Didima Campsite 2017

19 Mar 2017 06:56 #71172 by WarrenM
WarrenM created the topic: Didima Campsite 2017
Hi all

I have ready in a earlier post that the campsite at Didima had been closed, we had planned a trip there over Easter so I contacted them to confirm and find out a bit more.

I thought creating a separate post would help so that if there are any updates on the progress etc they can be posted.

Basically the campsite is closed indefinitely, but possibly open again in June/July 2017. There is some issue around the budget and community project etc, I didn't fully understand, but the basic of what I got was they were waiting for funds after April's budget or something like that before they will start work on the campsite.

If anyone has any update on the campsite going forward please let us know. I know for myself we probably use the Didima Campsite the most of all the EKZN campsites.
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19 Mar 2017 13:12 #71173 by tiska
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Thanks for the posting WarrenM. Good to keep a watch on this.

It is interesting to me that there are hundreds of millions supposedly available to build a cable-way but no petty cash to fix some bogs at a campsite!
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11 Apr 2017 17:59 #71350 by Andreas
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Hi everyone.

Has anyone got a good suggestion for a camping spot/site close to Didima for the end of April?
We're driving from Pretoria/Potch and would only be able to get there around 18:00-19:00 because of a unmovable commitment for the first night.

I though of doing a little bit of night hiking to Barker's Chalet cave that is on the way and close by (planing Bell traverse, 2nd night Twins Annex, 3rd night Roland's) but as there are girlfriends/wives coming along I really don't want to attempt a river crossing at night.

Any suggestions?

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11 Apr 2017 18:35 #71351 by DesPorter
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There is a place in Bergville very close to the turn off to Cathedral. I have stayed there many times but not recently although saw it last time I drove past in February.

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12 Apr 2017 08:59 #71353 by Andreas
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DesPorter wrote: There is a place in Bergville very close to the turn off to Cathedral. I have stayed there many times but not recently although saw it last time I drove past in February.


Hi Des.

Thank you for your reply. Do you perhaps have a name/number of the place?

Thanks.

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12 Apr 2017 09:16 #71354 by DesPorter
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It is Bergville Chalets & Caravan Park 036 448 1273 -28.7335,29.3603839
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18 Apr 2017 07:38 #71372 by ghaznavid
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Hobbit bivvied at Didima Camp on Friday night - apparently there were lots of people camping there.

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18 Apr 2017 16:28 #71379 by Sabine
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Yes, the campsite has been revamped and is open again, being run by the Didima Hotel
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18 Apr 2017 17:04 #71382 by Redshift3
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Awesome news, need to camp there in early May.

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19 Apr 2017 11:57 #71389 by Viking
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Sabine wrote: Yes, the campsite has been revamped and is open again, being run by the Didima Hotel


Didima Hotel??
Didima resort (EKZNW) or Cathedral Peak Hotel?

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