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Golden Gate Highlands National Park

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Golden Gate

This is not our fist visit driving through Golden Gate. This has become a must when ever we go to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lee-Ann J
Ladysmith, South Africa
Beutiful view of the green landscape.

The sandstone mountains and the vast green landscape filled with wildflowers, with some game... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 December 2012

We recently stayed at the Basotho Cultural Village Rest Camp in this breathtakingly beautiful National Park. The Basotho Cultural Village Rest Camp is 20 awesome km's from the Glen Reenen Rest Camp in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. This is the place to be...More

7  Thank Annie65SA
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 February 2013

We visited the Golden Gate National Park as Sanparks offered special rates during January 2013. A friend turned 40, we booked a weekend as her gift. We specifically booked unit 30, as it has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and would accommodate 5 adults and...More

6  Thank Liebsie
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not our fist visit driving through Golden Gate. This has become a must when ever we go to Clarens. The Park is clean and the few animals we saw were beautiful and looked to be in good condition. You just wonder how awesome...More

Thank Lee-Ann J
Reviewed 3 days ago

The sandstone mountains and the vast green landscape filled with wildflowers, with some game viewing is an absolute must to see.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stunning drive and so breathtaking - Worth a visit - spectacular views, totally on awe - count our blessings - the most beautiful country by far

Thank Juanitav167
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and interesting scenery in the Drakensberg. Quite similar to Utah/Arizona. Worthwile a trip.

Thank swissgolftraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a few International clients around the park, saw Black Wildebeest and other antelope species. Took a hike up Mushroom Mountain and had a lovely picnic at the campsite.

Thank William F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the park with two birding clients - once you are off the main tar road the birding was very good, several Ground Woodpeckers, a Bearded Vulture on the first day, and plenty of challenging LBJ's. It was a great weekend visit - the...More

Thank NiallPerrins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This remains one of the most beautiful parts of the Free State province and of the country. Majestic and colourful rock formations. What a place to hike short and long distances while experiencing the views. We did the echo ravine on this trip. There was...More

Thank PieterfromRoodepoort
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit here. We drove around uncrushed with very little traffic around. We saw a large variety of different animals. Also visited the vulture lookout which didn't have any vultures as no fresh kill there but spoke with the wardens there which was...More

Thank exploretheworld29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the highlands mountain retreat, which is magical. The views are amazing, and the hiking trail from the cabins offers fantastic views. This is a true hidden gem. The hikes out of the main camp are also well worth the effort.

Thank Mitch T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived without booking. They were very busy However they made us welcome and gave us a table no problem. We had there buffet dinner was delicious. Service was great and the waiters are very alert. Thank you

Thank JamesR6563
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3 November 2018|
Response from PieterfromRoodepoort | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Clarens Golf Estate which is about a 21km scenic drive from Golden Gate. I unfortunately have no idea what the facilities at the log cabins are like. Clarens is a quant little town with lots of good quality... More
Phillip M
23 June 2018|
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Response from Sharon C | Reviewed this property |
There is no proper gate entry as it's on a public road, so you can drive through the park at any time. However, if you want to hike or picnic the San Parks Office is open Monday to Sunday.
18 May 2018|
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Response from sarahtheblue | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately this is a national park and no dogs are allowed.