Welcome to Didima Resort

Didima lies within the Cathedral Peak valley of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. It is a four-hour drive from Durban and five hours from Johannesburg via the N3.

It is set in the Drakensberg foothills, offering stunning views onto the towering peaks of the ‘Berg, and is surrounded by scenically beautiful grasslands, streams, waterfalls and craggy cliffs.

The Cathedral Peak area is a hiker’s paradise, offering routes ranging from a few hours to several days of walking, hiking, camping and adventure.

Didima celebrates the now-lost culture of the San people and captures an element of their oneness with nature. The accommodation style and layout follow a symbolic expression of the San (or Bushmen) culture and way of life.

Didima Resort’s restaurant and bar provides guests with the option of fully catered meals in its warm and relaxed atmosphere.

Didima Resort

  • 2 bed chalets (non self-catering)

    Inter-leading unit with kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. There are no cooking facilities.

  • 2 bed chalets (self-catering)

    Inter-leading fully equipped unit with kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Stove plate only.

  • 6 bed chalet (self-catering)

    One six-bed fully equipped chalet with three bedrooms, en-suite facilities, a lounge, dining room and a kitchen.

  • 4 bed chalets (self-catering)

    There are two four-bed fully equipped chalets with two bedrooms, en-suite facilities, a lounge, dining room and kitchen.

  • Honeymoon suite

    Self-catering and fully equipped, consists of kitchen, lounge, bedroom and bathroom. Stove plate only.


  • Kitchenette
  • Ironing board
  • Catering services
  • Beachfront
  • Hotspots
  • Exhibition/convention floor
  • Restaurant
  • Room service - full menu
  • Courtyard
  • Lounges/bars
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Valet cleaning
  • Car hire


Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.


Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 28.80 per day.

Activities in Didima

  • Cathedral Peak is a hikers’ paradise, with its many hikes ranging in duration from one to several days.

  • A local map with details on eight different walks commencing from the resort is available at the reception office.

  • Didima offers a tennis court and swimming pool for exclusive use by guests.

  • Didima Rock Art, Community Campsite and Mike's pass 4X4 drive for vehicles is currently closed to public.

  • Please Note:

  • The Mountain Rescue Register situated at reception must to be completed before you begin your hike/walk.

  • Make sure you sign out again when you return.

  • Please ensure that you complete the mountain rescue register correctly and in detail.

  • It is very often the only information the rescue team has to go on if you have an accident or get lost.

  • When you leave the park, it is essential that you record your return in the mountain rescue register.

  • Failure to do so wastes valuable time for managers during rescue operations.

  • Your life may depend on this information.
  • Didima Conference Centre

  • A state-of-the-art conference facility seating 120 delegates.

  • Large breakaway facility, which doubles as a wedding venue with full height glass walls framing the scenic splendour of Cathedral Peak, are added attractions.

  • Email: Didima.Conference_Centre@kznwildlife.com or call +27 (0)36 4888000 to book.

  • Didima Useful Information

  • No pets of any kind are permitted in the reserve.

  • Entrance gate is open 24 hours a day.

  • Basic foods and provisions are available at the curio shop (open 08:00-16:00 daily) and Winterton +/- 45 km away.

  • Self-catering units do not have ovens.

  • Petrol may be purchased at the Cathedral Peak Hotel, which is situated 4 km up the road from the control gate.

  • Limited DSTV channels are available in the chalets.

  • Campsite is closed until further notice.

  • All units have fire places and wood can be purchased at curio shop.

  • Didima Contacts

    Didima Resort: 036 488 8000
    Conference Centre 036 488 8020
    Rock Art Centre 036 488 8025
    Central Reservations: 033 845 1000
    Book online: https://bookings.kznwildlife.com/MakeABooking.aspx
    E-mail: bookings@kznwildlife.com

    Dr Prins (GP) - 036 448 1072 Bergville
    Dr N W Vezi 036 9400070 or 082 3995090
    Emmaus Hospital - 036 488 1570 Towards Winterton
    Lavena Private Hospital - 036 631 0065 Ladysmith

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