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Cape Vidal is renowned for its sport fishing and snorkelling. The bay has a designated launch site for skiboats. It is sheltered and superb for snorkelling at a low tide.
Cape Vidal is situated north-east of St Lucia and falls within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (St Lucia Marine Reserve). Wildlife, especially birds are abundant and self-guided trails enable visitors to see some of the surrounding wetlands and Lake Bhangazi. Cape Vidal also boasts access to the eastern shores of Lake St Lucia where there is a variety of game including reedbuck, other antelope, hippos, crocodiles and buffalo, spectacular water, forest and grassland birds and the wonderful Indian Ocean shore line with its startling array of marine animals.
The marine habitat is the route used by humpback whales on their northerly migration to Mozambique to calve. Other large fish include migratory marlin, sailfish and dolphins. In December the loggerheads and leatherback turtles come onto the beach to lay eggs.Cape Vidal, Sodwana Bay, uMkhuze, Kosi Bay, False Bay and Maphelane are part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site managed by an independent body known as iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority.
The camp features 18 x 4-bed log cabins, 8 x 6-bed log cabins with 2 and 3 bedrooms respectively, fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms, and lounge/dining rooms with barbecue facilities.
For group accommodation; 1 x 14-bed and 1 x 20-bed cabins with dormitory rooms, a lounge/ dining room, kitchen, bathroom and barbecue facilities.
Bhangazi Bush Lodge, 10 km from the hutted camp, sleeps 8 guests in 4 x self-contained, fully equipped units.Camping at Cape Vidal can be booked directly with Cape Vidal at Camping.CapeVidal@kznwildlife.com
Rates Include:Accommodation, community levy, rescue levy and 15% VATRates Exclude:Optional excursionsAccess to the Park is managed by the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Park permit fee payable on arrival at the entrance gate.
Gate Opening and Closing Times: Summer (November to March): 05h00 to 19h00 Winter (April to October): 06h00 to 18h00Note: The entrance gate is managed by iSimangaliso Wetland Authority and times are strictly enforced. NO late entry allowed at all so ensure sufficient travel time to arrive well before 18h00.Office Hours: The office is open from 08h00 to 12h30 and from 14h00 to 16h30Sundays and public holidays: 08h00 to 12h30 and 13h30 to 15h30
Distance and Time from Gate to Camp: 35 kms - 30 to 45 minutes depending on the condition of the road.
Check Out Time: 10h00 Check In Time: 14h00
Facilities: There are freezer points for hire. The shop sells curios and limited supplies.Petrol, diesel, firewood and bait can be purchased at Cape Vidal.
Malaria: Cape Vidal is a malaria area and special precautions are necessary.
Please take note: The nearest town which has a full range of services is Mtubatuba which is 60 kms away. Pets are not permitted at Reserve. Motorcycles are not permitted in the reserve.Only recognised beach vehicles may go onto the beach, and a permit is required before doing so. No vehicles may be driven on the bathing beach. Visitors may not use the beach between Cape Vidal and Sodwana as an alternative access route.
Facilities for people with disabilities: NonePlease be advised that KZN Wildlife are currently undergoing a software upgrade to their system and for this reason their responses to SA Tours & Safaris can be delayed by up to 36 hours. We appologise for this delay but the situation is out of our control.