Tourism, Accommodation and Historical Attractions in Natal, South Africa
Cape Vidal: isiMangaliso Wetlands Park
Zululand: Cape Vidal
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Cape Vidal - St. Lucia Wetlands
Game Guards accompany visitors staying in the camp into the wilderness area. There is also the self guided Umvubu trail over the dunes to Lake Bhangazi, the Whale Tower Trail along the beach and the Imboma Trail through the wetlands. The Iphotwe Trail is a short The St. Lucia Wilderness Trails begin at Cape Vidal.
At night there is the spectacle of thousands of ghost crabs coming out of their burrows to feed on the beach, the sound of eagle owl hoots, bush baby calls, frogs and crickets. There is also mongoose and monkeys so keep an eye on your food!
Accommodation is in the form of log cabins, bush camps and campsites and on the shore of Lake Bhangazi there are five fishing cabins.
Near Cape Vidal the Dorothea was wrecked in 1898. It was rumoured to be carrying a load of gold and rough diamonds but despite repeated attempts by various individuals, nothing has been recovered.