Did you put sunscreen?
Reflection from the sand and water increases the amount of sun you get. Remember to use the waterproof on for the kids.
Traditional South African boerewors sausage is a must-have at the braai as one of the types of meat for each guest.
Zebras are black animals with white stripes, not the other way around.
Hunting for fishies
Tidal rock pools are great fun for the whole family.
The view from this deck stretches hundreds of meters below to the forest floor.
Contemplating the waves
Refresh, relax and rejuvenate to the sound of waves on the sand of the beach.
Small and spiny
This sea urchin is only a few centimeters wide (check the size of the sand), but strikingly beautiful and surprisingly painful to stand on...
These rocks protect...
From these rocks inwards, towards the beach, there is a sheltered section of the cape, best for kiddies to swim.
One thing my dad taught me from a young age was: "Never turn your back on the Sea; She will Always Get You!"
The Cape Vidal iSimangaliso Wetland Safari offers beautiful opportunities of vistas, animals, birds, and so much more to snap at.
Snorkeling in Cape Vidal happens while your guide is cooking up a storm and braaing your lunch.
Young and old
If getting wet is your thing, then the rocks protecting the snorkeling water keeps it calm for wondrous viewing.
Coral reef fish
Brilliantly bright and shiny, these little guys dart around in the tidal coastal waters.
Fun in the water is the point of Cape Vidal beach for our guests, we take care of the rest.
The waters of the Indian Ocean are temperate and warm most of the year around.
Mouthful of water
If you should get water in your snorkel, give a big blast of air to clear the spillage.
Schools of fish
These small schools of fish are a common sight while snorkeling at Cape Vidal beach.
Even while spotting lovely colored fishes, be aware of the ones that will hurt or kill if you step on them.
Our guides have are trained on proper fire management and meat preparation.
Nothing better at a braai than a coal-roasted, butter drenched mielie cob.
The accompanying assortment of foods and salads to the fresh-flamed meat.
From flora to fauna to mating to calls and habits, our guides are always full of information about everything.
The word is yum
Flame-grilled meat and delicious traditional salads, with bread and a beer is the perfect afternoon end-cap before the journey home.
The path down to the rocky beachfront of Mission Rocks.
The Samango monkeys in the Cape Vidal beach forest are not mischievous, they are a practiced gang of thieves. Stay alert, because if not they'll rip you off too!
The rocks at Mission Rocks (15km from the gate) stretch for kilometers in both directions. Great for exploring rock pools or catch and release fishing (only C&R allowed).
Lunch is a traditional South African braai with sides and salads.
A group of 3 or more zebras is called a "Dazzle".
Our sun is deadly
Please don't ever forget to protect your skin with sunblock, a hat or an umbrella.
Fun for all ages
The beach is an iconic favorite memory of mine from during my childhood years. Give those memories to your kids too!
Bush on the beach
The vegetated dunes reach down close to the water onto the beach and guests have often seen wildlife walking on the beach amongst them.
Cape Vidal is still one of the few unspoiled and naturally beautiful beaches left along our coastline.
Guests about to depart with full bellies for the drive home to St Lucia.
The viewpoint at Catalina Bay promises stunning views, especially closer towards sunset.
Largest land animal
The African elephant is the world's largest land mammal – with males on average measuring up to 3m high and weighing up to 6 tonnes.
Kudus produce one of the loudest sounds made by antelope in the form of a gruff bark.
Not so slow
They're not as fast as their cousins the cheetah, but leopards are fast felines and can run at up to 58km/h!
Tidal rock pools
As the tide ebbs and flows, tidal pools are uncovered for exploration of the amazing sea life pockets in the rocks.
Right of way
Elephants, and all animals, in the park have right of way on the roads.