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Overview

A wonderful family destination, Cape Vidal Camp is a large camp situated to the north of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. Nestled between the eastern shores of Lake St Lucia and the lush Indian Ocean shoreline, this coastal resort is home to natural features such as shallow pools and rock ledges, unspoiled beaches and verdant wetlands.

Accommodation

Comfortable accommodation includes 18 five-bed log cabins, with three bedrooms each, and 11 eight-bed log cabins, with two bedrooms each. Cabins are fitted with bathrooms, showers, a fully equipped kitchenette and a dinette/lounge area. The cabins are cleaned each morning, but Visitors are responsible for their own cooking and washing up of dishes.

In addition the camp features one eight-bed, two 12-bed, a 14-bed and a 20-bed group accommodation cabin, with dormitory rooms, a lounge/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and barbecue facilities. These larger cabins are ideal for school tours or other groups.

Activities & Facilities

Cape Vidal is a renowned fishing spot, especially for migratory marlin and sailfish, and the camp provides excellent spots for sport fishing, including ski-boat, surf, deep-sea, and spear fishing.

There is a relatively safe area for swimming and the sheltered bay makes for superb snorkeling at low tide. Just off the coast, scuba divers will be able to dive near the site of the 1898 Dorothea shipwreck.

Guests will want to keep a lookout for the abundant variety of birdlife as they take self-guided walks, hiking along the guided Mvubu trail that leads through the forest to Lake Bhangazi.

Camping facilities include fully equipped kitchen and modern bathrooms, in addition to a lounge, dining and barbecuing areas. A petrol station, superette and curio shop are conveniently located for the guests’ convenience.

Important Information

Children
There is no charge for children <12 years old on accommodation.Children 3-12 years old inclusive ,are charged 50% on park permit fees and levies unless otherwise stated 

Please Note:
Rates include accommodation, community levy, rescue levy and 14% VAT and exclude optional excursions. All amenities are provided and visitors only have to bring food and drinks.
This is a malaria area and visitors are advised to take special precautions.
The nearest town that has a full range of services is Mtubatuba, which is 60km away.
Pets are not permitted at the reserve. Motorcycles are not permitted in the reserve and no vehicles are allowed on the beach except official vehicles and those of tour operators that have a permit to do so.




Wildlife

The Cape Vidal wilderness has a wide variety of fauna and flora that visitors will want to view. The surrounding wetlands and grasslands shelter an array of birdlife as well as hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, and elephants. Marine-life enthusiasts will also be able to see dolphins, and whales may be spotted on their northerly calving migration to Mozambique. Loggerhead and leatherback turtles may be seen in the summer months as they emerge onto beaches to lay their eggs.

Directions

At the entrance to St Lucia village turn left at the T-junction and take the road that goes past the Crocodile Centre to the Cape Vidal entrance gate. Travel on the new tar road for 35 km to Cape Vidal camp.

Reviews


Really enjoyed our stay. Wish we had booked longer. Had reservations about the condition of the cabin - but ours was great!

Marian Wagner

Great Venue, and Facilities great.

Gijsbert Kort

Great stay in a pleasant setting. Bathrooms need attention!

Debbie Hulley

What a honor to be so close to nature, have wonderful friendly, helpful hosts

Dot

Beach & game park beautiful, excellent birding, stunning hides, picnic spots & viewing sites. Nature lovers paradise. Accommodation needs attention. Log cabins could do with a thorough clean up & revamp.

Jimmy Rein

Badly managed since running out of cigarettes braaiwood is just unacceptable.St Lucia is an hours drive away.This means collecting your own wood from the forest which is also unacceptable.Light lunches should be served but with management so poor this will never be possible.

P J Muller

We loved the nature seen and the cabins in the woods are just lovely. Snorkelling was just so much fun.However the Cabins need a serious revamp, the inside is falling apart. The cabins also need a good spring cleaning!!!!!!!!!!

Jeanne Pelser

Although I had to cancel the stay at Cape Vidal due to reasons from my side, I still visit the site and must say that a huge improvement was visible from the previous visit. The showers, picnic, lookout points and the paved caravan road were a few immediate changes I saw.

Josua Joubert

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Cape Vidal Log Cabins.The only criticism I have is that the shop could carry a wider variety of stock. It's quite a far drive to St. Lucia if you find you have run out of milk or bread. How about a small take away restaurant?

Bill Coetzee

We had a wonderful relaxing time, it so wonderful to be surrounded by nature and the staff was so friendly and helpful, I definitely go back.

Mvulazana Lethule

A wonderful family destination, Cape Vidal Camp is a large camp situated to the north of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. Nestled between the eastern shores of Lake St Lucia and the lush Indian Ocean shoreline, this coastal resort is home to natural features such as shallow pools and rock ledges, unspoiled beaches and verdant wetlands.

Comfortable accommodation includes 18 five-bed log cabins, with three bedrooms each, and 11 eight-bed log cabins, with two bedrooms each. Cabins are fitted with bathrooms, showers, a fully equipped kitchenette and a dinette/lounge area. The cabins are cleaned each morning, but Visitors are responsible for their own cooking and washing up of dishes.

In addition the camp features one eight-bed, two 12-bed, a 14-bed and a 20-bed group accommodation cabin, with dormitory rooms, a lounge/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and barbecue facilities. These larger cabins are ideal for school tours or other groups.

Cape Vidal is a renowned fishing spot, especially for migratory marlin and sailfish, and the camp provides excellent spots for sport fishing, including ski-boat, surf, deep-sea, and spear fishing.

There is a relatively safe area for swimming and the sheltered bay makes for superb snorkeling at low tide. Just off the coast, scuba divers will be able to dive near the site of the 1898 Dorothea shipwreck.

Guests will want to keep a lookout for the abundant variety of birdlife as they take self-guided walks, hiking along the guided Mvubu trail that leads through the forest to Lake Bhangazi.

Camping facilities include fully equipped kitchen and modern bathrooms, in addition to a lounge, dining and barbecuing areas. A petrol station, superette and curio shop are conveniently located for the guests’ convenience.

Children
There is no charge for children <12 years old on accommodation.Children 3-12 years old inclusive ,are charged 50% on park permit fees and levies unless otherwise stated 

Please Note:
Rates include accommodation, community levy, rescue levy and 14% VAT and exclude optional excursions. All amenities are provided and visitors only have to bring food and drinks.
This is a malaria area and visitors are advised to take special precautions.
The nearest town that has a full range of services is Mtubatuba, which is 60km away.
Pets are not permitted at the reserve. Motorcycles are not permitted in the reserve and no vehicles are allowed on the beach except official vehicles and those of tour operators that have a permit to do so.




The Cape Vidal wilderness has a wide variety of fauna and flora that visitors will want to view. The surrounding wetlands and grasslands shelter an array of birdlife as well as hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, and elephants. Marine-life enthusiasts will also be able to see dolphins, and whales may be spotted on their northerly calving migration to Mozambique. Loggerhead and leatherback turtles may be seen in the summer months as they emerge onto beaches to lay their eggs.

At the entrance to St Lucia village turn left at the T-junction and take the road that goes past the Crocodile Centre to the Cape Vidal entrance gate. Travel on the new tar road for 35 km to Cape Vidal camp.

Really enjoyed our stay. Wish we had booked longer. Had reservations about the condition of the cabin - but ours was great!

Marian Wagner

Great Venue, and Facilities great.

Gijsbert Kort

Great stay in a pleasant setting. Bathrooms need attention!

Debbie Hulley

What a honor to be so close to nature, have wonderful friendly, helpful hosts

Dot

Beach & game park beautiful, excellent birding, stunning hides, picnic spots & viewing sites. Nature lovers paradise. Accommodation needs attention. Log cabins could do with a thorough clean up & revamp.

Jimmy Rein

Badly managed since running out of cigarettes braaiwood is just unacceptable.St Lucia is an hours drive away.This means collecting your own wood from the forest which is also unacceptable.Light lunches should be served but with management so poor this will never be possible.

P J Muller

We loved the nature seen and the cabins in the woods are just lovely. Snorkelling was just so much fun.However the Cabins need a serious revamp, the inside is falling apart. The cabins also need a good spring cleaning!!!!!!!!!!

Jeanne Pelser

Although I had to cancel the stay at Cape Vidal due to reasons from my side, I still visit the site and must say that a huge improvement was visible from the previous visit. The showers, picnic, lookout points and the paved caravan road were a few immediate changes I saw.

Josua Joubert

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Cape Vidal Log Cabins.The only criticism I have is that the shop could carry a wider variety of stock. It's quite a far drive to St. Lucia if you find you have run out of milk or bread. How about a small take away restaurant?

Bill Coetzee

We had a wonderful relaxing time, it so wonderful to be surrounded by nature and the staff was so friendly and helpful, I definitely go back.

Mvulazana Lethule

Accommodation options

Beach Camp : 5 Bed Log Cabin (5BLC)

Log cabins with 5 beds, fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms, and lounge/dining rooms with barbecue facilities.

Beach Camp : 8 Bed Log Cabin (8BLC)

8-bed log cabins with fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms, and lounge/dining rooms. Barbecue facilities are available.

8 Bed Bhangazi Bush Lodge (8BBL)

10 km from the hutted camp, sleeps 8 guests in 4 self-contained, fully equipped units. 

20 Bed Group Cabins at Bhangazi Complex (20BGC)

20-bed cabin with dormitory rooms, a lounge/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and barbecue facilities.

14 Bed Group Cabins at Bhangazi Complex (14BGC)

14-bed cabin with dormitory rooms, a lounge/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and barbecue facilities.