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Eastern Shores & Cape Vidal

The ideal beach and safari destination. The best of beach and bush.

Cape Vidal on the Eastern Shores is a rare beach-and-bush destination… the best of two worlds. The resort is situated in a marine reserve yet only a short drive away from game areas. Marine life includes humpback whales, dolphins, rare turtles, whale sharks, marlin and sailfish.

From St Lucia to Cape Vidal, several loop roads lead to excellent natural features for bird-watching, game viewing and scenic lookout points. The Eastern Shores section hosts elephant, rhino, buffalo, crocodile, hippo, hyaena, leopard – and many species of smaller game.

A paradise abounding in creatures of sea, land and air

Game viewing and birding

With its fresh-water pans, swamp forest and grasslands, the area hosts many sought-after avian species such as the pink-throated twinspot, rufous-bellied heron, Livingstone’s turaco, dwarf bittern, Rudd’s apalis and southern banded snake eagle.

Visit the Lake Bhangazi, eMfabeni or kuMziki Lookouts for panoramic vistas

In the Area

Thompsons Tours

Activities : Turtle Tours
Reputability and reliability have made Thompsons the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of service excellence.

Shonalanga Tours

Activities : Game Drives
Shonalanga Tours specialises in game drives in the Eastern Shores section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Shakabarker Tours

Offering a wide range of wildlife adventures with the goal of informing and educating, and creating excitement about all things wild.

Jabisa Tours

Activities : Game Drives
A BEE enterprise offering extensive tours of the Eastern Shores.

Elephant Lake Hotel

Centrally located within St Lucia, guests at Elephant Lake Hotel have easy access to an array of activities.

Cape Vidal – KZN Wildlife

Cape Vidal falls within the Eastern Shores section of iSimangaliso and is situated approximately 30km north-east of St Lucia.

Cape Vidal Camp Site

Set up your tent a stone's throw away from the expansive beach of Cape Vidal

Bhangazi Horse Safaris

Activities : Horse Riding
Enjoy game viewing at Iphiva, a ride along iSimangaliso's beaches, bird watching or a photo-safari on horseback.

Bhangazi Bush Lodge

Activities : Horse Riding
Isolated yet comfortable self-catering cabins.

Heritage Tours & Safaris

Activities : Game Drives
Heritage Tours & Safaris’ guides specialise in photographic safaris to help you get the perfect shot.