In season, passing humpback whales can be spotted from Gugulesizwe Camp’s strategic location, just 4km inland. Quite different in feel to the sultry seaside forest, ‘Gugs’ (as this camp is affectionately known) is noted for the beauty of the early morning and late afternoon light shining on the surrounding sea of grass.

Situated above the superb snorkelling site at Lala Nek, Gugulesizwe provides everything for the ideal family-and-friends holiday. The open, airy location lends itself to daydreaming, while kids can burn off their excess energy in safety.

Enjoy the 8 en-suite rooms (including one family room with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom), as well as the bar, kitchen, lounge, pool deck and boma.

When the ocean calls, a short 4×4 drive brings you to endless beaches, rockpools, and all the wildlife-spotting possibilities that Maputaland offers.

At Gugulesizwe Camp you can set your own schedule, guided only by the tides and your own wishes. This is your time, and however you choose to spend it is just fine by us.


Eight simple yet comfortable canvas rooms (of which one is a family room) sleep a maximum of 18 guests. Rooms are raised on concrete plinths and connected to each other and the main area by sandy paths, and are equipped with bedding and shower towels (but not beach towels), and 220V power points and USB charging points.


The main area has many inviting corners just perfect for curling up with a good book, and the well-equipped self-catering kitchen and braai areas making cooking and entertaining a breeze. Gather your friends and family around the fire or the pool and spend time reconnecting with the people who mean the most to you.


Gugulesizwe Camp offers a winning combination of exciting activities and ample opportunities to relax. A short 4×4 drive from the camp brings you to Lala Nek, a child-friendly snorkelling site. Pristine beaches stretch for miles in each direction, while the coastal forest is rich in birdlife and butterflies. You can also spend time with the KwaMpukane community.


Gugulesizwe Camp is booked on a catered basis, however exclusive use bookings have the option to self-cater. The kitchen has almost everything you could need to whip up anything from a quick snack for hungry kids to a starlit family dinner. There is an oven and the kitchen is well-equipped for junior and senior masterchefs to do their thing. It’s time to savour the flavours!