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Drakensberg Caves & Huts Database
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RATING

Didima Cave

Location:

Cathedral Peak Wilderness Area

The cave is at the top of the escarpment, set into a ridge overlooking Witch Falls in the distance.  There are no passes in the immediate vicinity of the cave.

Co-ordinates (WGS84 / dd mm.mmm):

at metres

Description:

Accommodation: 8

The cave can accommodate 4 people comfortably and 8 with a squeeze.




4
COMFORT

The floor of the cave is perfectly level, but dusty and covered with small stones.  There are plenty of rocks and ledges around the edges of the cave for stacking equipment.


1
WATER

There is a large, perennial  stream about 1 km below the cave which flows over Witch Falls.  At this altitude the walk from the cave can be daunting after a long day's hike.  If approaching from the south via Witch Falls in the dry season, water should preferably be collected here before heading up to the cave.  The approach along the contour path from the north crosses a stream in the valley behind the cave and offers a far easier option for collecting water, but do not expect to find any there in winter.


1
POOLS

There are some nice pools near Witch Falls, but these are about 1,5 km from the cave and about 200 m below it.


5
SHELTER

Although it is situated on the edge of an exposed basalt ridge at high altitude, the cave is very sheltered, dry and deep.  However, there is a lightning danger and care should be taken to avoid the ridge if approaching the cave during a storm.


5
OUTLOOK

The cave offers magnificent views towards Cathkin Peak in the south, and over the Natal Midlands to the east.

Bookings:

+27 (036) 4881880

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