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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

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

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

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

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

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 364

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

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

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

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

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

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