Accommodation at Didima Camp is available for those seeking a convenient Drakensberg accommodation and a comfortable stay. There are 63 two-bed chalets, 2 four bed chalets with en suite facilities, a luxury two bed honeymoon suite, and a six bed bungalow (three bedrooms) with en suite facilities. All of the two-bed chalets can be interconnected through an inter-leading doorway, transforming two rooms into a four-bed family unit with a fully equipped kitchen. The four-bed chalets also come with two bedrooms, each having an en-suite bathroom as well as a lounge and dining area. Finally, the six-bed bungalow offers guests three bedrooms, a lounge and dining area, and an accompanying kitchen.
Didima Camp provides an opportunity to experience the rich culture and art of the San through its distinctive chalets and camp layout, which symbolically express their way of life. The Didima Rock Art Centre offers a deeper insight into the history and traditions of this ancient culture. The Conference Centre venue located onsite is one of the most scenic locations for weddings and functions. Additionally, Mike's Pass offers an extraordinary opportunity to hike or cycle to the top of the mountain range, providing a breathtaking panoramic view of the escarpment.
At Cathedral Peak, hikers are spoilt for choice with a range of walks ranging from one-day treks to multi-day hikes. A handy map with details on eight different trails commencing from the resort can be obtained at the reception office.
The Mountain Rescue Register must be filled out before commencing a hike and signed out once again upon return. It is imperative to accurately and thoroughly complete the mountain rescue register, as it can often be the only source of information available to the rescue team in case of an accident or being lost. Additionally, when leaving the area, recording your return in the mountain rescue register is essential, as neglecting to do so can waste valuable time during rescue operations, potentially endangering your life.
Didima Resort offers a range of outdoor activities for all ages and abilities. Our guided walking and hiking trails take guests to spectacular destinations such as Rainbow Gorge, Baboon Rock, and beyond. We also provide guided trails up Mike’s Pass, which offers stunning views of the surrounding scenery. For those who prefer a more leisurely experience, we offer an in-camp trail that takes in San Rock Art, as well as sundowner walks and braais. There are also several mountain streams with natural rock pools located within walking distance of the camp. No matter what your preference, Didima Camp has something for everyone.
Cathedral Peak Hotel activities
The Cathedral Peak Hotel offers a variety of activities to its guests upon request, such as golfing, bowling, beauty and health therapies, horseback riding, squash court access and trout fishing. All services are available to Didima Camp and Resort guests with prior arrangement.
This 32 000 hectare section of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park spans from the upper Thukela area in the north and east, to Lesotho in the west and Monk's Cowl in the south. Here lies Didima Valley, home to numerous San Rock art pieces that attract hikers wishing to embark on routes lasting from a few hours up to several days. If visitors' time is limited or they don't feel inclined towards physical activity, Mike's Pass provides an opportunity to visit the top of the Little Berg near the head of Didima Gorge, allowing breathtaking views of the main escarpment and surrounding lowlands.
Nature enthusiasts will find much to observe in the grasslands and forest patches of this region, from Bearded vultures to Malachite sunbirds, baboons, Mountain reedbuck and more.
Visitors may observe a vast selection of plants and animals while hiking, such as Bearded Vultures (Lammergeyers) soaring in the sky, Malachite Sunbirds flitting from Protea to Protea, noisy troops of baboons barking in their domain, and Mountain Reedbuck families darting up slopes
Didima Resort / Didma Camp Reception Hours
Our office and shop are open from 07H00 to 19h00 every day of the week. Check-in time for those staying in the camp is from 14h00, while check-out time is by 10h00. The charges for accommodation include gate entry fee, community levy, and rescue levy.
Didima Resort / Didima Camp Gate Opening and Closing Times
The gate remains open 24/7 and guests can collect their room keys from the Didima Camp reception staff even after hours.
Facilities for Guests at Didima Resort / Didima Camp
We offer a fully stocked shop with curios and other supplies, a restaurant that serves all meals, a social bar and an exclusive Smoking Lounge with DSTV in the main Didima Camp Lodge. Petrol can be purchased from nearby Cathedral Peak Hotel. Didima Camp also has a Wedding Chapel and a Conference facility. The San Art Interpretive center, swimming pool with gazebo, tennis courts and hiking trails are all accessible to guests.
Special Precautions when visiting Didima Resort / Didima Camp
The weather at Didima can change suddenly and without warning, so hikers must come prepared for extreme cold conditions. Hikers must also fill out their details in the Mountain Rescue Register before embarking on any hikes. There is no malaria risk in the area.
Didima Resort / Didima Camp Directions
To reach Didima Resort / Didima Camp, take the Winterton/Colenso off-ramp from the N3 near Estcourt and turn left at the Engen service station in Winterton. The nearest towns with full services and garages are Bergville and Winterton, located 50km away. Didima is 40 km from Winterton off the (N3) and the route is completely tarred. Didima Camp is 250km from Durban and 400 km from Johannesburg.
Didima Resort / Didima Camp Check-in Times
Check-in: From 14h00
Check-out: Before 10h00
Didima Resort / Didima Camp Late Arrivals
Room keys can be collected from the security staff at Didima Resort after reception closes.