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Fishing at Cape Vidal, Elephant Coast, Kwazulu-Natal

Fishing off the beach at Cape Vidal, Kwazulu-NatalCape Vidal is a small Kwazulu-Natal Wildlife resort consisting of a few log cabins and a camp site. The resort is situated within the isiMangaliso Wetland Park and is only accessible from St Lucia. Cape vidal is a popular fishing spot during the annual shad run. Fishing can be done off the beach or off a series of rock ledges that run for several kilometres southwards of Cape Vidal. Here, you can catch excellent game-fish, such as Natal stumpnose, kingfish, pompano, blackfin and ragged-tooth sharks.

Tips for fishermen:

Rock ledges are slippery and should only be fished at low tide. Wear no-slip shoes to avoid disaster. Always be watchful of incoming waves. From the beach, shad are best caught using a silver spoon (spinner).

Getting there: from Durban, take the N2 going north. Turn off at the R618 going to St Lucia and follow the signs to Cape Vidal.

More info on the town of St Lucia More info on the Elephant Coast area

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