In appreciation of its inspiring culture and unsurpassed splendor, the Majestic Drakensberg mountain range has taken its legitimate spot on the global tourism stage as a World Heritage Site. Nestled in this grand ambiance lies Cathedral Peak - a dramatically delightful mountain paradise.
Neighboring the upper Thukela region in the north and east with Monk's Cowl in the south and Lesotho in the west, this section of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park is 32 000 hectares in magnitude. Embracing the superb Didima Valley with its many illustrations of San Rock artwork, this is hiking heaven.
Behold the magnificence of the Ukhahlamba Mountains whilst hiking one of the various trails, offering routes that drift from a few hours to several days of breathtaking mountaineering. A broad choice of plants and animals can be sighted whilst hiking in the comprehensive grasslands and woodland patches distinctive of this region of "the Berg". Overhead, one can see the graceful flight of a Bearded vulture, while Malachite sunlight birds flicker from protea to protea, a loud troop of baboons bark at the intruders in their neighborhood and a household of Mountain reedbuck exhibit their light-colored tails as they race up an adjoining rise.
Mountain streams with rock pools present excellent swimming opportunities for the sun soaker's and for those less physical guests, a spectacular drive up Mike's Pass to the top of the little Berg near the head of Didima Gorge presents a panoramic picture of the chief escarpment and adjoining lowlands.
Guests can also visit the Didima San art interpretive centre, offering intriguing insights into the mysterious art and culture of the San. The lavish Didima Camp at Cathedral Peak has been themed and furnished around the art & culture of the San folk.
Accommodation at Didima Camp
- 1 x Exclusive Honeymoon Suite
- 1 x 6 Bed Self-Catering Chalet
- 2 x 4 Bed Self Catering Chalets
- 34 x 2 Bed Self-Catering Chalets
- 28 x 2 Bed Non Self-Catering
Each of the two-bed chalets are connected by an inter leading doorway allowing the two chalets to be transformed into a four-bed household unit with self-catering facilities.
The two four-bed cabins have two en-suite bedrooms with a lounge/dining room and a kitchen.
The six-bed chalet has three en-suite bedrooms with a lounge/dining room and a kitchen.
Didima Camp boasts DSTV and snug fireplaces in all accommodation. The lodge proffers a delicious restaurant and saloon, fireplaces throughout, a cozy lounge and a curio/grocery shop for guest convenience and souvenirs.
Hidden within this magnificent mountain backdrop is Cathedral Peak's campsite, featuring 21 spacious, shady camping and caravan sites. Sharing cold water taps cold water taps. The communal ablution facilities have toilets, hot showers, baths and dish washing facilities. Barbecues are available with firewood for sale.
The Didima conference Centre
Is located within the magnificent mountain setting of the Cathedral Peak Valley with its unique blend of modern luxury and ancient cultural heritage which evokes the spirit of the bushman culture. 2 Auditoriums, one of which can be used as a Wedding Venue. Both are equipped with the following state of the art equipment.
- Multi-Media Projector with XGA Resolution (1024 x 768)
- DVD Player and Video Cassette Recorder Wireless microphones
- Touch Screen Control Panel (Wireless) Overhead Projector
- Multi-Computer Input Selector
Activities at Didima Camp:
- High Quality Audio System
- Walking and Hiking Trails into the surrounding mountains
- Guided Trails up Mike's Pass
- Guided Walking trails to Rainbow Gorge, Baboon Rock, Bushman paintings and a variety of other scenic destinations
- San Art Rock in-camp Trail
- Barbecues in the Boma or at the Gazebo
- Mountain streams with rock pools within walking distance of the Camp