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Didima Camp Information

 

2 bed chalet Didima Camp Didima Lounge Didima Cathedral Peak

Gate Opening and Closing Times

Summer ( October to March ) 05h00 to 19h00
Winter (April to September ) 06h00 to 18h00
Distance and Time from Gate to Camp: The gate is next to the camp.

 

Reception Hours
The office and shop are open from 07h00 to 19h00 throughout the week. For those who are staying in the camp, check in time is from 14h00, and check-out is before 10h00. Accommodation charges include the gate entry fee, community levy and rescue levy.

 

Conference Facilities
AUDITORIUMS : Didima Conference Centre has two 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
Internet Access
High Quality Audio System


FURNISHINGS & FEATURES
Are most comfortable, including the following :

Beautiful Thatched complex
Exceptional Acoustical Properties
Spacious & Air Conditioned
Extremely Versatile Automatic Lighting
Lectern with fully automated Control Panel
Fully Equipped Projection Room
Rectangular Desks for versatile room Layout
Stackable chairs
Lectern with reading light & Built-in Control Panel


CAPACITY

Lecture Style: 60
Cinema Style: 100
Single U-Shape: 36
Banquet Style: 100
Boardroom: 30


Facilities for Guests at Didima Camp
There is a shop that sells curios and limited supplies. There is also a Restaurant which serves all meals, a social bar and a special Smoking Lounge with DSTV in the main Didima Lodge.
Petrol can be purchased from the nearby Cathedral Peak Hotel. Didima has a Wedding chapel and a Conference facility. The San Art Interpretive centre, a swimming pool with gazebo, tennis courts and hiking trails are all at Didima Camp.

 

People with disabilities
The main building is accessible for those in wheelchairs. One of the two bed chalets and the 6 bed bungalow are wheelchair accessible, with appropriate fixtures. The San Rock Art centre is also wheelchair friendly.

 

Special Precautions
The weather is subject to change at short notice and hikers must be well equipped as it can get extremely cold. Hikers must also fill in their details in the Mountain Rescue Register before proceeding on a hike. There is no malaria risk.

 

Security
Although theft is very rare, we recommend that you do not leave valuables and important documentation in your chalet, but rather keep important items in your locked vehicle.

 

Pets
No pets are allowed into the Drakensberg Ukhahlamba Park with no exceptions.

 

Directions
From the N3 in the vicinity of Estcourt take the Winterton / Colenso off-ramp and at Winterton turn left at the Engen service station and follow the signs to Cathedral Peak. The nearest towns which have a full range of services and garages are Bergville and Winterton, both of which are 50kms away. Didima is situated 40 km from Winterton off the (N3) and the route is tarred all the way, 250 km from Durban and 400 km from Johannesburg.

 

SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES

Walks, hikes, trails and activities in the Didima Valley

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