The Gugulesizwe Dive Camp, located in Maputaland on KwaZulu-Natal’s north-eastern seaboard, is a camp with a difference, embracing conscious living and community. Designed for anyone wanting to explore the Maputaland coastline, dive the ocean's depths and see the beauty of the sea creatures in the scuba friendly waters, or explore the surrounding forest. Known affectionately as 'Gugs Camp' it welcomes those who enjoy nature and embrace sustainable living, providing a light breakfast, a lunch and a nourishing dinner with a focus on plant-based organic meals, with meat options available on request.
'Gugs' fully embraces the idea of conscious living and community with a communal kitchen dining area and lounge area with comfortable bedrooms. Ideal for people wishing to explore the Maputaland coastline or ocean, the camp aims to be an affordable resting place, and an ideal venue for travellers wishing to enjoy the delights of its' natural surroundings.
An unspoilt and secluded beach, known for its pristine diving venues and the loggerhead and leatherback turtles that visit to bury their eggs on the beaches. Watching the turtles hatch is a magical sighting! The land is a low-lying coastal plain, lined with ancient coastal dunes that are considered to be amongst the tallest vegetated dunes in the world; these are swathed in lush green forest with a variety of animals, birds and plant life that provide a natural counterpoint to the bushveld. With common reedbuck visiting the marshes and grasslands, red duikers meandering in the forested areas, hippos found in the freshwater lakes, and whales and dolphins frolicking in the waves. Birdlife is abundant, being surrounded by coastal forest species, including the Green Twinspot, Green Malkoha, Grey Waxbill, Purple-crested and Livingstone’s Turacos.
Guests are welcome to participate in activities, however, please be aware they are not supervised so participation is at own risk. Surfing, swimming, and rock fishing along the coastline (guests provide their own equipment including tackle as no equipment is provided). Fishing licenses/permits are required for both conventional fishing and fly-fishing which must be obtained prior to arrival and in person from the nearest National Post Office.
Please speak to us about the Ocean Experience which is a safari style sea-based outing, the requirements for Scuba diving and a variety of PADI Scuba Diving Courses (all offered at an additional cost).