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About Cape Vidal

Cape Vidal is renowned for its blue waters and beautiful landscape. Approximately 32 kilometers from St Lucia, the area boasts with ample activities for the adventurer. A 45 minute hike from Missions Rock, will bring you to Bat Cave, which hosts hundreds if Egyptian Fruit Bats evident when loo... read more

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Cape Vidal is renowned for its blue waters and beautiful landscape. Approximately 32 kilometers from St Lucia, the area boasts with ample activities for the adventurer. A 45 minute hike from Missions Rock, will bring you to Bat Cave, which hosts hundreds if Egyptian Fruit Bats evident when looking at the ceiling of the cave. The ramble along the golden beach provides captivating exploration in the rock pools, not to mention the unbelievable off-shore fishing opportunity. A popular hike called the Mfabeni Hike, leads you through dune forests to fresh water lakes where hippos, crocodiles and ample birdlife dwell.

Cape Vidal Nature Reserve forms part of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park. Cape Vidal has the finest of both worlds with 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.

Cape Vidal is near the location of the Dorothea ship wreckage, a wooded barque which was lost in heavy weather conditions during 1898. She was thought to be shipping gold from the Transvaal. The location of the Dorothea is unidentified though snorkelers may come across a chain in the cove which is said to have come from the wreckage.

There are has a choice of accommodation facilities available. Enjoy hiking trails through the coastal forests, swimming, game-viewing and boating. Turtle tours are available during the month of Novemeber to January and visitors can see enjoy Whale watching from the shoreline during the winter months. Malaria precautions are advised.