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Cape Vidal

Cape Vidal – KZN Wildlife

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.