Ultimate South African Stoner Destination # 1
September 4, 2010 in Uncategorized
220 KM this piece of paradise stretches along the South African North-East coast. 220 KM of wonder, tranquility and utter beauty.
I fell in love with St Lucia and its surrounding areas about 4 years ago when I decided it was time to take up snorkeling as something to do while iree. Having balance to smoking routines I like to get away and in to nature when I go through a smoke cycle. It’s this time when I bring positive energy back in to my spirit by being in touch with the harsh reality of human society. The buzzing, the noise, the unnatural resonance of living with machines and pollution and stress…
Stress is an urban condition if you ask me. We have forsaken Nature and most if not all of us are paying dearly with crazy amounts of anxiety, pressure and deadlines.
***a side note on balance
as you may have noticed if you are following my threads is that I advocate sustainable and responsible marijuana usage. Stoning in up every day will have dire consequences on your mental health. People literally end up going bonkers sooner or later when they stone it up every day. Where on the other hand should you smoke occasionally but permanently – or lets be more specific to say only on set and determined occasions – the results will be just the opposite. Especially if you take time to prepare the correct Set and Setting a marijuana user can channel all if not more of positive meditative results than sober buddhist monks could achieve.
This may sound like a shortcut and feel like cheating. But if you count the positives and the very little negatives it breaks the scale’s axle. But this will only happen if you have balance and no big tolerance towards THC as found in daily and frequent/heavy users.
Cape Vidal offers amazing snorkeling and bathing facilities right in the heart of mother nature. IT DOES HOWEVER cater for fishermen which is really actually no nuesense since the bathers and fishermen are seperated by some space.
The trip to Cape Vidal begins about a km out of St Lucia to the North at the cates of the iSimangaliso Wetlans Park. The road is a jawdropping journey through one of South Africa’s most beautiful parks which ranger from open bushveldish areas where you might spot a buck or two to lush, dense oh so green tropical rain forests.
The moment you come over the dune to view the beach you will just know that you have officially found heaven and at the same time you will feel angry with yourself for not having discovered such a place sooner. And only 7 hours out of Joburg.
At the gate of Cape Vidal you will also find the entrance to one of the most impressive crocodile farms I have seen yet. It strikes a dual purpose of being home to a big array of different crocodile and alligator species and also the growing arena of the most beautilful cycads. If you are a horticulural type person you will not be left dissapointed to make the R50 entrance fee available to the cashier.
St Lucia is a town nestled in the tropical forests. Mostly down to earth afrikaans speaking people contributing to the local economy. And trust me when I say that when in St Lucia you will notice everyone knows everyone and it will seem as if you are on a different alien planet.
Mingle with the locals. Warm up to them in the pub and they will be able to show you numerous hidden from tourist jems.