Cathedral Peak - Didima Camp
The new and luxurious Didima Camp at Cathedral Peak which has been open since only the end of 2002, has been themed around the art of the San people. The San Art Interpretive Centre, opened in 2003, will provide fascinating insights into the art and culture of the San and will include static displays and audio-visual presentations featuring a reconstructed cave covered with accurate reproductions of actual San Art sites.
Accommodation at Didima comprises of various 2, 4 and 6 bed chalets, and the camp can sleep 140 guests at a time.
Activities available at Didima Camp
Walking and Hiking Trails into the surrounding mountains
Guided Trails up Mike’s Pass
Guided Walking trails to Rainbow Gorge, Baboon Rock and a variety of other scenic destinations
San Art Rock in-camp Trail
Braais in the Boma or at the Gazebo
Sundowner Walks & Braais
Mountain streams with rock pools within walking distance of the Camp
Cathedral Peak Hotel & facilities
Various activities are available at the nearby Cathedral Peak Hotel by prior arrangement, and the facilities include a golf course, bowling green, beauty & health therapy, helicopter rides, horse and pony rides, a squash courst & swimming pool and trout fishing.
More about Didima & Surrounds
Bordering on the upper Thukela area in the north and east, Lesotho in the west and Monk's Cowl in the south, this section of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park is 32 000 hectares in extent. Containing the magnificient Didima Valley with its many examples of San Rock art, it is a hikers paradise offering routes that range from a few hours to several days. 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.
Overhead the effortless flight of a Bearded vulture (Lammergeyer) while closer at hand Malachite sun birds flash from protea to protea, a noisy troop of baboons bark at the intruders in their domain and a family of Mountain reedbuck display their white tails as they race up a nearby slope. Cathedral Peak now offers an upmarket 200 bed huttted camp themed to the San People and their rock art and by the end of 2003, a modern interactive interpretive centre which will allow visitors a glimpse into the lives of these First People.