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Rocktail Camp – Closure

From 01 October 2019, guests staying at either Gugulesizwe Dive Camp or Gugulesizwe Research Camp will be able to contact Thonga Beach Lodge directly for any diving activities (subject to availability) or alternatively they will be able to dive at Sodwana Bay.

It is with great sadness that they have been unsuccessful in their continued attempts to extend their lease agreement with iSimangaliso. The lease was signed in 2007 and according to their records is due to expire in September of 2019.

Rocktail Camp has experienced some fantastic highs and has provided guests from all over the world with many unforgettable moments and special family holidays. The camp was previously owned and operated by Wilderness Safaris who created an amazing platform for eco-tourism in the area from which to learn and innovate on.

The staff all come from the nearby community of KwaMpukane, a small village that is home to around 3000 people. The 32 members of staff who have called Rocktail Camp their home for the last 10 years have been instrumental in establishing the camp as a leader in tourism in the Kosi Bay area. They wish the staff all the best in their future endeavours and extend their greatest gratitude to the whole community of KwaMpukane for giving them the opportunity to get to know the staff and the village as a whole and for allowing them to be guests in such a beautiful part of the world.

They would also like to thank Mokarran Dive Charters who have operated from Rocktail Bay Camp since 1990 and have become a guest favourite for those who have been privileged enough to dive with them. Unfortunately, their lease expires alongside theirs and therefore, they wish them the very best in their next steps.

They have officially closed Rocktail Camp on 30 August 2019. All existing bookings travelling until this date will be honoured and is guaranteed the quality of the experience will be maintained.

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