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Golden Gate Highlands National Park

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+27 58 255 1000
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Sandstone spendlour

Drove through the park on our way to and from Clarens. There is no entrance fee, however it is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
trin442
Basotho cultural village

We needed a sanity break and chose to go to Golden gate park. Since we were late to book all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Natalie J
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“golden gate” (41 reviews)
“glen reenen” (21 reviews)
“rest camp” (19 reviews)
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South Africa
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"vulture restaurant"
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Reviewed yesterday

Drove through the park on our way to and from Clarens. There is no entrance fee, however it is recommended to give a donation. The road through the park is such a stunning route that snakes through the bushveld and up into the majestic mountains....More

Thank trin442
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a sanity break and chose to go to Golden gate park. Since we were late to book all accommodation was taken, except the last cabin in Basotho cultural village. I am so glad we got to stay here. The accommodation was clean and...More

Thank Natalie J
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The views are simply breath taking! We stayed in Clarens and took a short drive through. We were lucky enough to see Zebra and Baboons and in the distance what looked to be wildebeest. Two things that could be improved 1- the roads had loads...More

Thank westley2017
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Great area for hikes close to Clarens. We did the 4-6 hour loop hike. We were happy we had binoculars with us as we saw zebra and baboons along the way. The views were stunning. I only wish they had some more trails so we...More

Thank Julie K
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful area of South Africa. The rock formations and color variations of the rock is beautiful! We saw families of baboons moving around....we sat and watched them for awhile. We also visited the nearby town Clarens and had an enjoyable afternoon looking...More

Thank juneann116
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

The Golden Gate national park has large herds of especially Eland and Blesbok clearly visible from the road. The Sandstone formations are impressive, and the ever changing colours are something to behold.

Thank kdgarlipp
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Visit it once, and this will remain one of your favorite places. For over 40 years, since the early 1970s, this park has been a delight and a pleasure to our family. The dramatic landscape of the Eastern Free State, with fresh mountain air thrown...More

Thank HunterBloemfontein
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We were based in Clarens for the weekend and decided to take the drive to and through the Golden Gate Highlands Park. The views from the undulating and meandering roads are quite spectacular. You get to see some of the most magnificent rock formations, wetlands,...More

Thank Beechman1
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We stayed in the Highlands Mountain Retreat for one night. It was in the middle of winter and freezing cold! There were two small oil heaters and we had taken a small element heater. Even with everything on the place was very very cold. It...More

Thank Tinktinkie
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

After one day at the beer festival in nearby Clarens we decided to explore the mountains of Golden Gate. It was a sunny but chilly day and the different hues of the rocks reflected magnificently. We did a short walk and then drove stopping at...More

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Yes you can. There are several stops along the way where you can refresh your dog too
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Response from Mespey | Reviewed this property |
You can get to the hotel easily. Not sure where else you want to go.
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