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My favorite place on earth with the most phenomenal views and serenity. The epitome of Free State... read more

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Pretoria, South Africa
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A lovely park with interesting drives & magnificent views. We did see some wildlife such as zebra's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed today

My favorite place on earth with the most phenomenal views and serenity. The epitome of Free State landscape personified.

Thank inged89
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely park with interesting drives & magnificent views. We did see some wildlife such as zebra's eland, blesbok etc & a few raptors flying overhead. For us the highlight was the Vulture Hide which is really nicely done & maintained. However there was no...More

Thank DeeRoelRSA
Reviewed 1 week ago

This national park has spectacular scenary. Great hikes with lots of amimals. It is truely beautiful.

Thank DayaFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Golden Gate National Park is a must visit in the Drakenberg area. Here you can see the Gladstone Sandstone formations and the rolling highlands of the area. Lots of animals to see and pleasant hikes to enjoy.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never in my life have I felt so small. The views are just breathtakingly beautiful. One cannot understand such magnificancy. Just drive very slowly, because there are a lot of bends in the road. Just sit back en enjoy the peaceful views.

Thank LuzaanP2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the golden gate park with my gf; scenery is absolutely amazing. Beautiful mountains and hiking trails. Park has several activities such as hiking, horse riding, cultural villages etc.. there is also a variety of accommodation options available inside the park. This park is great...More

1  Thank Nate05
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We made a huge detour to include the park on a recent road trip. Wanted to camp, but the facilities are absolutely horrendous. The picnic spot was dirty with broken glass and litter everywhere. All the concrete tables and benches half broken. Will try and...More

Thank Conrad O
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This is an incredibly beautiful place. The scenery is magnificent. There is so much scope for taking photographs clean and well kept. A must to view

1  Thank 365giannad
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Absolutely stunning, the park is needing some serious maintenance in terms of lots of potholes, stunning to see all the plains game around, the views are amazing and well worth a trip through it.

1  Thank Cherie K
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We visited the park for a night, stayed in the Highlands mountain retreat and it was amazing. the scene from upthere is breathtaking. it is quite a drive to the top of the mountain but we did it in a sedan car. the rooms are...More

2  Thank MohammedAhassan
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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.
19 November 2017|
Response from Mespey | Reviewed this property |
You can get to the hotel easily. Not sure where else you want to go.