Cathedral Peak Community Campsite (at Didima)
I asked at reception on Friday night if the campsite was open and the answer was no. The gent said that they had only opened over Easter as they had guests that had booked before they decided to close it.
Having said that, after our hike we did drive into the campsite, there was a security guard there and hot water in one of the ablutions, a troop of baboons were also in the campsite.
I can't say if they have fixed their water problems or not, but there was water as well as hot water in the ablution, but in terms of renovation and fixing up the campsite, I can't say that I noticed any difference.
I would take a guess and say that they are not taking bookings and advising that the campsite is closed, but if you arrived there without making arrangements that you could stay at the campsite.
Sorry, not trying to question any of the earlier posts, just advising on what we were told and what we saw.
I was there in May 2017, Didima now run the camp and it looks good, just double check with the Didima Camp. Mikes pass was open in May?
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Spykid wrote: RE: Didima Campsite and Mike's Pass
Morning guys. Any news on whether Didima Camp is closed and is Mike's Pass accesable ?
Mike's pass is only open to persons using Cambalala Hut.
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So while we were at Cathedral this weekend, we asked about the campsite and were told it is still close.
The lady at reception said that we could however use the showers for after our hike, which we did.
When we did arrive at the gate to use the showers the guard, was adamant in telling us that it was closed, but we insisted that we were given permission to use the showers.
On driving into the campsite you can see immediately that it is not being kept, the grounds are a mess, and the ablutions are filthy.
With regards to whether anything has changed since I was there in April, I'd say nothing has, the ablutions are still in the same shape as before, some showers work some don't, toilet seats are broken, and there is litter in the sinks etc.
We did however have a hot shower when we found the right one to use.
I really enjoy using this campsite, I hope they start doing something about turning it around.
Richard Hunt wrote: There are some exceptions in KZN Wildlife like Lotheni & Highmoor which are managed better. Well done to the management at those two sites.
Injisuthi also pretty good, well done the the OIC are these sites
Hope all is well?
We've been wanting to take a few friends up to Xeni cave, however we would like to leave JHB the Friday afternoon and camp over somewhere in order to commencing our hike on Saturday morning.
My plan was to camp at Didima Camp the Friday evening, however I was told that it has been closed down?
Does anyone have other suggestions?
Thank you very much!
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