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Cape Vidal

Cape Vidal Fishing

Cape Vidal Swimming

Cape Vidal is set in a sheltered coastal bay within the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. A 35km drive on good tar road from Zulani Guest House. It holds the unique distinction of allowing visitors access to both the wildlife of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park as well as the marine life of the Indian Ocean. Experience a Beach and Bush Safari all in one day.

In and around Cape Vidal one could see crocodile, rhino, buffalo, kudu, whales on their northerly migration to calve off the Mozambique coast, loggerhead and leatherback turtles in summer as they come onto the beaches to lay their eggs, dolphins and a variety of water, forest and grassland birds. The destination offers guided walking trails around the Wetlands and the Coastal Dune forests. Bookings for the trails must be made in Cape Vidal at the KZN offices. Some travel promotions have this trip packaged with cheap airline tickets and accommodations, so be on the lookout for those.

This warm Indian Ocean bay is a popular area for sun bathing and swimming with beautiful wide blond beaches. Thanks to a close offshore reef Cape Vidal offers snorkelling in the rock pools at low tide. Cape Vidal has one convenience shop for visitors. Zulani Guest House offers complimentary beach towels, boogie boards and snorkelling equipment to guests for their Cape Vidal visit.

Cape Vidal has launch sites for ski-boats and anglers have the opportunity to catch a number of game fish, including marlin, sailfish, bonito and dorado. The fish size and bag limits that have been introduced, still allow an angler to catch a diversity of fish whilst allowing the fish at least one season to breed thus minimising exploitation of any species.

Shore fishing is also popular. Seventy per cent of all fish caught by shore anglers are shad, a popular eating fish. Shad can grow to be 120 cm long and a weight of 14 kg (10-15years old).

The ill-fated ship 'Dorothea' ran ashore on the coast of Cape Vidal in 1898. On her departure, rumours started to circulate that she was carrying some 120 000 ounces of illicit gold - The Kruger Millions. On the strength of this, various salvage teams have attempted to find the wreck and the gold, but to date although quite a few expeditions have been carried out, no gold has ever been reported found.

 

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