• Guest Rating: (67)
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering
  • Malaria Area: Yes
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Cape Vidal Camp falls within the St Lucia Marine Reserve and is situated north-east of St Lucia within the Isimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site.

This pretty bay is supported by a variety of holiday accommodation set back in the dunes. There are 18 five-bedded and 8 eight-bedded fully equipped log cabins. These have two and three bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, a fully equipped kitchenette and a dinette/lounge. For fishing parties, 3 multi-bed cabins (sleeping 6 - 20) may be hired on the shore of Lake Bhangazi. Cape Vidal also has 50 campsites in the dune forest near the beach. Bhangazi Bush Lodge, 10 km from the hutted camp, sleeps eight guests in four self-contained, fully equipped units. A great destination for family or groups.

Cape Vidal Camp bay has a designated launch site for skiboats and deep-sea fishing and spear fishing are popular sports. It is sheltered and superb for snorkelling at a low tide. Cape Vidal is near the site of the Dorothea shipwreck, a wooded barque which was lost in heavy weather on 31 January 1898. She was said to be carrying gold from the Transvaal. The whereabouts of the Dorothea is unknown however snorkellers may come across a chain in the bay which is said to have come from the wreck.

Cape Vidal Camp has the best 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. The marine habitat is the route used by humpback whales on their northerly migration to Mozambique to calve.

Other "big game" include migratory marlin, sailfish and dolphins. In December the loggerheads and leatherback turtles come onto the beach to lay eggs. Schools based at St Lucia can make arrangements through the Crocodile Centre to visit Cape Vidal Camp for the day or small groups can stay at Cape Vidal Camp.

There are private businesses in St Lucia which cater for school group guidance. Malaria precautions are advised. Renowned for its sport fishing and snorkelling, this scenic coastal camp is situated on the north of the Eastern Shores area of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. There is a relatively safe area for swimming, wildlife, especially birds, is abundant.

WHAT TO DO ON ARRIVAL
- All overnight visitors must check in at the reception office at Cape Vidal on arrival. Office hours are from 08:00 - 16:30 (Monday - Saturday) and on Sundays and Public Holidays from 08:00 - 15:30.
- Those who have confirmed bookings are expected to check-in no later than 16:30 on the day of arrival.
- Visitors arriving after 16:30 must please notify the office in advance and may collect keys in a key box next to the Reception and campers may check the allocated sites with the security at the camp site entrance.

WHAT TO BRING
- The nearest shop is 35 km away, so all food supplies must be brought in by visitors.
- Petrol, diesel, firewood and bait can be purchased at Cape Vidal Camp.
- A small shop at Cape Vidal contains some basic supplies.

Facilities and Services for Cape Vidal Camp:
- The sheltered bay has a designated launch site for ski boats with excellent offshore angling, spear fishing, and snorkeling.
- The wreck of the Dorethea, close to Cape Vidal, is reputed to have contained the Kruger millions when it sank.
- The camp features 18 five-bed log cabins, 8 eight-bed log cabins with three and two bedrooms respectively, fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms, and lounge/dining rooms with barbecue facilities.
- In addition the camp features one 6-bed, two 14-bed, one 20-bed group accommodation cabins with dormitory rooms, a lounge/ dining room, kitchen, bathroom and barbecue facilities.
- There are also camping facilities.
- Bhangazi Bush Lodge, 10 km from the hutted camp, sleeps eight guests in four self-contained, fully equipped units.

Activities at Cape Vidal Camp:
- Cape Vidal offers several forms of relaxation on your vacation. The area has become well known for its excellent ski-boat fishing.
- Surf fishing is also rewarding. Scuba diving is not permitted, but there is a safe but unprotected bathing area which is sheltered from the sea by a reef.
- The camp is situated beside dense coastal forest and abounds with a great variety of birds and small mammals.
- There are no self-guided trails at Cape Vidal, however game viewing along the many tourist roads can be rewarding.

Attractions in Cape Vidal Camp:
- On the same day one could see hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, elephants, whales on their northerly migration to calve in the warm waters off the Mocambique coast, loggerhead and leatherback turtles in summer as they come onto the beaches to lay their eggs, dolphins, and a variety of water, forest or grassland birds.
- Cape Vidal is a magnificent coastal resort holiday destination, set in a sheltered coastal bay in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, with shallow pools and rock ledges for snorkeling, unspoiled beaches for walking and self-guided trails around the fascinating wetlands, in the rich coastal forest and on the shores of Lake Bhangazi.
- Cape Vidal has the best 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.

Accommodation at Cape Vidal Camp:
There are 18 five-bedded and 10 eight-bedded log cabins available.

These units have:
- two and three bedrooms,
- a bathroom with shower,
- a fully-equipped kitchenette and
- a dinette/lounge.

All cabins are self-catering and fully equipped. It is only necessary to bring food and beverages. Visitors, however, are responsible for their own cooking . The cabins are serviced daily.

CAMPSITES
- There are 50 campsites in the dune forest near the beach.
- Ablutions with hot and cold water are available and include showers and baths.
- All campsites have electric plug points.

CAPE VIDAL - BHANGAZI BUSH LODGE
The Bhangazi Bush Lodge is situated on the western shores of Lake Bhangazi and is 10 km from the resort.
It sleeps eight people in 4 two-bedded self-contained units.
There is a fully-equipped kitchen containing a gas stove and a deepfreeze and the services of a cook are available.

High Season:
High season dates and rates are applicable from:
12 December 2018 to 8 January 2019
20 March 2019 to 8 April 2019
19 April 2019 to 22 April 2019
14 June 2019 to 15 July 2019
8 August 2019 to 11 August 2019
20 September 2019 to 6 October 2019
High season rates are also applicable over any events.

Visitor Activities
Cape Vidal offers several forms of relaxation.
The area has become well known for its excellent ski-boat fishing.
Surf fishing is also rewarding.
Scuba diving is not permitted, but there is a safe but unprotected bathing area which is sheltered from the sea by a reef.
The camp is situated beside dense coastal forest and abounds with a great variety of birds and small mammals.
There are no self-guided trails at Cape Vidal, however game viewing along the many tourist roads can be rewarding.

Lodge Facilities
- Kitchen
- 4 unsuited bedrooms separated by boardwalks
- No TV
- Lounge
- Fridge & Freezer
- gas stove
- Veranda overlooking the river
- Cook available

Entry fee:
There is a entry fee payable at Cape Vidal Camp.
Health and Climate:
Malaria precautions are advised.
Cancellation Policy:
All bookings are confirmed once payment or partial payment is received.
Cancellations greater than 45 days prior to arrival = 10% of amount (min R100)
Cancellation within 45 to 30 days of arrival = 25% of the amount.
Cancellation within 29 to 15 days of arrival = 50% of the amount.
Cancellation within 14 days & arrival date = 100% of the amount.
Amending booked dates is as good as cancelling a booking if it falls within the cancellation period. Same policy applies to amending a booking.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Petrol on site
English

Cape Vidal Camp is a Self-Catering in Cape Vidal KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
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.

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Rooms and Units Available at Cape Vidal Camp

4 Bed Log Cabin-Self Catering
Two Bedrooms (2 single beds in both rooms), bathroom with shower, fully-equipped kitchenette and a dinette/lounge. Linen and bath towels provided. No TV. Braai stand outside. Please bring your own beach towels.
Maximum Persons per: 4
8 Bed Bhangazi Bush Lodge
Sleeps 8 people maximum in 4X 2-Sleeper Units, connected by a wooden boardwalk, Communal kitchen, lounge, dining area, No TV, veranda overlooking the river, the services of a cook are available.
Maximum Persons per: 8
8 Bed Bhangazi Bush Lodge (High Season)
Sleeps 8 people maximum in 4X 2-Sleeper Units, connected by a wooden boardwalk, Communal kitchen, lounge, dining area, No TV, veranda overlooking the river, the services of a cook are available.
Maximum Persons per: 8
Campsites with plug points
Hot/cold water ablution, no fireplace, close to beach
Maximum Persons per: 6
Campsites with plug points (High Season)
Hot/cold water ablution, no fireplace, close to beach
Maximum Persons per: 6
Four Bed Log Cabins (High Season)
Two Bedrooms (2 single beds in both rooms), bathroom with shower, fully-equipped kitchenette and a dinette/lounge. Linen and bath towels provided. No TV. Braai stand outside. Please bring your own beach towels.
Maximum Persons per: 4
Six Bed Log Cabins
Three Bedrooms (2 single beds in one room, 4 single beds in other rooms), bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen, freezer, dinette/lounge linen and bath towels provided. No TV. Braai stand outside. Please bring your own beach towels.
Maximum Persons per: 6
Six Bed Log Cabins (High Season)
Three Bedrooms (2 single beds in one room, 4 single beds in other rooms), bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen, freezer, dinette/lounge linen and bath towels provided. No TV. Braai stand outside. Please bring your own beach towels.
Maximum Persons per: 6
Latest Reviews
The scenery is beautiful! Nature is lovely with lots of animals to look at. There is a cleaning lady who comes in daily, doing the dishes, beds, sweeping & general cleaning.
But ... The monkeys in the camp, is a pest. You can not leave a door open (unattended) for 5 seconds, or they jump in, and steal whatever they can.(food) Very aggressive.
Then, the water is dirty, smelly and not for human consumption. You have to bring your own.
The shower was dirty and grimy. The extra cushions in the closets were dirty and without pillowcases.
The tablecloth were dirty and had stains on it. The cupboard at the kitchen-sink is on the verge of collapsing. (Look like it)
At the price of R1650 per night, the above is unacceptable.
And it would be nice if they can clean the beach, picking up plastic and debris, regularly. The beach was filthy!

Elbie Fourie Oct 2019
Great spot to relax.
Jacqueline Burke Jul 2019
Amazing place. We enjoyed our stay to the fullest. Did not have hot water our entire stay. Staff failed to fix a running tap after numerous reports. Hassle free booking and fast response from our agent.
Sorika reitief Jun 2019
Very Nice cabin with comfortable beds. A quiet camp near the ocean. The kitchen is complete. Good place for 2 nights.
Pascale EYMARD Apr 2019
We had a very nice stay at the campsite for 2 nights with funny visits of monkeys, striped mongoose. Easy access to beach. Snorkeling only at low tide (app. 2 hours).


Joerg Rassmus Oct 2018