PADI license that crave for more than snorkelling along the coral reef will be sure not to miss the scuba diving courses at the hotel.


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