Enjoy an exciting Safari to Cape Vidal for our highly rated Snorkeling Adventure, followed by a traditional South African Braai Lunch.
The Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park has to be one of the most scenic wildlife areas in Africa! To make it even more special is that you will be enjoying a safari on route to one of the most pristine beaches along the east coast of Africa to join our team of specialist Snorkeling guides on our 2 hour long Cape Vidal Snorkeling Adventure. After building up an appetite in the water you will return to a magical traditional braai lunch. The day then eventually ends off with another slow safari back to your lodge in St Lucia.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park Game Drive
Our famous guide will collect you from your Lodge at the pre arranged time. From your lodge in St Lucia it is only a 5 minute drive to the entrance gate of the Eastern Shore where your Safari will start. Your morning will be filled with informative conversation about the park and its ecology as well as the biology and social behaviours of the animals that you will encounter along the way to the very popular beach of Cape Vidal.
Common sightings along the way include: Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Leopard, Hyena, Waterbuck, Kudu, Reedbuck, Red and Common Duiker, Bushbuck, Wildebeest and Zebra.
Joining our marine crew in Cape Vidal for Snorkeling.
On arrival in Cape Vidal you will be introduced to our highly experienced and rated marine crew! Here they will give you an in depth safety briefing on exactly what to expect and how to behave in the current conditions. They will hand you all the needed equipment and give you a couple of tips on how to use them correctly.
From here it is into the water for just more than an hour where our guides will be pointing out all sorts of interesting species of fish, crayfish and octopus. Turtles are also a great highlight on lucky adventures!
The Snorkeling Adventure afterwards get rounded off with a lovely warm drink and an insightful fish id session with our guides.
What to bring with for your Cape Vidal Snorkeling Adventure
For your Cape Vidal Snorkeling Adventure you only need to bring your swimsuit, a towel and sunblock. We supply all the equipment needed. We are proud to offer you the best quality equipment in our field. For your Cape Vidal Snorkeling Adventure you will get a silicone mask and snorkel and a pair of fins.
For the cooler days we do offer a wetsuit rental service at an additional R50 per person. Our water temperature range between 30'C (Summer) and 18'C (Winter).
We also have a lifesaving rescue buoy in the water at all times to ensure your safety and if anyone feel the need for extra flotation or simply a quick rest.
What can you expect to see on your Cape Vidal Snorkeling Trip
On your Cape Vidal Snorkeling Adventure the list of possible sightings are pretty endless! Our sightings vary depending on conditions and season.
Sightings of blacktail, moonies, tropical halfbeak, convict surgeon, damsels, rubberlips, catface rockod, indian goatfish, karanteen, sand steenbras, lemonfish, common lionfish, rectangular triggerfish, moorish idol, butterflyfish and semicircle angelfish are common on most Cape Vidal Snorkeling Adventures.
We also get to see green turtles, marbled electric rays and spotted eagle rays on good days.
Traditional South African Braai and a Safari back to your lodge.
After working up an appetite in the water your safari guide will be waiting for you in the picnic site with a mouthwatering braai!
Lunch generally consist of stake, boerewors, salads, bread rolls and a surprise desert on the fire. Please remember to specify your dietary requirements on booking if you do prefer a vegetarian or vegan option.
After lunch your guide will treat you to another informative game drive back to your lodge in St Lucia.
Full Day Snorkeling Safari Breakdown:
Cost: R1150 per person.
Duration: 8 hours.
Meeting time: To be announced on booking.
Included: Safari, Snorkeling gear, cup of coffee/tea or hot chocolate, lunch/refreshments, park entrance fees.
What to bring: Towel, sunblock, swimwear, camera, binoculars and happy vibes.
Meeting point: You will be collected from outside your lodge.
Not included: Wetsuits available at R50 p/p.
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