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Cathedral Peak with the magnificient Didima Valley and its many examples of San Rock art, is a hikers paradise offering routes that range from a few hours to several days. This section of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park is 32 000 hectares in extent and borders the upper Thukela area in the north and east; Lesotho in the west and Monk's Cowl in the south.
For the visitors less inclined to physical activity or whose time is limited, Mike's Pass provides an opportunity to drive to the top of the Little Berg near the head of Didima Gorge for spectacular views of the main escarpment and the surrounding lowlands.
While hiking, a wide selection of plants and animals can be seen in the extensive grasslands and forest patches characteristic of this part of the 'Berg.' The San People and their rock art can be appreciated in the modern interactive interpretive centre which l allows visitors a glimpse into the lives of these First People.Didima Resort’s restaurant and bar provides guests with the option of fully catered meals in its warm and relaxed atmosphere.
DIDIMA CAMPDidima Camp, at Cathedral Peak has been themed around the art of the San people.
Didima camp features:
Each of the two-bed chalets are back to back and an interleading door allows the two chalets to be converted into a four-bed family unit with self-catering facilities. The two four-bed cabins have 2 bedrooms each en-suite, a lounge/dining area and a kitchen, and the 6-bed chalet has three bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities, a lounge/dining area and a kitchen. All accommodation at Didima boasts satellite television and cosy fireplaces. The central lodge provides a restaurant and bar, fireplaces throughout, an intimate lounge and a shop for groceries and curios. The state-of-the-art conference facility seats 140 delegates and a large breakaway facility doubles as a wedding chapel with a full height glass wall framing the splendour of Cathedral Peak.
Rates Include:Accommodation, community levy, emergency rescue levy and 14% VATRates Exclude:Optional excursionsOptional MealsDay visitor park permit fee R40 per adult and R20 per child otherwise R60 per adult and R30 per child which includes entry into the San Rock Art Centre.
Gate Opening and Closing Times: 24 Hour Gate
Office Hours: The office is open from 07h00 to 19h00 Emergency/After hoursDidima Resort Manager 036 488 8022 Distance and Time from Gate to Camp: 1.5kms
Check In Time: 14h00Check Out Time: 10h00 Day visitor park permit fee: R35 per adult & R20 per child / R55 per adult & R25 per child which includes entry into the San Rock Art Centre (1 Nov 2014 - 31 Oct 2015)Facilities: There is a shop that sells curios and limited supplies and a Restaurant, Bar and special Smoking Lounge with DSTV and a swimming pool is available at Didima. Petrol may be purchased from the Cathedral Peak Hotel (4 km from the control gate)
Special Precautions: When hiking be prepared for rapid changes of weather and extreme conditions especially cold. Before hiking the Mountain Rescue Register must be completed.
The nearest towns which have a full range of services are Bergville and Winterton which are both 45 kms away.Please be advised that KZN Wildlife are currently undergoing a software upgrade to their system and for this reason their responses to SA Tours & Safaris can be delayed by up to 36 hours. We appologise for this delay but the situation is out of our control.