Cape Vidal Safari

Come discover and appreciate South Africa's very first World Heritage Site while out on a Magnificent Cape Vidal Safari

The Eastern Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park is commonly referred to as Cape Vidal. Cape Vidal is without a doubt the most popular destination while in the area of St Lucia and for good reason as well. Not many areas can boast a destination that has so much to offer. For starters, one may enjoy the pristine beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, and of course, the wildlife that makes this destination just so special.

St Lucia Activities & Safaris

Going on a Safari in Cape Vidal will not disappoint, imagine early morning sightings of Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, Hippo, and much more.

Heritage Tours & Safaris offers a multitude of daily outings into the Cape Vidal area from early morning tours to night drive safaris.

Journeying into the bush early morning or alternatively as the sun sets may be just what is needed. Cape Vidal, iSimangaliso Wetland Park is an enormous park and was officially declared as a world heritage site in 1999. This UNESCO site offers one a smorgasbord of destination, wildlife species, and much more. Why not venture out into the bush on one of the numerous safaris on offer.

Be it an organized or self-drive safari into Cape Vidal you are in for a super treat.



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Cape Vidal Safari - Options

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Sunrise Cape Vidal Safari

Departing Daily, join us on a 3-Hour Safari as we venture into the bush.

  • Pickup Included anywhere in St Lucia
  • Small Groups (limited to 9 participants p/vehicle)
  • Entrance Fee included
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Sunset Late Afternoon Safari

Enjoy the most amazing and incredible Sunset while out on safari not to mention the wildlife.

  • Duration 3 hours
  • Pickup Included anywhere in St Lucia
  • Entrance fee included
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Half-Day Cape Vidal Safari

Experience some incredible scenery and wildlife on this Half-Day Safari, snorkeling weather permitting. Explore more and enjoy this pristine area.

  • Duration 4.5 hours
  • Snorkel equipment incl (weather permitting)
  • Entrance fee included & refreshments
Catalina Look out Cape Vidal

Full-Day Cape Vidal Safari

Set off on a Full-Day wonderous Cape Vidal Safari and experience first hand just why this area has been proclaimed as a World Heritage Site.

  • Duration 7 hours
  • Snorkel equipment incl
  • Entrance fee incl and a picnic lunch
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Catalina Look out Cape Vidal
Cape Vidal Humpback Whale
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Our Skills & Expertise

Heritage Tours & Safaris was established in 2003 and has grown in leaps and bounds. Today the company is one of the largest privately-owned Safari Tour companies in the area of KwaZulu Natal. Maybe you would be interested in one of the magnificent Safari Packages on offer. For more information regarding these PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Yet another top attraction while in the area has to be the Hippo & Crocodile Boat Safari. Venturing out onto the St Lucia Estuary why not enjoy a 2 Hour Boat Safari and enjoy the local Hippos and crocodiles.

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What else can one do in Cape Vidal?

Should you like to venture into Cape Vidal on your own then herewith is a list of other Activities that you may like to enjoy.

  • The beaches are pristine so make sure that you take your costume along
  • The water (ocean) is warm year-round due to the warm Indian Ocean currents
  • Fishing is permitted both from the beach as well as deep sea fishing.
  • You will undoubtedly see some wildlife at Cape Vidal, keep an eye out for the Samango monkeys
  • You can snorkel in the protected bay of Cape Vidal, please do so at Low Tide only
  • Cape Vidal has numerous picnic areas where you may also Braai so why not take some treats along
  • Beach Walks
  • Rock and Surf Fishing
  • Snorkeling in a protected bay
  • Swimming
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Perfect for photography with incredible views
  • Turtle viewing (in-season)
  • Camping & Log Cabins
  • Sel-drives with 6 looping trails and various lookouts and hides
  • Game Viewing
  • Visit Mission Rocks

Yes absolutely, provided that you do have a fishing license. You can buy these at any post office.

One may make use of numerous loop roads however driving directly from Cape Vidal to St Lucia is 28km.

Cape Vidal Safaris KZN

St Lucia is the starting point when accessing Cape Vidal. St Lucia is also part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and truly makes for an incredible area from which to explore this amazing area.

With an estimated 800 Free-roaming Hippos and 1200 Nile Crocodiles, you are in for a treat.

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Hluhluwe Big 5 Safaris

Did you know that St Lucia is a mere 40 minutes from the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa? Why not visit the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve for some sightings of the African Big 5, Wild Dogs, and much more. Daily organized Safaris depart from St Lucia and the various companies will gladly pick you up from your accommodation.

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Top Attraction is the Hippo Boat Cruises at R300 pp