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Golden Gate Highlands National Park

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Address: South Africa
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Did the Wodehouse trial as well as the Brandwacth trial. both were beautiful and it was a luxury to be staying at the Golden Gate self catering chalets, straight from the hike... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did the Wodehouse trial as well as the Brandwacth trial. both were beautiful and it was a luxury to be staying at the Golden Gate self catering chalets, straight from the hike into a lovely shower. it could'nt get better.

Thank Hajirasmiles
Pretoria, South Africa
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Golden Gate National Park remains one of the most scenic parks in South Africa! The mountains are breathtaking, with the famous Brandwag buttress. The wildlife is in abundance and there is beautiful walking trails. Golden Gate is a must to visit.

Thank Rudi O
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111 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the scenery and the mountains but saw very little game. It is free to enter. The roads are full of potholes and I did not feel very safe on the road. You can stay over in a small camp and their is also camping facilities. A lot of hikes one can do which is what I would do on... More 

Thank Ivanda V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited one of my favorite spots in the country this past weekend. Lovelier than ever, and food for my soul. The facilities are well-kept as always, clean and tidy. Camping site well maintained and ample lush lawns and shade. The hikes were awesome as always. One thing that upset me, though, is the amount of graffiti scratched into the beautiful... More 

Thank Cornie v
Kloof, South Africa
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We recently did the Echo Ravine Walk with a mixed group that included some very young and very old walkers. The path was well maintained and everyone managed without any problems. The restrooms at the start are nice and clean and there is also a small shop and bottle store which was handy. The views in the area are truly... More 

Thank danesalmon100
London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

You do not have to pay if you are just driving through this park and, if that is all you have time for, you will still experience the stunning rock formations from the road. I have to be honest and say we did not find the staff at Glen Reenen rest camp terribly helpful or well informed. We went to... More 

Thank Paul H
Hillcrest, South Africa
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87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Stayed overnight in the Highland Retreat Mountain resort, a SANPARKS resort. This site is accessible by all makes of vehicle, for even though the road is very windy and the accommodation is near the summit of the mountain range, there are two concrete strips the whole way Very romantic self catering units that are private one from another. Problem only... More 

Thank irishmike60
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The outcrops of rock just take your breath away! The drive from Clarens to the park is just so scenic that you can't stop taking pics!!! The roads are great inside the park and the scenery is out of this world. Wish we'd packed a picnic and spent more time inside.

1 Thank Joanne T
Clarens, South Africa
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327 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This is the most beautiful Park!!! Wow but getting so neglected. The roads have potholes, Eastern entrance shocking! Building been in progress for years. As a resident of Clarens and frequent visitor I am so disappointed in Management of the Park. The signage bad and old and faded. Vulture Restaurant not in operation for months. The path full of weeds... More 

2 Thank Aaltjie
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We drove through the park on our way to Clarens. What a magnificent park. So many beautiful landform structures. There are a few lookout areas to stop, but there are many areas along the road where you can also pull off on the side of the road to appreciate the scenery. If you need to have a scenic route to... More 

Thank Sasha M

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