The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Cape Vidal

Afrikaans name: Kaap Vidal

Fishing is one of the attractions at Cape Vidal

The beach at Cape Vidal

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Cape Vidal is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park otherwise known as the St Lucia Marine Reserve.

It is a popular venue for fishing. Besides fishing from the beach you can also launch ski-boats for some deep sea fishing. Snorkelling is also popular.

It is also a popular spot for nature lovers and there is abundant bird-life in the area. From Cape Vidal you can reach the eastern shores of Lake St. Lucia where you may see Nile Crocodiles, Hippos, Buffalo and various antelope.

There are a number of well-equipped log cabins available for hire and campers can make use of the camping area which has 50 sites.

References and further reading

Top Birding Spots in Southern Africa - Author: Hugh Chittenden - Published: 1992 - Page: 262

Where to see Birds in KwaZulu-Natal - Author: Bennett and Herbert - Published: 1995 - Page: 38

Things to do in Moer & Gone Places - Author: Jacques Marais - Published: 2015 - Page: 29

The Dive Sites of South Africa - Author: Anton Koornhof - Published: 1992 - Page: 134

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 364

Road Tripping South Africa - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2014 - Page: 144

Country Life - Issue 246 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 44

go! - Issue 135 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 51

Maps of the Zululand and Maputaland Reserves - Author: Honeyguide Publications - Published: 2016 - Page: 8

Chris and Tilde Stuarts Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Published: 1989 - Page: 102


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