Golden Gate Highlands National Park

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Famous for its golden sandstone cliffs and abundant antelope and zebra herds, Golden Gate Highlands National Park nestles in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains.

The park is named for the glowing golden cliffs lit by the sun, particularly the imposing Brandwag rock. Wildlife you are most likely to see include black wildebeest, eland, blesbok, oribi, springbok and Burchell's zebra. If you're lucky you could spot the rare bearded vulture (lammergeyer) and the equally rare bald ibis, which breed on the ledges in the sandstone cliffs. Try to visit the Vulture Restaurant.

Ribbokkop, the highest point in the park, reveals a breath-taking tapestry of red, yellow and purple hues as its warm shades merge with the cool mountain shadows towards evening. Other stunning lookouts are the Zuluhoek lookout point, Generaalskop viewpoint (third highest point in the park); Oribi Basin and Drakensberg view. Hikers can chose from various day trails (varying from 1 hour to 5 hours) or the awesome two-day Rhebok Hiking Trail (2 days and 1 night).

Up for an African cultural experience? Get to experience the Basotho way of living dating back to the 16th Century by tasting traditional cuisine and learn about the traditional equipment and weapons at the Basotho Cultural Village. The Herbal Trail introduces visitors to the medicines that were (and still are) used by the African Traditional Healers.
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Amazing - Already gave my impressions! Just amazing!

annie senekal
South Africa

Stunning - The park is stunning. Wide open spaces and beautiful scenery. The cultural village is nice and well kept and the main hotel is beautiful. No liquor license at the hotel though so if you go remember to bring your own!

Stevie Snyman
South Africa

Accommodation near Golden Gate Highlands National Park

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R990
1 night, 2 adults

Golden Gate Hotel SANParks

Sleeps 174 Golden Gate Highlands National Park Self-catering in Golden Gate Highlands National Park
4.33km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Formerly known as Brandwag Hotel, this luxury accommodation has always been synonymous with Golden G...

from R1,200
1 night, 2 adults

Highlands Mountain Retreat Golden Gate Park SANParks

Sleeps 21 Golden Gate Highlands National Park Self-catering in Golden Gate Highlands National Park
4.81km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park

A great escape for the mind, body and soul, the recently released Highlands Mountain Retreat is a lu...

from R180
1 night, 2 adults

Glen Reenen Rest Camp Golden Gate Highlands SANParks

Sleeps 161 Golden Gate Highlands National Park Self-catering, Golden Gate Highlands National Park Camping and Caravanning in Golden Gate Highlands National Park
5.09km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Glen Reenen Rest Camp offers Rondavels, Longdavels and guest Cottages with either one double and two...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Basotho Cultural Village Rest Camp SANParks Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Sleeps 72 Golden Gate Highlands National Park Self-catering in Golden Gate Highlands National Park
7.07km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park

The Basotho Cultural Village Rest Camp offers comfortable self-catering accommodation with splendid ...

from R200
1 night, 2 adults

Bergwoning Guest Farm

Sleeps 76 Golden Gate Highlands National Park Self-catering in Golden Gate Highlands National Park
9.17km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Bergwoning Guest Farm is situated in a tranquil valley between the beautiful Maluti Mountains and bo...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Madrid Farm Cottages

Sleeps 12 Clarens Self-catering in Clarens
14.97km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Madrid Farm Cottages comprises three self-catering cottages situated in the garden on the Madrid Far...

from R1,000
1 night, 2 adults

Royal Coachman

Sleeps 8 Clarens Self-catering in Clarens
17.79km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Royal Coachman offers luxury self-catering accommodation next to a 2.6 hectare dam which is well-sto...

from R420
1 night, 2 adults

Boiketlong Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 18 Phuthaditjhaba Bed and Breakfast in Phuthaditjhaba
18.43km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Boiketlong Bed and Breakfast offers comfortable accommodation with the options of self-catering or b...

from R275
1 night, 2 adults

Kestell Hotel

Sleeps 34 Kestell Hotel in Kestell
18.55km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park

This old-fashioned and comfortable country hotel comprises a pub, a lady's lounge, a restaurant, out...

from R440
1 night, 2 adults

Shalom B&B

Sleeps 6 Kestell Bed and Breakfast in Kestell
18.99km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Shalom B&B offers comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation in the quiet town of Kestell just 50 k...

 
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Stevie Snyman - 14 September 2012

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annie senekal - 28 October 2014