Cape Vidal, the most beautiful beach

To us, there is no more beautiful a beach in this country than Cape Vidal. Miles of sand stretching as far as the eye can see, lined between densely forested dunes and the warm blue water of the Indian Ocean (in the waves of which dolphins and whales can often be seen), with rock pools harbouring fascinating marine life exposed at low tide.

Cape Vidal is named after Alexander Thomas Emeric Vidal, captain of the British surveying ship HMS Leven, that mapped this coastline in 1822. Today, this pristine area falls within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, is one of the most popular destinations in the reserve and an excellent base from which to explore the Eastern Shores of Lake Saint Lucia. The accommodation and campsite is managed by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and often booked out months in advance. There’s a fuel station and a small shop selling only basic essentials, so it is best to stock-up on your groceries at St. Lucia town before entering through Bhangazi Gate 35km to the south of Cape Vidal. Apart from all the activities that the beach caters for, Cape Vidal is also one of the best spots in the country to easily see a wide variety of otherwise very shy forest birds and animals (like Samango Monkeys and Red Duiker).

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28 thoughts on “Cape Vidal, the most beautiful beach

    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      My plesier, en heerlik om te weet jy’t jou “virtuele” kuiertjie by Cape Vidal geniet! Nou net plan maak om bietjie in lewende lywe daar te gaan uitspan. 😉

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      1. Sonel

        Nee, nog glad nie De Wet. Ek is ‘n ou huishen. Dis waarom ek die blogs so geniet partykeer. Ek doen eerder ‘virtual travelling’. 😆

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