KwaZulu Natal, South Africa - Classic 4
The luxurious Didima Camp, with a unique blend of ancient cultural heritage and modern luxury, evokes the atmosphere of San Bushman culture within the magnificent mountain setting of Cathedral Peak valley. Winding up the narrow road approaching the camp, the Drakensberg mountain splendor beckons, with sweeping panoramas of jagged mountain peaks rising from massive sandstone cliffs, and dramatic cloudscapes against an impossibly blue sky. Experience the beauty of the mountains and the fascinating San history from the comfort of this resort.
The luxurious Didima Camp has been themed around the art of the San people, featuring 62 two-bed luxury chalets, 2 four-bed cabins, a two-bed honeymoon suite and a six-bed bungalow. Each of the two-bed chalets are back to back and an inter-leading door allows the two chalets to be converted into a four-bed family unit with self-catering facilities. The two four-bed cabins have two bedrooms each en-suite, a lounge/dining area and a kitchen, and the six-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 cozy fireplaces. The central lodge provides a restaurant and bar, fireplaces throughout, an intimate lounge and a shop for groceries and curios. Large breakaway facility doubles as a wedding chapel with a full height glass wall framing the splendor of Cathedral Peak.
The San Rock Art Interpretive Centre provides fascinating insights into the art and culture of the San and includes static displays and audio-visual presentations featuring a reconstructed cave covered with accurate reproductions of actual San Art sites. The Didima camp boasts their recently opened San Rock Art Interpretive Centre providing fascinating insights into the art and culture of the San, and includes static displays and audio-visual presentations within a reconstructed rock shelter.
The Drakensberg Park is one of the most densely painted regions in Africa, if not the entire world, containing some 550 known San rock painting sites, amounting to over 40 000 recorded individual images.
Activities at Didima include: walking and hiking Trails into the surrounding mountains, guided walking trails to Rainbow Gorge, Baboon Rock and a variety of other scenic, mountain streams with rock pools within walking distance of the camp.